Latest Listings

Irlandiani
Album
27 October Penny Fiddle Records
The Mary Wallopers
Concert
31 October Online
Harp O'Clock with Aisling Ennis
Concert
29 October Online
James Gilchrist tenor; Anna Tilbrook piano
Concert
1 November Wigmore Hall Online

News

Digital Concert Planner: 27 October–1 November 2020
This week's digital concerts from Tuesday to Sunday. To have your concert included next week (2–8 November), please add it to our listings.
New Releases of the Week (23 October 2020)
A round-up of recent releases, including Ed Bennett, Sam Amidon, A Lilac Decline, Maeve Gilchrist, the Choral Scholars of University College Dublin, Kyoto Love Hotel and Rowan. To...
Arts Council Announces €1.76m in Funding for Music, Opera and Traditional Arts
Journal of Music granted funding of €64k for 2021.

News – UK

New UK and Irish Folk Albums Chart to Be Launched
First chart to be announced at a live-streamed event from the HOME arts venue in Manchester this Saturday 17 October at 8pm.
New £1,000 Prize Launched for Young Classical Music Critics
Open to anyone living in the UK aged between 16 to 25; deadline for submissions is 2 February 2021.
Wigmore Hall Seeking 12 Composers for 'Lockdown Commission'
New scheme is open to composers in the UK and internationally.

Reviews

Room for the Mysterious Folk
Composer and producer Neil O'Connor (formerly Somadrone) has recently released 'Ampere', a second album under the title Ordnance Survey, featuring collaborations with Dónal Lunny, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Cormac Mac Diarmada and David Murphy. Don O'Mahony reviews.
Every Second Feels Real
After emerging onto the scene in 2017, releasing two EPs and performing at many of Ireland's festivals, pop-grunge four-piece Pillow Queens released their debut album last month. Jake Tiernan reviews.
There's Strength in Song
Limerick singer-songwriter Emma Langford's second album 'Sowing Acorns', released last month, is a blend of folk-inspired songwriting and upbeat pop. Shannon McNamee reviews.

Articles

How the Arts Made Their Funding Breakthrough
Toner Quinn
The government’s funding announcement for the arts last week 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.
How Can the Arts Plan in This Uncertainty?
The new Covid restrictions regarding indoor and outdoor gatherings have caused even more disruption in music and the arts, just as we thought things might be improving. Is it possible to have confidence about organising an event in this environment, and if not, what needs to be done, asks Shannon McNamee.
John Hume and the Artists That Make Us Think
John Hume's views on the role of artists in a conflict are worth considering today, writes Toner Quinn.

From the Archive

The Raw Bar
Ciaran Carson
Ciaran Carson cherishes the moments when listening is important.
Aug 1, 2010
Live Review: Sa Dingding
Aengus Ó Maoláin
Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin / 24 August 2008
Nov 1, 2008
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

Latest Reader Reviews

Hilary Woods - Birthmarks
Album
13 March Sacred Bones Records
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Joshua Burnside – Into the Depths of Hell
Album
4 September Independent
5
Conal Ó Gráda – The Top of Coom
Album
1 June Claddagh Records
5
Christy Moore – Prosperous (Remastered 2020)
Album
29 August Tara Music
4
Víkingur Ólafsson – Johann Sebastian Bach
Album
7 September Deutsche Grammophon
5

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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

The Mary Wallopers
Concert
31 October Online
Harp O'Clock with Aisling Ennis
Concert
29 October Online
James Gilchrist tenor; Anna Tilbrook piano
Concert
1 November Wigmore Hall Online
Steven Isserlis cello; Connie Shih piano
Concert
31 October Wigmore Hall Online

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

IDA Awards
Funding
13 November The University of Atypical
Assistant Producer
Job
1 November BBC Sounds
Development Manager
Job
23 November Opera Rara
Director
Job
6 November Fighting Words NI
Producer (Maternity Cover)
Job
9 November Tinderbox Theatre Company

Upcoming Events

Ulster Orchestra Chamber Ensembles
Concert
27 October Online (no physical location)
Feeling Good with Karen Underwood and John O’Brien
Concert
30 October The Everyman, Cork
Halloween Drive-in Movies
Film
31 October Red Cow Moran Hotel
Caca Milis Samhain Cabaret
Musical Theatre
31 October Wexford Arts Centre
Frankenstein Bolts
Concert
5 November Wexford Arts Centre
Luminosa Live - Voces Luminis
Concert
6 November Online from Galway Cathedral
SEAC online Singing Session with Rita Gallagher
Session
7 November The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre
That’s Life: The Story of Frank Sinatra
Concert
8 November The Everyman, Cork

Upcoming Deadlines

News Provision
Job
27 October Visual Artists Ireland
Board Directors
Call for Submissions
30 October Project Arts Centre
Chair to the Board
Call for Submissions
30 October Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Vice-Chair to the Board
Call for Submissions
30 October Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Call for Composers: Lockdown Commissions
Call for Scores
30 October Wigmore Hall
Board Member
Call for Submissions
30 October Arts Council of Northern Ireland
The King House Piano Commission 2020/2021
Call for Submissions
30 October Roscommon County Council
Music Network seeks to appoint new Chair
Job
30 October Music Network
Call for Artists
Call for Submissions
30 October Transeuropa
Open Call: Galway x Kaunas Artist’s Residency
Call for Submissions
30 October Tulca Festival of Visual Arts

Funding

Young Musicians’ Platform Scheme 29 October Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Begin Together Arts Fund 4 November Bank of Ireland
Developing your Creative Practice Fund 5 November Arts Council England
An Invitation to Collaboration Scheme 5 November The Arts Council
Reel Art 8 November The Arts Council