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National Symposium on Creativity, Arts, Health and Well-being Announced
Speakers include Alexandra Coulter, Tom James, Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Dr Mike O’Connor, Nathalie Weadick, Maureen Kennelly, Tania Banotti and Justine Foster.
Representing Ireland's Damaged Past
James Camien McGuiggan
Farpoint Recordings have recently released 'SacrumProfanum' by composer Benjamin Dwyer, a work for ensemble and tape inspired by the medieval Sheela-na-gig carvings found in Ireland. James Camien McGuiggan reviews. ...
Yukine Kuroki Wins Dublin International Piano Competition 2022
Final took place at the National Concert Hall on 24 May.

Latest Listings

String Quartet (Ensemble) Sought For Mini Recording Project
Call for Submissions
1 November David Ernest Mc Carthy
A Night on Earth
Concert
12 June Christ Church Cathedral Waterford
All Stops Out
Concert
11 June Christ Church Cathedral Waterford
Project Archivist ITMA: Cullinane Archive Collection
Job
10 June Irish Traditional Music Archive
Fireworks from aloft
Concert
10 June Christ Church Cathedral Waterford

News

National Symposium on Creativity, Arts, Health and Well-being Announced
Speakers include Alexandra Coulter, Tom James, Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Dr Mike O’Connor, Nathalie Weadick, Maureen Kennelly, Tania Banotti and Justine Foster.
Yukine Kuroki Wins Dublin International Piano Competition 2022
Final took place at the National Concert Hall on 24 May.
Hugh Tinney, Sean Shibe, Sylvia O’Brien, Carducci Quartet and Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective for Dublin International Chamber Music Festival 2022
Festival includes new works by Siobhán Cleary and David Fennessy, and a tribute to frontline workers.

News – UK

Participants of the 2022 Take Five Jazz Programme Announced
Eight UK musicians will take part in a series of talks, discussions and workshops this summer.
Edinburgh International Festival Announces Music and Opera Programme
This year's event is Fergus Linehan’s last as festival director before violinist Nicola Benedetti takes up the role in October 2022.
BBC Radio 4 to Broadcast New Series on Brass Bands in the UK
‘Banding: Love, Spit and Valve Oil’ starts on 3 March.

Reviews

New Releases of the Week (27 May 2022)
A round-up of recent releases including Just Mustard, Sorcha Richardson, Brídín, Ed Sheeran and Denise Chaila, and O Deer. To submit your music for inclusion, please email [email protected]
Representing Ireland's Damaged Past
Farpoint Recordings have recently released 'SacrumProfanum' by composer Benjamin Dwyer, a work for ensemble and tape inspired by the medieval Sheela-na-gig carvings found in Ireland. James Camien McGuiggan reviews.
New Releases of the Week (20 May 2022)
A round-up of recent releases including Aoife Nessa Frances, Ye Vagabonds, Sean Carpio, The Olllam, Mama's Broke, SOAK, and Paper Tigers. To submit your music for inclusion, please email [email protected]

Articles

Intense Innovation: Jazz Clubs and the Evolution of Jazz
Ronan Guilfoyle
On 26–28 May in the Bello Bar in Dublin, Dave Liebman and the Guilfoyle/Nielsen trio will try to emulate the atmosphere of the New York jazz clubs of the 1960s, with their long playing time and intimate atmosphere in which jazz originally developed. Here, Ronan Guilfoyle discusses what made the jazz club so essential to the music.
A Limited Edition
A new collection of essays, 'This Woman's Work', focuses on the female experience of music and aims to challenge 'the historic narrative of music and music writing being written by men, for men’. Laura Watson reviews. ...
Raidió na 'Fuddy-Duddies'?
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta celebrates 50 years this month, but however great its achievements and its positive impact on traditional music and song, Irish-language media cannot stand still, writes Toner Quinn.
Beyond Pussy Riot – Rock, Pop, Rap and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
Beyond the activist punk band Pussy Riot, a number of popular rock, pop and rap artists in Russia have been making their voices heard on the invasion of Ukraine – in the face of oppressive new laws – while others have chosen to stay silent. Adrian Smith explores the nature of dissent through music...

From the Archive

Live Reviews: For You, Only You
Ian Wilson
Alamire – Mikhail Karikis / Various venues, Sligo 1–2 November 2008
Jan 1, 2009
Outer Way
Kevin Stevens
Kevin Stevens considers the career of guitarist John McLaughlin ahead of his first appearance in Dublin.
May 1, 2008
Jennifer Walshe – XXX­_Live_Nude_Girls!!!
Michael Quinn
XXX­_Live_Nude_Girls!!!, Mere Recordings (Mere002)
Dec 1, 2009

Latest Events

A Night on Earth
Concert
12 June Christ Church Cathedral Waterford
All Stops Out
Concert
11 June Christ Church Cathedral Waterford
Fireworks from aloft
Concert
10 June Christ Church Cathedral Waterford
Turas
Festival
30 May Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2022
Festival
24 June Bantry, Cork

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

String Quartet (Ensemble) Sought For Mini Recording Project
Call for Submissions
1 November David Ernest Mc Carthy
Project Archivist ITMA: Cullinane Archive Collection
Job
10 June Irish Traditional Music Archive
Assistant Conservator
Job
6 June Royal College of Music
Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund with Business to Arts
Funding
23 June Bank of Ireland and Business to Arts

Upcoming Events

Bach To Einaudi: Kieran Moynihan & Fionnuala Moynihan
Concert
28 May Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
Voices of the Goddess and God
Talk
28 May The House Hotel
The Frames
Concert
28 May Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Resurgam Abendmusik - Over the Alps
Concert
28 May St Ann's Church, Dawson Street, Dublin

Upcoming Deadlines

Head of Fundraising
Job
30 May Help Musicians UK
Facilities Manager
Job
30 May Help Musicians UK
Marketing & Communications Officer
Job
30 May Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast
The Carol Clerk Bursary for Emerging Music Journalists in Northern Ireland
Call for Submissions
30 May Dig With It & Oh Yeah Music Centre
Section Principal Trombone
Job
31 May Royal Opera House
Guest Residency Opportunity
Call for Submissions
31 May Galway
Vacancies for TG4 Board
Tender
31 May TG4

Funding

Commercial Entertainment Capital Grant Scheme 2022 (CECGS 2022) 31 May The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media
Culture Ireland Funding 1 June Culture Ireland
Access to Music Making (Round 1 ) 1 June Creative Scotland
Strengthening Youth Music (Round 1) 1 June Creative Scotland
Creative Schools Initiative 2 June The Arts Council