Latest Listings

Billy Roche Live
Concert
7 August Wexford Arts Centre
The Rob Strong Band LIVE
Concert
15 August Wexford Arts Centre
Scoil Samhraidh WIllie Clancy - A Reflection
Film
18 July Irish Traditional Music Archive
Kevin Lawlor's APK Trio
Concert
8 August Wexford Arts Centre

News

New Releases of the Week (14 July 2020)
A round-up of recent albums, EPs, singles and podcasts including Niamh Regan, Wyvern Lingo, The SíFiddlers, Daithí, Anna Murray, The Bonk, And So I Watch You From Afar, MuRli,...
New Minister to Establish Task Force for Arts and Culture Sector
Capital grant scheme for arts organisations also announced.
Digital Concert Planner: 13–19 July 2020
This week's digital concerts from Monday to Sunday. To have your digital concert included next week (20–26 July), please add it to our listings.

News – UK

BBC Folk Music Programme Changes Criticised
Open letter to BBC asks for confirmation of the broadcaster’s commitment to folk music.
New Appointments and Awards (June 2020)
A round-up of recent appointments and awards at Liverpool Philharmonic, Universal Music Group, Birmingham Opera Company, Poetry Ireland, and Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble.
Bristol’s Colston Hall to Be Renamed this Autumn
Announcement follows toppling of Edward Colston's statue in the city; external signage to be removed.

Listen

Podcasts

Listen Back: The Silencing of An Spidéal – Discussions on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta and TG4
Journal of Music article on the decline of music in An Spidéal discussed on 'Adhmhaidin', 'Iris Aniar' and 'Nuacht TG4'.

Latest Reader Reviews

Fontaines D.C. – Televised Mind
Single
30 June Partisan Records
5
Martin Hayes – Martin Hayes
Album
1 June Green Linnet Records
5
Doireann Glackin & Sarah Flynn – The Housekeepers
Album
11 May Independent
5
Thumper – Topher Grace
Single
26 June Reckless Records
4
Dick Gaughan – Outlaws and Dreamers
Album
6 November Greentrax Recordings
5

Reviews

Up to the Surface
Jazz musician Aengus Hackett has just released his debut EP of electronic music under the alias Penji. Don O'Mahony reviews.
Against the Party Line of Western Music
Jennifer Walshe's recent album, 'A Late Anthology of Early Music Vol. 1: Ancient to Renaissance', uses Artificial Intelligence to reimagine the taught history of Western music. Brendan Finan reviews.
Exploring Schubert's Year
Sharon Carty and Jonathan Ware's new album is a collection of Schubert songs centred around the four seasons. Tara Broderick reviews.

Articles

A Story of Resilience
Lucy Hayward O'Leary
A recently published book by Alf McCreary on the history of the Ulster Orchestra tells the story of persistence in the face of extraordinary challenges. Lucy Hayward O'Leary reviews.
The Silencing of An Spidéal – Why Catherine Martin Needs to Set Out a New Vision for the Arts
The experience of one village in the west of Ireland shows that the new Minister for Arts faces a serious challenge, to change the way we think about culture and its role in our society, writes Toner Quinn.
The Unresolved Mystery of David Gray
A new documentary explores the extraordinary story of David Gray and Ireland in the 1990s, the making of 'White Ladder', and how it became Ireland's best-selling album of all time, but is the story as simple as it seems? Toner Quinn reviews.
The Songs We Don't Talk About
If we are going to tackle racism, we need to improve our conversations about culture, writes Toner Quinn.

Latest Events

Billy Roche Live
Concert
7 August Wexford Arts Centre
The Rob Strong Band LIVE
Concert
15 August Wexford Arts Centre
Scoil Samhraidh WIllie Clancy - A Reflection
Film
18 July Irish Traditional Music Archive
Kevin Lawlor's APK Trio
Concert
8 August Wexford Arts Centre

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Scéim Sparánachta sna hEalaíon 2020
Funding
27 July Ealaín na Gaeltachta
Arts Administrator (Bradford Producing Hub)
Job
27 July University of Bradford
Lecturer in Sound and Music Theory
Job
12 August University of Lincoln
N.E.S.T. Call Out 2020
Call for Submissions
17 July Spraoi
Communications & Marketing Officer
Job
7 August Music Generation

Upcoming Deadlines

Sound Location Tutor
Job
15 July London Film Academy
International Schimmel Piano Competition
Competition
15 July Wilhelm Schimmel Pianofortefabrik GmbH
Lecturer in Music
Job
16 July The Royal Northern College of Music
Curated Space Open Call
Call for Submissions
16 July Arts & Disability Ireland
Writing Competition
Competition
16 July Michael Mullan Cancer Fund
N.E.S.T. Call Out 2020
Call for Submissions
17 July Spraoi
Project Manager
Job
17 July BBC Story Works
The Liminal Space – Culture Night Dublin Artist Commission
Call for Submissions
17 July Culture Night
Apply for BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020
Competition
17 July BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020

Funding

Festivals Investment Scheme 23 July Arts Council
Artist Bursaries 2020 24 July Wexford County Council
Support for the Individual Artist Programme 24 July Arts Council Northern Ireland
Scéim Sparánachta sna hEalaíon 2020 27 July Ealaín na Gaeltachta
Music Bursary Award 30 July Arts Council