Latest Listings

Lir Quartet
Concert
12 October Tullynally Castle, Castlepollard, Westmeath
The Dessoff Choirs: Fauré Requiem
Concert
26 October Union Theological Seminary
Talamh nua: sean nós singing in contemporary contexts
Seminar
27 September Maynooth University
Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington
Concert
4 October Sirius Arts Centre Cobh Co. Cork
Piano Teacher - Part Time
Job
30 September Jam Music Company

News

RTÉ Announces Shortlist for 2019 Folk Awards
Moya Brennan to receive Lifetime Achievement Award. Lisa O'Neill, Ye Vagabonds, The Gloaming and Colm Mac Con Iomaire among nominees.
'It is a book that you don’t let down until you finish': An Interview with Melatu Uche Okorie and Evangelia Rigaki
Next week, Irish National Opera will present a new work based on the short story collection 'This Hostel Life' by Melatu Uche Okorie, exploring her experiences in the...
When Opera Meets Football: Soccer Fans Sought for Euro 2020 Music Project
Football clubs and fans are invited to take part in a new Irish National Opera project that will be performed during the European Football Championship.

News – UK

New Appointments in Music: UK and Ireland (September 2019)
Appointments at Music Generation, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Irish Academy of Music, NUI Galway, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Welsh National Opera.
'The city’s major arts festival has to change with the city itself': Richard Wakely on the Belfast International Arts Festival
The 57th Belfast International Arts Festival takes place this autumn. The Journal of Music spoke to Artistic Director Richard Wakely about this year's event.
New Report Says Arts and Culture Influence Where We Live
Arts Council document examines how culture can attract and retain people and businesses.

Reviews

Planxties for a New Quartet
The traditional music quartet of Laoise Kelly, Tara Breen, Josephine Marsh and Nell Ní Chróinín is currently on tour in the autumn series from Music Network. Ian Bascombe reviews in Ennis.
The Kiss of a Witch
Raymond Deane's new opera 'Vagabones' received its premiere last week at the Civic Theatre. Adrian Smith reviews.
Extreme Encounters
American composer Missy Mazzoli's 'Breaking the Waves' received its European premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival in August. James Camien McGuiggan reviews.

Articles

Lyric FM Needs a New Vision, Not More Cuts
Toner Quinn
Lyric FM is under threat because of RTÉ's financial difficulties, but a better future for the station is possible, writes Toner Quinn.
‘I’m in this business to be moved, to be communicated with, to be transported’: An Interview with Finghin Collins
One of Ireland's best known classical musicians, Finghin Collins is also Artistic Director of the New Ross Piano Festival, which takes place on 25–29 September. He spoke to the Journal of Music about the balance between performing and programming, what he looks for in concerts, and his own musical background.
Where is All the New Orchestral Music?
The amount of new work commissioned and performed by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra has dropped significantly in recent years. Such short-termism affects our musical culture and the generations to come, writes Adrian Smith.
‘There’s music everywhere’: An Interview with Josephine Marsh
Music Network's first autumn tour begins this Wednesday 11 September with Josephine Marsh, Laoise Kelly, Tara Breen and Nell Ní Chroínin. The Journal of Music spoke to the Clare accordionist and composer about her musical background and the tunes written specifically for the tour.

Latest Events

Lir Quartet
Concert
12 October Tullynally Castle, Castlepollard, Westmeath
The Dessoff Choirs: Fauré Requiem
Concert
26 October Union Theological Seminary
Talamh nua: sean nós singing in contemporary contexts
Seminar
27 September Maynooth University
Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington
Concert
4 October Sirius Arts Centre Cobh Co. Cork
The House Presents
Concert
4 October Annesley House Dublin 3

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Piano Teacher - Part Time
Job
30 September Jam Music Company
LSO St Luke’s Facilities Coordinator
Job
7 October London Symphony Orchestra
Production Assistant
Job
3 October Radio City Music Hall
Technical Co-Ordinator (Music)
Job
30 September Queens University Belfast

Upcoming Events

Sundays@Noon 22nd September 2019
Concert
22 September Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Schubertreise
Concert
22 September National Concert Hall
Tara Breen, Laoise Kelly, Josephine Marsh & Nell Ní Chróinín
Concert
22 September Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo
Tara Breen, Laoise Kelly, Josephine Marsh & Nell Ní Chróinín
Concert
22 September Hawks Well Theatre
Mise Éire
Musical Theatre
23 September An Taibhdhearc, Galway
Tara Breen, Laoise Kelly, Josephine Marsh & Nell Ní Chróinín
Concert
23 September Station House Theatre, Clifden
The Songs & Poems of Percy French
Concert
24 September Draíocht, Blanchardstown
The Slocan Ramblers
Concert
24 September Roe Valley Arts Centre, Limavady
Young Pianists Concert @ New Ross Piano Festival 2019
Concert
25 September St Mary's Church, New Ross
Seamie O'Dowd Live
Concert
25 September Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo

Upcoming Deadlines

Assistant Orchestra Technician
Job
22 September Scottish Opera
Educational Engagement Assistant (Arts)
Job
22 September University of Leeds
PA & Events Manager
Job
23 September National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Associate Principal Trumpet
Job
23 September BBC Philharmonic
European Projects Co-ordinator
Tender
23 September The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI)
Call for Applications: Examiners for Music, RIAM Exams
Call for Submissions
23 September Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin
Co-Principal Cello
Job
23 September BBC Symphony Orchestra
Manager, International Marketing
Job
23 September Sony, New York
Podcast Content Strategist
Job
24 September Spotify New York

Funding

2019 Opera Awards Foundation bursaries 27 September International Opera Awards
Culture Ireland Funding 15 October Culture Ireland
Culture Ireland Funding 15 October Culture Ireland
Regular Funding 15 October Culture Ireland
England's Performing Arts Showcase 31 October Arts Council of England