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Luminosa Music - ARCADIA I
Concert
21 March Exclusive Live Stream
Sundays@Noon Online : Michelle O'Rourke- vocals, Lina Andonovska- flutes
Concert
7 March Hugh Lane Gallery YouTube/facebook @thehughlane
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12 March Ulster Orchestra
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22 March The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

News

New Releases of the Week (26 February 2021)
A round-up of recent releases, including Clare Sands and Susan O'Neill, NewDad, Míde Houlihan, Æ MAK, CMAT, and Laura Cannell and Kate Ellis. To submit your music for...
‘A stronger presence of women composers on concert programmes and on the airwaves is well overdue’: Fourth Finding a Voice Festival to be Streamed Online in March
Seven concerts to take place during the festival featuring performances by Alex Petcu, Marja Gaynor, David Power and John Walsh, Kelley Lonergan Petcu, Izumi Kimura and Cora Venus...
'We have lost the most loved musician' – Remembering Joe Burke (1939–2021)
Renowned accordion player died on 20 February aged 81. The Journal of Music speaks to Frankie Gavin, Charlie Lennon, Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Daithí Gormley about their memories...

News – UK

'Working together, playing and singing together with our nearest neighbours': Other Voices Returns to Wales for Online Festival in March
Featured artists include Aoife Ní Bhriain, Ani Glass, Juice Menace, Sinead O’Brien, The Gentle Good and BERWYN.
Competitors Announced for 2021 Leeds International Piano Competition
Pianists represent 28 countries; first round will take place on 6–10 April.

Reviews

Our Predicament in Sharp Focus
Composer Nick Roth's new work 'Crann' is a poem setting and film work for three voices, tree, vessel and currach, commissioned by the literary festival IMRAM. Adrian Smith reviews.
Traumas on the Table
Singer-songwriter Anna B Savage has recently released her debut album 'A Common Turn'. Andrea Cleary reviews.
Startling Voice in an Expanded Soundworld
Snowpoet – the London-based duo of Lauren Kinsella and Chris Hyson – release their third album 'Wait For Me' tomorrow. Anna Murray reviews.

Articles

How RTÉ Can Restore Its Leadership Role in Music
Toner Quinn
Music and broadcasting go hand in hand, but RTÉ's leadership role in music has been shrinking in recent years. Toner Quinn suggests four ways to turn the situation around.
2021: The Music Boom is Coming
What a year 2020 was. When it began, the outlook for the music industry hadn't looked so good in decades. Then came Covid-19, the industrial equivalent of a comet hurtling in from deep space. As we emerge into 2021, it's time for some damage assessment. What exactly has been destroyed? Who has benefitted from lockdowns? What has changed for good? And, asks Gareth Murphy, now that vaccines are arriving, can the music business bounce back even stronger than before, and what do those in the industry need to focus on?
Is It Time to Separate Irish Traditional Music from Irishness?
‘Trad Nation’, a new book by fiddle-player and scholar Tes Slominski, questions how ‘Irish’ Irish traditional music is in a postnational music scene, and makes the case for separating the genre from ethnic nationalism. Helen Lawlor reviews.
Rebuilding the Public Conversation Around Music
Why is the public conversation around music important, and how do we make it stronger? Toner Quinn reflects on twenty years of publishing the Journal of Music and the changes that have taken place.

From the Archive

Vocal Musics of the Past
Tom Munnelly
A review of Breandán Ó Madagáin's Caointe agus Seancheolta Eile: Keening and other Old Irish Music.
May 1, 2006
Adventurous Spirit
Toner Quinn
Irish National Opera continues to experiment and excite with a production of Gluck's 'Orfeo ed Euridice' in Galway and a spectacular performance by Sharon Carty,...
Aug 2, 2018
The Next Best Sound to Silence: The ECM Story
Tim Thurston
For over 30 years the Munich based record label ECM have issued a unique series of recordings which, says Tim Thurston, have not only redefined jazz, but have changed the face of...
Nov 1, 2001

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Podcasts

Podcast: How Should the State Respond to the Covid-19 Arts Crisis?
As artists and the arts sector face a prolonged period of uncertainty, what needs to be done? How much will it cost? And how should the government respond?

Latest Events

Luminosa Music - ARCADIA I
Concert
21 March Exclusive Live Stream
Sundays@Noon Online : Michelle O'Rourke- vocals, Lina Andonovska- flutes
Concert
7 March Hugh Lane Gallery YouTube/facebook @thehughlane
From Europe with Love: Estonia
Concert
5 March Online
Contempo Quartet - Spring Quartets At Triskel
Concert
23 April Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
The Spero Quartet - Spring Quartets At Triskel
Concert
16 April Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Board Member
Call for Submissions
12 March Ulster Orchestra
Micro Awards
Funding
26 February Unlimited
Head of Operations
Job
22 March The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers
Funding
22 March Creative Scotland
The New Music Capacity Building Program
Funding
18 March New Music USA

Upcoming Deadlines

Tenor
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28 February BBC Singers
Global Catalogue Intern
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28 February Warner Music Group, London
Open Call: Curator, 'Sound Art in Public Spaces'
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28 February Sounds Now
Freelance Lecturers at Masters Level
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28 February BIMM Birmingham
Assistant Marketing Manager
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1 March City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Open Call for Artists
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1 March Irish Theatre Institute
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1 March Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Sound Engineer Intern
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1 March Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Druce Scholarship in Music Performance
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1 March University of Huddersfield
Senior Head of Content Production
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1 March BBC Scotland

Funding

Short Film Award 28 February Fastnet Film Festival
Sirens Fund 1 March The Association of British Orchestras
Postgraduate Awards 1 March Help Musicians UK
Competitive Start Fund: All Sectors 2 March Enterprise Ireland