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Dunun - Introduction to West African bass drums
Workshop
25 November Temple Lane Rehearsal Studios
NARLI AGM 2018
Showcase
7 December IMRO, Dublin
Galway City and County Music Writer Mentoring Scheme
Call for Submissions
7 January The Journal of Music
Production Manager
Job
4 December FM 104 / Q102

News

Launch of Music Writer Mentoring Scheme for 7 Writers in Galway City and County
New 12-month scheme for emerging writers now open for applications. Deadline is 7 January 2019.
RIP Alec Finn (1944–2018)
The musician and founding member of De Danann has passed away aged 74.
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Rhiannon Giddens, De Temps Antan, Claire Duff in Music Network Spring Series
Jane O’Leary and Kevin Volans commissioned to write new works as part of season.

News – UK

‘Google’s YouTube is Peddling Nonsense Again’
UK Music rejects YouTube CEO blog and infographics on EU Copyright Directive.
Arditti Quartet and BCMG Celebrate Brian Ferneyhough's 75th Birthday
Two concerts and a talk will explore the composer's work and legacy on 9 December.
Over Two Thousand Folk & Indie Artists to Perform at Celtic Connections
Rhiannon Giddens with the Celtic Blues Orchestra and Karine Polwart and Kris Drever with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra among headline events.

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Reviews

Opera and Dance Music from the Poly-Doyle
Brendan Finan reviews two recordings from the diverse musical world of Roger Doyle – his 2018 'Heresy' opera and a forthcoming release of new pieces based on the same work.
Sounding from the Page
Known for his innovative music broadcasting, John Kelly's first collection of poetry, 'Notions', which has just been published by Dedalus Press, finds beauty in the small things, writes Laura Sheary.
Fiery Choral Competition in Derry
Marc Gregg reviews the Saturday night at the recent City of Derry International Choral Festival and experiences the intense, creative nature of competition.

Articles

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin’s Example Will Continue to Inspire
Toner Quinn
A tribute to the renowned Irish musician, composer and educator who died on 7 November 2018.
Closed-hearted Ranting on Pop
Roger Scruton's new book 'Music as an Art' is generous and insightful when it comes to some musics, but those moments are far too rare, writes James Camien McGuiggan.
'It's a line I'm conscious of': Paddy Glackin on the Art of Balancing Experimentation with the Solo Tradition
Ahead of a rare duo performance with uilleann piper Paddy Keenan in Armagh this November, fiddle-player Paddy Glackin speaks to The Journal of Music about solo playing, experimentation and how the Irish traditional music scene has changed radically in the digital age.
A Love of Music Making
Leonard Bernstein represents the ultimate musician, from writing 'West Side Story' through to presenting a series of Harvard music lectures, to his conducting and performances as a pianist – he showed us that music is a thoroughly holistic affair. In this essay, Benjamin Dwyer explores the American icon’s life, work, political affiliations and achievements.
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Latest Events

Dunun - Introduction to West African bass drums
Workshop
25 November Temple Lane Rehearsal Studios
NARLI AGM 2018
Showcase
7 December IMRO, Dublin
Karen Underwood And Friends
Concert
6 December Triskel Christchurch, Cork
Clare Sands and Band |Cork
Concert
22 November An Spailpin Fanach, South Main Street, Cork
Clare Sands and Band |Cork
Concert
22 November An Spailpín Fanach

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Galway City and County Music Writer Mentoring Scheme
Call for Submissions
7 January The Journal of Music
Production Manager
Job
4 December FM 104 / Q102
Head of Development
Job
22 November Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London
Projects Manager
Job
13 November The Hallé

Upcoming Events

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Couperin 350 Series – Lamentations @ NCH Chamber Music Series 2018
Concert
21 November The Kevin Barry Recital Room
CLOUD STUDY
Dance
21 November Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre
Finance and Taxation with Gaby Smyth
Session
22 November Music Network
Within a Mile of Dublin 2: The Goodman Collection
Broadcast
22 November Irish Traditional Music Archive
Brigid Mae Power (Ire) + Ora Cogan (Can)
Concert
22 November The Cobblestone Pub, Dublin
CLOUD STUDY
Dance
22 November Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre
Clare Sands and Band |Cork
Concert
22 November An Spailpin Fanach, South Main Street, Cork
Within a Mile of Dublin 2: The Song Projects
Broadcast
23 November Irish Traditional Music Archive
Before – A new play with much music by Pat Kinevane
Musical
23 November Draíocht, Blanchardstown
Inni-K at the Cobblestone
Concert
23 November The Cobblestone Pub, Dublin

Upcoming Deadlines

Provision of Venues and Touring Adviser Services
Tender
20 November Arts Council
Head of Communications
Job
20 November Edinburgh International Festival
Marketing and Development Manager
Job
21 November Kilkenny Arts Festival
Digital Strategist and Campaign Implementation
Job
21 November MCD Productions
Head of Development
Job
22 November Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London
Assistant Arts Officer (Participation and Learning)
Job
22 November Arts Office, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Berklee City Music Academic Programs Manager
Job
22 November Berklee College of Music
Joint Section Principal Clarinet
Job
23 November Royal Opera House
Administrative & PR Assistant, Waterford Music and Music for Wexford
Job
23 November Waterford Music/Music for Wexford
Artistic Planning Manager
Job
23 November Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Funding

Annual Funding Programme 13 December Arts Council of Northern Ireland
National Lottery Awards for All Scotland 31 December Big Lottery Fund
Arts to Impact Fund 18 January Social Innovation Fund Ireland