Latest

A Homecoming Away from Home
Brendan Finan
The Inishowen Trad Orchestra and Choir, conducted by Martin Tourish, presented a new work, 'Inishowen', at the National Concert Hall on 22 January. Brendan Finan reviews. ...
Concerts & Festivals (23–29 January 2023)
The Journal Of Music
This week's concerts, festivals and job and funding deadlines from Monday to Sunday. ...
The Gradual Unfolding of Ideas
Adrian Smith
Last week the National Symphony Orchestra performed four world premieres by Irish composers – orchestral works by Adam McCartney, Seán O’Dálaigh, Judith Ring and Karen Power. Adrian Smith reviews.

Latest Listings

An Ghaoth Aniar (The Wind from the West)
Musical Theatre
26 June Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
Added by Michelle Murphy
An Ghaoth Aniar (The Wind from the West)
Musical Theatre
24 June Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
Added by Michelle Murphy
Anam – The National Folk Theatre of Ireland
Musical Theatre
22 May Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
Added by Michelle Murphy
Nobody/Somebody
Opera
5 March The Elmwood Hall
Nobody/Somebody
Opera
4 March The Elmwood Hall

News

New Releases (26 January 2023)
The Journal of Music's regular round-up of recent albums and singles, including Meltybrains?, Úna Monaghan, Dave Flynn, CMAT, Lí Ban, Maya Homburger, Barry Guy and Lucas...
Latest Appointments and Awards in Music (January 2023)
A round-up of recent appointments and awards with news from Consairtín, Arts Council and UCC, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Improvised Music Company, Irish Baroque Orchestra,...
Concerts & Festivals (23–29 January 2023)
This week's concerts, festivals and job and funding deadlines from Monday to Sunday.

Reviews

The Gradual Unfolding of Ideas
Last week the National Symphony Orchestra performed four world premieres by Irish composers – orchestral works by Adam McCartney, Seán O’Dálaigh, Judith Ring and Karen Power. Adrian Smith reviews.
A Homecoming Away from Home
The Inishowen Trad Orchestra and Choir, conducted by Martin Tourish, presented a new work, 'Inishowen', at the National Concert Hall on 22 January. Brendan Finan reviews.
Lesser-known Pathways of the Baroque in Ireland
The Irish Baroque Orchestra has recently released a third CD focusing on music that would have been heard in eighteenth-century Dublin, 'The Hibernian Muse – Music for Ireland by Purcell and Cousser', with Peter Whelan conducting and featuring the chamber choir Sestina. Mark Fitzgerald reviews.

Articles

So That They are Not Lost
James Camien McGuiggan
The Dublin-based Dutch soprano Judith Mok, born to Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, has recently published 'The State of Dark', a book telling the story of her family. James Camien McGuiggan reviews.
'A Civilizational Battle': Russia, Ukraine and the Conflict Over Culture
There have been renewed calls for a boycott of Russian culture, but many Russian artists are at odds with the regime and we should support them, writes Adrian Smith.
One Voice, Many Paths
Bono's new memoir, 'Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story', brings the reader from his formative years up to the present and explores the rise of U2, the band's catalogue of albums, his political campaigning, and family relationships. Laura Watson reviews. ...
The Collector as Coloniser?
The University of Chicago Press has recently published a book on the influential Irish music collector Francis O'Neill, 'The Beat Cop – Chicago’s Chief O’Neill and the Creation of Irish Music' by Michael O’Malley. Mary Louise O'Donnell reviews. ...

From the Archive

All Collisions End in Static: the Music of Linda Buckley
Bob Gilmore
Bob Gilmore interviews leading young composer Linda Buckley who divides her time between Berlin and Dublin.
Sep 1, 2008
A Whole New Thing
Alice Echols
Alice Echols tells the forgotten story of the daring, cross-racial experimentation that happened across rock, funk and disco during the 1970s.
Feb 1, 2010
Still Feeding Folk's Roots
Shannon McNamee
Now in its eightieth year, Topic has just released a double-album of artists singing classic songs previously released on the label. Shannon McNamee reviews.
Jul 12, 2019

Latest Events

An Ghaoth Aniar (The Wind from the West)
Musical Theatre
26 June Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
Added by Michelle Murphy
An Ghaoth Aniar (The Wind from the West)
Musical Theatre
24 June Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
Added by Michelle Murphy
Anam – The National Folk Theatre of Ireland
Musical Theatre
22 May Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
Added by Michelle Murphy
Nobody/Somebody
Opera
5 March The Elmwood Hall
Nobody/Somebody
Opera
4 March The Elmwood Hall

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Irish Youth Wind Ensemble 2023: 31 July - 6 August 2023
Course
31 July University of Limerick
Added by iayo
Concerts Manager
Job
13 February Edinburgh International Festival
Media Officer
Job
20 February Edinburgh International Festival
Dance Artist Residency Scheme
Funding
23 February The Arts Council
Deis Recording and Publication Award
Funding
16 February The Arts Council

Upcoming Events

Lord Mayor's Tea Dance
Dance
29 January City Hall Cork
Added by Gerry Kelly
The Fleischmann Choir
Concert
29 January Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy's Cross, Cork
Dublin City Choral Union presents Luigi Cherubini's Requiem in C Minor
Concert
29 January St. Andrew's Church, Westland Row, Dublin 2
IMBOLC 2023
Festival
29 January Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Doire
Added by Ryan Harling
Moonage Daydream
Film
30 January University Concert Hall Limerick

Upcoming Deadlines

Head of Diversity
Job
30 January UK Music
Finance Manager
Job
30 January Young Norfolk Arts
Finance Director
Job
30 January Chineke! Foundation
CMC Associate Artist Representation
Call for Submissions
31 January The Contemporary Music Centre
Added by CMC Ireland
Beyond the Pale 2023 Arts & Experience Open Call
Call for Submissions
31 January Beyond the Pale
Invitation to Tender to Represent Ireland at Venice 2024
Call for Submissions
31 January Culture Ireland
Learning &Participation Executive -Young People and Families /Schools & Teachers
Job
2 February The National Concert Hall Dublin
Added by Casey Price
Senior Officer, Planning
Job
2 February Arts Council England

Funding

Culture Ireland Funding 1 February Culture Ireland
Touring of Work Scheme – Advance Planning 2 February The Arts Council
Touring of Work Scheme 2 February The Arts Council
Architecture Bursary Award 9 February The Arts Council