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New Appointments in Music: UK and Ireland (April 2019)
Appointments at Music Generation, Glyndebourne, Making Music, Music at Paxton, and St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork.
Concert Planner: 15–21 April 2019
The week's concerts from Monday to Sunday. To have your concert included next week (22–28 April), add it to our listings.
10 Musicians and Composers Awarded Residencies at Centre Culturel Irlandais
Mairéad Hickey, David Keenan, Finola Merivale and Liam Ó Maonlaí among artists selected this year.

News – UK

Economic Contribution of Arts and Culture in the UK Reaches New Level
Figures show that arts and culture has surpassed agriculture in contribution to the UK economy.
‘It Was the Right Time’: Wales Hosts First Folk Awards
VRï, Trials of Cato, Lleuwen, Calan and Gwilym Bowen Rhys among winners.
Folk Memoir Wins Music Book of the Year
Singer Shirley Collins' 'All in the Downs' awarded Penderyn Music Book Prize.

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Reviews

Some People are Frightened
The second Cork Sound Fair took place last week. Spread over four days (28–31 March), the festival displays the fascinating diversity of Irish electronic music. Don O'Mahony reviews a selection of performances from Saturday night and Sunday.
Uncomfortable Story Beautifully Told
Irish National Opera's current production of 'Madama Butterfly', exploring themes of exploitation and naïveté, works extremely well – sometimes disconcertingly so, writes Brendan Finan.
When Concertina Meets Concerto
The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra marked St Patrick's Day with a performance of a new concerto for concertina by Niall Vallely, a set by the group Moxie, and Seán Ó Riada's 'Mise Éire'. The concert highlighted the different directions in which Irish traditional music is developing, writes Tim Diovanni.

Articles

How Sounding the Feminists Put Music and Gender in the Spotlight
Adrian Smith
In less than two years, the Sounding the Feminists movement has changed the conversation in the Irish contemporary music scene and put the issue of gender equality and composers firmly on the musical map, but, asks Adrian Smith, can it have a long-term impact without more support from the music community?
The Newest of the New: An Interview with Fergal Dowling of Music Current
Pursuing the latest in contemporary music sounds is key to the focus of Music Current festival, which begins next week in Dublin. Artistic Director Fergal Dowling spoke to the Journal of Music about the ethos of the event, current trends in music, and the ensembles performing this year.
‘If we take action, hope will be everywhere’: An Interview with Pianist and Composer Sarah Nicolls
Sarah Nicolls has composed a new work inspired by the announcements on climate change last autumn and the activism of Greta Thunberg. She spoke to The Journal of Music about the impetus for the work and being so politically direct with an audience.
'Meeting Maxim has Changed My Life': An Interview with Violinist Patrick Rafter
Irish musician Patrick Rafter will perform with the renowned violinist and conductor Maxim Vengerov this Friday at the National Concert Hall. The Kilkenny violinist spoke to The Journal of Music about how this significant career moment came about.
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7 May Royal College of Music

Upcoming Events

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Sean & Conor Price
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18 April The Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Fox Jaw
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18 April Róisín Dubh, Galway
Music for Galway presents: Last Words – Music for Good Friday
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19 April St Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway
Saint Denis
Film
19 April National Concert Hall
Mozart's Good Friday
Concert
19 April University Concert Hall, Limerick
Tom Speight
Concert
19 April Róisín Dubh, Galway
Stockton's Wing
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19 April Triskel Christchurch, Cork
Musiclee presents John Spillane in concert.
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19 April The DC Music Club, Dublin
Mick Hanly & Donal Lunny
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20 April The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon

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Head of Music and Voice
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18 April PHMG Chicago
Concerts Assistant
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18 April Britten Sinfonia
Head of North Leeds Music Centre
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18 April Leeds City Council
Male Singer Wanted
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19 April Ireland
Music Internship
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19 April United Talent Agency
GOETHE-INTITUT CHOIR INVITING NEW MEMBERS
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7 September Lutherhaus
Assistant Producer (sub editor)
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22 April BBC Proms Publications
Publicist - Radio and Music
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22 April BBC Sounds
Manager, Music Partnerships Solutions
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22 April Google London
Galway Theatre Festival Volunteer
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22 April Galway Theatre Festival

Funding

Markievicz Award 25 April The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
Music Commissions Award 2 May Arts Council
Opera Commissions Award 2 May Arts Council