Latest Listings

Lisa O'Neill – The Wren, The Wren
Album
15 November River Lea Records
Project Manager (Arts), BBC Cymru Wales
Job
17 November BBC Cymru Wales
Editorial Work Experience 2020 – Books
Call for Submissions
12 December The Guardian
Editorial Work Experience 2020 – The Guide
Call for Submissions
12 December The Guardian
 Editorial Work Experience 2020 – Observer Culture & New Review
Call for Submissions
12 December The Observer

Latest Reader Reviews

Be Kind
Album
17 May Beauty Sleep
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett
Album
13 September Realworld Records
Lizzo: Cuz I Love You Too Tour
Concert
10 November Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Deerhunter
Concert
2 November Whelan's, Dublin
The Limerick Fling
Concert
7 November University Concert Hall, Limerick

News

‘I think it's time now for a wider conversation to happen’: TradTalk Conference in Dublin This Weekend
Speakers at the inaugural traditional arts conference include Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Jack Talty, Úna Monaghan, John Carty and Martin Hayes.
Campaign Launched to Reverse Closure of RTÉ Lyric FM Studios
Protest to take place at the University of Limerick.
 Laoise Kelly Awarded TG4 Gradam Ceoil
Lillis Ó Laoire, Josephine Marsh, Sharon Howley, Seamus Connolly and Ned Kelly also receive awards.

News – UK

Arts Council England to Match-Fund €10k Crowdfunded Support for Music Education Projects
'Our Music Crowd' programme will use Spacehive crowdfunding site and meet funds for Music Education Hubs up to £10k.
'It's all shoes off, on the floor and up close': Sam Lee's Amplification-free Folk Festival
Day-long Unamplifire festival features Peggy Seeger and Calum MacColl, Trú, Ana Silvera, and Burd Ellen.

Reviews

Making Moves in the Banquet Hall
Listening Bodies, a collaboration between the vocal group Tonnta and Kirkos ensemble, took place in Dublin's Smock Alley Theatre at the weekend and featured a four-hour programme of Irish and international work. Mark Fitzgerald reviews.
The High Drama of Homophobia
Conor Mitchell's provocative new opera based on the DUP's derogatory comments on homosexuality premiered in Belfast last week. Laura Sheary reviews.
Witness to Suffering
Kirkos ensemble gave a performance of Sebastian Adams' 'Harry Patch' and Robert Coleman's 'Cross' last month in Dublin. Tim Diovanni reviews.

Articles

Lankum Won’t Let Ireland Forget
Toner Quinn
Traditional music once comforted us and reassured us, writes Toner Quinn, but not Lankum.
2020 – Where is the Money in Today's Music World?
The music business isn't just coming back to life right now, it may actually be bigger than before. What has changed, how did it happen, and what does it mean for artists? Gareth Murphy surveys the contemporary industry and asks: Who is making money from music and how?
Making the Case for Ina Boyle
A recent book on the life and work of the Irish composer Ina Boyle suggests an oeuvre worth uncovering. James Camien McGuiggan explores the arguments.
A New Irish Musical Language is Developing
We have entered a new era in Irish music, writes Toner Quinn, in which a language based on traditional music and song is producing extraordinary work across genres, but is it getting the attention it deserves?

Latest Events

Lisa O'Neill – The Wren, The Wren
Album
15 November River Lea Records
The Richie Buckley Quintet - Live at Arthur's Jazz n' Blues Club
Concert
19 January Arthur's Blues and Jazz Club
The Greg Lloyd Group - Live at Arthurs Blues n' Jazz Club
Concert
12 December Arthur's Blues and Jazz Club
Sheryl Bailey (U.S.) & The Peter Moc Group - Live at Arthurs Jazz n' Blues Club
Concert
30 November Arthur's Blues and Jazz Club
The Phil Ware Trio - Live at Arthurs Jazz Club
Concert
5 December Arthur's Blues and Jazz Club

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Project Manager (Arts), BBC Cymru Wales
Job
17 November BBC Cymru Wales
Editorial Work Experience 2020 – Books
Call for Submissions
12 December The Guardian
Editorial Work Experience 2020 – The Guide
Call for Submissions
12 December The Guardian
 Editorial Work Experience 2020 – Observer Culture & New Review
Call for Submissions
12 December The Observer
Editorial Work Experience 2020 – Arts & Culture (including Film and Music)
Call for Submissions
12 December The Guardian

Upcoming Events

Tea Dance Tunes: Dementia Friendly Concerts
Concert
15 November National Concert Hall
Tea Dance Tunes: Dementia Friendly Concerts
Concert
15 November National Concert Hall
Zrazy in Bewleys Cafe Theatre Fri Nov 15
Concert
15 November Bewleys Cafe Theatre, Dublin
Zrazy in Bewleys Cafe Theatre Dublin
Concert
15 November Bewleys Cafe Theatre, Dublin
Oklahoma!
Concert
15 November National Concert Hall
Navarra Quartet
Concert
15 November St Peter's Church of Ireland, Drogheda
Buile Suibhne (The Madness of Sweeney)
Concert
15 November RUA RED
The Bootleg Beach Boys 2019
Concert
15 November The Civic, Tallaght
Gatehouse In Concert
Concert
15 November The Pillar House, Ballinasloe
BIMM Dublin Open Day
Open Day
16 November BIMM Dublin

Upcoming Deadlines

Creative Places Project Management Programme in Tuam
Tender
15 November The Arts Council
7 Virtual Jazz Club's Contest - 4th Edition
Competition
15 November www.7virtualjazzclub.net
Call out for cellists
Call for Submissions
15 November Music for Galway
Creative Manager
Job
15 November Island Records
Open Auditions
Audition
15 November Irish National Opera
Digital Media Planner
Job
15 November Spotify, London
Open Auditions 2019
Audition
15 November Abbey Theatre
The Bellagio Center Residency Program
Call for Submissions
15 November The Rockefeller Foundation
Bass Clarinet / Clarinet
Audition
15 November Boston Symphony Orchestra
Irish-Language Writer-in-Residence
Job
15 November Dublin City University

Funding

Arts Grant Scheme 2020 21 November Cork City Council
The Arts in Context Award 2020 21 November Cork City Council
The Individual Artists’ Bursary Award 2020 21 November Cork City Council
The Project Scheme 2020 21 November Cork City Council