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A Winter Highlight
Adrian Smith
The 9th Fidelio Trio Winter Chamber Music Festival took place last weekend with featured artist Francesco Paolo Scola and works by Kevin Volans, Irene Buckley, Berio, Ustvolskaya, Stravinsky, Korngold and more. Adrian Smith reviews.
Update on Live Music Guidelines
Latest information on live music events indoors and nightclubs. ...
What If We Had More Music Hubs?
Toner Quinn
The new Beatles documentary 'Get Back' gives an incredible insight into the band's creative process, and provides an important lesson for our society today, writes Toner Quinn...

Latest Listings

Merchy Christmas
Exhibition
19 December The Grand Social, Dublin
John Rutter Singing Day
Workshop
18 December Coventry Cathedral
General Stepping Stones Scholarships
Call for Submissions
20 May The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick
Stepping Stones Scholarship
Call for Submissions
10 December The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick
Scholarship
Call for Submissions
15 August The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick

News

Concert Planner & Upcoming Job Deadlines (6–12 December 2021)
This week's concerts, livestreams, and job and funding deadlines from Monday to Sunday.
Update on Live Music Guidelines
Latest information on live music events indoors and nightclubs.
Arts Council Launches Music Policy Survey
Artists, organisations and individuals involved in any aspect of music in Ireland asked to fill out survey by 12 December.

News – UK

Eliza Carthy Announced as President of the English Folk Dance and Song Society
Carthy succeeds Shirley Collins who held the post from 2008 to 2020.
NMC Label Seeking Recordings for The Big Lockdown Music Survey
Music creators in England are being invited to share their experiences of lockdown and submit music for a series of albums.
‘Science discovers, art digests’: Brian Eno to Host Cop26 Discussion on Artists and the Climate Crisis
UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (31 Oct–12 Nov) to include a number of music events to highlight environmental emergency.

Reviews

A Winter Highlight
The 9th Fidelio Trio Winter Chamber Music Festival took place last weekend with featured artist Francesco Paolo Scola and works by Kevin Volans, Irene Buckley, Berio, Ustvolskaya, Stravinsky, Korngold and more. Adrian Smith reviews.
A Radical and Timely Work
Michael Gallen's new opera 'Elsewhere', based on the true story of a protest in an asylum in Monaghan in 1919, premiered at the Abbey Theatre last week. Brendan Finan reviews.
Through the Lens
Composer Ian Wilson's new album 'Echoes and Shadows', which focuses on works for violins, was released recently on Farpoint Records. Brendan Finan reviews.

Articles

What If We Had More Music Hubs?
Toner Quinn
The new Beatles documentary 'Get Back' gives an incredible insight into the band's creative process, and provides an important lesson for our society today, writes Toner Quinn.
Persist to the Other Side
The fiddle-player Martin Hayes has recently published a memoir of his life in music, 'Shared Notes: A Musical Journey'. Toner Quinn reviews...
A Critical Moment for Choral Singing
Many choirs have not been able to function meaningfully since the pandemic began, but as they start to meet again now is the time to refresh and reflect on their aims, writes Geoffrey Spratt.
David Keenan's Sense of Place
Over the last decade, a number of remarkable artists have emerged from the music scene in Dundalk, David Keenan key among them. This month, he released his poetic second album, "What Then?". But what is it about this border town that generated a different type of music scene, and why now...

From the Archive

No Reviving What Never Died
Peter Rosser
Peter Rosser finds how American folk music revivals have been bound to the country’s social history
Aug 1, 2010
Jennifer Walshe – XXX­_Live_Nude_Girls!!!
Michael Quinn
XXX­_Live_Nude_Girls!!!, Mere Recordings (Mere002)
Dec 1, 2009
New Voices Singing Women's Stories
Brendan Finan
Last week, the RIAM presented an Irish opera premiere and TU Dublin Conservatoire presented a Baroque opera double bill, featuring a range of emerging artists. Brendan Finan...
Jan 24, 2019

Latest Events

Merchy Christmas
Exhibition
19 December The Grand Social, Dublin
John Rutter Singing Day
Workshop
18 December Coventry Cathedral
Hawk Jupiter - Cut and Run
Launch
10 December Satellite Storm Entertainment
Follow the Stars
Concert
10 December Free Live Stream
John Rutter's Christmas Celebration
Concert
9 December Royal Albert Hall

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

General Stepping Stones Scholarships
Call for Submissions
20 May The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick
Stepping Stones Scholarship
Call for Submissions
10 December The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick
Scholarship
Call for Submissions
15 August The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick
Kickstart scheme - Administrator, Cardiff Theatrical Services
Call for Submissions
13 December Welsh National Opera
Digital Marketing Assistant
Job
13 December Welsh National Opera

Upcoming Events

From Europe with Love: Poland
Concert
7 December St Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway
Session with the Pipers - Na Píobairí Uilleann
Concert
7 December The Cobblestone Pub, Dublin
Fiachra Garvey (piano), Musici Ireland (strings) and Niall O’Sullivan (trumpet)
Concert
8 December St Peter's Church of Ireland, Drogheda
Drogheda Classical Music presents Fiachra Garvey (piano), Musici Ireland (strings) and Niall O’Sullivan (trumpet)
Concert
8 December St Peter's Church of Ireland, Drogheda

Upcoming Deadlines

Orchestral Assistant
Job
7 December RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Digital Content Executive
Job
8 December Royal Albert Hall
Head of Acting and Programme Leader (BA Acting)
Job
10 December Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Executive Producer (full-time)
Job
10 December Carlow Arts Festival
Creative Producer (part-time)
Job
10 December Carlow Arts Festival
Stepping Stones Scholarship
Call for Submissions
10 December The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick
Apply to Perform at Stendhal Festival 2022
Call for Submissions
10 December Stendhal Festival

Funding

Public Arts Co- Ordinator – 3 Year Contract 9 December Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
National Lottery Project Grants 31 December Arts Council England
Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development 31 December Creative Scotland
Writers in Schools Scheme 31 December The Arts Council
International Showcase Fund 31 December PRS Foundation