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Harp & Uilleann Pipes - Laoise Kelly & Tiarnan O Duinnchinn
Concert
30 September Rathfarnham Castle
Harp & Uilleann Pipes - Laoise Kelly & Tiarnan O Duinnchinn
Concert
29 September O Carolan Harp Festival
Harp & Uilleann Pipes - Laoise Kelly & Tiarnan O Duinnchinn
Concert
28 September Strule Arts Centre, Omagh
Harp & Uilleann Pipes - Laoise Kelly & Tiarnan O Duinnchinn
Concert
22 September Castletown House, Co. Kildare
SYD ARTHUR
Concert
28 October The Workman’s Club

News

Music Generation Announces 9 New Areas for Programme Expansion
Funding of €6.3m from U2 and The Ireland Funds to make music tuition available to thousands more children.
Arts Council Awards  €110,451 for Traditional and Folk Albums
Ye Vagabonds, Fiachna Ó Mongáin and Raelach Records among recipients in Deis recording scheme.
Schweckendieck, Stein and Sweeney in New Chamber Choir Ireland Season
Several performances and music development projects taking place between September and December.

Reviews

Galway Only Knows
'Pet Sounds' is an experience as much an album, writes Dylan Murphy, in the latest review from our Journal of Music/Galway City Council Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, and hearing the 60s masterpiece live was a reminder of its meticulous construction – but Brian Wilson's presence on stage raised other questions.
The Song Harvest
Paul Brady's songs have soundtracked Ireland since the 1970s, crossing many styles, but what are the characteristics that bind his songwriting together? Deirdre Clare, in the latest review from our Journal of Music/Clare County Council Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, listens to a song-rich performance at Glór.
Two Americas United
In the second music review from our new Journal of Music/Galway City Council Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, Jake Morgan attends a special RTÉ Concert Orchestra concert that celebrated the cross-fertilisation between North and South America.

Articles

A Guide to a Global, Hybrid Music
Aileen Dillane
Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin's reissued book 'A Short History of Irish Traditional Music' stands the test of time, writes Aileen Dillane, and contains new material on female musicians as well as the expanding presence of Irish music studies.
Dark Side of the Boom: Music and the Generation Game
Like a canary in a coal mine, the music industry has collapsed just before Wall Street, twice in one century. Gareth Murphy explores the eerie parallels – and what could come next.
The Boundaries in Music
Despite the clichés, music is full of boundaries, writes John McLachlan, and traversing them needs a 'strong musical mind', as in a new recording by composer Karen Power.
Sexism and the Leaving Cert. Music Syllabus
The representation of women in the Leaving Certificate music syllabus is practically non-existent, writes Laura Watson, and revision is long overdue.
Find out about our music writer mentoring schemes here.

Latest Events

Harp & Uilleann Pipes - Laoise Kelly & Tiarnan O Duinnchinn
Concert
30 September Rathfarnham Castle
Harp & Uilleann Pipes - Laoise Kelly & Tiarnan O Duinnchinn
Concert
29 September O Carolan Harp Festival
Harp & Uilleann Pipes - Laoise Kelly & Tiarnan O Duinnchinn
Concert
28 September Strule Arts Centre, Omagh
Harp & Uilleann Pipes - Laoise Kelly & Tiarnan O Duinnchinn
Concert
22 September Castletown House, Co. Kildare
SYD ARTHUR
Concert
28 October The Workman’s Club

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Joint Concertmaster
Job
1 January Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Section Leader – Trombone
Job
10 November Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Principal Bassoon (50%)
Job
30 November Hague Philharmonic
7th International Composition Competition
Call for Submissions
1 April Molinari Quartet, Montreal
Section Double Bass
Job
3 November London Symphony Orchestra

Upcoming Events

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Limerick Jazz Festival
Festival
21 September Limerick
Choral Sketches - A Performance Reading
Masterclass
21 September Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin
Masterworks with Monica Huggett 21 September
Concert
21 September St Ann's Church, Dawson Street, Dublin
South East Young Pianists Concert @ New Ross Piano Festival
Concert
21 September St Mary's Church of Ireland
An Ordinary Man
Showcase
21 September An Taibhdhearc, Galway
Music Network presents Cathy Jordan, Jarlath Henderson & Mick Daly
Concert
21 September Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford
Esposito Quartet
Concert
21 September St Johns Theatre
Anam
Concert
21 September glór
Coffee Concert & Talk Friday @ New Ross Piano Festival
Talk
22 September St Mary's Church of Ireland
The Irish Guitar Quartet
Festival
22 September Church of Ireland, Clifden

Upcoming Deadlines

 
Job
21 September Music Generation Laois
 
Job
21 September Music Generation Laois
 
Call for Submissions
21 September Baboró International Arts Festival for Children
 
Job
22 September Domino Records
 
Job
22 September London Symphony Orchestra
 
Call for Submissions
22 September Other Voices
 
Job
22 September East Kent College
 
Audition
22 September Sydney Youth Orchestras
 
Job
22 September Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
 
Course
23 September The Leinster School of Music and Drama @ Griffith College

Festivals

Limerick Jazz Festival
Festival
21 September Limerick
The Irish Guitar Quartet
Festival
22 September Church of Ireland, Clifden
The Irish Guitar Quartet
Festival
24 September Clonakilty International Guitar Festival Emmet Hotel Clonakilty Co Cork
Guinness Cork Jazz Festival
Festival
27 October Venues in Cork
Metropolis Festival 2017
Festival
28 October RDS

Funding

 
22 September Arts Council England
 
12 October Arts Council of Northern Ireland
 
13 October Culture Ireland
 
13 October The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
 
15 October IMRO