Latest Listings

Choosing Your Platform with David Taylor
Workshop
15 December Music Network
Optimising your Video with Simon Peter King
Workshop
14 December Music Network
Optimising your Audio with Mairéad O’Reilly
Workshop
11 December Music Network
Performing Online: An Overview with Lisa Occhino
Workshop
10 December Music Network

News

Digital Concert Planner: 30 November–6 December 2020
This week's online concerts and livestreams from Monday to Sunday.
New Releases of the Week (27 November 2020)
A round-up of recent releases, including Sfiiinx, Aengus Hackett, Andy Irvine, Úna Keane, Minced Oath and Carina Drury. To submit your music for inclusion, please email...
'An acknowledgement of Steve's profound and enduring commitment to his art': Steve Cooney Celebrated at RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards
Cooney wins three awards and receives Lifetime Achievement Award; Frank Harte inducted into Hall of Fame.

News – UK

Deschanel Gordon Wins BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020
Twenty-two-year-old pianist performed music by Kenny Garrett, Thelonious Monk and his own composition.
Darragh Morgan to Perform Programme of Iranian Works at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
Concert will be free to view on the festival's website this Sunday.
Nominees Announced for 2020 Scottish Traditional Music Awards
Awards to be broadcast on BBC Alba on 12 December.

Reviews

The Interplay of Light and Dark
Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin and Ultan O’Brien's new traditional and experimental album probes the soundworld between voice, fiddle and viola. Adrian Scahill reviews.
No Obstacle for Erraught Online
The Irish mezzo Tara Erraught performed on 15 November at Dublin Castle as part of Irish National Opera's livestream series, Mezzo Masterpieces. Brendan Finan reviews.
Understanding the Core Tradition
The latest release from the traditional music label Raelach Records is its very first compilation album, featuring Noel Hill, Aoife Ní Bhriain, Pádraic Keane and Nell Ní Chróinín. Toner Quinn reviews.

Articles

Is It Time to Separate Irish Traditional Music from Irishness?
Helen Lawlor
‘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.
Rebuilding the Public Conversation Around Music
Why is the public conversation around music important, and how do we make it stronger? Toner Quinn reflects on twenty years of publishing the Journal of Music and the changes that have taken place.
How the Arts Made Their Funding Breakthrough
The government’s funding announcement for the arts in Budget 2021 was unprecedented, and there are lessons to be learned from the way in which it came about, writes Toner Quinn.
Leo Rowsome: A Man Ahead of His Time
On the fiftieth anniversary of the passing of the great uilleann piper Leo Rowsome (1903–1970), his daughter Helena Grimes reflects on his legacy and remembers her musical childhood in Dublin.

From the Archive

CD Review: Albert Fry
Robert McMillen
Tráthnóna Beag Aréir // Gael Linn // CEFCD 193
Nov 1, 2008
Riches of Clare: Sheila Garry, Elaine Hogan, Conor McCarthy and James Duddy
Ian Bascombe
In the first music review from our new Journal of Music/Clare County Council Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, Ian Bascombe reviews a recent Riches of Clare concert featuring an...
Jul 26, 2017
Seachanges / Orchestral Music – Raymond Deane
Axel Klein
A review of two recent CDs by Irish composer Raymond Deane.
Mar 1, 2001

Listen

Podcasts

Listen Back: The Silencing of An Spidéal – Discussions on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta and TG4
Journal of Music article on the decline of music in An Spidéal discussed on 'Adhmhaidin', 'Iris Aniar' and 'Nuacht TG4'.

Latest Events

Choosing Your Platform with David Taylor
Workshop
15 December Music Network
Optimising your Video with Simon Peter King
Workshop
14 December Music Network
Optimising your Audio with Mairéad O’Reilly
Workshop
11 December Music Network
Performing Online: An Overview with Lisa Occhino
Workshop
10 December Music Network

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Digital Culture Officer
Job
14 December London Irish Centre
Finance & Administration Officer
Job
18 December Music Generation
Strategic Communications & Marketing Manager
Job
18 December Music Generation
Music Generation Development Officer (Dublin City)
Job
15 December Music Generation Dublin City
Exploring and Thinking Bursary 2020
Funding
11 December Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and South Dublin County Council

Upcoming Events

The Irish Guitar Quartet
Concert
4 December Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork
Vanbrugh Quartet - The Beethoven String Quartets – Autumn Season
Concert
4 December Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
Frankie's Guys
Concert
6 December An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk
Performing Online: An Overview with Lisa Occhino
Workshop
10 December Music Network
Optimising your Audio with Mairéad O’Reilly
Workshop
11 December Music Network
The Ficino Quartet - The Beethoven String Quartets – Autumn Season
Concert
11 December Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
John O'Conor - Beethoven @ 250
Concert
13 December National Concert Hall
Optimising your Video with Simon Peter King
Workshop
14 December Music Network
Choosing Your Platform with David Taylor
Workshop
15 December Music Network

Upcoming Deadlines

Marketing Manager – Events
Job
30 November Royal College of Music
Web and Digital Officer
Job
30 November Opera North
Musician Teacher (Percussion)
Job
30 November Sistema Scotland / Big Noise Douglas
Music Generation Development Officer (Galway County)
Job
30 November Music Generation Galway County
Creative Learning Intern
Job
30 November The Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Production Administrator
Job
30 November Manchester International Festival
The Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism
Competition
30 November The Observer
Associate Producer
Job
30 November Manchester International Festival
Composition Wales 2021
Competition
30 November BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
Lecturer in Folk and Traditional Music
Job
30 November Newcastle University

Funding

Coronavirus Hardship Funding 30 November Help Musicians
Platform 31 30 November Association of Local Authority Arts Offices
Co-funding Award 2021 10 December The Arts Council
Exploring and Thinking Bursary 2020 11 December Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and South Dublin County Council
Small Grants Programme 31 December Arts Council of Northern Ireland