Latest Listings

Strings at Trinity Laban – Virtual Open Day
Course
10 March Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Ben Sands - Online Concert via FB "Live"
Concert
5 March Online (Facebook Live)
Sharon Shannon - A Global Livestream from the National Concert Hall
Concert
20 March National Concert Hall Online
Notes from a Quiet Land
Broadcast
6 March National Concert Hall Online
Irish Chamber Orchestra  - Mozart, Kinsella & Bruckner
Concert
25 April University Concert Hall, Limerick

News

Concert Planner & Upcoming Job Deadlines (1–7 March 2021)
This week's concerts, livestreams, and job and funding deadlines from Monday to Sunday.
New Releases of the Week (26 February 2021)
A round-up of recent releases, including Clare Sands and Susan O'Neill, NewDad, Míde Houlihan, Æ MAK, CMAT, and Laura Cannell and Kate Ellis. To submit your music for...
‘A stronger presence of women composers on concert programmes and on the airwaves is well overdue’: Fourth Finding a Voice Festival to be Streamed Online in March
Seven concerts to take place during the festival featuring performances by Alex Petcu, Marja Gaynor, David Power and John Walsh, Kelley Lonergan Petcu, Izumi Kimura and Cora Venus...

News – UK

'Working together, playing and singing together with our nearest neighbours': Other Voices Returns to Wales for Online Festival in March
Featured artists include Aoife Ní Bhriain, Ani Glass, Juice Menace, Sinead O’Brien, The Gentle Good and BERWYN.
Competitors Announced for 2021 Leeds International Piano Competition
Pianists represent 28 countries; first round will take place on 6–10 April.

Reviews

Our Predicament in Sharp Focus
Composer Nick Roth's new work 'Crann' is a poem setting and film work for three voices, tree, vessel and currach, commissioned by the literary festival IMRAM. Adrian Smith reviews.
Startling Voice in an Expanded Soundworld
Snowpoet – the London-based duo of Lauren Kinsella and Chris Hyson – release their third album 'Wait For Me' tomorrow. Anna Murray reviews.
Traumas on the Table
Singer-songwriter Anna B Savage has recently released her debut album 'A Common Turn'. Andrea Cleary reviews.

Articles

How RTÉ Can Restore Its Leadership Role in Music
Toner Quinn
Music and broadcasting go hand in hand, but RTÉ's leadership role in music has been shrinking in recent years. Toner Quinn suggests four ways to turn the situation around.
2021: The Music Boom is Coming
What a year 2020 was. When it began, the outlook for the music industry hadn't looked so good in decades. Then came Covid-19, the industrial equivalent of a comet hurtling in from deep space. As we emerge into 2021, it's time for some damage assessment. What exactly has been destroyed? Who has benefitted from lockdowns? What has changed for good? And, asks Gareth Murphy, now that vaccines are arriving, can the music business bounce back even stronger than before, and what do those in the industry need to focus on?
Is It Time to Separate Irish Traditional Music from Irishness?
‘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.

From the Archive

Unswerving Endeavour
Garrett Sholdice
Garrett Sholdice attends a La Monte Young performance at Berlin's MaerzMusik, and reflects on past experiences with Young's magical sustained tones.
May 8, 2012
What's New?
Adam Harper
Adam Harper examines whether the concept of 'new music' makes sense in the twenty-first century, and discusses music's 'infinite' possibilities.
Aug 30, 2012
The Wood from the Trees
Benedict Schlepper-Connolly
How musicians can influence the future of the planet.
May 9, 2014

Listen

Podcasts

Podcast: How Should the State Respond to the Covid-19 Arts Crisis?
As artists and the arts sector face a prolonged period of uncertainty, what needs to be done? How much will it cost? And how should the government respond?

Latest Events

Ben Sands - Online Concert via FB "Live"
Concert
5 March Online (Facebook Live)
Sharon Shannon - A Global Livestream from the National Concert Hall
Concert
20 March National Concert Hall Online
Notes from a Quiet Land
Broadcast
6 March National Concert Hall Online
Irish Chamber Orchestra  - Mozart, Kinsella & Bruckner
Concert
25 April University Concert Hall, Limerick
New Voices of Ireland 4: Nasrin Golden & Iordanis Sidiropoulos
Concert
4 March Centre for Creative Practices Online

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Strings at Trinity Laban – Virtual Open Day
Course
10 March Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
DCU Doctoral Scholarship in Music
Call for Submissions
31 March DCU
Publications Officer
Job
17 March Royal College of Music
Editor
Job
12 March Gill Books

Upcoming Events

Masterclass with Richard O'Donnell, tuned percussion
Masterclass
4 March National Concert Hall
Don Baker Band - The Blues Man Tour
Concert
21 March Wexford Arts Centre
Facebook Live: Breifne Holohan and Seán Mathews
Concert
26 March An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk
Mozart Festival at Triskel
Concert
2 April Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

Upcoming Deadlines

Part Time Operations Support Manager
Job
2 March Sistema Scotland / Big Noise Raploch
Creative Learning Manager
Job
3 March The MAC, Belfast
Assistant Curator
Job
3 March The MAC, Belfast
Research Fellow (Sound, Music and Digital Media)
Job
3 March Queens University Belfast
Managing Editor – Music & Entertainment
Job
4 March Communicorp Media, Dublin
Events and Guests Coordinator
Job
5 March BIMM Birmingham
Open Futures 2021: Call for Artists
Call for Submissions
5 March Light Moves
Course Leader in Musical Theatre
Job
7 March Italia Conti
Trainee Recording Engineer
Job
8 March Royal College of Music, London
Senior Producer, Contemporary Music
Job
8 March Sage Gateshead

Funding

Competitive Start Fund: All Sectors 2 March Enterprise Ireland
Artists Support Scheme 4 March Galway County Council
Arts Festival & Events Support Scheme 2021 5 March Leitrim County Council
Arts Venue Programming Support 2021 5 March Leitrim County Council