Harpist Xavier de Maistre in Dublin
French classical harpist Xavier de Maistre makes his debut with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra this Friday at the National Concert Hall. Performing Argentinian Alberto Ginastera's Harp Concerto... Read More
Job Opportunities in Irish Music
A variety of job opportunities in Irish music has arisen over the last week. See below:Music Generation is seeking a Director of Operations and Communications. For a detailed job description contact... Read More
Mike Harding Axed at BBC
After fifteen years presenting the folk music show on BBC Radio 2, Mike Harding (68) is to be replaced by Mark Radcliffe in the new year. Quoted in an article in the Guardian, Harding says he... Read More
USA Visas for Musicians
Any musician who has travelled to the United States to perform will know of the headache involved in arranging a performer's visa. Artists performing in the United States generally need one of seven... Read More
Double Strung
The former Imeall presenter and harpist Cormac de Barra performs with fellow harpist Anne-Marie O'Farrell at the Unitarian Church, Dublin, on Tuesday, 23 October at 8pm. The duo will be... Read More
Debris & Alchemy
It's been out a few months now, but now we're finally getting around to posting about the Australian composer Kate Moore's latest release, Debris & Alchemy. A beautifully produced record (and it... Read More
The Waterboys in Spiddal
Last September, the Waterboys performed two special reunion concerts at the Park Lodge Hotel in An Spidéal, County Galway. The group spent six months in the Conamara village in 1988 when they were... Read More
Super Mario Sounds Notated
First released in 1985, the Nintendo game Super Mario Bros., is one of the most successful computer games of all time. Now a dedicated fan, Joseph Karam, has transcribed the music from the game —... Read More
The History of Diatribe
One of the founders of the Irish record label Diatribe, Daniel Jacobson, has written a personal history of the label and published it on his blog. He describes how the label began in a small room of... Read More
Graffiti Classics in Ireland
Founded by Irish double-bassist Cathal Ó Dúill while street-performing in Covent Garden, Graffiti Classics combines classical music with comedy, performing, in their own unique way, everything from '... Read More