The new MA critically examines research and practice in music education, interrogating assumptions, values and practices underpinning research and practice in music education and explores areas such as sociology, philosophy and psychology.
Submitted works should be suitable for performance by the Timi Modern Music ensemble (erhu, pipa, guzheng, dizi (also playing xiao), two violins, saxophone, traditional Irish trio (accordion, Irish pipe, fiddle), with or without electronics
The Irish charity Suas Educational Development is selling a CD of African folk songs recorded by an award-winning primary school choir in Nairobi, Kenya as part of the school's fund raising this Christmas.
DJ Media Stream is an entertainment network that will allow users to stream and download media, ranging from music, movies and books, to games and news apps to any connected device, it is set to launch in early 2012.
The Irish Chamber Orchestra will perform two seasonally-themed concerts this Christmas, the first on 15 December at the University Concert Hall, Limerick, and the second on 17 December at the RDS Concert Hall, Dublin.
On Friday, 11 November piper Ronan Browne, contemporary dancer Cindy Cummings, singer Seán Tyrrell, sean-nós singer Róisín Elsafty and bodhrán player Tommy Hayes will perform together in the Bailey Allen Hall at NUI Galway.
The maximum available grant available in 2012/2013 is 100,000 euro or 60% of eligible costs, and the support can be granted for one edition of the festival. Only festivals having held at least five previous editions are eligible.
Although centered in Dublin, the Music Educators’ Orchestra has deliberately scheduled its rehearsals to take place just one Sunday afternoon each month in order to accommodate teachers and artists from all over the country.
The label’s focus will be on an ‘eclectic selection’ of underground music, which, if the current release schedule is anything to go by, will include everything from sound art, to doom metal, to organ improvisations.
Artists and Musicians Collaborating in County Clare
The third in the Anon is Anall series will be exhibited in the Rowan Tree during the forthcoming Ennis Trad Festival running from 10 to 14 November, and a recap on the entire series is being organised for next year’s Festival, which will in
OKO, Thought-Fox, Umbra and Zoiband will each perform a stylistically diverse set in the latest instalment of Whirligig, a series of concerts that has thus far presented a mixture of acoustic improvisation and traditional jazz.
The exhibition continues until 8 December and features new work by artists Michelle Browne, Cliona Harmey, Saoirse Higgins and Bea McMahon in collaboration with Shimmer Research, developers of wearable sensors with applications to kinematic
A group calling itself ‘the initiative’ have issued an open invitation to musicians and others to collaborate in a performance of James Tenney’s indeterminate composition In a large, open space, on Saturday, 29 October, in Berlin in front o
Traditional music concerts in November include Dublin's Liffy Banks Sessions featuring, among others, Maighréad and Tríona Ni Dhomhnaill, and the Junctions series in Cork with Jean-Michel Veillon, Neil Yates, Tyler Duncan, Mel Mercier,
The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra’s Mentoring Scheme is designed to offer advanced third level instrumental students the chance to audition, rehearse and perform with the orchestra and also with prominent conductors and soloists.
Film-maker Myles O’Reilly, was commissioned by the Linenhall Arts Centre to document the work of violin-maker Graham Wright, bow-maker Gary Leahy, mandolin- and guitar-maker Brian Lofthouse, and uilleann pipes-maker John Butler.
The performers are Frankie Gavin & Dé Dannan; the Cunningham Family dancers; All Ireland Talent Show winners, the Mulkerrin brothers; Galway bands Dalta and Cogar; local band the Jacks; and trio Paudie Walsh, Mike McGrath and Sean Flana
Brass players of all standards are encouraged to take part. Gary Curtin will tutor musicians on breathing, teamwork and technique. Workshops are free, but advance registration is necessary in order to take part.
The Contemporary Music Centre and the Royal Irish Academy of Music are presenting a series of four concerts in Dublin City libraries, beginning today (24 October) and running until 2 November, to celebrate Dublin's UNESCO City of Liter
The Contemporary Music Centre, Dublin Institute of Technology Conservatory of Music and Drama and RTÉ Performing Groups will host an afternoon of music and presentations on 12 November in celebration of the centenary of the year of birth of
Irish Chamber Orchestra and Platform Ireland Live Broadcast
The Irish Chamber Orchestra’s concert at the University Concert Hall, Limerick, on 20 October was broadcast live in High Definition on Platform Ireland’s website, as well as on four large digital screens to audiences in Leitrim, Kerry, Wate
The Irish Composers' Collective will host the latest edition of its monthly concert series at the Kevin Barry Room of the National Concert Hall on 21 October, at 8.30 pm, featuring guitarist John O'Shea.
National Conference of the Post-Primary Music Teachers’ Association
The conference fee is 99 euro for the weekend, which includes tea/coffee throughout the weekend, lunch on Saturday 22 October, a conference banquet that night, attendance to all workshops and presentations and also the chance to engage in o
The Engine Room Festival is a one-off event celebrating the life, work and legacy of British composer Cornelius Cardew. It will run from 23 November to 11 December at Morley College and the Southbank Centre in London.
The eighth annual South County Dublin Des Carty Sessions, presented by Alternative Entertainments, begins on Saturday week, 22 October, and features appearances from folk favourites, Jim Rooney and Martin Carthy.
The scheme is designed to address the training requirements of choral singers outlined in the policy document, Raising Your Voice, published by the Arts Council in 2009 after consultation with the choral sector.
Sacred harp singing developed in the southern region of the United States in the nineteenth century, as a form of unaccompanied sacred choral music to be sung by congregations with little or no specialist musical training.
A new international competition for digital artists, across all fields and including musicians, Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN, is inviting applications to win a residency at the world’s largest particle physics laboratory in Geneva.
SoundSet, an ensemble of choir and strings founded in 2010 by composers Laura Kilty and Emma O’Halloran to perform everything from contemporary composition to early music, will premiere two new Irish works for strings, written by O’Halloran
The festival offers a weekend of improvised and new music this year, and features two Berlin-based musicians, trumpeter Tom Arthurs and Roy Carroll on computer, as well as Irish-based members from the roster of the Bottlenote Collective.
The Improvised Music Company is hosting the third in the series of Trí60 concerts on 15 October. And later in the month, Palooka, a multi-national ‘improvising funk/pop-band’ will be performing as part of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.
Michael Keegan-Dolan’s Fabulous Beast dance theatre company and Liam Ó Maonlaí will bring their show Rian to Sadler’s Wells in London on 24 and 25 October, fresh from a run at the Gaiety Theatre as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.
Speaking to The Journal of Music, the organiser Caoimhín Vallely explained that the series tries to provide a platform for 'people who have been pushing the boat out a bit' but who don't always get a chance to display that in
The compositional process will involve working with the 2011/12 Composer-in-Residence Linda Buckley in both the creation of the work, the layout and delivery of the scores and a workshop and recording of the new work with the RTÉ National S
Dublin Sound Lab, Michael Quinn and Fergal Dowling’s specialist electroacoustic and computer music performance group, will host two days of interactive electronic music at Project Arts Centre, Dublin, on 21 and 22 October.
Among many performances at the Return to Camden Town Festival, Noel Hill, Tony Linnane and Alec Finn are heading over to give fans in the UK a chance to relive some of the material from their celebrated 1979 recording.
Irish-based international arts collective Grúpat are being profiled alongside durational and silent music collective Wandelweiser at this year’s Cut and Splice festival of experimental music and sound art, which will take place on 3—6 Novem
The Arts Council's Director of Operations, Aidan Burke, said that feedback from users to the online services has been 'overwhelmingly positive', with clients finding the site 'extremely user friendly'.
RTÉ’s second annual Big Music Week runs next week from Monday, 10 October, to Sunday, 16 October. A selection of live and recorded music is planned across RTÉ Radio, Television, RTÉ Performing Groups and online.
Nest, a multimedia arts project culminating in a three day musical and theatrical presentation at T13 in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast on 20—22 July 2011, was launched last week by the Artistic Directors of the project, Brian Irvine and Jo
Deceased Bothy Band member, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill is the subject of a new documentary to be shown on TG4 on 12 October, featuring reminiscences from his sisters Maighréad and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, as well as the likes of Paddy Glackin, Matt M
Recorded earlier this year, Tsumbu has since been busy performing with composer Roger Doyle, Liam O'Maonlaí, in the Cosmopolitan Guitar Quartet, in Donal Dineen's Parish and as part of the Reich Effect festival in Cork.
London International Festival of Exploratory Music
The third London International Festival of Exploratory Music will run from 29 October to 7 November this year, and is branching out from its previous setting, King's Place, adding to this venue four more, including Café Oto and the Los
Typically a monthly event, the extra date is courtesy of the Goethe Institute and of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival. The concerts will feature music by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Lachenmann, Mozart and Poulenc, among others.
The only concert of the weekend takes place on Sunday, 2 October in Arus Éamon Mac Suibhne (Halla na Laoch), and will feature Ceoltóirí Chualann, Cór Chúil Aodha, Cór Ban Chúil Aodha, and other musicians including Steve Cooney.
There is a distinct sense of experimentation in this year's festival, and in particular a juxtaposition of the acoustic and electronic, courtesy of Dutch-based duo Neophobic and Irish acts Soft Day and Deviant.
New recorded works for stringed instruments were commissioned from Dónal Lunny and Leopold Hurt and then used as source material for 'digital recompositions' by David Donohoe and Eamonn Doyle together and by Stephan Mat
RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet celebrate Frederick May and Frank Corcoran
The RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet are celebrating the music of Irish composers Frederick May and Frank Corcoran this autumn, in addition to touring around the country with a programme featuring May, alongside Mozart and Joseph Haydn.
Culture Ireland will bring the second official Irish delegation to the festival, which is attended by hundreds of concert and festival bookers, labels, managers, producers, publishers and distributors from around the globe.