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26 June St Mary's Pro-Cathedral , Dublin
Ensemble Dagda
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17 July Sirius Arts Centre
Harmony@Large@Lunchtime
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3 June John Field Room @ The National Concert Hall
CONTEMPOraneous celebrates Brían Bourke
Concert
9 June Galway Arts Centre

News

New Music Department to be Created within DCU
St Patrick’s College and Mater Dei departments to merge.
Youth Orchestra of Ireland to Perform with Royal Concertgebouw
NCH concert part of new 28-country initiative called 'RCO Meets Europe'
€1.45m  for Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in 2016
New agreement with Government Department to ’formalise the relationship’ with Comhaltas.

Articles

Commemorating 1916 By Not Thinking About It
Barra Ó Séaghdha
As part of Ireland's 1916 commemorative programme, the National Concert Hall hosted a series of seven major concerts 'inspired by the 1916 Proclamation'. But, writes Barra Ó Séaghdha, did the series meaningfully engage with this history, or were they 'arranged with a view to demonstrating our harmlessness to an imaginary outsider'?
The End (and the Beginning) of the Experimental Music Festival
Far from 'anything goes', programming a festival of experimental music may be the most difficult type of all. With a new artistic director, the Borealis festival in Bergen, Norway, seized the challenge, writes Toner Quinn.
This is Curatorship
Since 2006, Louth Contemporary Music Society has been commissioning internationally renowned composers such as Arvo Pärt and Terry Riley, hosting ambitious concerts, and has issued several recordings. Garrett Sholdice listens to some of the promoter's most recent releases.
James Wilson's Inexplicable Decision
What was behind composer James Wilson's decision to come to Ireland? Mark Fitzgerald's new book, reviewed by Benjamin Dwyer, explores this and other questions.
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Latest Events

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Concert
26 June St Mary's Pro-Cathedral , Dublin
Ensemble Dagda
Concert
17 July Sirius Arts Centre
Harmony@Large@Lunchtime
Concert
3 June John Field Room @ The National Concert Hall
CONTEMPOraneous celebrates Brían Bourke
Concert
9 June Galway Arts Centre
Artist Sessions 9, 16, 23 and 30 June
Showcase
Yamaha Music London

New Releases

Nick Roth's 'Woodland Heights'
Video
Nick Roth/Hong Kong New Music Ensemble
New single by Cork musician Ducksy
Recording
David "Ducksy" Moynihan
New single by Cork musician Ducksy
Recording
David "Ducksy" Moynihan
The Start of Something Else EP
Recording
Siobhán Day

Upcoming Events

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Dance Workshop: Akram Khan Company
Workshop
28 May The Ark, Dublin
Dance Workshop: Akram Khan Company
Workshop
28 May The Ark, Dublin
 Julia Kent [Antony & The Johnsons I Fovea Hex I The Leaf Label] + David Donohoe [Rainfear I String Machine I D1 Recordings]
Concert
28 May Freemasons' Hall Molesworth Street
We Banjo 3 - Town Hall Westport
Concert
28 May Westport Town Hall
Freddie White
Concert
28 May Triskel Christchurch, Cork
1916 - A Terrible Beauty
Concert
28 May glór
One Night In Vienna – Vladimir
Concert
28 May Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
Vanbrugh Quartet – Complete Beethoven String Quartets
Concert
29 May Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin
Max Richter Ensemble
Concert
29 May National Concert Hall
Danú in Concert
Concert
29 May glór

Upcoming Deadlines

 
Job
29 May BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
 
Job
30 May Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
 
Job
30 May BBC National Orchestra of Wales
 
Tender
31 May Department of Arts Heritage & Gaeltacht
 
Job
1 June Project Arts Centre, Dublin
 
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2 June Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Festivals

Open Ear
Festival
3 June Sherkin Island
Down With Jazz 2016: Jazz Rising
Festival
4 June Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin
Minnesota Irish Music Weekend 2016
Festival
10 June to 12 June
The Celtic Junction
Doolin Folk Festival
Festival
10 June Hotel Doolin
Killaloe Chamber Music Festival
Festival
10 June St Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe

Funding

 
3 June Department of Arts Heritage & Gaeltacht
 
9 June The Arts Council
 
14 July Arts Council, Dublin
 
14 July Arts Council, Dublin
 
14 July The Arts Council