John Tavener Remembered John Tavener Remembered The death of English composer Sir John Tavener at the age of sixty-nine this week prompted tributes from around the world, including many claims that the description of his music as 'holy minimalist... Read More
Gerald Barry Nominated for British Composers Awards Gerald Barry Nominated for British Composers Awards Irish composer Gerald Barry has been shortlisted for the British Composers Awards for his new opera, The Importance of Being Earnest, which is based on the play by Oscar Wilde. Commissioned by the... Read More
Micheál Ó Confhaola Wins Corn Uí Riada Micheál Ó Confhaola Wins Corn Uí Riada This year's Corn Uí Riada, the main sean nós singing competition in Ireland, was won by Mícheál Ó Confhaola of Casla, County Galway. Ó Conghaile's winning performance of the song 'Peigín Audley' took... Read More
Music Network Announces Recipients of Recording Scheme Music Network Announces Recipients of Recording Scheme The results of this year's Arts Council Music Recording Scheme, managed by Music Network, have been announced, with a total of €71,500 allocated to nine different projects. Sixty-six applications... Read More
Artists Face a Fundamental Issue of Survival, Says Director of Arts Council Artists Face a Fundamental Issue of Survival, Says Director of Arts Council 'Keeping the show on the road is not a cliché; it is a real challenge for many,' wrote Orlaith Mc Bride, Director of the Arts Council, this week in a message to artists and arts organisations around... Read More
Capturing the Unpredictable Capturing the Unpredictable The Dublin-based composer and musician Anna Murray has just released an EP of ambient electronic tracks. Across four tracks, Rndr features recorded improvisations from made in the music programming... Read More
Model Music Education on the GAA? Model Music Education on the GAA? In a recent article for the Irish Examiner, the Clare-based musician Cathy Desmond calls for greater integration of music into the school curriculum. 'If Ireland wants to forge a common culture of... Read More
Do It Yourself: Comparing Successful Record Label Models Do It Yourself: Comparing Successful Record Label Models A panel at the recent Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) discussed the role of record labels since the turn of the century, with a particular focus on the success of DIY labels, reports the blog of the... Read More
New Music Venue to Launch in Dublin New Music Venue to Launch in Dublin Set up by three young entrepreneurs, Anna Gallagher, Ciara Coyne and Shane Masterson, the BelloBar is a new Dublin music venue opening in November. Situated below the Lower Deck Pub at Portobello... Read More
Twitter's #Music App Set to be Shelved Twitter's #Music App Set to be Shelved It was only last March that we reported the launch of Twitter's new music service, it's #Music app. Now the company is said the be ready to abandon the project, according to a recent report by Forbes... Read More