Latest

The Collector as Coloniser?
Mary Louise O’Donnell
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. ...
€3m Climate Action Fund Seeking Arts Projects
The Journal Of Music
The deadline for applications for 'Creative Climate Action II: Agents of Change' is 13 March 2023...
Concerts & Festivals (5–11 December 2022)
The Journal Of Music
This week's concerts, festivals and job and funding deadlines from Monday to Sunday. ...

Latest Listings

Messiah
Concert
19 December St Mary's Pro Cathedral
Jubilo
Concert
13 December St Ann's Church, Dawson Street, Dublin
Manager with the Irish Youth Wind Ensemble
Job
20 January Various
Added by iayo
Singing on the Wild Side
Workshop
18 August The Song House, Co Donegal
Added by Candy Verney

News

Concerts & Festivals (5–11 December 2022)
This week's concerts, festivals and job and funding deadlines from Monday to Sunday.
€3m Climate Action Fund Seeking Arts Projects
The deadline for applications for 'Creative Climate Action II: Agents of Change' is 13 March 2023.
Concerts & Festivals (28 November–4 December 2022)
This week's concerts, festivals and job and funding deadlines from Monday to Sunday.

Reviews

Tracing a Life's Path
Accordion player and composer Johnny Óg Connolly has just completed a national tour with his new work 'An Cosán Draíochta'. Brendan Finan reviews the performance at Solstice Arts Centre on 11 November.
A Joyous Debut
The Chineke! Orchestra, Europe's first majority Black and ethnically diverse orchestra, made their Irish debut at the NCH on 13 November, with soloist Jeneba Kanneh-Mason. Adrian Smith reviews.
A Hymn to Nature and Freedom
Irish National Opera's 'William Tell' – the first production of the Rossini opera in Ireland for 145 years – opened at the Gaiety Theatre on 8 November and runs until Sunday. Adrian Smith reviews.

Articles

The Collector as Coloniser?
Mary Louise O’Donnell
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.
What Ever Happened to Britten in Ireland?
Benjamin Britten is one of the most unique composers of the twentieth century, but in Ireland the programming of his work has been inconsistent, writes Thomas Neill.
10 Impossible Ideas for Irish Traditional Music
A lot has been achieved in Irish traditional music over the past several decades, but what happens next? What are the challenges for this music, and how can the traditional music community work together to create an even better future? Below is the edited text of a talk given by Toner Quinn, Editor...
Between What Was and What Might Be
Singer and songwriter Paul Brady has recently published a memoir of his life in music, 'Crazy Dreams', which explores growing up in Strabane, the folk scene of the 60s and 70s, his seminal albums and songs, and recent projects. Adrian Scahill reviews...

From the Archive

The Little Bag of Spuds
Ciaran Carson
Ciaran Carson’s second column in a series – in which he maps the learning of a tune – takes him into the virtual.
May 1, 2008
From Broken Dream to Musical Healing
Adrian Scahill
Adrian Scahill reviews 'Aisling Ghéar', a stark and unflinching new documentary on the concertina player Noel Hill.
Mar 22, 2018
Songs About People
Alan Murphy
Through her songs, the New York musician Laurie Anderson resembles an anthropologist – but it is the ambiguity of her instrumental work that catches Alan Murphy's ear.
Jul 13, 2011

Latest Events

Messiah
Concert
19 December St Mary's Pro Cathedral
Jubilo
Concert
13 December St Ann's Church, Dawson Street, Dublin
Singing on the Wild Side
Workshop
18 August The Song House, Co Donegal
Added by Candy Verney
Voice & Choral Feast on the Wild Atlantic Way
Workshop
30 June The Song House, Co Donegal
Added by Candy Verney

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Manager with the Irish Youth Wind Ensemble
Job
20 January Various
Added by iayo
Write Record Perform Residency
Call for Submissions
27 January Triskel Arts Centre and Improvised Music Company
Artist Callout: Pavilion Studio 2023
Call for Submissions
16 December Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
Culture Ireland Funding
Funding
1 February Culture Ireland
The Moth Poetry Prize 2022
Competition
31 December The Moth Magazine

Upcoming Events

‘Entangled’: Goethe-Institut event explores relationship between quantum technologies and the arts
Concert
7 December Goethe Institut Irland, Dublin
Added by Enkom
Cork Tenor Gavan Ring joins pianist Gary Beecher for stunning performance in Curtis Auditorium in Curtis Auditorium
Concert
7 December Curtis Auditorium MTU Cork School of Music
Added by bluemonkey
Ficino Quartet in Mullingar
Concert
7 December Mullingar Arts Centre
Added by nsqf
Frankie Gavin and Catherine McHugh
Concert
7 December Kenny's Bar, Lahinch
Added by skinner-tucker
Kaleidoscope Night Live at Bello Bar
Concert
7 December Bello Bar
Added by Kaleidoscope

Upcoming Deadlines

Provision of coordination and development services for the delivery of Cruinniú na nÓg 2023
Tender
7 December The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media
Ensemble Manager - Choral Scholars of University College Dublin
Job
7 December University College Dublin (UCD)
Added by AoifeDaly
Ensemble Manager – UCD Choral Scholars
Job
7 December University College Dublin
Added by Journal of Music
Composer Lab 2023
Call for Submissions
9 December Contemporary Music Centre / National Symphony Orchestra / RTÉ lyric fm
Added by CMC Ireland
Volunteer Co-ordinator
Job
9 December Fighting Words NI
Entries invited for the 2023 Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition
Call for Scores
9 December Cork Choral International Festival
Added by Roisin Kivlehan
Creative Programmes Co-ordinator
Job
11 December English National Ballet
Lead Administrator – Guildhall Young Artists Taunton
Job
12 December Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Orchestras and Ensembles Assistant Manager
Job
12 December Royal Northern College of Music

Funding

Exploring and Thinking Award 2023 12 December Dublin City Council Arts Office
Creative Industries Seed Programme III 15 December Arts Council of Northern Ireland
SIAP Travel Awards 31 December Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Touring and Live Support 31 December Help Musicians UK