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€147k Announced for Cross-Border Music and Arts Projects
The funding scheme will support the development of a youth music ensemble, an outreach programme for singers and a traditional music festival. ...
Concert Planner & Upcoming Job Deadlines (21–27 June 2021)
This week's concerts, livestreams, and job and funding deadlines from Monday to Sunday. ...
New Releases of the Week (18 June 2021)
A round-up of recent releases including Denise Chaila, Dani Larkin, John Blek, Gráinne Mulvey, David Keenan and Scullion. To submit your music for inclusion, please email [email protected]

Latest Listings

From the ITMA Festival Archive Storytellers of Ireland 2017 A Celebration of the Ancient Kingdom of Oriel
Concert
25 June Irish Traditional Music Archive Online
Drawing from the Well Meet the Artists: Aoife Ní Bhriain
Talk
30 June Irish Traditional Music Archive Online
The Cardinall's Musick
Concert
30 June Wigmore Hall, London
Foyle-Štšura Duo
Concert
28 June Wigmore Hall, London

News

€147k Announced for Cross-Border Music and Arts Projects
The funding scheme will support the development of a youth music ensemble, an outreach programme for singers and a traditional music festival.
North Atlantic Fiddle Convention to Take Place This Week
Frankie Gavin and the Provenance, Donal Lunny, Paddy Glackin, Rhiannon Giddens, The Unthanks and John Carty to feature in the event.
Concert Planner & Upcoming Job Deadlines (21–27 June 2021)
This week's concerts, livestreams, and job and funding deadlines from Monday to Sunday.

News – UK

BBC Launches New Training Scheme for Musicians
Paid scheme will provide opportunities in making music, presenting, radio and event production, and sound recording and engineering over 12 months.
Latest Opera Announcements
Updates from Wexford Festival Opera, Glyndebourne, English National Opera, Northern Ireland Opera and Irish National Opera.
Competitors Announced for 2021 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition
Competition will take place from 12 to 19 June.

Reviews

Avoiding Convention
The first CD devoted entirely to the work of Irish composer John McLachlan has recently been released on Farpoint Recordings. Mark Fitzgerald reviews.
Through the Darkness
Cork house music duo Fish Go Deep have recently released a new album, 'This Bit of Earth'. Don O'Mahony reviews.
A Modern Tour of Ancient Music
The 25th Galway Early Music Festival took place on 21–23 May, featuring Enea Sorini and Peppe Frana, the Irish Consort and Siobhán Armstrong, Aisling Kenny, Róisín Elsafty, Resurgam and more. Brendan Finan reviews.

Articles

We Need to Talk about Creativity in the Post-Pandemic Era
Toner Quinn
Right now, the world is talking about ‘creative solutions’ for the post-pandemic era, for the climate crisis, and for every other challenge that we face, but, asks Toner Quinn, how committed are we to supporting creativity and creative people?
 'Artists who are at their wits' end can’t afford another glitzy policy announcement': Basic Income for Artists Needs More Scrutiny
The basic income for artists was recommended in a government report last November, but since then progress has been sluggish and the ideas need much more scrutiny, writes Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD.
How to Transform Ireland’s Music Business
With Covid-19 now reaching endgame, we're about to enter a new situation: a global music marketplace that's grown a whole lot younger and more technological. In order for Ireland to embrace this future, it needs an ambitious new music plan – with record labels at its heart. Gareth Murphy...
How RTÉ Can Restore Its Leadership Role in Music
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...

From the Archive

An Orchestra Out of Step?
Adrian Smith
An orchestra playing less new music, writes Adrian Smith, is out of step with contemporary culture. Has the amount of contemporary music being played by the RTÉ National Symphony...
Oct 19, 2017
Passage Work: A Path Towards Stillness?
Raymond Deane
Raymond Deane previews the premier of his Passage Work at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin, on 20 December 2001.
Nov 1, 2001
Day of All Days in Doolin
Ruth Smith
In the latest review from our Journal of Music/Clare County Council Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, Ruth Smith attends the Doolin Folk Festival to hear a powerful set by Lisa...
Oct 19, 2017

Latest Events

From the ITMA Festival Archive Storytellers of Ireland 2017 A Celebration of the Ancient Kingdom of Oriel
Concert
25 June Irish Traditional Music Archive Online
Drawing from the Well Meet the Artists: Aoife Ní Bhriain
Talk
30 June Irish Traditional Music Archive Online
The Cardinall's Musick
Concert
30 June Wigmore Hall, London
Foyle-Štšura Duo
Concert
28 June Wigmore Hall, London

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

International Arts Award
Funding
23 July Leitrim County Council
Culture Night Open Call
Call for Submissions
25 June Culture Night Wexford
Residency Award: Open Call
Call for Submissions
28 June Create & the Model, Sligo
Head of Student Services
Job
30 June BIMM, Berlin
Voice Tutor
Job
2 July Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Upcoming Events

North Atlantic Fiddle Convention: Lunchtime Concert with Tara Breen, Derek Hickey, Róisín Ní Ghallóglaigh and Ciara Callanan-Ryan
Concert
24 June Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, Limerick
North Atlantic Fiddle Convention  - In Conversation with John Carty and Claire Egan
Talk
24 June Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, Limerick
North Atlantic Fiddle Convention - John Carty, Matt Griffin and Claire and Sinead Egan
Concert
24 June Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, Limerick
Patrick Rafter & Fiachra Garvey
Concert
24 June Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
North Atlantic Fiddle Convention: In Memory of Brendan Mulkere with John Carty, Matt Griffin and Claire and Sinead Egan
Concert
24 June Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, Limerick

Upcoming Deadlines

Open call for RESONATE: Music Network Artist Residencies
Call for Submissions
24 June Music Network
Choral Postcards: Open Call for Young Composers
Call for Submissions
24 June Chamber Choir Ireland
Director of People
Job
25 June English National Opera
Music Generation Development Officer (Fingal)
Job
25 June Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board
Culture Night Open Call
Call for Submissions
25 June Culture Night Wexford
Project Manager
Job
27 June BBC Proms, BBC London Orchestras and Choirs
Instrumentalist Vacancies Defence Forces School of Music
Job
27 June Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines, Dublin 6
RMN Classical - CALL FOR ELECTROACOUSTIC WORKS 2021
Call for Submissions
27 June RMN Classical
Registry Assistant (Projects)
Job
28 June Royal College of Music

Funding

Arts Participation Bursary Award 24 June The Arts Council
Traditional Arts Bursary Award 24 June The Arts Council
Dance Bursary Award 24 June The Arts Council
Theatre Bursary Award 24 June The Arts Council