Latest Listings

DEAFKIDS (Brazil/Neurot Recordings)
Concert
8 October The Sound House Eden Quay Dublin 1
Cuore Chamber Choir Auditions
Audition
7 September Dublin City Centre
Hugh Tinney @ Music in Monkstown
Concert
6 September Monkstown Parish Church, Dublin
The Night With... Call for Scores for Emerging Composers 2019
Call for Scores
1 October The Night With...
2019 Opera Awards Foundation bursaries
Funding
27 September International Opera Awards

News

Winners Announced for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019
Over 180 traditional music, song and dance competitions took place in Drogheda.
‘Composing makes me happy… that’s why I do it so much’: Roger Doyle Honoured by President Higgins
President marks Doyle's election as Saoi of the artists' academy Aosdána.
Concert Planner: 19–25 August 2019
This week's concerts from Monday to Sunday. To have your concert included next week (26 August–1 September), please add it to our listings.

News – UK

Snow Patrol to Receive Northern Ireland Music Prize Award
The Northern Irish five-piece will be presented with the Oh Yeah Legend Award at the Northern Ireland Music Prize in Ulster Hall on 7 November.
Snape Maltings' Second 'Festival of New' to Feature Sarah Nicolls, Kit Downes and Sam Lee
Laurie Tompkins, Tom Challenger, Shama Rahman and Maja Bugge also performing at festival on 6 and 7 September.
‘The Night With…’ Contemporary Music Series Expands to 25 Concerts in Scotland and Northern Ireland
Concerts programmed by composer Matthew Whiteside to feature eight premieres performed by Hermes Experiment, Garth Knox, Ensemble Offspring, Duo Van Vliet, Ensemble 1604 and more.

Reviews

The Freedom of Feakle
The Feakle Festival in County Clare featured a range of traditional music acts, from the Martin Hayes Quartet to Cormac Begley and Steve Cooney. James Camien McGuiggan reviews two of the weekend concerts.
The Ritual of Daily Tunes
Lau fiddle-player Aidan O'Rourke has just released his fifth solo album, twenty-five tune compositions in response to the stories of James Robertson, accompanied by jazz pianist Kit Downes. Brendan Finan reviews.
Fired in the Crucible of Dance
Raelach Records' latest release, 'Dúchas', is from Clare button accordionist Damien O’Reilly. Adrian Scahill reviews.

Articles

For the Cause of Classical Music
Hazel Farrell
A new biography of Olive Smith, written by her daughter, the musician Gillian Smith, provides an insight into the progressive changes in classical music in Ireland in the twentieth century, writes Hazel Farrell.
‘I wanted them all to be a contribution to the Scottish traditional music canon’: An interview with fiddle-player Aidan O’Rourke
Scottish fiddle-player Aidan O’Rourke, a member of the groundbreaking band Lau, has just released his fifth solo album, '365: Volume 2', part of a huge volume of compositions written in response to stories by James Robertson. O’Rourke spoke to the Journal of Music about his music and composing and how his latest project is about ‘coming back to traditional music’.
Ireland Needs to Celebrate the Work of Jennifer Walshe
The achievements of Ireland's composers abroad are not getting enough attention at home.
Lose Myself in this World
Cork Midsummer Festival on 19–22 June featured an ambitious new work by composer Karen Power featuring vocalists Ute Wassermann and Michelle O’Rourke, the Quiet Music Ensemble and a specially formed sound choir. Don O'Mahony reviews.

Latest Events

DEAFKIDS (Brazil/Neurot Recordings)
Concert
8 October The Sound House Eden Quay Dublin 1
Hugh Tinney @ Music in Monkstown
Concert
6 September Monkstown Parish Church, Dublin
Opera Collective Ireland presents: Vagabones by Raymond Deane
Opera
13 September Theatre Royal Waterford
Opera Collective Ireland presents: Vagabones by Raymond Deane
Opera
12 September St Mary's Collegiate Church, Youghal
Opera Collective Ireland presents: Vagabones by Raymond Deane
Opera
10 September An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Cuore Chamber Choir Auditions
Audition
7 September Dublin City Centre
The Night With... Call for Scores for Emerging Composers 2019
Call for Scores
1 October The Night With...
2019 Opera Awards Foundation bursaries
Funding
27 September International Opera Awards
Freelance Administrator
Job
1 September Publishing Ireland

Upcoming Events

The Hunger by Donnacha Dennehy
Opera
22 August The Abbey Theatre
25th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival (Aug 22nd-25th)
Festival
22 August Dunmore East Village, Co. Waterford
Post Malone
Concert
22 August RDS Arena
Gatehouse In Concert
Concert
22 August De Barra's, Clonakilty, Cork
Don Quixote - Great Composer's Vision
Concert
23 August National Concert Hall
The Hunger by Donnacha Dennehy
Opera
23 August The Abbey Theatre
The RTÉ Concert Orchestra Goes To Nashville
Concert
23 August National Concert Hall
A Night of Polish & Irish Music
Concert
23 August Ratoath Venue Theatre
The RTÉ Concert Orchestra Goes to Nashville
Concert
23 August National Concert Hall

Upcoming Deadlines

Marketing and Commercial Intern (3 Months)
Job
22 August The Old Vic, London
Production Manager
Job
23 August Ulster Orchestra
Music Teaching positions for Guitar and Singing
Job
23 August Croagh School of Music
Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer
23 August Helium Arts
Head of Major Giving
Job
23 August Snape Maltings
Executive Producer
Job
23 August The Gate Theatre
Musician/Teacher, Upper Strings (Part-Time)
Job
26 August Sistema Scotland / Big Noise Torry
Creative Director, Music
Job
26 August BBC Studios
Intern, Corporate Partnerships
Job
26 August Lincoln Center

Funding

2019 Opera Awards Foundation bursaries 27 September International Opera Awards
Culture Ireland Funding 15 October Culture Ireland
Culture Ireland Funding 15 October Culture Ireland
Regular Funding 15 October Culture Ireland
Travel Awards 31 December Arts Council of Northern Ireland