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Emerald Isle Sings: Bound For Glory
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3 June Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
Elva MacGowan Ensemble
Concert
14 June The National Maritime Museum Dun Laoghaire
Associate Lecturer Developing the Musician
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28 May Southampton Solent University
Assistant Librarian
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15 June The Hallé

News

Jennifer Walshe Releases Pro-Choice Track Ahead of Referendum
'Peg 2018' features the opening lines of Peig Sayer's autobiography in a spoken word and electronics piece.
One Week Left to Apply for Sliabh Luachra Traditional Musician in Residence
10-month residency to support performance and education and grow public awareness of the region's musical traditions.
Galway's First Music Degree to Commence This September
NUI Galway appoints Dr Aidan Thomson as Head of Music.

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Reviews

Emanating Sparks
At this year's Drogheda Arts Festival, Louth Contemporary Music Society presented a spectralist work from the 1970s alongside a postminimalist one from the last decade and a series of techno-inspired shorts. Brendan Finan finds the connections.
Glorious Shambles
Gerald Barry's inspirations come from many sources – his new Organ Concerto, performed in Dublin last week, was partly inspired by a cat mourning the loss of atonality – or was it? Adrian Smith reviews.
An Otherworldly Destination
Composer Judith Ring's first body of work featuring her own singing is both gentle and complex writes Shannon McNamee in her second Journal of Music/Galway City Council Music Writer Mentoring Scheme review.

Articles

Ronan Guilfoyle 60th Birthday Concerts
Renaissance man of Irish jazz to perform four sets over two nights at Arthur’s in Dublin.
Strange Type of Orchestra Love
The RTÉ orchestras report has made recommendations in response to a crisis, but we have not heard enough discussion of the issues that caused it, writes Toner Quinn.
RTÉ Orchestra Report Illustrates Scale of Problems
External review recommends that National Symphony Orchestra be established as cultural institution separate from RTÉ.
No Hint of Bad Taste
Claude Debussy stands apart as a modernist – extremely popular and yet he tore up the rulebook of harmony and form, rebelling against the tyranny of the barline and heavy orchestration. Boulez described it as ‘instantaneous self-renewal’. How did he get there? His starting point was an obsession with pleasure, writes Stephen Walsh.
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Latest Events

Emerald Isle Sings: Bound For Glory
Concert
3 June Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
Elva MacGowan Ensemble
Concert
14 June The National Maritime Museum Dun Laoghaire
Laetare Vocal Ensemble: Underneath the Stars
Concert
29 May St Ann's Church, Dawson Street, Dublin
The Piano ж Kirkoskammer ж Máire Carroll
Concert
21 June Bewleys Cafe Theatre, Dublin

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Associate Lecturer Developing the Musician
Job
28 May Southampton Solent University
Assistant Librarian
Job
15 June The Hallé
Call for Compositions 2018
Call for Scores
30 May The Hibernian Orchestra

Upcoming Events

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WAX ON #7 Duke Ellington
Concert
23 May The Vintage Room @ The Workman's Club
THE IRISH PREMIERE OF THE CHILDREN'S CHAMBER OPERA “Brundibár” by Hans Krása  @ Killaloe Chamber Music Festival
Concert
24 May St Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe
The Irish Premiere of The Children's Chamber Opera “Brundibár” by Hans Krása
Concert
24 May St Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe
Stagalee
Concert
24 May Arthur's Pub, Dublin
Katherine Hunka, Joachim Roewer, Christian Elliott, Phoenix Piano Trio, Sholto Kynoch, Geraldine O’Doherty, Miriam Kaczor   @ Killaloe Chamber Music Festival
Concert
25 May St Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe
School Performance Children's Opera “Brundibár” by Hans Krása directed by Limerick-born Marc Atkinson.
Concert
25 May St Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe
CHILDREN'S CHAMBER OPERA “Brundibár” by Hans Krása  @ Killaloe Chamber Music Festival
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25 May St Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe
Damo Suzuki
Concert
25 May Triskel Christchurch, Cork
Opening Evening Concert including works by Mozart, Sarasate, Debussy & Mendelssohn
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25 May St Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe

Upcoming Deadlines

Corporate Relations Manager
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21 May London Philharmonic Orchestra
Paul Brady Bursary
Call for Submissions
21 May Blas International Summer School for Irish Traditional Music and Dance
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Call for Submissions
21 May Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
Senior Lecturer in Musical Theatre
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21 May University Of West London
Executive Director
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21 May Center for Contemporary Opera
Development Manager (Individual Giving)
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22 May Spitalfields Music
Principal Flute
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22 May The Hallé
Section Leader – Clarinet
Job
23 May Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Music Director
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24 May Northern Ballet
Head of Musical Theatre
Job
24 May Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Festivals

The Galway Early Music Festival
Festival
25 May to 27 May
Galway City
Bealtaine Festival - The Dusk Chorus
Festival
27 May Waterways Ireland Visitors Centre, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin
Right Here Right Now
Festival
1 June Cork Opera House
Mostly Modern Festival
Festival
5 June Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College
Doolin Folk Festival June 15th - 17th
Festival
15 June Hotel Doolin

Funding

Arts Bursaries 28 May Dublin City Arts Office
The Piano Scheme 2018 31 May All over Ireland
Digital Society Bursary 1 June Digital Transformations
The Piano Scheme 2018 29 June All over Ireland