Latest

New Series on Female Composers Starts This Week on Lyric FM
‘How the World Begins Again’ is hosted by soprano Elizabeth Hilliard and will run for eight episodes.
Other Voices to Present Livestream from London Embassy
Saint Sister, The Unthanks, Michael McGoldrick and Katie Melua to perform on 29 October; dates for annual festival in Dingle also announced. ...
New Releases of the Week (15 October 2021)
A round-up of recent releases including Jane Deasy, Thumper, Maria Kelly, David Keenan, Anselm McDonnell, Eoghan Neff, and Christian Wethered. To submit your music for inclusion, please email [email protected]

Latest Listings

Head of Operations
Job
17 November Dublin City Council Culture Company
Specialist Dalcroze Eurhythmics Teacher
Job
8 November Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Sub-Principal No. 3 Cello
Audition
1 November Opera North
Principal 2nd Trombone
Audition
1 November Opera North

News

Music Current Contemporary Music Festival Announces 2021 Programme
Festival takes place from 8 to 11 November; commission opportunity for composers also available.
New Series on Female Composers Starts This Week on Lyric FM
‘How the World Begins Again’ is hosted by soprano Elizabeth Hilliard and will run for eight episodes.
Arts Council Announces €12.8m in Arts Grant Funding
163 arts organisations and 20 individual artists funded from 217 applications.

News – UK

Other Voices to Present Livestream from London Embassy
Saint Sister, The Unthanks, Michael McGoldrick and Katie Melua to perform on 29 October; dates for annual festival in Dingle also announced.
£3.5m British Council Scheme Open to UK–Ireland Collaborations
Small grants of £5–20k and large grants of £20–75k are available.
Members of the Buzzcocks and Dire Straits for Louder Than Words Music and Writing Festival in Manchester
Festival on 12 to 14 November also features a screening of new Eleanor McEvoy documentary.

Reviews

Hear Him Out
Composer Dave Flynn has recently released an album of string quartet and chamber works, 'Irish Minimalism', which combines traditional Irish and contemporary music. James Camien McGuiggan reviews.
The Weight That Cultural Spaces Hold
The latest release from Ergodos is a collection of duets recorded by Ross Turner in the off-stage spaces of the National Concert Hall. Andrea Cleary reviews.
Hollowed Out by Her Past
Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh's new opera, 'The First Child', premiered at the Dublin Theatre Festival at the weekend. Adrian Smith reviews.

Articles

We Have Celebrated Ó Riada Enough
Toner Quinn
On 25 September, the National Concert Hall, the Arts Council and RTÉ presented two tribute concerts to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Seán Ó Riada's death. Toner Quinn reviews.
No One is Talking About What Musicians Get Paid
The new report on the night-time economy has 36 recommendations, but it has an unfortunate blindspot, writes Toner Quinn.
Music in Ireland has a Glass Ceiling and it’s Called Nationalism
Unless music is coated in nationalistic terms it will struggle, writes Toner Quinn.
Does Irish Music Need One Voice?
The restrictions on live music are frustrating and perplexing for musicians and they point to larger issues, writes Toner Quinn.

From the Archive

Q&A: Julie Feeney
The Journal Of Music
Composer and performer Julie Feeney, who received widespread recognition for 13 Songs, her debut album of 2005, releases her second self-produced album in May. Pages features...
Apr 1, 2009
Finding New Musical Passages
Peter Rosser
In a new series of columns, Peter Rosser writes on changes in the music scene in Northern Ireland
Jul 1, 2008
Máirtín O’Connor, Cathal Hayden and Seamie O’Dowd
Adrian Scahill
Máirtín O’Connor, Cathal Hayden and Seamie O’Dowd – Crossroads (MCSCD001)
Dec 1, 2009

Latest Events

Super_Human
Concert
28 October Axis Ballymun
20 Years A-Growing (Fiche Blian ag Fás) Celebratory Concert
Concert
22 October The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre Online
Ulster Orchestra: Rustioni Conducts from Russia to Hollywood
Concert
29 October The Ulster Hall Belfast
Vanbrugh & Friends
Concert
21 November St Brendan's Church, Bantry

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Head of Operations
Job
17 November Dublin City Council Culture Company
Specialist Dalcroze Eurhythmics Teacher
Job
8 November Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Sub-Principal No. 3 Cello
Audition
1 November Opera North
Principal 2nd Trombone
Audition
1 November Opera North

Upcoming Events

MåsExödus - Presented by Guinness Cork Jazz Festival
Concert
22 October The Everyman, Cork
Shane Codd
Concert
22 October Cyprus Avenue, Cork
Offica
Concert
22 October The Academy, Dublin

Upcoming Deadlines

Assistant Music Librarian
Job
22 October Liverpool Philharmonic
Abbey Theatre Board Vacancies
Call for Submissions
22 October The Abbey Theatre
Siansa Gael Linn 2022
Competition
22 October Gael Linn
Youth Theatre Facilitators and Assistant Facilitators
Job
24 October Leitrim County Council
Learning And Engagement Officer (Maternity Cover)
Job
24 October Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Chorister Vacancies
Audition
25 October Opera North
Deputy Head Of Estates
Job
25 October Royal Academy of Music
Digital Marketing Executive
Job
25 October National Concert Hall
Concerts Coordinator
Job
25 October Philharmonia Orchestra, London

Funding

Commercial Entertainment Capital Grant Scheme 28 October The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media
Amateur and Voluntary Practice Pilot Scheme 28 October The Arts Council
International Collaboration Grants 4 November The British Council
Health and Safety Capital Programme 5 November Arts Council of Northern Ireland
An Invitation to Collaboration Scheme 11 November The Arts Council