Latest Listings

Dervish
Concert
21 December Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo
BA Irish Music
Course
5 February Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, Limerick
BA Voice
Course
5 February Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, Limerick
Hyperspace
Album
22 November Beck

Latest Reader Reviews

Hyperspace
Album
22 November Beck
Weird Hill
Album
15 November Careerist
Alone on Friendship Island
Album
11 November David Allred

News

Concert Planner: 9–15 December 2019
This week's concerts from Monday to Sunday. To have your concert included next week (16–22 December), please add it to our listings.
The 12 Days of Crisis – ‘Sing Along’ with Extinction Rebellion
Climate emergency group releases Christmas song and video; plus recent releases from Music Declares Emergency and Climate Declares Emergency.
Deirdre Gribbin and Neil Martin Receive Major Arts Awards
£15k awards will allow composers to complete new chamber and orchestral works.

News – UK

Winners of the Scots Trad Music Awards Announced
Kinnaris Quintet, Blazin’ Fiddles, Breabach and Man of the Minch among winners.
Winners Announced for the Ivors Composer Awards 2019
Awards made in thirteen categories at a ceremony at the British Museum.
2019 Scots Trad Music Awards in Aberdeen Next Week
See the full list of nominees below.

Reviews

Sharing With Somebody
Dublin singer-songwriter Sorcha Richardson has recently released her debut album on Faction Records. Andrea Cleary reviews.
Missing the Main Theme
John Kinsella's 11th symphony received its world premiere last weekend, conducted by Jean Deroyer. Adrian Smith reviews.
Miracle in Drumcondra
The 7th Fidelio Trio Winter Chamber Music Festival took place last weekend, featuring the Apple Hill String Quartet and world premieres by Brian Irvine and Louis Karchin. Adrian Smith reviews the Saturday and Sunday concerts.

Articles

What Now for RTÉ Lyric FM?
It is now over three weeks since RTÉ announced that it was closing the Lyric FM studios in Limerick and moving production of the national music and arts radio station to Cork and Dublin. What does this mean for the station's content and staff, and will the decision be reversed? The Journal of Music spoke to the Head of Lyric, Aodán Ó Dubhghaill.
Are We Ambitious Enough for Irish Traditional Music?
The inaugural TradTalk conference, a new discussion forum for traditional artists, took place last weekend (16 November). Toner Quinn reflects on some of the issues raised.
Lankum Won’t Let Ireland Forget
Traditional music once comforted us and reassured us, writes Toner Quinn, but not Lankum.
2020 – Where is the Money in Today's Music World?
The music business isn't just coming back to life right now, it may actually be bigger than before. What has changed, how did it happen, and what does it mean for artists? Gareth Murphy surveys the contemporary industry and asks: Who is making money from music and how?

Latest Events

Dervish
Concert
21 December Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo
Hyperspace
Album
22 November Beck
Wexford Factory
Opera
1 September The National Opera House, Wexford
An Dara Réalt le Doireann Ní Chorrgáin
Musical Theatre
11 December An Taibhdhearc, Galway

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

BA Irish Music
Course
5 February Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, Limerick
BA Voice
Course
5 February Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, Limerick
Presenter
Job
5 January BBC Music Introducing
Events and Recordings Assistant
Job
17 January Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Sr. Digital Media Planner, Partner Sales
Job
24 December Spotify London

Upcoming Events

An Dara Réalt le Doireann Ní Chorrgáin
Musical Theatre
10 December An Taibhdhearc, Galway
'Dialogue' Lunchtime Concert—ChamberFest Dublin 2019
Concert
10 December The Space Between, Dublin 2
'Nocturnal Wanderings—Crossing Forms' Concert—ChamberFest Dublin 2019
Concert
10 December The Space Between, Dublin 2
Ballet Ireland's Swan Lake
Ballet
10 December Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
Christmas Crooners
Concert
10 December An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk
An Evening With Paul Brady
Concert
10 December National Concert Hall
An Dara Réalt le Doireann Ní Chorrgáin
Musical Theatre
11 December An Taibhdhearc, Galway
An Dara Réalt le Doireann Ní Chorrgáin
Musical Theatre
11 December An Taibhdhearc, Galway
Christmas Concert
Concert
11 December Rosemary St Church, Belfast

Upcoming Deadlines

Leader, BBC Philharmonic
Job
10 December BBC Philharmonic
Manager, Teaching and Learning
Job
12 December New York Philharmonic
Editorial Work Experience 2020 – Arts & Culture (including Film and Music)
Call for Submissions
12 December The Guardian
 Editorial Work Experience 2020 – Observer Culture & New Review
Call for Submissions
12 December The Observer
Editorial Work Experience 2020 – The Guide
Call for Submissions
12 December The Guardian
Editorial Work Experience 2020 – Books
Call for Submissions
12 December The Guardian
RIAM PianoFest 2020
Competition
13 December Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin
Open Call
Call for Submissions
13 December Moving On Music
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2019–2020 Mentoring Scheme
Call for Submissions
13 December RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Funding

Travel Awards 31 December Arts Council of Northern Ireland
See Here 31 December Culture Ireland
Writers in Schools Scheme 31 December The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
Travel and Training Award 31 December The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
International Showcase Fund 31 December Arts Council of Northern Ireland