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Colm Broderick and Fionnuala Donlon Win Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal Competition 2021
Eleventh edition of the annual competition focused on harp and uilleann pipes; the final took place in Cork on 7 May.
A European Tour Under Lockdown
James Camien McGuiggan
The Sligo International Chamber Music Festival took place online this year with four concerts and three new commissions from Irish composers. James Camien McGuiggan reviews.

Latest Listings

KATYA SANNA - Musiche per Lys d'Or
Literary & Musical Event
13 May Lys d'Or
The Elevate Bursary
Funding
28 May Galway International Arts Festival
PPL Momentum Music Fund
Funding
24 May PRS Foundation
The Composers’ Fund
Funding
28 June PRS Foundation

News

Traditional Music Festivals in Cork and Donegal This Weekend
Baltimore Fiddle Fair, Féile Róise Rua and Féile na hInse all taking place online.
Other Voices and US Embassy to Mark Bob Dylan's 80th Birthday with Livestream from Dublin
'I think that Irish people access Dylan at a profound level; we know where he's been, we like to think we know where he's going.' – Philip King
Colm Broderick and Fionnuala Donlon Win Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal Competition 2021
Eleventh edition of the annual competition focused on harp and uilleann pipes; the final took place in Cork on 7 May.

News – UK

Competitors Announced for 2021 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition
Competition will take place from 12 to 19 June.
Finalists Announced for 2021 Leeds International Piano Competition
24 finalists from 18 countries will compete in the competition’s final rounds in September.
Photos: A Look at Edinburgh International Festival's New Outdoor Venues
Festival to take place from 7 to 29 August 2021.

Reviews

A European Tour Under Lockdown
The Sligo International Chamber Music Festival took place online this year with four concerts and three new commissions from Irish composers. James Camien McGuiggan reviews.
Is Music Timeless?
Presented as part of the MusicTown festival this year, 'A Weldon Kane Report – Joe Heaney Is a Time Traveller' explores the revelation that there exists a secret society of time-travelling Irish traditional musicians. James Camien McGuiggan reviews.
Airs for an Ocean Under Duress
Máirtín O’Connor's new climate-emergency-inspired suite of music 'The Mighty Ocean' recently aired on TG4. Adrian Scahill reviews.

Articles

 'Artists who are at their wits' end can’t afford another glitzy policy announcement': Basic Income for Artists Needs More Scrutiny
Aengus Ó Snodaigh
The basic income for artists was recommended in a government report last November, but since then progress has been sluggish and the ideas need much more scrutiny, writes Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD.
How to Transform Ireland’s Music Business
With Covid-19 now reaching endgame, we're about to enter a new situation: a global music marketplace that's grown a whole lot younger and more technological. In order for Ireland to embrace this future, it needs an ambitious new music plan – with record labels at its heart. Gareth Murphy...
How RTÉ Can Restore Its Leadership Role in Music
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?...

From the Archive

Don’t Upset the Rhythm
Matthew Jordan
When innovative music is seen as a moral threat to society
Feb 1, 2010
The Songs of Sandy Wright
Seán Ó Máille
Sandy Wright/Various Artists, The Songs of Sandy Wright, Navigator Recordings (Navigator 23)
Feb 1, 2010
Yurodny
Garrett Sholdice
Evenset, Diatribe (DIACD008)
Dec 1, 2009

Latest Events

KATYA SANNA - Musiche per Lys d'Or
Literary & Musical Event
13 May Lys d'Or
Northern Songs Series 2
Film
13 May Northern Ireland Opera
Creating CONSTANCE
Concert
21 May Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo
Abendmusik: Bach and Before
Concert
23 May St Nicholas Collegiate Church Galway

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

The Elevate Bursary
Funding
28 May Galway International Arts Festival
PPL Momentum Music Fund
Funding
24 May PRS Foundation
The Composers’ Fund
Funding
28 June PRS Foundation
The Open Fund For Music Creators
Funding
14 June PRS Foundation
Women Make Music
Funding
14 June PRS Foundation

Upcoming Deadlines

Music Hub Administrator
Job
13 May Ealing Council
Children’s Art in Libraries: Creative Hubs Programme
Call for Submissions
14 May Dublin City Arts Office
Recruitment & Admissions Manager
Job
14 May BIMM Institute Dublin
Music/Music Technology Teacher
Job
16 May The BRIT School, Croydon
Production Management Assistant
Job
16 May BBC Audio
Communication Officer, Media
Job
16 May Arts Council England (London Office)
Quality Assurance Officer
Job
16 May BIMM Institute Brighton
Examinations Officer and Academic Administrator
Job
16 May BIMM Performers College
Senior External Affairs Manager
Job
17 May Incorporated Society of Musicians

Funding

Capacity Building Support Scheme 13 May The Arts Council
Development of a Digital Strategy 17 May The Arts Council
Next Generation Artists Award 20 May The Arts Council
Creative Climate Action Fund 21 May Creative Ireland