The Atlantic Music Festival Fellowship provides complete financial coverage of tuition, housing, and meals during the four weeks of residency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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’.
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.
The Irish Composers’ Collective stages its next concert on 13 December. The concert features the Rhombus Ensemble
Gloria is a Christmas-themed overview of the development of religious music from Hildegard of Bingen (1098 - 1179) to Arvo Pärt (b.
The Seán Ó Riada Competition, part of the Cork International Choral Festival, invites submissions of new compositions by Irish composers.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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
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.