Latest

Music Generation Announces Programme for National Conference
The Journal Of Music
Conference on Tuesday 5 March will feature contributions from Minister for Education Norma Foley, Martin Drury, Rosaleen Molloy, Dr Méabh Ní Fhuartháin, Dr Patricia Flynn and more.
The Forgotten Influences on Pianists and Composers of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
James Camien McGuiggan
A new book by Gabriela Mayer, 'The Art of the Unspoken', explores how rhetoric, linguistic parallels and the singing voice were understood by pianists and composers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and how performers can interpret these aspects today. James Camien McGuiggan...
Concerts, Festivals & Upcoming Deadlines (26 February–3 March 2024)
The Journal Of Music
This week's concerts, festivals and job and funding deadlines from Monday to Sunday. ...

Latest Listings

The Legend of Luke Kelly
Musical Theatre
27 June Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
Lewis Barfoot
Concert
15 May Upstairs @ The Roundy
Added by Lewis Barfoot
Dolly and Mick presented by Heartfelt Productions
Musical Theatre
9 May Siamsa Tíre, Tralee

News

Music Generation Announces Programme for National Conference
Conference on Tuesday 5 March will feature contributions from Minister for Education Norma Foley, Martin Drury, Rosaleen Molloy, Dr Méabh Ní Fhuartháin, Dr Patricia Flynn and more.
New Books on Irish Music (February 2024)
A round-up of new and recent music books including a collection of poems and stories by singer Cara Dillon, a new volume on the harp, essays on Irish music education, the James...
Concerts, Festivals & Upcoming Deadlines (26 February–3 March 2024)
This week's concerts, festivals and job and funding deadlines from Monday to Sunday.

Reviews

We Hear Life Persist: Meredith Monk at the National Concert Hall
Pioneering American composer and vocalist Meredith Monk performed at the National Concert Hall last week with members of her vocal ensemble. Brendan Finan reviews.
A Concert Like a Classical Work: Killian Farrell, Sharon Carty and the Irish Chamber Orchestra
On 10 February at the Whyte Recital Hall in Dublin, the Irish Chamber Orchestra with conductor Killian Farrell and mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty performed Deirdre Gribbin's 'The Stones of Life', Mahler, Prokofiev and Mozart. Brendan Finan reviews.
Beginning with America: Chamber Choir Ireland at the Pepper Canister
Last weekend, Chamber Choir Ireland began their spring/summer season, and their final year under conductor Paul Hillier, with a programme of works by American composers. Brendan Finan reviews.

Articles

The Forgotten Influences on Pianists and Composers of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
James Camien McGuiggan
A new book by Gabriela Mayer, 'The Art of the Unspoken', explores how rhetoric, linguistic parallels and the singing voice were understood by pianists and composers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and how performers can interpret these aspects today. James Camien McGuiggan reviews.
'There are no good – even tolerable – musicians coming from Ireland anymore and we don’t expect them': Francis O'Neill Letters Published Online
The five letters, written between 1906 and 1914, provide an insight into O'Neill's perspective during his seminal publishing and collecting work...
Shane MacGowan’s Crusading Ideas on Irish Music
Tributes to the late Shane MacGowan emphasise his songwriting, but his vision for Irish music was much broader than that, writes Toner Quinn.
If RTÉ Won’t Speak Up About Its Importance to Irish Music, Who Will?
RTÉ has just published its document 'A New Direction for RTÉ', but where is the renewed vision for music, asks Toner Quinn...

From the Archive

The End of the Critic?
Michael Quinn
Is the era of the critic coming to an end? The digital age seems to suggest it is, writes Michael Quinn.
Apr 1, 2010
‘Ireland Performs’ Series Backed Musicians into an Uncomfortable Corner
Toner Quinn
The government's 'Ireland Performs' series, which was partly funded by Facebook, put already under pressure artists in an unacceptable position. We have got to...
May 28, 2020
Gurbh fhada muid ag éisteacht le Préacháin...
Breandán Ó hEaghra
The corporate cruelty of the new talent shows
Nov 1, 2008

Latest Events

The Legend of Luke Kelly
Musical Theatre
27 June Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
Lewis Barfoot
Concert
15 May Upstairs @ The Roundy
Added by Lewis Barfoot
Dolly and Mick presented by Heartfelt Productions
Musical Theatre
9 May Siamsa Tíre, Tralee

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Studio Light Moves - Open Futures 2024 Open Call
Call for Submissions
29 March Dance Limerick
Added by Emer Casey
Creative Communities Open Call 2024
Call for Submissions
1 March Wexford County Council
A2IM Indie Week 2024 Call for Applications
Call for Submissions
4 March Music From Ireland
Operations & Programme Coordinator
Job
7 March Irish Theatre Institute
Publications and Images Coordinator
Job
6 March National Gallery of Ireland

Upcoming Events

HAMLET: CyberMadness
Play
27 February Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo
Added by Hawkswell
RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2024
Concert
27 February Vicar Street
Spring Lunchtime Series 2 - Royal Irish Academy of Music
Concert
28 February The Whyte Recital Hall, RIAM
Added by RIAMDublin
Irish World Academy Tower Seminar - Supporting Children Who Experience Trauma Through Music
Seminar
28 February Irish World Academy, Theatre 2

Upcoming Deadlines

Head of Partnerships & Philanthropy (Maternity Contract)
Job
27 February National Concert Hall
Project Manager (Part-time)
Job
27 February Royal Academy of Music
Head of Artistic Management
Job
28 February Edinburgh International Festival
Head of Music Programme
Job
28 February Edinburgh International Festival
General Manager
Job
28 February Dublin City Council Culture Company
Viola Teacher
Job
29 February Royal College of Music
Opera Assistant
Job
29 February Royal College of Music
Press Officer
Job
29 February Glyndebourne
Cultural Spaces Coordinator
Job
29 February Dublin City Council Culture Company
Music Workshop Facilitator (Freelance)
Job
29 February Saint Patrick's Cathedral

Funding

Creative Communities Grant Scheme 2024 28 February Cork City Council
Young Ensembles Scheme 29 February The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
Fingal Artists’ Support Scheme 2024 1 March Fingal County Council
European Networks of Cultural and Creative Organisations 7 March Creative Europe Desk Ireland