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Friction Farm  - Live ...in bits and bytes
Concert
6 June Facebook Live
Studio Technician
Job
8 June Belfast Print Workshop
Writing Competition
Competition
16 July Michael Mullan Cancer Fund
Strings Programme Leader
Job
28 May King Solomon Academy, London
Warsaw Wind Ensemble Composition Contest 2020
Competition
30 September Warsaw Wind Ensemble

News

NCFA Launches 13-Point Plan to Save Arts Sector
Plan includes call for additional €20m for Arts Council; extension of Covid-19 unemployment payment and wage subsidy; and capital scheme for venues.
'A direct line back to my beginnings as a musician': Ergodos to Release New Andrew Hamilton Solo Album
Video for track 'May' released ahead of full album release in June.

News – UK

'This is a defining moment for the music industry': Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union Launch Campaign to 'Fix Streaming'
Campaign and petition seeking fairer royalty distribution in the streaming era.
£1 Million Raised for UK Music Venues
The Save Our Venues campaign was set up to raise funds for over 500 music venues across the UK.
Arts Council of Northern Ireland Announces Emergency Fund for Artists
Freelance artists, creative practitioners and performers can apply for grants of up to £5,000.

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Podcasts

Podcast: How Should the State Respond to the Covid-19 Arts Crisis?
As artists and the arts sector face a prolonged period of uncertainty, what needs to be done? How much will it cost? And how should the government respond?

Latest Reader Reviews

Sisterix – Asking for Trouble
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8 May Independent
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Joshua Burnside – Far O'er the Sounding Main
Album
16 April Independent
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CMAT – Another Day (kfc)
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22 April Independent
4
Dan Deacon - Mystic Familiar
Album
31 January Domino Recording Co.
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Reviews

Seeds That Flower
Mark Waldron-Hyden, electronic artist and founder of Sunshine Cults Records, has just released his latest album 'Future Life Continuity', a collection of work featuring synths, loops and more. Don O'Mahony reviews.
A Sound You Can't Predict
Last week, Denise Chaila gave a compelling performance at the National Gallery as part of the Other Voices Courage series. Andrea Cleary writes about a significant moment for Irish hip hop.
Little Islands of Melody and Silence
Composer and guitarist Benjamin Dwyer's new album on Diatribe records, 'what is the word' – featuring Dwyer, Barry Guy, Maya Homburger and actor Conor Lovett – is the result of a renewed engagement with all of Samuel Beckett's output. Mark Fitzgerald reviews.

Articles

‘Ireland Performs’ Series Backed Musicians into an Uncomfortable Corner
Toner Quinn
The government's 'Ireland Performs' series, which was partly funded by Facebook, put already under pressure artists in an unacceptable position. We have got to think hard about the way we support music into the future, writes Toner Quinn.
Celtic Connection or Talented Imitator?
Axel Klein, who has written a number of works on Irish classical music, has recently published a voluminous biography of the almost totally unknown Irish-American, Paris-resident composer Swan Hennessy. Is his music worth reviving? James Camien McGuiggan reviews.
Dukas Beyond Disney
A recently published book by Laura Watson on the French composer Paul Dukas is the first full-length academic study of the artist in English and explores his range of music and his music criticism. Brendan Finan reviews.
‘The funding model for public service media …  is not working’: Eoin Brady Leaves RTÉ Lyric FM
Senior producer and manager of Lyric FM record label leaves station for university role.

Latest Events

Friction Farm  - Live ...in bits and bytes
Concert
6 June Facebook Live
The Mary Wallopers
Concert
29 May Online
'Teach le Chéile' Gael Linn
Broadcast
28 May Gael Linn
Harps for Hope
Concert
30 May Online

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Studio Technician
Job
8 June Belfast Print Workshop
Writing Competition
Competition
16 July Michael Mullan Cancer Fund
Strings Programme Leader
Job
28 May King Solomon Academy, London
Warsaw Wind Ensemble Composition Contest 2020
Competition
30 September Warsaw Wind Ensemble
Seán O'Faoláin International Short Story Competition
Competition
31 July Munster Literature Centre

Upcoming Events

Music of Mayo, Online Performance # 4
Concert
29 May Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
Christy Moore
Concert
29 May University Concert Hall, Limerick
West Ocean String Quartet
Concert
30 May Belltable, Limerick
West Ocean String Quartet
Concert
30 May Belltable, Limerick
West Ocean String Quartet
Concert
30 May Belltable, Limerick
Bell X1: Acoustic-ish with Dowry Strings
Concert
30 May Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo
West Ocean String Quartet
Concert
31 May An Taibhdhearc, Galway
AT HOME WITH ICO  -TUESDAY SYMPHONY ON FACEBOOK
Broadcast
2 June University Concert Hall, Limerick
Rocketman Live in Concert – Film with Live Orchestra
Concert
3 June Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Hello Again Neil Diamond
Concert
3 June University Concert Hall, Limerick

Upcoming Deadlines

Chamber Music Coach
Job
29 May Royal College of Music
CoDI Grange – Call for sound artists / composers / music creators
Call for Submissions
29 May Tŷ Cerdd – Music Centre Wales
Prototype 2020 Open Call
Call for Submissions
29 May Festival of Curiosity
Head of Trusts and Projects
Job
29 May Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Digital Society Award 2020
Competition
29 May Digital Transformations
Youth Chorus Director
Job
29 May The Naples Philharmonic
News Editor
Job
29 May The Irish Examiner
Teacher of Music
Job
29 May Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy
Creative Director
Job
29 May Mission Gallery
Printmaking Residency
Call for Submissions
31 May Creative Spark

Funding

NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund 30 May The New York Community Trust
Artist Emergency Relief Fund 30 May Civic Theatre
Leitrim Design House CO-CREATE 2020 31 May Leitrim Design House
PRS Members’ Fund 31 May PRS Foundation
Audio & Radio Emergency Fund 31 May The Radio Academy