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 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.
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.
Lau's new album, Race the Loser, is out and the band will be playing two concerts in Ireland in October.
The Stoneybatter venue hosts a night of guitar, electronics and percussion music, including the Gunn Truscinski Duo and Cian Nugent.
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 — who wrote the music for Druid Theatre's complete Synge plays — is touring his new album, taking in Sligo and Galway in October.
The Fidelio Trio have opened a call for works for piano trio to be performed at a Composition Forum workshop in December.
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.
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.
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.
An original take on the Arthur's Day celebrations.
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.
New series of talks at Trinity College Dublin features Irish composers Gerald Barry and Garrett Sholdice.
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 sonic.art saxophone quartet.
The 2012 Hard Working Class Heroes festival takes place 4–6 October, with bands, industry events, and photography exhibitions.
Composer Peter Moran will direct the ensemble at UCD, beginning with an open 'taster session'.
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.
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 takes in a diversity of events, from a candlelit drumming circle to music for soprano, recorder and guitar from seventeenth-century Ireland.
Former principal conductor of the RTÉ NSO, Gerhard Markson, speaks out against potential cuts to the orchestra in a recent Irish Independent piece.
Laura Sheeran has just released a new video for her song 'Into the Fire'.
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.