Latest Listings

Executive Producer
Job
25 October Carlow Arts Festival
Assistant Principal Double Bass
Job
16 December BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
Irish Baroque Orchestra Apprentices Scheme
Job
1 November Irish Baroque Orchestra
Applications for 2020 European Union Youth Orchestra
Audition
25 October 2020 European Union Youth Orchestra
Top level Artist Manager
Job
31 October Intermusica

News

‘The composers took it on with a seriousness and respect for the Irish language that was extremely encouraging’: Dáirine Ní Mheadhra on her new song project
This week, a major project of fifty newly composed songs in the Irish language will be launched. The Journal of Music spoke to Dáirine Ní Mheadhra about the initiative.
'I didn’t know it would work so well… I thought: we have to play again together': Trumpet Player Airelle Besson on her Upcoming Irish Tour
Next week, Airelle Besson, Sebastian Sternal and Jonas Burgwinkel will undertake five performances in Ireland as part of a Music Network tour. Trumpet player Besson spoke to the...
Concert Planner: 14–20 October 2019
This week's concerts from Monday to Sunday. To have your concert included next week (21–27 October), please add it to our listings.

News – UK

Keychange Seeking 74 Musicians and Industry Professionals for International Programme
Programme open to women and gender minority musicians and industry practitioners; deadline for applications is 31 October.
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival to Feature Ann Cleare Portrait Concert
Riot Ensemble to perform recent chamber works on opening night; Hanna Hartman announced as festival Composer in Residence.
Extinction Rebellion Seeking Performers for October Protests
Musicians, DJs, dancers, actors, poets and performers sought for fortnight-long event starting 7 October in cities across the world.

Reviews

Impossible Craft
In her latest article for the Galway City and County Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, Tara Broderick reviews Norwegian hardanger fiddle-player Nils Økland and band at the Galway Jazz Festival.
Navigating Life and Art
In his second article for the Galway City and County Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, Massimo Cattaneo reviews a performance by harper Úna Monaghan with singer Pauline Scanlon at the Galway Jazz Festival.
The Brutality of Bureaucracy
Irish National Opera presented the world premiere of Evangelia Rigaki’s installation opera 'This Hostel Life' last week, a work based on Melatu Uche Okorie's book of short stories on life in direct provision in Ireland. Mark Fitzgerald reviews.

Articles

A New Irish Musical Language is Developing
Toner Quinn
We have entered a new era in Irish music, writes Toner Quinn, in which a language based on traditional music and song is producing extraordinary work across genres, but is it getting the attention it deserves?
‘We know traditional music represents so much more than just the melody that you hear’: Úna Monaghan at Tradition Now and Galway Jazz Festival
Harper, composer and recipient of the inaugural Liam O’Flynn award, Úna Monaghan will perform solo in Dublin and Galway next week. She spoke to the Journal of Music about her current work for harp and electronics.
Lyric FM Needs a New Vision, Not More Cuts
Lyric FM is under threat because of RTÉ's financial difficulties, but a better future for the station is possible, writes Toner Quinn.
‘I’m in this business to be moved, to be communicated with, to be transported’: An Interview with Finghin Collins
One of Ireland's best known classical musicians, Finghin Collins is also Artistic Director of the New Ross Piano Festival, which takes place on 25–29 September. He spoke to the Journal of Music about the balance between performing and programming, what he looks for in concerts, and his own musical background.

Latest Events

Organist Gail Archer Continues Tour to Boulder, Colorado
Concert
24 November First Congregational Church
Beethoven Loves and Losses with Degani Piano Trio and Barry McGovern
Concert
19 October The Whale Theatre Greystones
Zandra, Queen of Jazz
Musical Theatre
23 November Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre
Zandra, Queen of Jazz
Musical Theatre
23 November Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Executive Producer
Job
25 October Carlow Arts Festival
Assistant Principal Double Bass
Job
16 December BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
Irish Baroque Orchestra Apprentices Scheme
Job
1 November Irish Baroque Orchestra
Applications for 2020 European Union Youth Orchestra
Audition
25 October 2020 European Union Youth Orchestra
Top level Artist Manager
Job
31 October Intermusica

Upcoming Events

Baboró International Arts Festival for children - Jabberbabble
Musical Theatre
17 October An Taibhdhearc, Galway
Baboró International Arts Festival for children - Jabberbabble
Musical Theatre
17 October An Taibhdhearc, Galway
Contempo Quartet
Concert
17 October National Concert Hall
Esposito Quartet
Concert
17 October Large Room, City Hall, Waterford
Fr. Eugene O'Growney Appreciation Night
Literary & Musical Event
17 October Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
Griselda
Opera
17 October Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo
The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber
Concert
17 October National Concert Hall
Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich & Cormac Begley
Concert
17 October Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
Irish National Opera presents: Griselda
Opera
17 October Hawk’s Well Theatre
The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber
Concert
17 October National Concert Hall

Upcoming Deadlines

Folk Discovery R&D Days
Call for Submissions
17 October The English Folk Dance and Song Society
Chief Audio/Video Recording Engineer
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17 October The Juilliard School
Dean of Students
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18 October Royal Academy of Music
Production Coordinator (Orchestra activities)
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18 October Ulster Orchestra
Senior Brand Manager, Music Marketing
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18 October Spotify, New York
Creative Intern
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18 October Island Records
Arts Administration Internship
Job
18 October Irish Writers Centre
Development Manager
Job
21 October Museum of Literature Ireland
Events Coordinator
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21 October Museum of Literature Ireland

Funding

England's Performing Arts Showcase 31 October Arts Council of England
Arts Grants 2020 4 November Dublin City Council
An Invitation to Collaboration scheme 7 November The Arts Council
An Invitation to Collaboration scheme 14 November The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
Festivals Investment Scheme 14 November The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon