Atlantic Music Festival 2012 Fellowship Program

Atlantic Music Festival 2012 Fellowship Program

Atlantic Music Festival 2012 Fellowship Program

The Atlantic Music Festival Fellowship provides complete financial coverage of tuition, housing, and meals during the four weeks of residency.

'Trailblazer' Event with 'Sonic Pop-Up'

'Trailblazer' Event with 'Sonic Pop-Up'

'Trailblazer' Event with 'Sonic Pop-Up'

The line-up of the ‘sonic pop-up’ afterwards is Donal Lunny, Donal Dineen, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (who is also giving a talk), Kate Ellis, Laura Sheeran, Linda Buckley and Seán Mac Erlaine.

Convergence: Éamonn Cagney's debut CD

Convergence: Éamonn Cagney's debut CD

Convergence: Éamonn Cagney's debut CD

Percussionist-composer Éamonn Cagney's debut CD, Convergence, features collaborators such as Niwel Tsumbu, Val Divan, Ciara O’Driscoll, Martin Tourish and Catriona O’Hora.

RTÉ Lyric FM and IMRO Bursaries

RTÉ Lyric FM and IMRO Bursaries

RTÉ Lyric FM and IMRO Bursaries

The recipients of the RTÉ Lyric FM and Irish Music Rights Organisation 'Mentored Composition Bursary' for 2012 have been announced as Seán Clancy and Enda Bates.

Two New Music Qualifications

Two New Music Qualifications

Two New Music Qualifications

The new MA critically examines research and practice in music education, interrogating assumptions, values and practices underpinning research and practice in music education and explores areas such as sociology, philosophy and psychology.

Call For Submissions: Beijing Music Festival

Call For Submissions: Beijing Music Festival

Call For Submissions: Beijing Music Festival

Submitted works should be suitable for performance by the Timi Modern Music ensemble (erhu, pipa, guzheng, dizi (also playing xiao), two violins, saxophone, traditional Irish trio (accordion, Irish pipe, fiddle), with or without electronics

African Folk Music CD from Kenyan Primary School

African Folk Music CD from Kenyan Primary School

African Folk Music CD from Kenyan Primary School

The Irish charity Suas Educational Development is selling a CD of African folk songs recorded by an award-winning primary school choir in Nairobi, Kenya as part of the school's fund raising this Christmas.

Ed Bennett Wins Major Prize

Ed Bennett Wins Major Prize

Ed Bennett Wins Major Prize

Northern Irish composer Ed Bennett has won a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Trust Prize in Performing and Visual Arts. Bennett's prize is worth £70,000.

Singers of Muskerry, West Cork on CD

Singers of Muskerry, West Cork on CD

Singers of Muskerry, West Cork on CD

The album features recordings of singers including Diarmuid Ó Súilleabháin, Seán Ó Liatháin, Máire Ní Cheocháin and Seán Ó Síocháin, and a live version of Seán Ó Riada playing ‘Aisling Gheal’.

Upcoming Arts Council Deadline

Upcoming Arts Council Deadline

Upcoming Arts Council Deadline

The deadline for the Arts Council's music and traditional arts bursary awards — 19 January 2012 — is fast approaching. The maximum bursary award available is €15,000 per year.

Irish Composers’ Collective Concert

Irish Composers’ Collective Concert

Irish Composers’ Collective Concert

The Irish Composers’ Collective stages its next concert on 13 December. The concert features the Rhombus Ensemble

Gloria: 1000 Years of European Sacred Music

Gloria: 1000 Years of European Sacred Music

Gloria: 1000 Years of European Sacred Music

Gloria is a Christmas-themed overview of the development of religious music from Hildegard of Bingen (1098 - 1179) to Arvo Pärt (b.

Seán Ó Riada Competition

Seán Ó Riada Competition

Seán Ó Riada Competition

The Seán Ó Riada Competition, part of the Cork International Choral Festival, invites submissions of new compositions by Irish composers.

Songs of the Scribe Sung by Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin

Songs of the Scribe Sung by Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin

Songs of the Scribe Sung by Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin

Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin has just released a CD called Songs of the Scribe, arising from her work at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, and featuring ten new songs derived from ancient writings.

New Irish Firm Takes On Netflix, iTunes

New Irish Firm Takes On Netflix, iTunes

New Irish Firm Takes On Netflix, iTunes

DJ Media Stream is an entertainment network that will allow users to stream and download media, ranging from music, movies and books, to games and news apps to any connected device, it is set to launch in early 2012.

The Contemporary Music Centre To Screen Short Films

The Contemporary Music Centre To Screen Short Films

The Contemporary Music Centre To Screen Short Films

Dublin’s Contemporary Music Centre will host the screening of two short films with the involvement of Irish composers Stephen Gardner and Rhona Clarke, on 15 November between 6pm and 7pm.

The Irish Chamber Orchestra Christmas Concerts

The Irish Chamber Orchestra Christmas Concerts

The Irish Chamber Orchestra Christmas Concerts

The Irish Chamber Orchestra will perform two seasonally-themed concerts this Christmas, the first on 15 December at the University Concert Hall, Limerick, and the second on 17 December at the RDS Concert Hall, Dublin.

Caoimhín Vallely, Christy Leahy, Ger Wolfe and Séamie O’Dowd Tour

Caoimhín Vallely, Christy Leahy, Ger Wolfe and Séamie O’Dowd Tour

Caoimhín Vallely, Christy Leahy, Ger Wolfe and Séamie O’Dowd Tour

Ahead of a Liffey Banks Sessions gig at the Grand Social, Dublin, The Journal of Music spoke to Caoimhín Vallely about the tour with Christy Leahy, Ger Wolfe and Séamie O’Dowd.

Arts in Action Programme at NUI Galway

Arts in Action Programme at NUI Galway

Arts in Action Programme at NUI Galway

On Friday, 11 November piper Ronan Browne, contemporary dancer Cindy Cummings, singer Seán Tyrrell, sean-nós singer Róisín Elsafty and bodhrán player Tommy Hayes will perform together in the Bailey Allen Hall at NUI Galway.

European Commission Festival Funding

European Commission Festival Funding

European Commission Festival Funding

The maximum available grant available in 2012/2013 is 100,000 euro or 60% of eligible costs, and the support can be granted for one edition of the festival. Only festivals having held at least five previous editions are eligible.

Colour Out of Space 2011

Colour Out of Space 2011

Colour Out of Space 2011

Colour Out of Space, a weekend-long festival of experimental music and film which takes place across a number of venues in Brighton, returns for its fifth edition this weekend, 11 to 13 November.

Jazz Concerts This Week

Jazz Concerts This Week

Holland is a renowned jazz bass player, having played in Miles Davis’ ‘third great quintet’ alongside Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, and leading his own formidable band in recent years.

New Irish Underground Label Fort Evil Fruit

New Irish Underground Label Fort Evil Fruit

New Irish Underground Label Fort Evil Fruit

The label’s focus will be on an ‘eclectic selection’ of underground music, which, if the current release schedule is anything to go by, will include everything from sound art, to doom metal, to organ improvisations.

Artists and Musicians Collaborating in County Clare

Artists and Musicians Collaborating in County Clare

Artists and Musicians Collaborating in County Clare

The third in the Anon is Anall series will be exhibited in the Rowan Tree during the forthcoming Ennis Trad Festival running from 10 to 14 November, and a recap on the entire series is being organised for next year’s Festival, which will in

Music Educators’ Orchestra

Music Educators’ Orchestra

Music Educators’ Orchestra

Although centered in Dublin, the Music Educators’ Orchestra has deliberately scheduled its rehearsals to take place just one Sunday afternoon each month in order to accommodate teachers and artists from all over the country.

Flamencología at the Helix

Flamencología at the Helix

Flamencología at the Helix

Flamencología is a Compañía Felipe de Algeciras production paying homage to the roots of flamenco.

Choral Music Seminar in Limerick

Choral Music Seminar in Limerick

Choral Music Seminar in Limerick

The workshop and seminar are free and are open to students, teachers, singers, conductors and anyone interested in the field of choral music.

Northern Irish Music Awards

Northern Irish Music Awards

Northern Irish Music Awards

The inaugral Northern Ireland Music Awards (NIMAs) will take place on 2 November, at the Ulster Hall in Belfast.

Oireachtas na Samhna 2011

Oireachtas na Samhna 2011

Oireachtas na Samhna 2011

The second part of Oireachtas na Gaeilge, the main Irish-language festival of the year, starts this week in Killarney.

BCMG Apprentice Composer in Residence Call

BCMG Apprentice Composer in Residence Call

BCMG Apprentice Composer in Residence Call

The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, a leading British new music ensemble, run a year-long annual apprenticeship scheme for composers early in their career.

Whirligig IV

Whirligig IV

Whirligig IV

OKO, Thought-Fox, Umbra and Zoiband will each perform a stylistically diverse set in the latest instalment of Whirligig, a series of concerts that has thus far presented a mixture of acoustic improvisation and traditional jazz.

Doerthe Maria Sandmann Concert in Galway

Doerthe Maria Sandmann Concert in Galway

Doerthe Maria Sandmann Concert in Galway

Berlin-based soprano Doerthe Maria Sandmann will perform at the Cube theatre in the National University of Ireland, Galway, on 3 November. The concert is part of the Arts in Action initiative.

Quantified Self Exhibition at the LAB

Quantified Self Exhibition at the LAB

Quantified Self Exhibition at the LAB

The exhibition continues until 8 December and features new work by artists Michelle Browne, Cliona Harmey, Saoirse Higgins and Bea McMahon in collaboration with Shimmer Research, developers of wearable sensors with applications to kinematic

Traditional Music November Gigs

Traditional Music November Gigs

Traditional Music November Gigs

Traditional music concerts in November include Dublin's Liffy Banks Sessions featuring, among others, Maighréad and Tríona Ni Dhomhnaill, and the Junctions series in Cork with Jean-Michel Veillon, Neil Yates, Tyler Duncan, Mel Mercier,

Music Network Recording Scheme Results

Music Network Recording Scheme Results

Music Network Recording Scheme Results

The Music Recording Scheme was set up to provide support for professional performers and composers in Ireland through awarding funding for music recording.

James Tenney Performance at #OccupyBerlin

James Tenney Performance at #OccupyBerlin

James Tenney Performance at #OccupyBerlin

A group calling itself ‘the initiative’ have issued an open invitation to musicians and others to collaborate in a performance of James Tenney’s indeterminate composition In a large, open space, on Saturday, 29 October, in Berlin in front o

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Mentoring Scheme

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Mentoring Scheme

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Mentoring Scheme

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra’s Mentoring Scheme is designed to offer advanced third level instrumental students the chance to audition, rehearse and perform with the orchestra and also with prominent conductors and soloists.

Linenhall Celebrates Local Music Making

Linenhall Celebrates Local Music Making

Linenhall Celebrates Local Music Making

Film-maker Myles O’Reilly, was commissioned by the Linenhall Arts Centre to document the work of violin-maker Graham Wright, bow-maker Gary Leahy, mandolin- and guitar-maker Brian Lofthouse, and uilleann pipes-maker John Butler.

Irish Bands at Whelan’s

Irish Bands at Whelan’s

Irish Bands at Whelan’s

Thursday, 3 November will see Redneck Manifesto and Somadrone perform at the Dublin venue.

First Aran Trad Fest

First Aran Trad Fest

First Aran Trad Fest

The performers are Frankie Gavin & Dé Dannan; the Cunningham Family dancers; All Ireland Talent Show winners, the Mulkerrin brothers; Galway bands Dalta and Cogar; local band the Jacks; and trio Paudie Walsh, Mike McGrath and Sean Flana

Galway Brass Workshops

Galway Brass Workshops

Brass players of all standards are encouraged to take part. Gary Curtin will tutor musicians on breathing, teamwork and technique. Workshops are free, but advance registration is necessary in order to take part.

Benjamin Dwyer Lecture and Concerts

Benjamin Dwyer Lecture and Concerts

Benjamin Dwyer's new multimedia piece Umbilical will premiere on 4 November, and Dwyer will give a lecture at the Royal Irish Academy on 26 October ahead of the premiere.

Concerts in Dublin City Libraries

Concerts in Dublin City Libraries

Concerts in Dublin City Libraries

The Contemporary Music Centre and the Royal Irish Academy of Music are presenting a series of four concerts in Dublin City libraries, beginning today (24 October) and running until 2 November, to celebrate Dublin's UNESCO City of Liter

Traditional/Folk Music Recording News

Traditional/Folk Music Recording News

Traditional/Folk Music Recording News

New recordings are out from Christy Moore, Breanndán Ó Beaghlaoich, John Doyle and Kavan Donohoe, and a new benefit CD features Kíla, Cormac Breathnach and Damien Dempsey.

Béla Fleck and The Flecktones

Béla Fleck and The Flecktones

Béla Fleck and The Flecktones

The band has been performing since 1988, and has since won five Grammy Awards in a range of categories although their music primarily borrows from bluegrass, jazz and electric fusion.

Centenary Celebration of Frederick May

Centenary Celebration of Frederick May

Centenary Celebration of Frederick May

The Contemporary Music Centre, Dublin Institute of Technology Conservatory of Music and Drama and RTÉ Performing Groups will host an afternoon of music and presentations on 12 November in celebration of the centenary of the year of birth of

Dublin Early Years Music Pilot

Dublin Early Years Music Pilot

Dublin Early Years Music Pilot

Two ‘artists in residence’ are sought for the period February to May 2012.

Leitrim Music Residency CD

Leitrim Music Residency CD

Leitrim Music Residency CD

The launch will take place in the Button Factory, Temple Bar on 24 November, and will be hosted by actor and Leitrim resident Adrian Dunbar, who features on the CD.

Irish Chamber Orchestra and Platform Ireland Live Broadcast

Irish Chamber Orchestra and Platform Ireland Live Broadcast

Irish Chamber Orchestra and Platform Ireland Live Broadcast

The Irish Chamber Orchestra’s concert at the University Concert Hall, Limerick, on 20 October was broadcast live in High Definition on Platform Ireland’s website, as well as on four large digital screens to audiences in Leitrim, Kerry, Wate

Seán Carpio’s Wowos Tour

Seán Carpio’s Wowos Tour

Seán Carpio’s Wowos Tour

Carpio tells The Journal of Music how his latest project came about, quoting Morton Feldman as influencing the compositional mentality of this new band.

Daniel Barenboim Named Musical Director of La Scala

Daniel Barenboim Named Musical Director of La Scala

Daniel Barenboim Named Musical Director of La Scala

Pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim has been named as the new music director of the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan.

ReDiviDer Album Release Tour

ReDiviDer Album Release Tour

ReDiviDer Album Release Tour

ReDiviDer represented Ireland earlier this year with an energetic performance at the 12 Points! festival in Dublin earlier this year, a yearly showcase of young European bands, facilitated by the IMC.

Remembering Muiris Ó Rócháin

Remembering Muiris Ó Rócháin

Remembering Muiris Ó Rócháin

Muiris Ó Rócháin, co-founder and Director of Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, passed away on Monday at the age of 67.

Guitar Music by the Irish Composers' Collective

Guitar Music by the Irish Composers' Collective

Guitar Music by the Irish Composers' Collective

The Irish Composers' Collective will host the latest edition of its monthly concert series at the Kevin Barry Room of the National Concert Hall on 21 October, at 8.30 pm, featuring guitarist John O'Shea.

Arts Council Launches Online Archive

Arts Council Launches Online Archive

Arts Council Launches Online Archive

The Irish Arts Council has selected records from a large archive of documentation, which are presented online as digital copies of letters, minutes and photographs.

New John Kinsella Orchestral Release Launched

New John Kinsella Orchestral Release Launched

New John Kinsella Orchestral Release Launched

The Arts Council and RTÉ launched a new CD of orchestral works by Irish composer and Aosdána member John Kinsella on 11 October as part of the Composers of Ireland series on the RTÉ Lyric FM label.

Spiddal's New Music Club

Spiddal's New Music Club

Spiddal's New Music Club

Breandán Ó hEaghra and Charlie Lennon are the performers for the opening night of the club this Friday, with Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin as MC.

Cork Jazz Festival

Cork Jazz Festival

Cork Jazz Festival

There are free workshops on offer from performing festival artists as part of the Cork Jazz Camp, in Cork School of Music, beginning on 27 October.

The Engine Room Festival 2011

The Engine Room Festival 2011

The Engine Room Festival 2011

The Engine Room Festival is a one-off event celebrating the life, work and legacy of British composer Cornelius Cardew. It will run from 23 November to 11 December at Morley College and the Southbank Centre in London.

The Des Carty Sessions 2011 Lineup

The Des Carty Sessions 2011 Lineup

The Des Carty Sessions 2011 Lineup

The eighth annual South County Dublin Des Carty Sessions, presented by Alternative Entertainments, begins on Saturday week, 22 October, and features appearances from folk favourites, Jim Rooney and Martin Carthy.

National Conference of the Post-Primary Music Teachers’ Association

National Conference of the Post-Primary Music Teachers’ Association

National Conference of the Post-Primary Music Teachers’ Association

The conference fee is 99 euro for the weekend, which includes tea/coffee throughout the weekend, lunch on Saturday 22 October, a conference banquet that night, attendance to all workshops and presentations and also the chance to engage in o

Catherine Leonard and Hugh Tinney Tour

Catherine Leonard and Hugh Tinney Tour

Catherine Leonard and Hugh Tinney Tour

Violinist Catherine Leonard and pianist Hugh Tinney are embarking on a mini-tour of Ireland in late-October, with their four-concert jaunt taking in Westport, Clonmel, Limerick and Bantry.

Arts Council Choral Training Bursary Announced

Arts Council Choral Training Bursary Announced

Arts Council Choral Training Bursary Announced

The scheme is designed to address the training requirements of choral singers outlined in the policy document, Raising Your Voice, published by the Arts Council in 2009 after consultation with the choral sector.

Sacred Harp Singing Events in Belfast and Cork

Sacred Harp Singing Events in Belfast and Cork

Sacred Harp Singing Events in Belfast and Cork

Sacred harp singing developed in the southern region of the United States in the nineteenth century, as a form of unaccompanied sacred choral music to be sung by congregations with little or no specialist musical training.

Prix Ars Electronica

Prix Ars Electronica

Prix Ars Electronica

A new international competition for digital artists, across all fields and including musicians, Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN, is inviting applications to win a residency at the world’s largest particle physics laboratory in Geneva.

We Banjo 3 Win Young Musicwide

We Banjo 3 Win Young Musicwide

We Banjo 3 Win Young Musicwide

From Galway, the members of We Banjo 3 are Enda Scahill, Martin Howley and David Howley.

SoundSet Strings Premiere Irish Works

SoundSet Strings Premiere Irish Works

SoundSet Strings Premiere Irish Works

SoundSet, an ensemble of choir and strings founded in 2010 by composers Laura Kilty and Emma O’Halloran to perform everything from contemporary composition to early music, will premiere two new Irish works for strings, written by O’Halloran

Bottlenote Festival 2011

Bottlenote Festival 2011

Bottlenote Festival 2011

The festival offers a weekend of improvised and new music this year, and features two Berlin-based musicians, trumpeter Tom Arthurs and Roy Carroll on computer, as well as Irish-based members from the roster of the Bottlenote Collective.

Forthcoming Traditional Music Events

Forthcoming Traditional Music Events

Forthcoming Traditional Music Events

A round-up of some upcoming concerts and festivals, including Scoil Cheoil na Botha, Carlow Folk Club, Imagine Trad Festival, Trí60 and the Liffey Banks Sessions.

Fabulous Beast and Liam Ó Maonlaí in London

Fabulous Beast and Liam Ó Maonlaí in London

Fabulous Beast and Liam Ó Maonlaí in London

Michael Keegan-Dolan’s Fabulous Beast dance theatre company and Liam Ó Maonlaí will bring their show Rian to Sadler’s Wells in London on 24 and 25 October, fresh from a run at the Gaiety Theatre as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.

Upcoming IMC Concerts

Upcoming IMC Concerts

Upcoming IMC Concerts

The Improvised Music Company is hosting the third in the series of Trí60 concerts on 15 October. And later in the month, Palooka, a multi-national ‘improvising funk/pop-band’ will be performing as part of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.

Images of Traditional Musicians and Instrument Makers

Images of Traditional Musicians and Instrument Makers

Images of Traditional Musicians and Instrument Makers

Headline names include Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Alec Finn, Noel Hill, Joe Burke, Frankie Gavin, Iarla Ó Lionáird, John Spillane, Paul Brady and Dónal Lunny.

All the Ends of the Earth

All the Ends of the Earth

All the Ends of the Earth

Ergodos Musicians tour a new production this month based on the music of the twelfth century French composer Léonin, including works by Garrett Sholdice, Benedict Schlepper-Connolly and Linda Buckley.

RTÉ Lyric FM and IMRO Composition Bursary

RTÉ Lyric FM and IMRO Composition Bursary

RTÉ Lyric FM and IMRO Composition Bursary

The compositional process will involve working with the 2011/12 Composer-in-Residence Linda Buckley in both the creation of the work, the layout and delivery of the scores and a workshop and recording of the new work with the RTÉ National S

The Junctions Series Continues in Cork

The Junctions Series Continues in Cork

The Junctions Series Continues in Cork

Speaking to The Journal of Music, the organiser Caoimhín Vallely explained that the series tries to provide a platform for 'people who have been pushing the boat out a bit' but who don't always get a chance to display that in

Dublin Sound Lab Call for Participation

Dublin Sound Lab Call for Participation

Dublin Sound Lab Call for Participation

Dublin Sound Lab, Michael Quinn and Fergal Dowling’s specialist electroacoustic and computer music performance group, will host two days of interactive electronic music at Project Arts Centre, Dublin, on 21 and 22 October.

October Music Network Concerts

October Music Network Concerts

October Music Network Concerts

Music Network presents a range of concerts across the country over the following weeks, including tours from the successful applicants of the yearly Performance and Touring Award.

A Festival of Two Halves in Camden Town

A Festival of Two Halves in Camden Town

A Festival of Two Halves in Camden Town

Among many performances at the Return to Camden Town Festival, Noel Hill, Tony Linnane and Alec Finn are heading over to give fans in the UK a chance to relive some of the material from their celebrated 1979 recording.

Britten-Pears Foundation Seeks Research Intern

Britten-Pears Foundation Seeks Research Intern

Britten-Pears Foundation Seeks Research Intern

Ahead of the Britten centenary in 2013, the Britten-Pears Foundation is seeking to appoint a paid research intern on a three month contract.

International Opportunities for Young Jazz Groups

International Opportunities for Young Jazz Groups

International Opportunities for Young Jazz Groups

Both the Irish-run 12 Points! festival and the Bucharest International Jazz Competition are currently seeking entries from young jazz artists and ensembles.

Grúpat Featured at Cut and Splice

Grúpat Featured at Cut and Splice

Grúpat Featured at Cut and Splice

Irish-based international arts collective Grúpat are being profiled alongside durational and silent music collective Wandelweiser at this year’s Cut and Splice festival of experimental music and sound art, which will take place on 3—6 Novem

Arts Council Online Services Win Further Awards

Arts Council Online Services Win Further Awards

Arts Council Online Services Win Further Awards

The Arts Council's Director of Operations, Aidan Burke, said that feedback from users to the online services has been 'overwhelmingly positive', with clients finding the site 'extremely user friendly'.

RTÉ’s Big Music Week

RTÉ’s Big Music Week

RTÉ’s Big Music Week

RTÉ’s second annual Big Music Week runs next week from Monday, 10 October, to Sunday, 16 October. A selection of live and recorded music is planned across RTÉ Radio, Television, RTÉ Performing Groups and online.

New Documentary about Mícheál Ó Domhnaill

New Documentary about Mícheál Ó Domhnaill

Deceased Bothy Band member, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill is the subject of a new documentary to be shown on TG4 on 12 October, featuring reminiscences from his sisters Maighréad and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, as well as the likes of Paddy Glackin, Matt M

Nest Launches at the Ulster Hall

Nest Launches at the Ulster Hall

Nest Launches at the Ulster Hall

Nest, a multimedia arts project culminating in a three day musical and theatrical presentation at T13 in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast on 20—22 July 2011, was launched last week by the Artistic Directors of the project, Brian Irvine and Jo

Niwel Tsumbu Album Release Tour

Niwel Tsumbu Album Release Tour

Niwel Tsumbu Album Release Tour

Recorded earlier this year, Tsumbu has since been busy performing with composer Roger Doyle, Liam O'Maonlaí, in the Cosmopolitan Guitar Quartet, in Donal Dineen's Parish and as part of the Reich Effect festival in Cork.

London International Festival of Exploratory Music

London International Festival of Exploratory Music

London International Festival of Exploratory Music

The third London International Festival of Exploratory Music will run from 29 October to 7 November this year, and is branching out from its previous setting, King's Place, adding to this venue four more, including Café Oto and the Los

Music Generation Fund Round Two

Music Generation Fund Round Two

Music Generation Fund Round Two

Funding can be used towards vocal and instrumental tuition costs, equipment costs, music libraries, administration costs and also new strands of tuition in an existing school or community group.

Traditional Music Highlights Ahead

Traditional Music Highlights Ahead

Traditional Music Highlights Ahead

Joanie Madden's Cherish the Ladies finish up the Irish leg of their extensive twenty-fifth anniversary tour before heading for the United States.

Belfast Festival at Queen's

Belfast Festival at Queen's

Belfast Festival at Queen's

The festival runs from 14–30 October this year featuring a wide array of music taken from across the spectrum of classical, jazz, popular and folk.

Two October Kaleidoscope Concerts

Two October Kaleidoscope Concerts

Two October Kaleidoscope Concerts

Typically a monthly event, the extra date is courtesy of the Goethe Institute and of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival. The concerts will feature music by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Lachenmann, Mozart and Poulenc, among others.

Reviving Tunes in East Clare

Reviving Tunes in East Clare

Reviving Tunes in East Clare

A new CD by Orla Harrington (fiddle), Andrew MacNamara (button accordion) and Jim Higgins (percussion and piano), revives tunes found recorded on a reel-to-reel tape in Cratloe, County Clare.

Six Prizes for New Dublin Voices in Belgium

Six Prizes for New Dublin Voices in Belgium

Six Prizes for New Dublin Voices in Belgium

New Dublin Voices, an amateur chamber choir from Dublin under the direction of Bernie Sherlock, has swept the board at the biennial International Choir Contest of Flanders-Maasmechelen in Belgium.

Arts Council Appointees

Arts Council Appointees

Arts Council Appointees

Éimear O'Connor, Mark O'Regan and Ciarán Walsh have been appointed to the Irish Arts Council, while Peter Browne, Randall Shannon and Rachel Holstead have been reappointed to arts adviser positions.

Féile na Laoch About More Than Ó Riada

Féile na Laoch About More Than Ó Riada

Féile na Laoch About More Than Ó Riada

The only concert of the weekend takes place on Sunday, 2 October in Arus Éamon Mac Suibhne (Halla na Laoch), and will feature Ceoltóirí Chualann, Cór Chúil Aodha, Cór Ban Chúil Aodha, and other musicians including Steve Cooney.

String and Machine at the Project

String and Machine at the Project

String and Machine at the Project

New recorded works for stringed instruments were commissioned from Dónal Lunny and Leopold Hurt and then used as source material for 'digital recompositions' by David Donohoe and Eamonn Doyle together and by Stephan Mat

Galway Jazz Festival

Galway Jazz Festival

Galway Jazz Festival

There is a distinct sense of experimentation in this year's festival, and in particular a juxtaposition of the acoustic and electronic, courtesy of Dutch-based duo Neophobic and Irish acts Soft Day and Deviant.

RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet celebrate Frederick May and Frank Corcoran

RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet celebrate Frederick May and Frank Corcoran

RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet celebrate Frederick May and Frank Corcoran

The RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet are celebrating the music of Irish composers Frederick May and Frank Corcoran this autumn, in addition to touring around the country with a programme featuring May, alongside Mozart and Joseph Haydn.

WOMEX World Music Expo Travel Bursary

WOMEX World Music Expo Travel Bursary

Culture Ireland will bring the second official Irish delegation to the festival, which is attended by hundreds of concert and festival bookers, labels, managers, producers, publishers and distributors from around the globe.

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