Concert Planner: 25–31 March 2019
This week's concerts from Monday to Sunday. To have your concert included next week (1–7 April), please add it to the Journal of Music listings service.
How Can the Arts Reflect Diversity in Irish Society?
Places Matter conference in Galway next week will explore diversity and opportunity in the arts in Ireland.
'There's a Heart of Darkness in There': An Interview with Director Ben Barnes
Irish National Opera's production of 'Madama Butterfly', starring Celine Byrne and Julian Hubbard, opens this Sunday in Dublin for four nights before moving to Cork. Director Ben Barnes spoke to The Journal of Music about seeking truthfulness in the famous opera.

News – UK

BBC Cuts Pioneering ‘Late Junction’ Show to One Night Per Week
The BBC Radio 3 programme, now in its 20th year, is to be cut from 270 minutes each week to 120 minutes.
New Executive Director of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Current Marketing Manager Seb Huckle will take over role from Caroline Newton.
Association of Independent Music Announces New Conference
Speakers include composer/sound artist Holly Herndon and industry representatives from Deezer, Bandcamp, BBC Introducing and more.

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When Concertina Meets Concerto
The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra marked St Patrick's Day with a performance of a new concerto for concertina by Niall Vallely, a set by the group Moxie, and Seán Ó Riada's 'Mise Éire'. The concert highlighted the different directions in which Irish traditional music is developing, writes Tim Diovanni.
Life is Beautiful if You Leave it Alone
From expressive audience participation with the Brian Irvine Ensemble to people unenthused by Finnish experimental jazz, Tim Diovanni reviews two nights of the recent Spectrum festival in Dublin.
Dark Clouds Will Gather 'Round Me
Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi's opening concert from their current Irish tour had a leitmotif of displacement, writes James Camien McGuiggan, as well as political moments.


The Most Human of Composers
Finghin Collins
Robert Schumann's life had many ups and downs, from his infatuation with Clara Wieck to his attempted suicide, and his passionate nature fed into his music. A new book by Judith Chernaik tells his story and also explores some newly uncovered information on the composer, writes Finghin Collins.
Look Forensically into My Mind
The frustrations of a creative spirit locked into a deteriorating body are made vivid in a new film on the musician Tony MacMahon, writes Barra Ó Séaghdha.
Why Are We Neglecting the Female Tune Composers?
The FairPlé movement has highlighted a gender imbalance in traditional and folk music, and it applies to tune composers too, writes Dave Flynn.
'We think you should be a conductor': An Interview with Eimear Noone
On 1 March, Eimear Noone will be recognised by Music for Galway for her work as a leading conductor and composer of video games music. In this interview, Noone speaks to The Journal of Music about her musical background in Galway, her career in the United States and the potential she sees in music in Ireland.
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Latest Events

Cork Sound Fair
28 March Cork
A Different Kettle
5 April The Hole in the Wall
NCH Gamelan Orchestra + Gamelan Nua
26 March National Concert Hall

Upcoming Events

Farewell Session @ Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar
25 March The Rusty Nail, Crossconnell, Clonmany
Irish National Opera presents: Madama Butterfly
26 March Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
A Different Kettle - Ruti Lachs
Literary & Musical Event
26 March The Everyman, Cork
NCH Gamelan Orchestra + Gamelan Nua
26 March National Concert Hall
Music for Galway presents: Thomas-Michael Auner & Maximilian Flieder
27 March Emily Anderson Concert Hall, NUI Galway
The Bee Gees Story – Nights on Broadway
27 March Draíocht, Blanchardstown
A Different Kettle - Ruti Lachs
Literary & Musical Event
27 March The Everyman, Cork
Merlin - Iseli-Chiodi Dance Company
28 March Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Irish National Opera presents: Madama Butterfly
28 March Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Upcoming Deadlines

7 September Lutherhaus
Administrator, imagine
25 March Intermusica
Artist Residencies at Snape Maltings
Call for Submissions
25 March Snape Maltings
Commercial Director
25 March The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art
Development Manager (Part-Time)
25 March Poetry Ireland
Production Manager
25 March Philadelphia Orchestra
Orchestra Academy
25 March Opera North
PR & Media Manager
25 March Universal Music Group Australia
4th Manhattan International Music Competition
25 March Carnegie Hall, New York
Artist Manager
25 March Hazard Chase, Cambridge


Royal Opera House Doctoral Composer in Residence 27 March Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London
Youth Music Initiative Training and CPD Fund 31 March Scottish Music Centre
Deis Recording and Publication Award 4 April The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
Arts and Disability Connect 8 April Arts Council