Latest Listings

KERN in Concert
Concert
10 October Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda
Participation Manager (Communities)
Job
28 September Verbal Arts Derry-Londonderry
Begin Together Arts Fund
Funding
4 November Bank of Ireland
External Evaluator
Tender
30 September Thrive
Heritage Advisor
Job
29 September Thrive

News

41st Cork Folk Festival to Host Live and Online Events
John Spillane, Pauline Scanlon, Strung, The Bonny Men, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Nia Byrne, Anna Mieke, Karen Casey, Greenshine and Maija Sofia to perform at five-day festival.
Digital and Live Concert Planner: 21–27 September 2020
This week's digital and live concerts from Monday to Sunday. To have your concert included next week (28 September–4 October), please add it to our listings.
New Releases of the Week (18 September 2020)
A round-up of recent releases, including Emma Langford, JaXson, Origin Story, Tolü Makay, Lyra and Farah Elle. To submit your music for inclusion, please email [email protected]

News – UK

Scottish Opera Announces Emerging Artists for 2020/21
Catriona Hewitson, Margo Arsane, Shengzhi Ren and Arthur Bruce to perform in both digital and live productions as part of the programme.
Online Scottish Gaelic Music Festival Launches This Month
Tional virtual Gaelic festival will feature concerts, workshops and cèilidh sessions.
Ina Boyle Songs to Be Recorded at Wigmore Hall
Irish composer's works to be performed by Paula Murrihy, Robin Tritschler, Ben McAteer and Iain Burnside.

Latest Reader Reviews

Hilary Woods - Birthmarks
Album
13 March Sacred Bones Records
4
Joshua Burnside – Into the Depths of Hell
Album
4 September Independent
5
Conal Ó Gráda – The Top of Coom
Album
1 June Claddagh Records
5
Christy Moore – Prosperous (Remastered 2020)
Album
29 August Tara Music
4
Víkingur Ólafsson – Johann Sebastian Bach
Album
7 September Deutsche Grammophon
5

Reviews

Surface Tension
Caimin Gilmore, double-bass player with groups such as Crash Ensemble and singer/songwriter with the band Sun Collective, has recently released two EPs: a four-track record of new works for solo double bass, and a collection of songs and instrumentals with Sun Collective. Anna Murray reviews.
What is Irish Hip Hop Telling Us?
A new documentary on the history of Irish hip hop explores the views of current artists such as Denise Chaila, Costello, Ophelia, Kojaque and Mango X Mathman. Is the genre becoming an agent of change in Ireland? Andrea Cleary reviews.
Uncovering an Historical Irish Composer
A new record by pianist Niall Kinsella, featuring singers Raphaela Mangan and Gavan Ring and violinist Mia Cooper, presents all of Irish composer John F. Larchet's original songs for voice and piano. Mark Fitzgerald reviews.

Articles

Leo Rowsome: A Man Ahead of His Time
Helena Grimes
On the fiftieth anniversary of the passing of the great uilleann piper Leo Rowsome (1903–1970), his daughter Helena Grimes reflects on his legacy and remembers her musical childhood in Dublin.
How Can the Arts Plan in This Uncertainty?
The new Covid restrictions regarding indoor and outdoor gatherings have caused even more disruption in music and the arts, just as we thought things might be improving. Is it possible to have confidence about organising an event in this environment, and if not, what needs to be done, asks Shannon McNamee.
John Hume and the Artists That Make Us Think
John Hume's views on the role of artists in a conflict are worth considering today, writes Toner Quinn.
Musicians and Identity – Why There Was Such a Strong Reaction to Minister Heather Humphreys' Comments
The response from musicians to comments last week by Minister Heather Humphreys about reskilling and retraining was visceral, although her words were not directed towards them. Colm Kelly explores why.

Listen

Podcasts

Listen Back: The Silencing of An Spidéal – Discussions on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta and TG4
Journal of Music article on the decline of music in An Spidéal discussed on 'Adhmhaidin', 'Iris Aniar' and 'Nuacht TG4'.

Latest Events

KERN in Concert
Concert
10 October Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda
Online Singing Session with special guest Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde
Session
3 October The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre
Online Singing Session with special guest Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde
Session
3 October The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre
Matinee Magic with Chris Holland at the Whale Theatre
Concert
18 October The Whale Theatre Greystones

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Participation Manager (Communities)
Job
28 September Verbal Arts Derry-Londonderry
Begin Together Arts Fund
Funding
4 November Bank of Ireland
External Evaluator
Tender
30 September Thrive
Heritage Advisor
Job
29 September Thrive
CEO
Job
7 October
CEO
Screen Producers Ireland

Upcoming Events

Aerial/Sparks
Exhibition
23 September Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, Co. Galway
Beethoven 250 | ConTempo Quartet
Concert
23 September St Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway
Music Network presents: Ye Vagabonds & Cormac Begley
Concert
23 September Glór, Ennis
Óró...
Dance
23 September Gailearaí an Tismeáin, An Cheathrú Rua
Aerial/Sparks
Exhibition
24 September Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, Co. Galway
Irish Chamber Orchestra - Bach with a Bang!
Broadcast
24 September University Concert Hall, Limerick
Beethoven 250 | ConTempo Quartet
Concert
24 September St Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway
Music Network presents: Ye Vagabonds & Cormac Begley
Concert
24 September The Malt House
Drogheda Classical Music / Barry Douglas and Esposito Quartet
Concert
24 September St Peter's Church of Ireland, Drogheda
Óró...
Dance
24 September Gailearaí an Tismeáin, An Cheathrú Rua

Upcoming Deadlines

World and Traditional Music Rights Intern
Job
23 September British Library
Digital Marketing Manager | Other Voices
Job
24 September Other Voices
Assistant to Heads of Department
Job
24 September Italia Conti
Development Manager
Job
25 September Irish National Opera
Community Producer
Job
25 September ArtHouse Jersey
2020-2021 Cullman Center Fellowship
Call for Submissions
25 September New York Public Library
Call-Out: Opportunity for NI-Based Emerging Artist
Call for Submissions
27 September Bbeyond
Music Technology Technician
Job
27 September Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Relationship Manager – Creative Media
Job
27 September Arts Council England
Projects Administrator, Curriculum
Job
28 September The Juilliard School

Funding

Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund 24 September Creative Scotland
Partnership Funding 24 September Arts Council
Partnership Funding 24 September Arts Council
Live Performance Support Scheme 25 September Department of Culture, Arts, Media, Tourism, Sport and the Gaeltacht
Artist in the Community Scheme 28 September Arts Council