Latest

Colm Broderick and Fionnuala Donlon Win Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal Competition 2021
Eleventh edition of the annual competition focused on harp and uilleann pipes; the final took place in Cork on 7 May.
Other Voices and US Embassy to Mark Bob Dylan's 80th Birthday with Livestream from Dublin
'I think that Irish people access Dylan at a profound level; we know where he's been, we like to think we know where he's going.' – Philip King...
New Releases of the Week (14 May 2021)
A round-up of recent releases, including Clare Sands with Steve Cooney and Tommy Sands, Joshua Burnside, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Local Boy and David Kitt. To submit your music for inclusion, please email [email protected]

Latest Listings

Granny's Attic
Concert
12 June Live to your Living Room (Online)
Maddie Morris
Concert
2 June Live to your Living Room (Online)
From Europe with Love: Slovenia
Concert
21 May Available to watch free online
Eurovision Cover Competition
Competition
16 May The Irish Institute of Music and Song
International Showcase Fund
Funding
31 December PRS Foundation

News

New Releases of the Week (14 May 2021)
A round-up of recent releases, including Clare Sands with Steve Cooney and Tommy Sands, Joshua Burnside, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Local Boy and David Kitt. To submit your music for...
Traditional Music Festivals in Cork and Donegal This Weekend
Baltimore Fiddle Fair, Féile Róise Rua and Féile na hInse all taking place online.
Other Voices and US Embassy to Mark Bob Dylan's 80th Birthday with Livestream from Dublin
'I think that Irish people access Dylan at a profound level; we know where he's been, we like to think we know where he's going.' – Philip King

News – UK

Competitors Announced for 2021 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition
Competition will take place from 12 to 19 June.
Finalists Announced for 2021 Leeds International Piano Competition
24 finalists from 18 countries will compete in the competition’s final rounds in September.
Photos: A Look at Edinburgh International Festival's New Outdoor Venues
Festival to take place from 7 to 29 August 2021.

Reviews

A European Tour Under Lockdown
The Sligo International Chamber Music Festival took place online this year with four concerts and three new commissions from Irish composers. James Camien McGuiggan reviews.
Is Music Timeless?
Presented as part of the MusicTown festival this year, 'A Weldon Kane Report – Joe Heaney Is a Time Traveller' explores the revelation that there exists a secret society of time-travelling Irish traditional musicians. James Camien McGuiggan reviews.
Airs for an Ocean Under Duress
Máirtín O’Connor's new climate-emergency-inspired suite of music 'The Mighty Ocean' recently aired on TG4. Adrian Scahill reviews.

Articles

 'Artists who are at their wits' end can’t afford another glitzy policy announcement': Basic Income for Artists Needs More Scrutiny
Aengus Ó Snodaigh
The basic income for artists was recommended in a government report last November, but since then progress has been sluggish and the ideas need much more scrutiny, writes Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD.
How to Transform Ireland’s Music Business
With Covid-19 now reaching endgame, we're about to enter a new situation: a global music marketplace that's grown a whole lot younger and more technological. In order for Ireland to embrace this future, it needs an ambitious new music plan – with record labels at its heart. Gareth Murphy...
How RTÉ Can Restore Its Leadership Role in Music
Music and broadcasting go hand in hand, but RTÉ's leadership role in music has been shrinking in recent years. Toner Quinn suggests four ways to turn the situation around...
2021: The Music Boom is Coming
What a year 2020 was. When it began, the outlook for the music industry hadn't looked so good in decades. Then came Covid-19, the industrial equivalent of a comet hurtling in from deep space. As we emerge into 2021, it's time for some damage assessment. What exactly has been destroyed?...

From the Archive

A New Edge to the West
Toner Quinn
The Galway Jazz Festival has a new momentum and was bigger again this year – Toner Quinn attended a mix of concerts, from the Radio String Quartet to Peter Broderick, plus a...
Oct 15, 2018
The Meeting of Known and Unknown
Michael Quinn
Four recent solo recordings by Kate Ellis, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Cora Venus Lunny and Adrian Hart point to new dialogues in Irish music.
Mar 31, 2015
Image from the Irish Traditional Music Archive: Irish Emigrant Musicians in London
The Journal Of Music
A group of prominent Irish emigrant traditional musicians in The Bedford Arms pub, Arlington Road, Camden Town, London, c. 1956: Tommy Maguire, almost hidden (Leitrim, accordion...
Apr 1, 2010

Latest Events

Granny's Attic
Concert
12 June Live to your Living Room (Online)
Maddie Morris
Concert
2 June Live to your Living Room (Online)
From Europe with Love: Slovenia
Concert
21 May Available to watch free online
New Music of Mayo
Concert
10 June Linenhall Arts Centre Online

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Eurovision Cover Competition
Competition
16 May The Irish Institute of Music and Song
International Showcase Fund
Funding
31 December PRS Foundation
The Hitmaker Fund
Funding
2 June PRS Foundation
Teaching Fellow in Music Psychology
Job
8 June University of Leeds
IFI Documentary Festival 2021 Call for Submissions
Call for Submissions
18 June Irish Film Institute

Upcoming Deadlines

Eurovision Cover Competition
Competition
16 May The Irish Institute of Music and Song
Quality Assurance Officer
Job
16 May BIMM Institute Brighton
Examinations Officer and Academic Administrator
Job
16 May BIMM Performers College
Music/Music Technology Teacher
Job
16 May The BRIT School, Croydon
Production Management Assistant
Job
16 May BBC Audio
Communication Officer, Media
Job
16 May Arts Council England (London Office)
Senior External Affairs Manager
Job
17 May Incorporated Society of Musicians
Principal Second Horn
Job
17 May City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Relationship Manager, Music
Job
17 May Arts Council England (Birmingham Office)

Funding

Development of a Digital Strategy 17 May The Arts Council
Next Generation Artists Award 20 May The Arts Council
Creative Climate Action Fund 21 May Creative Ireland
PPL Momentum Music Fund 24 May PRS Foundation