Latest

Achill International Harp Festival
Festival
27 October The Wavecrest Hotel & various Achill venues
Clang Sayne
Concert
7 October Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms
Clang Sayne
Concert
8 October Wexford Arts Centre
Clang Sayne
Concert
6 October The Happy Pear
Laura Hyland (Clang Sayne)
Concert
30 September Alice's Restaurant

News

Music Generation Announces 9 New Areas for Programme Expansion
Funding of €6.3m from U2 and The Ireland Funds to make music tuition available to thousands more children.
Arts Council Awards  €110,451 for Traditional and Folk Albums
Ye Vagabonds, Fiachna Ó Mongáin and Raelach Records among recipients in Deis recording scheme.
Schweckendieck, Stein and Sweeney in New Chamber Choir Ireland Season
Several performances and music development projects taking place between September and December.

Reviews

Galway Only Knows
'Pet Sounds' is an experience as much an album, writes Dylan Murphy, in the latest review from our Journal of Music/Galway City Council Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, and hearing the 60s masterpiece live was a reminder of its meticulous construction – but Brian Wilson's presence on stage raised other questions.
The Song Harvest
Paul Brady's songs have soundtracked Ireland since the 1970s, crossing many styles, but what are the characteristics that bind his songwriting together? Deirdre Clare, in the latest review from our Journal of Music/Clare County Council Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, listens to a song-rich performance at Glór.
Two Americas United
In the second music review from our new Journal of Music/Galway City Council Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, Jake Morgan attends a special RTÉ Concert Orchestra concert that celebrated the cross-fertilisation between North and South America.

Articles

A Guide to a Global, Hybrid Music
Aileen Dillane
Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin's reissued book 'A Short History of Irish Traditional Music' stands the test of time, writes Aileen Dillane, and contains new material on female musicians as well as the expanding presence of Irish music studies.
How Can We Connect to the Musical Life Around Us?
Reflecting on the diversity and intensity of musical life.
The Splintering
Towards a future of micro music communities.
Is the musical focus of the tech world too narrow?
Musical life is more complex than it appears online.
Find out about our music writer mentoring schemes here.

Latest Events

Achill International Harp Festival
Festival
27 October The Wavecrest Hotel & various Achill venues
Clang Sayne
Concert
7 October Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms
Clang Sayne
Concert
8 October Wexford Arts Centre
Clang Sayne
Concert
6 October The Happy Pear
Laura Hyland (Clang Sayne)
Concert
30 September Alice's Restaurant

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Group Head of Entertainment and Music, RTÉ
Job
16 October RTÉ – Raidió Teilifís Éireann
Group Head of Arts and Culture, RTÉ
Job
16 October RTÉ – Raidió Teilifís Éireann
Operations Manager, Ensemble Connect
Job
11 October Carnegie Hall, New York
Assistant or Associate Professor of Voice (Mezzo-Soprano)
Job
16 October Illinois State University

Upcoming Events

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Coffee Concert Sunday @ New Ross Piano Festival
Concert
24 September St Mary's Church of Ireland
Esposito Quartet
Concert
24 September Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Closing Afternoon Concert @ New Ross Piano Festival
Concert
24 September St Mary's Church of Ireland
Eric Taylor - Texan Troubadour
Concert
24 September The Hotspot Music Club Greystones [ Above The Beach House]
Jess Klein  in Concert.
Concert
24 September The DC Music Club, Dublin
Lunchtime Series:  Jane Brazil & Tiffany Qiu
Concert
27 September The Cube, Áras Na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway
Sing Yourself Better
Concert
27 September Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, Limerick
PorterShed Sessions:  Jane Brazil & Tiffany Qiu
Concert
27 September The PorterShed
Contempo/raneous
Concert
28 September Aula Maxima, NUI Galway
ANDY IRVINE WITH MAIGHREAD & TRIONA NÍ DHOMHNAILL – FOLK FEST
Concert
28 September Triskel Christchurch, Cork

Upcoming Deadlines

 
Job
24 September Aberystwyth Arts Centre
 
Job
24 September The British Library, London
 
Job
25 September Royal College of Music
 
Volunteer
25 September Improvised Music Company
 
Job
25 September University of Edinburgh
 
Job
25 September Universal Music Group
 
Job
25 September Spotify, London
 
Job
25 September The Juilliard School, New York
 
Job
25 September The New School New York
 
Job
25 September Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Festivals

The Irish Guitar Quartet
Festival
24 September Clonakilty International Guitar Festival Emmet Hotel Clonakilty Co Cork
Guinness Cork Jazz Festival
Festival
27 October Venues in Cork
Achill International Harp Festival
Festival
27 October The Wavecrest Hotel & various Achill venues
Metropolis Festival 2017
Festival
28 October RDS
Metropolis Festival 2017
Festival
29 October RDS

Funding

 
12 October Arts Council of Northern Ireland
 
13 October The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
 
13 October Culture Ireland
 
15 October IMRO
 
20 October The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon