Latest

Hear Him Out
James Camien McGuiggan
Composer Dave Flynn has recently released an album of string quartet and chamber works, 'Irish Minimalism', which combines traditional Irish and contemporary music. James Camien McGuiggan reviews...
Other Voices to Present Livestream from London Embassy
Saint Sister, The Unthanks, Michael McGoldrick and Katie Melua to perform on 29 October; dates for annual festival in Dingle also announced. ...
New Series on Female Composers Starts This Week on Lyric FM
‘How the World Begins Again’ is hosted by soprano Elizabeth Hilliard and will run for eight episodes.

Latest Listings

Ulster Orchestra: Rustioni Conducts from Russia to Hollywood
Concert
29 October The Ulster Hall Belfast
Vanbrugh & Friends
Concert
21 November St Brendan's Church, Bantry
Vanbrugh & Friends
Concert
21 November St Brendan's Church, Bantry
Irish Chamber Orchestra & Florian Donderer
Concert
12 November St Brendan's Church, Bantry
Course Leader: BA (Hons) Commercial Modern Music
Job
21 October BIMM Institute Dublin

News

New Series on Female Composers Starts This Week on Lyric FM
‘How the World Begins Again’ is hosted by soprano Elizabeth Hilliard and will run for eight episodes.
Arts Council Announces €12.8m in Arts Grant Funding
163 arts organisations and 20 individual artists funded from 217 applications.
Concert Planner & Upcoming Job Deadlines (18–24 October 2021)
This week's concerts, livestreams, and job and funding deadlines from Monday to Sunday.

News – UK

Other Voices to Present Livestream from London Embassy
Saint Sister, The Unthanks, Michael McGoldrick and Katie Melua to perform on 29 October; dates for annual festival in Dingle also announced.
£3.5m British Council Scheme Open to UK–Ireland Collaborations
Small grants of £5–20k and large grants of £20–75k are available.
Members of the Buzzcocks and Dire Straits for Louder Than Words Music and Writing Festival in Manchester
Festival on 12 to 14 November also features a screening of new Eleanor McEvoy documentary.

Reviews

Hear Him Out
Composer Dave Flynn has recently released an album of string quartet and chamber works, 'Irish Minimalism', which combines traditional Irish and contemporary music. James Camien McGuiggan reviews.
The Weight That Cultural Spaces Hold
The latest release from Ergodos is a collection of duets recorded by Ross Turner in the off-stage spaces of the National Concert Hall. Andrea Cleary reviews.
Hollowed Out by Her Past
Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh's new opera, 'The First Child', premiered at the Dublin Theatre Festival at the weekend. Adrian Smith reviews.

Articles

We Have Celebrated Ó Riada Enough
Toner Quinn
On 25 September, the National Concert Hall, the Arts Council and RTÉ presented two tribute concerts to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Seán Ó Riada's death. Toner Quinn reviews.
No One is Talking About What Musicians Get Paid
The new report on the night-time economy has 36 recommendations, but it has an unfortunate blindspot, writes Toner Quinn.
Music in Ireland has a Glass Ceiling and it’s Called Nationalism
Unless music is coated in nationalistic terms it will struggle, writes Toner Quinn.
Does Irish Music Need One Voice?
The restrictions on live music are frustrating and perplexing for musicians and they point to larger issues, writes Toner Quinn.

From the Archive

The Thing Itself
Ciaran Carson
How do we recognise the real thing in traditional music?
Jan 1, 2009
Short-circuiting the Soloist?
Toner Quinn
In a new series of columns, Toner Quinn looks at contemporary issues in traditional music.
Sep 1, 2008
Live Reviews: Composers' Choice – Siobhán Cleary
Conor Kostick
NCH, 16 April 2003
May 1, 2003

Latest Events

Ulster Orchestra: Rustioni Conducts from Russia to Hollywood
Concert
29 October The Ulster Hall Belfast
Vanbrugh & Friends
Concert
21 November St Brendan's Church, Bantry
Vanbrugh & Friends
Concert
21 November St Brendan's Church, Bantry
Irish Chamber Orchestra & Florian Donderer
Concert
12 November St Brendan's Church, Bantry
Finghin Collins – ‘Wanderer’ Tour
Concert
21 October The Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Course Leader: BA (Hons) Commercial Modern Music
Job
21 October BIMM Institute Dublin
Musician/Teacher (Upper Strings)
Job
1 November Sistema Scotland / Big Noise Govanhill (Glasgow)
Junior Guildhall: Piano Teacher
Job
8 November Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Production Arts Administration Manager (Records & Assessment)
Job
27 October Guildhall School of Music & Drama
An Invitation to Collaboration Scheme
Funding
11 November The Arts Council

Upcoming Events

Fight Night
Play
21 October The Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
United Fall presents Birdboy by Emma Martin
Dance
21 October Glór, Ennis
Trio Cantare
Concert
21 October St Peter's Church of Ireland, Drogheda
Drogheda Classical Music presents Gemma Ní Bhriain (mezzo-soprano) with Cahal Masterson (piano) and Yseult Cooper Stockdale (cello)
Concert
21 October St Peter's Church of Ireland, Drogheda
Andy Irvine & Paul Brady
Concert
21 October Vicar Street, Dublin

Upcoming Deadlines

Course Leader: BA (Hons) Commercial Modern Music
Job
21 October BIMM Institute Dublin
Assistant Music Librarian
Job
22 October Liverpool Philharmonic
Abbey Theatre Board Vacancies
Call for Submissions
22 October The Abbey Theatre
Siansa Gael Linn 2022
Competition
22 October Gael Linn
Youth Theatre Facilitators and Assistant Facilitators
Job
24 October Leitrim County Council
Learning And Engagement Officer (Maternity Cover)
Job
24 October Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Deputy Head Of Estates
Job
25 October Royal Academy of Music
Chorister Vacancies
Audition
25 October Opera North
Concerts Coordinator
Job
25 October Philharmonia Orchestra, London
Digital Marketing Executive
Job
25 October National Concert Hall

Funding

Commercial Entertainment Capital Grant Scheme 28 October The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media
Amateur and Voluntary Practice Pilot Scheme 28 October The Arts Council
International Collaboration Grants 4 November The British Council
Health and Safety Capital Programme 5 November Arts Council of Northern Ireland
An Invitation to Collaboration Scheme 11 November The Arts Council