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Carnival, Funchal
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am

Central Walkway of Avenida Arriaga
10H00 – 11H45 Performance by the Parish Band of São Lourenço – Camacha
15H00 – 16H45 Performance by the orchestra group of Câmara de Lobos “Os Infantes”
15H30 – 17H30 Children entertainment
16H30 Magic Show
18H30 Music concert by Black and White Dixieland Jazz Band
20H00 / 21H00 Carnival in the Avenues

Carnival – Trapalhão Parade, Funchal
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm

The “Trapalhão” Parade (slapstick parade), (usually held on Shrove Tuesday), represents the spontaneous parade that originally occurred on Rua da Carreira. Participation is open to all, both national and foreign citizens, either independently or as a group. The participants’ creativity knows no boundaries and spans from social and political satire, to traditional themes, or simple character disguise. Whether you watch or participate in this parade, you will undoubtedly be able to share moments of good humour and interact with the public.

Furious Fletch, Barreirinha Bar Café, Funchal
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm

Great sounds at this bar overlooking the sea.

Fado Night with Susana Andrade, Saudade Madeira, Funchal
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm

Live Fado with Susana Andrade

Reservations for dinner for the email: or 964055474

Miguel Pires, MED, PortoBay Hotels, Funchal
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm

Miguel and his Piano…

Music in the North, Baroque Music, Parish Church Of São Vicente
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm

As part of the 600th anniversary celebrations of the Discovery of the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo, the “Music in the North” cycle of Baroque music aims to explore and promote among the Madeiran public one of the most remarkable and rich periods of our musical heritage from the 17th and 18th centuries.

A period of great transformations, it laid the foundations for the musical system still in use today and produced remarkable composers and works we all know and love.
The title, “Music in the North”, refers to the fact that the entire cycle is to be presented on the north coast of Madeira, thus giving these municipalities a cultural event with unique characteristics on the island. This cycle of music was presented by the Regional Secretary of Tourism and Culture at the congress “São Jorge – Memory and Future” held in August of last year. The focus on the Baroque period arose from the relationship with the rich heritage existing in this parish: the treasured Parish Church of São Jorge.
Centred on sacred music, the programme will present works by great international composers, such as the Stabat Mater by Pergolesi, together with a Salve Regina by Alessandro Scarlatti, both works for Soprano, Alto and Orchestra which will be interpreted by the Mateus Baroque Orchestra on period instruments. Also included are works by Vivaldi and Bach and by famous Portuguese composers such as António Teixeira, Carlos Seixas and Francisco António de Almeida, among others, interpreted by two vocal ensembles dedicated to the interpretation of polyphonic music from Portugal. The aim is to showcase some of the national and international music of this period.
The programmes also seek to mark the period of Lent which coincides with the festival, putting an emphasis on works that were composed for this period and thus encouraging reflection.
9 MARCH (Saturday) 20:00
“In Festo S. Vicentii – Music for Saint Vincent”
The patron saint of this village, to which he “lends” his name, provides the pretext for revisiting major works dedicated to Saint Vincent from the repertoire of Portuguese Baroque sacred music from the first half of the 18th century. Under the pretext of upgrading the Royal Chapel to a Patriarchal Chapel, King João V promoted a profound musical reform in the early 18th century, imposing the Roman style as the paradigm of religious music in Portugal. The engagement of foreign musicians, headed by Domenico Scarlatti, and the sending to Rome of young Portuguese composers, such as António Teixeira and Francisco António de Almeida, were fundamental to the success of this royal reform.
Among the works presented, the Responsories to Matins of Saint Vincent by António Teixeira are particularly worthy of mention owing to the infrequency with which they are performed. The highlight of the concert will be the modern première (the first time it has been performed since the 18th century) of the Angelis suis antiphon by António Teixeira.
This programme dedicated to St. Vincent also aims to establish a relationship with the Lent period by reflecting on the idea of sacrifice, a virtue embodied in the life of this sainted martyr.
António TEIXEIRA (1707-1774)
RESPONSORIUM I Sacram beati Vicentii
RESPONSORIUM II Si jubes Pater sanctes
RESPONSORIUM III Tanta grassabatur crudelitas
RESPONSORIUM IV Ecce iam in sublime agor
Carlos SEIXAS (1704-1742)
RESPONSORIUM V Ardebat Vicentius
Francisco António de ALMEIDA (1703-1754)
Si Quaeris Miracula
Justus ut palma florebit
Angelis suis Deus [modern première]
Francisco António de ALMEIDA
Polyphōnos, the Greek term for the coexistence of many sounds or voices, is a vocal and instrumental ensemble based in Lisbon. Founded by soprano Raquel Alão, the group’s artistic director is baritone and musicologist José Bruto da Costa.
The ensemble’s core repertoire focuses on Portuguese and Iberian music from the 15th to the 18th centuries and is complemented by contemporary compositions by Portuguese composers. The vocal and instrumental formation is variable and depends on the programmes presented.
The debut live performance of the Polyphōnos Ensemble took place at the Festival Terras sem Sombra in the Church of São Salvador in Odemira. The group also held the closing concert of the International Conference The Anatomy of Polyphonic Music Around 1500 at the D. Luís I Cultural Centre in Cascais, among many others.
This programme will feature an ensemble of ten performers, including 8 singers (Sopranos, Altos, Tenors and Basses) and two instrumentalists (Harpsichord and Cello), that is, two choirs with soloists and two continuo instruments that enable the presentation of works with 4, 6 and 8 voices, characteristic of this repertoire.
Raquel Alão – Soprano
Sara Afonso – Soprano
Arthur Filemon – Alto
António Lourenço – Alto
André Lacerda – Tenor
Nuno Raimundo – Tenor
Tiago Mota – Bass
José Bruto da Costa – Bass and direction
Maria Bayley – Harpsichord
Pedro Massarrão – Cello


Music Nights, House Jazz, Funchal
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm

Robin Hird, a blues/jazz guitarist, will be playing at House Jazz from 8pm. Come along for a great night. Good music and good food. 


New wave Duo Capoeira Bar, Caniço
Mar 9 @ 8:30 pm

Oldies but Goodies – music from the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s

SCAT Funchal Music Club & Restaurant, Funchal
Mar 9 @ 8:30 pm

Scat presents this weekend ‘Moving’ _ the 5th original music album of the renowned saxophonist Desiderius Lázaro, in quartet format. This is a travel, temporal and physical record, an eclectic sum of gender and emotional states, in jazz / Rock Fusion.
A special will not be missed!


Carnival, Funchal
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am

Central Walkway of Avenida Arriaga
10H00 – 11H45 Performance by Arco de São Jorge Band
15H00 – 16H45 Performance by “Os Guerrilhas” – Banda Distrital do Funchal
18H30 Carnival closing concert by Recreio Camponês band
20H00 / 21H00 Carnival in the Avenues

Burial of the Bones – Carnival at Camacha
Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm

Fun and games in Camacha

Miguel Pires, SCAT Funchal Music Club & Restaurant, Funchal
Mar 10 @ 6:30 pm

Miguel Pires & piano


Miguel Pires, Portofino Bar, Vila Porto Mare, Funchal
Mar 10 @ 9:00 pm
Music A La Carte.
Miguel Pires – Quinta do Furão, Santana
Mar 11 @ 8:30 pm

Miguel and his Piano… wonderful!

Miguel Pires, Lisboa Bar, VidaMar Resort Hotel Madeira, Funchal
Mar 12 @ 9:00 pm

The repertoire ranges from Portuguese to Brazilian Music, with English, American and Latin songs.

Miguel Pires, Lido Bar, Vila Porto Mare, Funchal
Mar 13 @ 8:45 pm
From Broadway to Lido…
MADBrass5, Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias, Funchal
Mar 13 @ 9:00 pm

MadBrass5 “ART OF BRASS”

André Previn [n. 1929] Four Outings For Brass
G. Verdi [1813-1901] Marcha Triumphal
Anthony Plog [n. 1947] Four Sketches
G. Bizet [1838-1875] Toreador Song

Madeira Mandolin Orchestra, Congresso Hall, Funchal
Mar 13 @ 9:00 pm

Beautiful music with the Mandolin Orchestra

Miguel Pires, SCAT Funchal Music Club & Restaurant, Funchal
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm

Miguel Pires & piano


Miguel Pires – Around The World, Restaurante Bahia, Casino da Madeira, Funchal
Mar 14 @ 9:15 pm


The new weekly show, “Around The World”, is a journey of the senses through the World, passing through Europe to Africa, Asia and America. Elvis Presley, Leonard Cohen, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Tina Turner will be able to travel to the Bahia Restaurant through the presentation and representation of some of the most emblematic figures in world music history such as Adele, Elton John and Elvis Presley, of Carmen Miranda, Célia Cruz and Edith Piaf.

It is a show especially designed for the Casino of Madeira that aims to enhance the cultural diversity of the four corners of the World on a single stage. The singers to perform at this show are the two most famous names on Madeira Island, Vânia Fernandes, winner of the RTP programs “Operação Triunfo” and “Festival da Canção”, and Portugal’s representative in Eurovision, and Miguel Pires a of the best male voices ever from the Region.

The show will also be supported by a musical band composed of seven musicians and directed by the musical director Georgy Titov, a ballet body will be led by the renowned ballerina Juliana Andrade, and the costumes will be made by the designer Madeirense André Pereira. The show is accompanied by a menu, inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, with drinks included, ideal for celebrating special moments.

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