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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Classical and Jazz Music Enrichment
Job
3 March University of the West of England Bristol
Head of Department of Performance, Writing & Music
Job
10 March University of East London
Raimonda Sings Gospel, Soul & Jazz
Concert
25 April Arthur's Blues & Jazz Club
Administrator – Music Generation Cavan / Monaghan
Job
27 February Music Generation Cavan Monaghan

News

‘The song is nothing without the story’: Thomas McCarthy at TG4  Gradam Ceoil Awards This Sunday
McCarthy will be the first Irish Traveller to receive the TG4 Singer of the Year award.
'How to organise, how to build, how to express': An Interview with Kaija Saariaho
Ahead of the performances of her work at New Music Dublin 2019, composer Kaija Saariaho speaks to The Journal of Music about the starting points for her work, writing her renowned concerto, 'Graal théâtre', and creating music with a strong identity.
First National Youth Orchestra for Disabled Musicians Announced
The 'Le Chéile' project – led by Royal Irish Academy of Music in partnership with Athlone Institute of Technology, Ulster University and Cork School of Music – will develop ensembles in each province.

News – UK

What Does the UK's New Cairncross Report Mean for Music and Arts Journalism?
Review on the future of journalism could have major implications for online arts media.
Craig Taborn, Izumi Kimura and Brian Irvine Ensemble at Brilliant Corners 2019
The Belfast jazz festival will take place on 2–9 March in several venues.
‘The AI … is always ready to work’: Lucas Cantor Collaborates with AI to Complete Schubert’s 8th Symphony
Remaining movements of 1822 work created through working with a smartphone.

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The Saturday night double-header at the Spike cello festival featured traditional musicians Liam O’Connor and Cormac Begley with Cello Ireland, and free improviser Ernst Reijseger – a night that went from Irish slow airs to musical comedy. James Camien McGuiggan reviews.
Looking for a Link Among Irish Composers
Tim Diovanni reviews a concert of works by Stanford, Buckley and Boyle performed by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra – a rare and interesting mix, but did it work?
A Voice for Dark Nights
Lankum singer Radie Peat's solo performances revolve around the dark spectrum of folk music. Anna Murray reviews her recent set at Temple Bar TradFest.

Articles

Why We Need to Transform Our Orchestras – and How We Can Do It
Brian Irvine
Orchestras are leaving too many people behind and failing to deliver on their extraordinary promise, writes Brian Irvine. The way towards transformation – and to create genuinely fresh sounds – is to involve new people in new ways.
'Irish history... [is] so apt for what's happening now': An Interview with Lauren Kinsella
Ahead of the premiere of 'Famished' with poet Cherry Smyth and composer Ed Bennett, singer and composer Lauren Kinsella speaks to The Journal of Music about improvisation, contemporary social crises and the stage as a space for conversations.
When Everything Breathes: An Interview with Peter Broderick
Composer, singer, violinist, pianist, Peter Broderick draws on many strands for his music, his work connecting with audiences across the world. Currently living in Galway, Broderick spoke to The Journal of Music about his compositions and lyrics, his musical background in Oregon and the impact of the internet on his career.
‘What you say when you look at the world’: An Interview with Radie Peat and Daragh Lynch of Lankum
Behind Lankum's politically aware folk is a subtle mix of influences. After a major year for the band, and ahead of a European tour, Radie Peat and Daragh Lynch speak to The Journal of Music about the punk ethos, the importance of sessions and their evolving musical interests.
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Latest Events

Raimonda Sings Gospel, Soul & Jazz
Concert
25 April Arthur's Blues & Jazz Club
Closer Reading: Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2
Concert
27 March Astra Hall UCD Student Centre
UCD Symphony Orchestra: Russian Festival
Concert
3 April National Concert Hall
The Irish Guitar Quartet
Concert
22 February Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork
Kilkenny Tradfest
Festival
15 March Kilkenny

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Classical and Jazz Music Enrichment
Job
3 March University of the West of England Bristol
Head of Department of Performance, Writing & Music
Job
10 March University of East London
Administrator – Music Generation Cavan / Monaghan
Job
27 February Music Generation Cavan Monaghan

Upcoming Events

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Music in Film Workshop
Workshop
16 February The Ark, Dublin
The Vanbrugh Quartet
Concert
16 February Triskel Christchurch, Cork
COCO (2017) - Sensory Friendly Family Screening
Film
16 February Draíocht, Blanchardstown
'Here We Are Now':  Paul Gilgunn and Ensemble (launch of recording and premiere)
Concert
16 February Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre
Centre Stage School - Forever After
Dance
16 February The Everyman, Cork
Cormac Juan Breatnach – Out of Time Tour
Concert
16 February Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
Venture
Concert
16 February Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts, Belfast
Inspiring Bach presented by Music Network
Concert
16 February St Finian's Church
Irish National Opera Presents: Orfeo ed Euridice
Opera
16 February VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow
GLG - (Greg Lloyd Group) - Standard Time
Concert
16 February Arthur's Blues & Jazz Club

Upcoming Deadlines

Opera Workshop Auditions
Audition
16 February to 17 February
Limerick
Symphonic Waves Auditions
Audition
17 February Coláiste Bhaile Chláire, Claregalway, Co. Galway.
1st Oboe (65%)
Job
17 February Residentie Orkest
Symphonic Waves Auditions
Audition
17 February Galway 2020
GOETHE-INTITUT CHOIR INVITING NEW MEMBERS
Audition
7 September Lutherhaus
Professor of Music
Job
18 February Gresham College
CEO
Job
18 February
CEO
Dublin City Council Culture Company
No. 2 Oboe
Job
18 February Philharmonia Orchestra
Lecturer in Music
Job
18 February University of West Scotland

Funding

Scotland-Japan Collaborative Project Funding 18 February British Council/Creative Scotland
Travel and Training Award 2019 – ongoing 19 February The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
Transmission Fund 4 March Help Musicians UK, London
Arts Grant Funding 7 March The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon