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News

Arts Council Announces €1.8m for New Annual Opera Programme
Further investment in opera artist bursaries, opera commissions, and smaller-scale touring across Ireland also included in announcement.
108 Young Traditional Musicians to Take Part in 3rd 'Music @ Mount Leinster' Festival
Major Music Generation event runs from 21 to 23 February in Borris, Co. Carlow.
Arts Council Restores Funding for 5 Traditional Music Festivals
Skerries Traditional Music Weekend, now in its 16th year, refused funding.

Reviews

The Past Inside the Present: The Ergodos Exploration of Time
The Ergodos aesthetic has been remarkably consistent over the years, writes Liam Cagney, yet four recent albums by composers Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, David Collier and Simon O'Connor, and singer Michelle O'Rourke, are an undoubted maturation of the label's vision.
A Fractured History for Fractured Arts
The treatment of music was inconsistent, but RTÉ's 'Altering States' underlines the need for a discourse about music's relationship with the other arts in Ireland, writes Laura Watson.
Raelach's Landscape of New Voices
Three recent recordings from Raelach Records reflect the diversity of the label's interests, writes Adrian Scahill.

Articles

The Classical Music Establishment Strikes Back
Toner Quinn
Michael Dervan's new book, 'The Invisible Art: A Century of Music in Ireland 1916–2016', is, like the Composing the Island festival last September, an attempt at addressing the ‘invisibility of composers in Irish life’ – but not all composers, writes Toner Quinn.
Why are We Forgetting the Tune Composers?
In 2014, without explanation, the TG4 Gradam Ceoil award for traditional music composition was dropped. Given the current thriving tune compositon scene, Dave Flynn asks why.
Is the musical focus of the tech world too narrow?
Musical life is more complex than it appears online.
A Gaeltacht Moment
An upcoming festival of music and song in Conamara is about the past and the future.
Would you like to write for The Journal of Music? Read our call for submissions here.

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25 February St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick
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26 February Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
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26 February Civic Theatre, Tallaght
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26 February Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
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2 March National Concert Hall
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3 March St John the Baptist Church Midleton Co. Cork
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4 March Aula Maxima UCC Cork
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