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Piece by Piece #16: Chris Engel
Concert
29 January Improvised Music Company Online
Reflection and Renewal with Jupiter String Quartet - Part IV (on demand until 3/5)
Concert
26 February Krannert Center for the Performing Arts - online
Jupiter String Quartet: Reflection and Renewal - Part III (on demand until 3/5)
Concert
19 February Krannert Center for the Performing Arts - online
Jupiter String Quartet: Reflection and Renewal - Part II (on demand until 3/5)
Concert
12 February Krannert Center for the Performing Arts - online
Reflection and Renewal with Jupiter String Quartet - Part I (on demand until 3/5)
Concert
5 February Krannert Center for the Performing Arts - online

News

New Releases of the Week (22 January 2021)
A round-up of recent releases, including Róisín O, Tolü Makay, Ciarán Ruby, Wild Youth, Barry and Liam Douglas, and Mick O’Brien, Emer Mayock and Aoife Ní Bhriain. To submit your...
Natalie Clein, Malcolm Proud, Xenia Pestova Bennett and Ed Bennett to Perform this Weekend at Online 'Goldberg' Festival
Music for Galway's annual winter festival to focus on four different versions of Bach's Goldberg Variations.
'I can't make a living in Ireland. There's no question about that.' New Report on Irish Traditional Arts Highlights the Need for More Support and Unified Voice
179-page Trad Ireland report by Jack Talty illustrates the scale of challenges facing traditional musicians, singers and dancers.

News – UK

 Celtic Connections Announces 19 Days of Online Concerts
Digital festival starts this Friday 15 January and features Eddi Reader, José González, Siobhan Miller, Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi, Katherine Priddy, Aidan O’Rourke,...
Winners Announced for 2020 Scots Trad Music Awards
Recipients include Hamish Napier, Tim Edey, Siobhan Miller, Skerryvore, Rebecca Hill and Josie Duncan.
Deschanel Gordon Wins BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020
Twenty-two-year-old pianist performed music by Kenny Garrett, Thelonious Monk and his own composition.

Reviews

Inspired by a Letter
'Letters' is the new record release from Chamber Choir Ireland, consisting of recent works by Tarik O'Regan and David Fennessy. Mark Fitzgerald reviews.
Shots of Politics and Loss in New Irish Opera
Responding to the circumstances of the pandemic, Irish National Opera recently commissioned twenty new miniature operas from composers in Ireland that were filmed and premiered online as '20 Shots of Opera'. Adrian Smith reviews all twenty works.
Choruses that Cry Out for a Crammed Venue
Rap artist JYellowL has just released his debut album '2020 D|Vision', a collection that tears down the semantic barriers between the political and the personal. 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

Why Beyoncé Matters
Stephen Graham
One moment — BBC presenter Zane Lowe's on-air dismissal of Beyoncé's Glastonbury performance — has haunted Stephen Graham for months. To him it shows up layers of...
Oct 5, 2011
Notions of Notation
Roger Doyle
On the imperialist attitude taken by many classical musicians to music that is not notated.
Sep 1, 2001
Little Bells make Living Music
John McLachlan
The sixth RTÉ Living Music Festival, featuring Arvo Pärt, took place on 15-18 February 2008 under the artistic direction of composer James McMillan. John McLachlan was there.
Mar 1, 2008

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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

Piece by Piece #16: Chris Engel
Concert
29 January Improvised Music Company Online
Reflection and Renewal with Jupiter String Quartet - Part IV (on demand until 3/5)
Concert
26 February Krannert Center for the Performing Arts - online
Jupiter String Quartet: Reflection and Renewal - Part III (on demand until 3/5)
Concert
19 February Krannert Center for the Performing Arts - online
Jupiter String Quartet: Reflection and Renewal - Part II (on demand until 3/5)
Concert
12 February Krannert Center for the Performing Arts - online
Reflection and Renewal with Jupiter String Quartet - Part I (on demand until 3/5)
Concert
5 February Krannert Center for the Performing Arts - online

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Music Clearance & Licensing Associate - UK & EMEA
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5 February Netflix, London
Music Licensing Manager
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5 February Twitch, London
Audience Engagement Co-ordinator
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1 February The Cultural Spring
Incubator Fund
Funding
5 February Youth Music
Panellists for Culture Ireland Grant Assessments
Call for Submissions
2 February Culture Ireland

Upcoming Events

Cork Orchestral Society launches 2021 online concert programme
Concert
23 January The Curtis Auditorium, Cork School of Music
Tabhartas
Concert
25 January Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, Limerick
Kevin Cumiskey, Jonathan Fahy & Leanne O'Doherty
Concert
29 January An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk
Stolen City
Concert
30 January The Grand Social

Upcoming Deadlines

Presenter - BBC Berkshire Introducing
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24 January BBC Introducing
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24 January BBC Introducing
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24 January BBC Radio
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25 January English National Ballet
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25 January Project Arts Centre
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25 January Crash Ensemble
Online Reed Making Course
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25 January Na Píobairí Uilleann
Circus, Street Art and Spectacle Adviser Services
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26 January The Arts Council
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26 January Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Culture Night Co-ordination Services
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27 January The Arts Council

Funding

Dance Bursary Award 28 January The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
Literature Bursary Award – English Language 28 January The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
Music Bursary Award 28 January The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
Opera Bursary Award 28 January The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
Traditional Arts Bursary Award 28 January The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon