The Journal Of Music

Traditional Music in West Dublin, Strokestown and Doonbeg
Féile Frank Mc Gann in Strokestown, Co Roscommon, the Willie Keane Memorial Weekend in Doonbeg, Co Clare, and the Des Carty Sessions in west Co Dublin offer a wide range of traditional music concerts in the weeks ahead.
Gerry Diver's Speech Project Live
Gerry Diver’s Speech Project album, featuring the voices of the likes of Joe Cooley, Martin Hayes, Christy Moore and Margaret Barry, was released earlier this year, and the live show is now coming to Ireland.
Mermaid Arts Centre: Past and Present Programming
The Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray has recently produced a very attractive CD called Mermaid 10, consisting of some highlights of the live music concerts that have taken place at the Centre as recorded by their sound engineer Eóin Murphy.
The New Lau Album
Lau's new album, Race the Loser, is out and the band will be playing two concerts in Ireland in October.
Gunn Truscinski Duo and Cian Nugent at the Joinery
The Stoneybatter venue hosts a night of guitar, electronics and percussion music, including the Gunn Truscinski Duo and Cian Nugent.
Andrew Zolinsky at the National Concert Hall
Pianist Andrew Zolinsky will present a programme of twentieth and twenty-first century music at the Kevin Barry Room, including a number of Irish premieres.
Sam Jackson in Sligo and Galway
Sam Jackson — who wrote the music for Druid Theatre's complete Synge plays — is touring his new album, taking in Sligo and Galway in October.
Call for Piano Trio Scores
The Fidelio Trio have opened a call for works for piano trio to be performed at a Composition Forum workshop in December.
John Zorn Visits Louth
The American musician John Zorn will be in Louth on 4 and 5 October for concerts of his music. He himself will close the mini-festival with a late-night solo organ recital.
Second Volume of Charlie Lennon Tunes
A second volume of Charlie Lennon’s compositions, including their piano accompaniment, and a CD of the music performed by Lennon himself, has been published.
A large-scale, site-specific installation telling the story of the Titanic in Liverpool's Anglican Church uses music by Ailís Ní Ríain.
Sligo Baroque Festival
The seventeenth Sligo Baroque Festival features a late-night concert of Italian songs as well as concert featuring both J.S. and C.P.E. Bach by Camerata Kilkenny. Children under twelve have free admission to all events.
Arthur's Day
An original take on the Arthur's Day celebrations.
Máire Ní Chathasaigh Concerts with Chris Newman
Harper and singer Máire Ní Chathasaigh and guitarist Chris Newman are doing a short tour in Ireland in October before a more extensive UK tour.
Music Composition Centre Talks and Events
New series of talks at Trinity College Dublin features Irish composers Gerald Barry and Garrett Sholdice.
Music at the Riverbank, Newbridge
The Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge has an exciting season of music coming up, featuring Sharon Shannon, Gerry Diver's Speech Project, Scullion and the Gloaming, the Unusual History of Ether, Julie Feeney, Mick Coady's Synergy and the saxophone quartet.
The 2012 Hard Working Class Heroes festival takes place 4–6 October, with bands, industry events, and photography exhibitions.
Dublin's First Gamelan Orchestra
Composer Peter Moran will direct the ensemble at UCD, beginning with an open 'taster session'.
Culture Night in Dublin
Culture Night in Dublin includes tours of Windmill Lane, Dónal Lunny at the Ranelagh Arts Centre, a free performances by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and a host of other music events.
Culture Night in Leinster
Music events as part of Culture Night in Leinster include a recreation of a 1920s speakeasy and live painting with improvised music.
Culture Night in Munster
Culture Night in Munster takes in a diversity of events, from a candlelit drumming circle to music for soprano, recorder and guitar from seventeenth-century Ireland.
Gerhard Markson Warns Against Cuts to RTÉ NSO
Former principal conductor of the RTÉ NSO, Gerhard Markson, speaks out against potential cuts to the orchestra in a recent Irish Independent piece.
New Laura Sheeran Video
Laura Sheeran has just released a new video for her song 'Into the Fire'.
Culture Night in Ulster
In the second of our series on Culture Night, we select some music events taking place in Ulster on Friday, 21 September — including a workshop on recording music.