Music Writer Mentoring Schemes

In March 2017, The Journal of Music launched two new Music Writer Mentoring Schemes, in County Clare and Galway City, supported by Clare County Council Arts Office and Galway City Arts Office.

Over 12 months, the editorial team of The Journal of Music will work with nine new writers to expand the magazine’s coverage of musical life in these areas.

To date, the following articles have been published:

Galway City Music Writer Mentoring Scheme
Dylan Murphy – Galway Only Knows: Brian Wilson
Vincent Hughes – Outbursts and Lulls: Overhead, the Albatross
Jake Morgan – Two Americas United: RTÉ Concert Orchestra

County Clare Music Writer Mentoring Scheme
Deirdre Clare – The Song Harvest: Paul Brady
Ian Bascombe – Riches of Clare: Sheila Garry, Elaine Hogan, Conor McCarthy and James Duddy

For further details on the background to the schemes, please visit If you would like to develop a similar scheme in your area, please contact the Editor.