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Saint John Passion
Concert
14 April Saint Mary's Pro-Cathedral
Farewell Session @ Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar
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25 March The Rusty Nail, Crossconnell, Clonmany
North Pole Session @ Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar
Session
24 March The North Pole Bar, Drumfries
Music Session @ Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar
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24 March The North Pole Bar, Drumfries

News

A Year of Séamus Ennis: Launch of Centenary Celebrations
Séamus Ennis Arts Centre and Ronan Browne to present a series of concerts and talks marking Ennis' centenary.
Schools Can Now Apply for €2,000 Arts Grant
An additional 150 schools can now apply for the Creative Schools programme which provides teacher training, resources and supports for creative programmes in 2019.
€245k Available for Musicians, Bands and Orchestras to Buy Instruments
Scheme open to professional artists and non-professional groups and ensembles in any genre. Deadline: 21 March.

News – UK

Barbara Hannigan, Thomas Larcher and Mark Padmore at Aldeburgh Festival 2019
Singer/conductor Hannigan, composer Larcher and tenor Padmore each curated part of the festival.
What Does the UK's New Cairncross Report Mean for Music and Arts Journalism?
Review on the future of journalism could have major implications for online arts media.
Craig Taborn, Izumi Kimura and Brian Irvine Ensemble at Brilliant Corners 2019
The Belfast jazz festival will take place on 2–9 March in several venues.

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Reviews

Leaving a Trail for New Composers
The fourth concert in the Female Composer Series at the National Concert Hall – programmed in partnership with Sounding the Feminists – featured music by Thea Musgrave, Sofia Gubaidulina, Jane O'Leary and Kaija Saariaho. Tim Diovanni reviews.
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The Saturday night double-header at the Spike cello festival featured traditional musicians Liam O’Connor and Cormac Begley with Cello Ireland, and free improviser Ernst Reijseger – a night that went from Irish slow airs to musical comedy. James Camien McGuiggan reviews.
Looking for a Link Among Irish Composers
Tim Diovanni reviews a concert of works by Stanford, Buckley and Boyle performed by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra – a rare and interesting mix, but did it work?

Articles

‘We’ve got one chance to get this right': An Interview with Anthony Long
In 2017, Anthony Long was appointed manager of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, following 15 years with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. After an external review of the orchestras last April, the Government announced that the NSO was to move from RTÉ to the National Concert Hall. In this interview with The Journal of Music, Long discusses how the difficulties built up for the orchestra – and the challenge of getting things back on track.
Why We Need to Transform Our Orchestras – and How We Can Do It
Orchestras are leaving too many people behind and failing to deliver on their extraordinary promise, writes Brian Irvine. The way towards transformation – and to create genuinely fresh sounds – is to involve new people in new ways.
'Irish history... [is] so apt for what's happening now': An Interview with Lauren Kinsella
Ahead of the premiere of 'Famished' with poet Cherry Smyth and composer Ed Bennett, singer and composer Lauren Kinsella speaks to The Journal of Music about improvisation, contemporary social crises and the stage as a space for conversations.
When Everything Breathes: An Interview with Peter Broderick
Composer, singer, violinist, pianist, Peter Broderick draws on many strands for his music, his work connecting with audiences across the world. Currently living in Galway, Broderick spoke to The Journal of Music about his compositions and lyrics, his musical background in Oregon and the impact of the internet on his career.
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Latest Events

Saint John Passion
Concert
14 April Saint Mary's Pro-Cathedral
Farewell Session @ Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar
Session
25 March The Rusty Nail, Crossconnell, Clonmany
North Pole Session @ Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar
Session
24 March The North Pole Bar, Drumfries
Music Session @ Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar
Session
24 March The North Pole Bar, Drumfries

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Press Assistant
Job
8 March Academy Music Group
Assistant Editor
Job
8 March San Francisco Symphony
Irish Delegation to Classical: NEXT
Call for Submissions
28 February Culture Ireland
Managing Editor
Job
15 March Music Sales Classical
General Manager
Job
8 March Irish Baroque Orchestra

Upcoming Events

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Clementi – The Piano Sonatas – Recital 2
Concert
23 February Triskel Christchurch, Cork
The Man in Black - Johnny Cash Tribute Show
Concert
23 February Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
Irish National Opera Presents: Orfeo ed Euridice
Opera
23 February Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
Bottlenote 10
Festival
23 February Studio 10
Bottlenote 10
Festival
24 February Studio 10
Clarinet & Piano Recital - Macdara Ó Seireadáin clarinet & Gintaras Januševičius piano
Concert
24 February Heritage Council, Kilkenny
Ficino Ensemble // Kaija Saariaho + Six New Irish Works
Concert
25 February St Finian's Lutheran Church in Ireland, Dublin
This Is the Funeral of Your Life
Dance
25 February The Everyman, Cork
Stories, Music & Movement – With Leah Moore
Workshop
26 February Draíocht, Blanchardstown

Upcoming Deadlines

Irish Auditions for World Youth Choir
Audition
23 February The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art
Call for Works Electroacoustic 2019
Call for Submissions
24 February RMN Classical
GOETHE-INTITUT CHOIR INVITING NEW MEMBERS
Audition
7 September Lutherhaus
Learning Manager
Job
25 February Museum of Literature Ireland
Visitor Experience Manager
Job
25 February Museum of Literature Ireland
Music Programming Assistant, WQXR
Job
25 February WQXR
Head of Catalogue Streaming
Job
25 February Sony Music UK
Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment in Music Composition
Job
25 February University of California Santa Barbara
Summer Residential Course Participants 2019
Call for Submissions
26 February Ulster Youth Orchestra

Funding

Transmission Fund 4 March Help Musicians UK, London
Arts Grant Funding 7 March The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
Music Capital Scheme 2019 21 March Music Network
Royal Opera House Doctoral Composer in Residence 27 March Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London