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Four Shades of Romanticism
Concert
15 March Honan Chapel, UCC, Cork
Four Shades of Romanticism
Concert
14 March Holy Cross Church, Kenmare, Co. Kerry
Cork2020sHaydnSymphoniesSeries
Concert
8 March Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
Collaborative Practice in Experimental Music
Conference
23 April Great Hall, Ulster University Magee, Derry
The Good Noise
Concert
28 February The Lough Inn, Enniskillen

Latest Reader Reviews

Lachlan Skipworth – Chamber Works
Album
9 August Navona Records
Steve Cooney – Ceol Ársa Cláirsí: Tunes of the Irish Harpers for Solo Guitar
Album
16 January Independent release
Eminem - Music to Be Murdered By
Album
17 January n/a
English Chamber Orchestra featuring Natalie Clein
Concert
22 January National Concert Hall
Anna Murray - Rndr II
Album
15 January n/a

News

'Mothers in Music' Programme Seeking Participants
The twelve-week programme is aimed at providing support and opportunities for female musicians with parenting responsibilities.
Podcast: From River of Sound to the TG4 Gradam Ceoil – 25 Years of Change in Irish Music: An Interview with Laoise Kelly
Harper Laoise Kelly is this year’s recipient of the TG4 Gradam Ceoil traditional musician of the year award. She speaks to the Journal of Music about her musical upbringing, why...
‘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...

News – UK

Chaya Czernowin Announced as Huddersfield Festival Composer in Residence
Three large-scale works by Israeli-American composer to be performed in November; tribute to composer James Dillon also announced.
19 Singers to Compete in Glyndebourne Opera Cup Semi-Finals
Semi-finals to take place on 4 March followed by the final on 7 March.
Ali Levack Wins BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award
Whistle player and piper wins at live event at Celtic Connections.

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Podcasts

Podcast: From River of Sound to the TG4 Gradam Ceoil – 25 Years of Change in Irish Music: An Interview with Laoise Kelly
Harper Laoise Kelly is this year’s recipient of the TG4 Gradam Ceoil traditional musician of the year award. She speaks to the Journal of Music about her musical upbringing, why...

Reviews

A New Time for the Irish Language and Classical Music
A new collection of Irish-language art songs, written by a range of Irish and international composers, is being premiered in three concerts at the National Concert Hall. Brendan Finan reviews the first concert which took place on 15 February.
Transforming the Traditional Sound
In the third review from our new Traditional Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, supported by the Arts Council, Ciara O'Leary Fitzpatrick reviews a Music Network concert in Cork featuring Galician piper Anxo Lorenzo, Dónal O’Connor, Jim Murray and Jack Talty.
Voices Louder Than Ever
Galway 2020's music programme is under way, with 'Imagining Ireland', a concert of female artists including Lisa O'Neill, Radie Peat and Sorcha Richardson, at the Black Box Theatre last Monday. Shannon McNamee reviews.

Articles

‘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.
Unguarded Voice
Christy Dignam of Aslan has recently published a new memoir that tells of his epic private struggle with drugs as well the story of the band's evolution from local heroes to fixtures of the Irish musical establishment. Laura Watson reviews.
The Composer as Raconteur
A memoir and diary belonging to the composer Brian Boydell (1917–2000) have recently been published in a book titled 'Rebellious Ferment', focusing in particular on his life and work in the 1940s and 50s. Mark Fitzgerald reviews.

Latest Events

Four Shades of Romanticism
Concert
15 March Honan Chapel, UCC, Cork
Four Shades of Romanticism
Concert
14 March Holy Cross Church, Kenmare, Co. Kerry
Cork2020sHaydnSymphoniesSeries
Concert
8 March Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
Collaborative Practice in Experimental Music
Conference
23 April Great Hall, Ulster University Magee, Derry
The Good Noise
Concert
28 February The Lough Inn, Enniskillen

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Festival Volunteer
Volunteer
1 June Body & Soul
Musicians / Music Educators
Job
13 March Music Generation Roscommon
Venue Manager
Job
2 March Barbican Centre

Upcoming Events

Junior Brother - Right Here Right Now Festival
Festival
22 February Coughlan's Live
Tunes for Toddlers
Workshop
22 February Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin
Anna Mieke with support from Caoilian Sherlock - Right Here Right Now Festival
Festival
22 February The Green Room @ Cork Opera House
FIDELIO
Opera
22 February National Concert Hall
Fidelio
Concert
22 February National Concert Hall
Oidhreacht Eochaille
Launch
22 February Walter Raleigh Hotel, Youghal
Hansel and Gretel
Concert
22 February The National Opera House, Wexford
Beyond the Horizon - Irish Pink Floyd Experience
Concert
22 February The Everyman, Cork

Upcoming Deadlines

Team Assistant
Job
23 February BBC Proms
EA to Directors of Opera
Job
24 February Royal Opera House
Head of Programmes
Job
24 February Music in the Round
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Job
24 February The Roald Dahl Story Company
Programming Coordinator
Job
25 February Royal Albert Hall
Seasonal Company Manager, Public Programming
Job
25 February Lincoln Center
Artist Relations Manager
Job
25 February Soundcloud, London
Piano to Organ Conversion Course
Course
25 February Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin
Casting Assistant
Job
26 February English National Opera

Funding

Arts and Disability Connect 24 February The Arts Council
Funding Scheme for Artists 24 February Arts and Disability
Trinity College London Junior Fellowships in Piano Accompaniment 24 February Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London
Artists’ Support Scheme 2020 28 February Fingal County Council
Artist in the Community Scheme 30 March The Arts Council