Latest

Irish National Opera’s New Opera Explorer Series
Series will focus on a different country each week and feature Claudia Boyle, Naomi Louisa O’Connell, Gyula Nagy, John Molloy, Sinéad Campbell Wallace, Brenton Ryan and more.
New Releases of the Week (30 April 2021)
A round-up of recent releases including Cathy Jordan and Peter Crann, Tansy Davies, Louise Gaffney, Atlantic Arc and Soda Blonde. To submit your music for inclusion, please email [email protected]
'Small organised cultural events' for 15 People Permitted from 10 May
Arts Minister says department currently working on proposals for music venues and large events. ...

Latest Listings

The Drive. & Bricknasty LIVE at The Sound House
Concert
21 May The Sound House Eden Quay Dublin 1
Youth Orchestra Day of Celebration
Concert
9 May ONLINE
Director of Artist Marketing
Job
19 May Fender, London
Amplify: Artist Mentorship Programme 2021
Call for Submissions
7 May The Nest Collective

News

RIP Singer and Collector Seán Corcoran
A collector of traditional song and music since the 1960s, he was also a member of the group Cran.
Concert Planner & Upcoming Job Deadlines (4–9 May 2021)
This week's concerts, livestreams, and job and funding deadlines from Tuesday to Sunday.
New Appointments and Awards in Music (May 2021)
A round-up of recent appointments and awards including the Markievicz Award, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Music Generation Cavan and Monaghan, ISM Distinguished Musician...

News – UK

Competitors Announced for 2021 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition
Competition will take place from 12 to 19 June.
Finalists Announced for 2021 Leeds International Piano Competition
24 finalists from 18 countries will compete in the competition’s final rounds in September.
Photos: A Look at Edinburgh International Festival's New Outdoor Venues
Festival to take place from 7 to 29 August 2021.

Reviews

Music Worth Making
The 8th edition of New Music Dublin, Ireland's largest festival of contemporary music, took place on 23–26 April, this time online. With 33 world premieres and a weekend full of concerts, did it manage to maintain the momentum of recent years? Adrian Smith reviews.
When We Think of a Loved One
Filmmaker and musician Myles O'Reilly has been releasing music under the title of [Indistinct Chatter] since shortly after the pandemic began. His third record of ambient electronica, 'My Mother's Star' was released last month. Don O'Mahony reviews.
A Festival of Different Futures
On 14–18 April, Louth Contemporary Music Society presented a five-day online festival featuring work by Sarah Hennies, Kevin Volans, Cornelius Cardew, Leo Brouwer and more. Brendan Finan reviews.

Articles

How to Transform Ireland’s Music Business
Gareth Murphy
With Covid-19 now reaching endgame, we're about to enter a new situation: a global music marketplace that's grown a whole lot younger and more technological. In order for Ireland to embrace this future, it needs an ambitious new music plan – with record labels at its heart. Gareth Murphy sets out five steps to help transform Ireland's music business.
How RTÉ Can Restore Its Leadership Role in Music
Music and broadcasting go hand in hand, but RTÉ's leadership role in music has been shrinking in recent years. Toner Quinn suggests four ways to turn the situation around...
2021: The Music Boom is Coming
What a year 2020 was. When it began, the outlook for the music industry hadn't looked so good in decades. Then came Covid-19, the industrial equivalent of a comet hurtling in from deep space. As we emerge into 2021, it's time for some damage assessment. What exactly has been destroyed?...
Is It Time to Separate Irish Traditional Music from Irishness?
‘Trad Nation’, a new book by fiddle-player and scholar Tes Slominski, questions how ‘Irish’ Irish traditional music is in a postnational music scene, and makes the case for separating the genre from ethnic nationalism. Helen Lawlor reviews.

From the Archive

The Next Best Sound to Silence: The ECM Story
Tim Thurston
For over 30 years the Munich based record label ECM have issued a unique series of recordings which, says Tim Thurston, have not only redefined jazz, but have changed the face of...
Nov 1, 2001
Live Reviews: Horizons: Roger Doyle
Rob Casey
National Concert Hall, Dublin 5 February 2008
Mar 1, 2008
Howard Ferguson (1908-1999)
Garret Cahill
The life and work of an Irish composer.
May 1, 2003

Latest Events

The Drive. & Bricknasty LIVE at The Sound House
Concert
21 May The Sound House Eden Quay Dublin 1
Youth Orchestra Day of Celebration
Concert
9 May ONLINE
Acis & Galatea
Opera
5 September The Vache Baroque Festival

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Director of Artist Marketing
Job
19 May Fender, London
Amplify: Artist Mentorship Programme 2021
Call for Submissions
7 May The Nest Collective
Writers in Schools Scheme
Funding
1 September The Arts Council
Music/Music Technology Teacher
Job
16 May The BRIT School, Croydon
Lottery Project Funding 2021-2022
Funding
1 June Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Upcoming Deadlines

Development Manager, Trusts
Job
5 May National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
National Dance Residency Partnership
Call for Submissions
5 May Partnership between Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick, Firkin Crane and Galway Dance Project
Digital Production Manager
Job
5 May Lyric Theatre Belfast
Director of Development
Job
6 May Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Deputy Director
Job
7 May Theatre and Dance NI
Assistant, Publicity
Job
7 May Warner Music Group, New York
Amplify: Artist Mentorship Programme 2021
Call for Submissions
7 May The Nest Collective
Digital Archivist Position at ITMA
Job
7 May Irish Traditional Music Archive

Funding

Capacity Building Support Scheme 13 May The Arts Council
Development of a Digital Strategy 17 May The Arts Council
Next Generation Artists Award 20 May The Arts Council