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New Releases of the Week (30 July 2021)
A round-up of recent releases including Houseplants, Moxie, Pretty Happy, and John Francis Flynn. To submit your music for inclusion, please email [email protected]
Healing and the Music of Damien Dempsey
Shannon McNamee
'Love Yourself Today' – centred around a 2019 Damien Dempsey concert at Vicar Street – premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh last week. Shannon McNamee reviews. ...
Exploring Loss Under Lockdown
Adrian Scahill
A new short film about the passing of the great fiddle-player Ben Lennon during lockdown last year, as narrated by his brother Charlie, was premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh. Adrian Scahill reviews.

News

New Releases of the Week (30 July 2021)
A round-up of recent releases including Houseplants, Moxie, Pretty Happy, and John Francis Flynn. To submit your music for inclusion, please email [email protected]
Concert Planner & Upcoming Job Deadlines (26 July–1 August 2021)
This week's concerts, livestreams, and job and funding deadlines from Monday to Sunday.

News – UK

English Folk Dance and Song Society Reassessing its Archives Due to Racist Language
Offensive material in the collections of Cecil Sharp will be flagged for readers.
Nominees Announced for the Scottish Awards for New Music 2021
Linda Buckley, David Fennessy, Aidan O’Rourke and Ailie Roberston among nominees.
BBC Launches New Training Scheme for Musicians
Paid scheme will provide opportunities in making music, presenting, radio and event production, and sound recording and engineering over 12 months.

Reviews

Exploring Loss Under Lockdown
A new short film about the passing of the great fiddle-player Ben Lennon during lockdown last year, as narrated by his brother Charlie, was premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh. Adrian Scahill reviews.
Healing and the Music of Damien Dempsey
'Love Yourself Today' – centred around a 2019 Damien Dempsey concert at Vicar Street – premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh last week. Shannon McNamee reviews.
Gathering and Scattering Sounds
The Galway orchestra Luminosa recently premiered a new adventurous work by Sam Perkin as part of its second 'Arcadia' concert. Brendan Finan reviews.

Articles

Music and the Arts Need Ideas and Debate Too
Toner Quinn
The writer Desmond Fennell, who died this week, had clear ideas about the role of new thinking and debate in society. They are relevant to Irish music today, writes Toner Quinn.
Why Isn’t Irish Traditional Music ‘Curated’ Too?
Now in its seventh edition, the latest 'Tradition Now' festival took place at the National Concert Hall on 19–20 June, but it is still not clear what this event is trying to achieve, writes Toner Quinn...
A Gripping Memoir Woven Through with Trauma
In her recently published memoir, 'Rememberings', Sinéad O'Connor takes ownership of the narrative around her life and music, writes Laura Watson. ...
We Need to Talk about Creativity in the Post-Pandemic Era
Right now, the world is talking about ‘creative solutions’ for the post-pandemic era, for the climate crisis, and for every other challenge that we face, but, asks Toner Quinn, how committed are we to supporting creativity and creative people?

From the Archive

Live: Buffalo Collision
Kevin Stevens
Ethan Iverson (piano), Tim Berne (alto saxophone), Hank Roberts (cello), Dave King (drums) / The Sugar Club, Dublin / 28 January 2009
Apr 1, 2009
Copyright Storm
Bill Whelan
In the midst of flagrant copyright infringements online, how will musicians’ and composers’ work be protected in the future, asks composer Bill Whelan.
Aug 1, 2009
Sirs William, Jack and Thomas...
Seoirse Bodley
In an extract from a major new book, The Cork Choral Festival 1954-2004, edited by Ruth Fleischmann, Irish composer Seoirse Bodley shares his memories of the Festival’s seminar on...
Mar 1, 2004

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Of A Mind
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11 August Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
Of A Mind
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10 August Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
Of A Mind
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Ortus Chamber Music Festival
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3 September Curtis Auditorium, MTU/CIT Cork School of Music

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MA Popular Music Practice
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31 August BIMM Dublin
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23 August Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board

Upcoming Events

The Two Revs - Fleadh Fest: Trad@Lunch
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2 August Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo
Liam Kelly & Kevin Brehony - FleadhFest: Trad@Lunch
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4 August Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo
Of A Mind
Installation
4 August Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
David Power
Concert
5 August Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

Upcoming Deadlines

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2 August English National Opera
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2 August English National Opera
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2 August Guildhall School of Music & Drama
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3 August Royal Scottish National Orchestra
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3 August City of Dublin Education and Training Board
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3 August National Concert Hall
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5 August Music Managers Forum
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5 August The Hunt Museum
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6 August Galway Music Residency
Project Manager: DRAWDA Urban Arts Project
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7 August Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda

Funding

Sustaining Creativity Fund 10 August PRS Foundation
Capacity Building Support Scheme 12 August The Arts Council
Film Project Award 19 August The Arts Council