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Letters of Note
Literary & Musical Event
6 December Aula Maxima, NUI Galway
From Europe with Love: Czech Republic
Concert
4 December St Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
Sounding the Feminists Research Associate
Job
10 December The Contemporary Music Centre
3 Saturdays: 3 Kinds of Music
Concert
24 November The Mick Lally Theatre
Musiclee presents Billy Roche Band in concert.
Concert
7 December The DC Music Club, Dublin

News

'We want to make opera part of this contemporary dialogue': Irish National Opera Launch New Season
Five productions announced for first half of 2019, featuring Celine Byrne, Julian Hubbard, Jennifer Davis, Gavan Ring, Aaron Monaghan and Sharon Carty.
Fair Plé, Sounding the Feminists, Mnásome, Gash Collective and Girls Rock Dublin to Speak at Irish Music Conference This Week
Representatives of feminist initiatives to participate in day-long conference in Dundalk this Friday.
Launch of Music Writer Mentoring Scheme for 7 Writers in Galway City and County
New 12-month scheme for emerging writers now open for applications. Deadline is 7 January 2019.

News – UK

Glyndebourne Selects Participants for Female Composer Scheme
'Balancing the Score' will take place over two years and seeks to help address the under-representation of female composers in classical music.
‘Google’s YouTube is Peddling Nonsense Again’
UK Music rejects YouTube CEO blog and infographics on EU Copyright Directive.
Arditti Quartet and BCMG Celebrate Brian Ferneyhough's 75th Birthday
Two concerts and a talk will explore the composer's work and legacy on 9 December.

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Reviews

Opera and Dance Music from the Poly-Doyle
Brendan Finan reviews two recordings from the diverse musical world of Roger Doyle – his 2018 'Heresy' opera and a forthcoming release of new pieces based on the same work.
Sounding from the Page
Known for his innovative music broadcasting, John Kelly's first collection of poetry, 'Notions', which has just been published by Dedalus Press, finds beauty in the small things, writes Laura Sheary.
Fiery Choral Competition in Derry
Marc Gregg reviews the Saturday night at the recent City of Derry International Choral Festival and experiences the intense, creative nature of competition.

Articles

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin’s Example Will Continue to Inspire
Toner Quinn
A tribute to the renowned Irish musician, composer and educator who died on 7 November 2018.
Closed-hearted Ranting on Pop
Roger Scruton's new book 'Music as an Art' is generous and insightful when it comes to some musics, but those moments are far too rare, writes James Camien McGuiggan.
'It's a line I'm conscious of': Paddy Glackin on the Art of Balancing Experimentation with the Solo Tradition
Ahead of a rare duo performance with uilleann piper Paddy Keenan in Armagh this November, fiddle-player Paddy Glackin speaks to The Journal of Music about solo playing, experimentation and how the Irish traditional music scene has changed radically in the digital age.
A Love of Music Making
Leonard Bernstein represents the ultimate musician, from writing 'West Side Story' through to presenting a series of Harvard music lectures, to his conducting and performances as a pianist – he showed us that music is a thoroughly holistic affair. In this essay, Benjamin Dwyer explores the American icon’s life, work, political affiliations and achievements.
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Latest Events

Letters of Note
Literary & Musical Event
6 December Aula Maxima, NUI Galway
From Europe with Love: Czech Republic
Concert
4 December St Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
3 Saturdays: 3 Kinds of Music
Concert
24 November The Mick Lally Theatre
Musiclee presents Billy Roche Band in concert.
Concert
7 December The DC Music Club, Dublin
Martin Hayes, Cormac Begley & Friends
Concert
23 November St Joseph's Church Tuamgraney

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Sounding the Feminists Research Associate
Job
10 December The Contemporary Music Centre
Senior Manager: Polyarts
Job
27 November Harrison Parrott
Director of Creative Learning
Job
14 December Southbank Centre, London
Head of Higher Education
Job
10 December BIMM (British and Irish Modern Music Institite), London
Senior Director of Development
Job
5 December Oakland Symphony

Upcoming Events

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Couperin 350 Series – Lamentations @ NCH Chamber Music Series 2018
Concert
21 November The Kevin Barry Recital Room
CLOUD STUDY
Dance
21 November Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre
Finance and Taxation with Gaby Smyth
Session
22 November Music Network
Within a Mile of Dublin 2: The Goodman Collection
Broadcast
22 November Irish Traditional Music Archive
CLOUD STUDY
Dance
22 November Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre
Brigid Mae Power (Ire) + Ora Cogan (Can)
Concert
22 November The Cobblestone Pub, Dublin
Clare Sands and Band |Cork
Concert
22 November An Spailpin Fanach, South Main Street, Cork
Within a Mile of Dublin 2: The Song Projects
Broadcast
23 November Irish Traditional Music Archive
Martin Hayes, Cormac Begley & Friends
Concert
23 November St Joseph's Church Tuamgraney
Before – A new play with much music by Pat Kinevane
Musical
23 November Draíocht, Blanchardstown

Upcoming Deadlines

Digital Strategist and Campaign Implementation
Job
21 November MCD Productions
Marketing and Development Manager
Job
21 November Kilkenny Arts Festival
Head of Development
Job
22 November Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London
Assistant Arts Officer (Participation and Learning)
Job
22 November Arts Office, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Berklee City Music Academic Programs Manager
Job
22 November Berklee College of Music
Administrative & PR Assistant, Waterford Music and Music for Wexford
Job
23 November Waterford Music/Music for Wexford
Artistic Planning Manager
Job
23 November Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Section Principal Horn (Joint Section Principal)
Job
23 November Royal Opera House
Section Principal Clarinet (Joint Section Principal)
Job
23 November Royal Opera House
Joint Section Principal Clarinet
Job
23 November Royal Opera House

Funding

Annual Funding Programme 13 December Arts Council of Northern Ireland
National Lottery Awards for All Scotland 31 December Big Lottery Fund
Arts to Impact Fund 18 January Social Innovation Fund Ireland