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Dessoff Choirs Performs Civil War Poetry by Walt Whitman
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9 March Union Theological College
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23 January New York University
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31 January Drake Music
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31 January Soundcloud, London

News

‘Over the last 15 years, the numbers have really increased’: Telling the Story of Women Uilleann Pipers
This February at the Imbolc festival in Derry, Louise Mulcahy will give a talk on the rarely heard history of women uilleann pipers. She speaks to The Journal of Music about her continuing journey of discovering new material.
Jaime Martín Announced as Chief Conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Spanish conductor and flautist will take up role from September 2019.
‘The distance Irish society has travelled’: A Concert to Mark 100 Years Since the First Dáil
Ahead of a concert marking the centenary of the First Dáil in Ireland, Eamon Sweeney speaks to The Journal of Music about the range of music to be performed and why the concert space is so powerful.

News – UK

British Orchestras Conference in Belfast to Focus on 'Border Issues'
Ulster Orchestra will host annual conference of the Association of British Orchestras in Belfast next week – and premiere a new work by Ryan Molloy.
'It draws as much from the art world as the music world': Late Junction Announces First Festival
Producer Alannah Chance speaks to The Journal of Music about the pioneering BBC Radio 3 show and programming its very first festival.
Terence Blanchard, Alexandre Desplat and Marc Shaiman Nominated for BAFTA Original Music Award
'BlacKkKlansman', 'A Star is Born' and 'Mary Poppins Returns' among nominees for Original Music category; 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and 'A Star Is Born' nominated for multiple awards.

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Reviews

Hard to Reconcile
The Fidelio Trio's second album of French piano trios has all the fine musicianship of the busy trio, writes Brendan Finan, but too many eccentricities.
'Don't Worry, It's Totally Safe'
'Body Noise Work' – an adventurous project by new music ensemble Kirkos – took place in Dublin last weekend. Tim Diovanni reviews a series of performances involving dripping water, instrument destruction and physical interference.
Music from the Mothership
'The Curious Works of Roger Doyle', a recent documentary on the Irish composer, asks why his music is not better known by the wider public. It's an important question, writes Barbara Jillian Dignam, but with no easy answer.

Articles

An Unknown Quantity: Addressing the Neglect of Historical Irish Opera
Una Hunt
The neglect of historical Irish opera presents a problem – without performances and recordings, how can we assess their contribution to the wider world of opera? Following recent revivals, Una Hunt asks if there are signs that the situation is improving.
'Tired of the confrontational': An Interview with Seán Clancy
The Journal of Music recently published an extensive interview with the composer Raymond Deane in which he was critical of the new generation of Irish composers, describing some of their work as ‘unchallenging’. In this interview, Adrian Smith interviews Seán Clancy, a composer of the new generation, about his work, Deane’s views, and the music of new Irish composers.
'It’s just not everything I am': An Interview with Damien Mullane
Ahead of his upcoming Music Network tour with Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Siobhan Miller and Anna Massie, accordionist Damien Mullane speaks to The Journal of Music about his career to date, including working with De Dannan and Sting, and finding his own sound within traditional Irish music.
'You really share a moment': an Interview with Mairéad Hickey
Ahead of her performance at the Chamber Music Gathering at the NCH and University Church, violinist Mairéad Hickey speaks to The Journal of Music about studying in Germany, playing chamber music and setting up her own festival.
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Dessoff Choirs Performs Civil War Poetry by Walt Whitman
Concert
9 March Union Theological College
London Conducting Workshop
Masterclass
29 March Loreto College
The Lonesome Ace Stringband
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3 February The Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts
Gyda Valtysdottir (mūm)
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31 January The Black Box, Belfast
Imagining Ireland
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30 January Barbican

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

2 x Subject Leader – Music Business & Innovation
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31 January The Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford
PT Lecturer: Business Structure of the Music Industry
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23 January New York University
Associate Musicians
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31 January Drake Music
Director, Independent Label Services UK + EU
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31 January Soundcloud, London

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NCH International Guitar Series: Marco Ramelli
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17 January Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin
The Irish Country Starts Concert
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17 January The Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Schubert: Rivers, Lakes, Seas – Sharon Carty, mezzo-soprano / Niall Kinsella, piano / Musici Ireland
Concert
18 January John Field Room, National Concert Hall
Music for Galway Presents: MidWinter Festival 2019 – Swansong
Festival
18 January Town Hall Theatre, Galway
The Far Flung Trio (Family Concert)
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18 January Glór, Ennis

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Liam O'Flynn Award
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17 January National Concert Hall/Arts Council Ireland
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17 January Southbank Centre, London
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17 January Vice Media
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17 January Kobalt Music Group
Researcher x 2, Music, Ents and Events
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17 January BBC Scotland
Call for Proposals – Euro 2020 Legacy Arts Project
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18 January Dublin City Council
Administrator/Assistant Artist Manager
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18 January Intermusica
Event Producer
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18 January Serious
Music Technician and Instructor/Supervisor
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18 January University of Nottingham
Sing and Swing Jazz choir
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19 January Waltons New School of Music

Funding

Arts to Impact Fund 18 January Social Innovation Fund Ireland
Arts to Impact Fund 18 January Social Innovation Fund Ireland
Scottish-European Project Funding 21 January British Council/Creative Scotland
Arts Act Grant Scheme 2019 25 January Offaly County Council
Music Bursary Award 31 January The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon