Latest

Concert Planner & Upcoming Job Deadlines (19–25 July 2021)
This week's concerts, livestreams, and job and funding deadlines from Monday to Sunday. ...
Latest Appointments and Awards in Music (July 2021)
A round-up of recent appointments and awards including Music Network, Irish Traditional Music Archive, OPUS Klassik Awards, the Prix Marulić International Radio Competition, Association of British Orchestras, Glyndebourne, City of Derry International Choir Festival, and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra...
New Releases of the Week (23 July 2021)
A round-up of recent releases including Irish Women in Harmony, Alannah Thornburgh, David Keenan, and Máire Carroll and Kristan Swain. To submit your music for inclusion, please email [email protected]

News

Music and Traditional Arts Project Awards Now Open for Applications
The deadline for the Arts Council Project Awards is 19 August.
New Releases of the Week (23 July 2021)
A round-up of recent releases including Irish Women in Harmony, Alannah Thornburgh, David Keenan, and Máire Carroll and Kristan Swain. To submit your music for inclusion, please...
€11.5m Covid Support Scheme Launched for Events Sector
Awards of up to €50,000 available; applications open on 4 August.

News – UK

English Folk Dance and Song Society Reassessing its Archives Due to Racist Language
Offensive material in the collections of Cecil Sharp will be flagged for readers.
Nominees Announced for the Scottish Awards for New Music 2021
Linda Buckley, David Fennessy, Aidan O’Rourke and Ailie Roberston among nominees.
BBC Launches New Training Scheme for Musicians
Paid scheme will provide opportunities in making music, presenting, radio and event production, and sound recording and engineering over 12 months.

Reviews

Gathering and Scattering Sounds
The Galway orchestra Luminosa recently premiered a new adventurous work by Sam Perkin as part of its second 'Arcadia' concert. Brendan Finan reviews.
Personal Departure
Danny Diamond's recently released album with Brian Miller, 'Let Fly', marks a change from earlier recordings. Kevin McCullagh reviews.
Between Oppositions
Last week, the Dutch Ragazze Quartet premiered Garth Knox's new work 'Four Into Twenty' as part of the online West Cork Chamber Music Festival. Adrian Smith reviews.

Articles

Music and the Arts Need Ideas and Debate Too
Toner Quinn
The writer Desmond Fennell, who died this week, had clear ideas about the role of new thinking and debate in society. They are relevant to Irish music today, writes Toner Quinn.
Why Isn’t Irish Traditional Music ‘Curated’ Too?
Now in its seventh edition, the latest 'Tradition Now' festival took place at the National Concert Hall on 19–20 June, but it is still not clear what this event is trying to achieve, writes Toner Quinn...
A Gripping Memoir Woven Through with Trauma
In her recently published memoir, 'Rememberings', Sinéad O'Connor takes ownership of the narrative around her life and music, writes Laura Watson. ...
We Need to Talk about Creativity in the Post-Pandemic Era
Right now, the world is talking about ‘creative solutions’ for the post-pandemic era, for the climate crisis, and for every other challenge that we face, but, asks Toner Quinn, how committed are we to supporting creativity and creative people?

From the Archive

Thank God for The Jimmy Cake
Stephen Graham
In The Jimmy Cake's fourth album, what's always at stake is 'compulsion', writes Stephen Graham, of the musicians, the material and the listeners.
Aug 28, 2015
Anúna: Fifteen Years On
Michael McGlynn
The story behind Ireland's renowned choir.
Jan 1, 2002
Highway of the New
John McLachlan
Now that we no longer have a common practice in music, novelty moves in different directions and at different speeds, all depending on the context.
Feb 1, 2011

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

International String Competition
Competition
11 August Windsor Festival
Open Call: Berlinale Talents 2022
Call for Submissions
1 September Berlinale Talents
Architecture Project Award
Funding
19 August The Arts Council
Visual Arts Project Award
Funding
19 August The Arts Council
Project Manager: DRAWDA Urban Arts Project
Job
7 August Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda

Upcoming Events

Michael McHale
Concert
23 July West Cork Chamber Music Festival
Rosanne Philippens, Julien Quentin
Concert
24 July West Cork Chamber Music Festival
Scoil na gCláirseach -Festival of Early Irish Harp Online
Festival
25 July Historical Harp Society of Ireland Online
Citizens of Everywhere with Siobhán Doyle and Alexei Grynyuk
Concert
25 July West Cork Chamber Music Festival

Upcoming Deadlines

Panel of Musician Educators
Job
23 July Music Generation Sligo
BSO Participate Coordinator
Job
23 July Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
BSO Participate Administrator
Job
23 July Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Music Assistant
Job
23 July ITV
Head of Digital & Brand
Job
25 July Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Digital Communications Officer
Job
26 July The Nerve Centre
General Manager
Job
27 July Dance Ireland
Director of Communications and Marketing
Job
27 July The Abbey Theatre

Funding

International Arts Award 23 July Leitrim County Council
Artist Workspace Scheme 2021 26 July Wexford County Council
Axis Assemble Bursary 28 July Axis Ballymun
Strategic Arts Projects 2022 30 July Wicklow County Council
2021 Decade of Centenaries Programme Grant Scheme 30 July Wicklow County Council