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All of Bach – Online Concert Series
Concert
31 December The Netherlands Bach Society
City of Derry International Choir Festival
Festival
21 October St Columb's Hall, Derry
The Sofa Singers – Online Singalong
Concert
7 April Online
The Sofa Singers – Online Singalong
Concert
31 March Online
Finance Manager (6 Month Fixed‑term Contract)
Job
10 April Irish Traditional Music Archive

Latest Reader Reviews

Diatribe Stage 2: Lina Andonovska – A Way A Lone A Last  @ New Music Dublin 2020
Concert
28 February Room 103, National Concert Hall
English Chamber Orchestra featuring Natalie Clein
Concert
22 January National Concert Hall
Elsewhere
Opera
29 November St Meldoid's Church, Castleblayney
2manyDJs & The 2 Bears
Concert
20 December Jam Park
Claudia Boyle, Soprano RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Proinnsías Ó Duinn, Conductor
Concert
9 December National Concert Hall

News

RIP Fiddle-player Ben Lennon
Influential Leitrim musician passes away.
Digital Concert Planner: 30 March–5 April 2020
This week's digital concerts from Monday to Sunday. To have your digital concert included next week (6–12 April), please add it to our listings.
Most Read Articles on the Journal of Music (23–28 March)
What now for the live music scene and the arts, online commissions, young composers' competition, RTÉ and BBC online music series.

News – UK

BBC Introducing Series Now Available Online
Series includes performances by British artists who were due to play SXSW.
COVID-19 / UK: Update on Festivals and Events
A list of concerts and festivals postponed or cancelled in the UK due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nominees Announced for the Scottish Awards for New Music 2020
David Fennessy, Thea Musgrave, the Scottish Ensemble, Aidan O’Rourke and Kit Downes, Ben Lunn, Richard Craig, and Brìghde Chaimbeul among nominees.

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Podcasts

Podcast: COVID-19 – What Now for Music and the Arts?
With so many music and arts events cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, how will the music world adjust, and has the health crisis now changed the live music scene for good?

Reviews

The More Things Change
Dublin rap artist Lethal Dialect has recently released 'LD50 Part 3', the third release in his LD50 project documenting the split in modern Ireland's social fabric. Andrea Cleary reviews.
Arc of the Seasons
Galway songwriter Anna Mullarkey has recently released her debut album 'Spéir', commissioned by Galway 2020. Shannon McNamee reviews.
Sweet Siblings
Irish National Opera's most recent production was a version of 'Hansel and Gretel' directed by Louis Lovett and Muireann Ahern. Tara Broderick reviews the Galway performance.

Articles

There is No Going Back Now: Live Music and the Pandemic
Toner Quinn
The COVID-19 pandemic means we are going to witness another radical shift in music in the digital age, writes Toner Quinn.
Can Anyone But Artists Themselves Solve Their Money Problems?
If artists and musicians are ever going to solve their perennial financial issues then it is time for a different approach, writes Toner Quinn.
‘People want to break down boundaries’: An interview with Nick Roth and Matthew Jacobson of Diatribe Records
The Irish record label Diatribe is hosting a stage for five concerts and releasing seven albums during the forthcoming New Music Dublin festival. Directors and musicians Nick Roth and Matthew Jacobson spoke to the Journal of Music about their ideas behind the label, their catalogue of over 30 recordings to date, and the contemporary music and improv scene that they have been documenting.
Podcast: What Next for Other Voices? – An Interview with Philip King
The creator of Other Voices spoke to the Journal of Music about the ideas behind the programme and about the role music can play in society.

Latest Events

All of Bach – Online Concert Series
Concert
31 December The Netherlands Bach Society
City of Derry International Choir Festival
Festival
21 October St Columb's Hall, Derry
The Sofa Singers – Online Singalong
Concert
7 April Online
The Sofa Singers – Online Singalong
Concert
31 March Online
Igor Levit – Digital Concert
Concert
5 April Online

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Finance Manager (6 Month Fixed‑term Contract)
Job
10 April Irish Traditional Music Archive
Build a Better World Art Competition
Competition
24 April Toyota
Writer's Emergency Fund
Job
30 March Pen America
Visiting Research Fellowship in the Creative Arts
Job
17 April Merton College Oxford
Creative Project Leader
Job
10 April Sound and Music

Upcoming Events

Cathy Jordan – Online Singalong
Concert
30 March Online
Igor Levit – Digital Concert
Concert
30 March Online
Fred Hersch – Digital Concert
Concert
30 March Online
Trashed
Film
30 March University Concert Hall, Limerick
Jason Lytle – Digital Concert
Concert
30 March Online
Adam Agee & John Sousa - Lunchtime Concert, Irish World Academy
Concert
31 March Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, Limerick
Cathy Jordan – Online Singalong
Concert
31 March Online

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30 March Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
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30 March Sing Ireland
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30 March DCU St. Patrick's College Drumcondra
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30 March NPR Music
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31 March Limerick
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31 March Tyrone Guthrie Centre