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Music Out of Time
Toner Quinn
Music for Galway recently presented the world premiere of Gerald Barry's 'Cello Concerto' and the Irish premiere of Julia Wolfe's 'Wind in My Hair'. Toner Quinn reviews...
Concert Planner & Upcoming Job Deadlines (23–29 May 2022)
This week's concerts and job and funding deadlines from Monday to Sunday. ...
New Releases of the Week (20 May 2022)
A round-up of recent releases including Aoife Nessa Frances, Ye Vagabonds, Sean Carpio, The Olllam, Mama's Broke, SOAK, and Paper Tigers. To submit your music for inclusion, please email [email protected]

Latest Listings

The 4 Of Us
Concert
1 October The Whale Theatre Greystones
Pop Tart Lipstick
Play
24 September The Whale Theatre Greystones
Anne Randolph - Autumn Songs for All Seasons
Concert
17 September The Whale Theatre Greystones
Macbeth
Concert
11 September The Whale Theatre Greystones
Macbeth
Concert
10 September The Whale Theatre Greystones

News

Concert Planner & Upcoming Job Deadlines (23–29 May 2022)
This week's concerts and job and funding deadlines from Monday to Sunday.
Irish National Opera Announces 2022/23 Season
Rossini’s 'William Tell' will be performed in Ireland for the first time since 1877; plus Puccini’s 'Tosca', Strauss’s 'Der Rosenkavalier', and works...
Aoife Spillane-Hinks and Olesya Zdorovetska Announced as Recipients of Markievicz Award
10 artists to receive €25K award to develop new work.

News – UK

Participants of the 2022 Take Five Jazz Programme Announced
Eight UK musicians will take part in a series of talks, discussions and workshops this summer.
Edinburgh International Festival Announces Music and Opera Programme
This year's event is Fergus Linehan’s last as festival director before violinist Nicola Benedetti takes up the role in October 2022.
BBC Radio 4 to Broadcast New Series on Brass Bands in the UK
‘Banding: Love, Spit and Valve Oil’ starts on 3 March.

Reviews

New Releases of the Week (20 May 2022)
A round-up of recent releases including Aoife Nessa Frances, Ye Vagabonds, Sean Carpio, The Olllam, Mama's Broke, SOAK, and Paper Tigers. To submit your music for inclusion, please email [email protected]
Sean-nós on Its Own Terms
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Ceara Conway and Inni-K have all recently released CDs that reimagine the performance of Irish sean-nós songs. Adrian Scahill reviews.
Music Out of Time
Music for Galway recently presented the world premiere of Gerald Barry's 'Cello Concerto' and the Irish premiere of Julia Wolfe's 'Wind in My Hair'. Toner Quinn reviews.

Articles

Intense Innovation: Jazz Clubs and the Evolution of Jazz
Ronan Guilfoyle
On 26–28 May in the Bello Bar in Dublin, Dave Liebman and the Guilfoyle/Nielsen trio will try to emulate the atmosphere of the New York jazz clubs of the 1960s, with their long playing time and intimate atmosphere in which jazz originally developed. Here, Ronan Guilfoyle discusses what made the jazz club so essential to the music.
A Limited Edition
A new collection of essays, 'This Woman's Work', focuses on the female experience of music and aims to challenge 'the historic narrative of music and music writing being written by men, for men’. Laura Watson reviews. ...
Raidió na 'Fuddy-Duddies'?
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta celebrates 50 years this month, but however great its achievements and its positive impact on traditional music and song, Irish-language media cannot stand still, writes Toner Quinn.
Beyond Pussy Riot – Rock, Pop, Rap and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
Beyond the activist punk band Pussy Riot, a number of popular rock, pop and rap artists in Russia have been making their voices heard on the invasion of Ukraine – in the face of oppressive new laws – while others have chosen to stay silent. Adrian Smith explores the nature of dissent through music...

From the Archive

Needed: Flight Simulator
Richard Pine
Would-be orchestral musicians in Ireland are at a disadvantage – despite several attempts over the years to address the problem, there is no training orchestra or postgraduate...
Jan 1, 2004
Be Careful of the Mark You Make
Benedict Schlepper-Connolly
Benedict Schlepper-Connolly talks to Paul G. Smyth, improvising pianist and keyboard player with The Jimmy Cake.
May 1, 2008
The High Drama of Homophobia
Laura Sheary
Conor Mitchell's provocative new opera based on the DUP's derogatory comments on homosexuality premiered in Belfast last week. Laura Sheary reviews.
Nov 14, 2019

Latest Events

The 4 Of Us
Concert
1 October The Whale Theatre Greystones
Pop Tart Lipstick
Play
24 September The Whale Theatre Greystones
Anne Randolph - Autumn Songs for All Seasons
Concert
17 September The Whale Theatre Greystones
Macbeth
Concert
11 September The Whale Theatre Greystones
Macbeth
Concert
10 September The Whale Theatre Greystones

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Marketing & Communications Officer
Job
30 May Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast
Teaching Staff (Music) – Popular Music Voice Teacher
Job
19 June Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Lecturer in Popular Music Industry – Marketing
Job
20 June Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Lecturer in Popular Music – Songwriting
Job
22 June Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Content Assistant
Job
6 June BBC Northern Ireland

Upcoming Events

MARINA
Concert
25 May Olympia Theatre, Dublin
The RTÉ Concert Orchestra Celebrates Emily Dickinson
Concert
25 May National Concert Hall
The Unthanks
Concert
25 May Vicar Street
Turas
Festival
25 May Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
The Beloved - Lost in Love
Concert
26 May Rathfarnham Castle

Upcoming Deadlines

Instrumental and Vocal tutors
Job
25 May Rockwell Music Academy
Social Media & Content Manager
Job
25 May Universal Music Group, London
Two-week Residency for Harpers and Harper-composers at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre
Call for Submissions
27 May Tyrone Guthrie Centre
Head of Fundraising
Job
30 May Help Musicians UK
Facilities Manager
Job
30 May Help Musicians UK

Funding

Commercial Entertainment Capital Grant Scheme 2022 (CECGS 2022) 31 May The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media
Culture Ireland Funding 1 June Culture Ireland
Access to Music Making (Round 1 ) 1 June Creative Scotland
Strengthening Youth Music (Round 1) 1 June Creative Scotland
Creative Schools Initiative 2 June The Arts Council