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News

New Crash Ensemble CEO Appointed
Siân Cunningham previously worked with Body & Soul, Dance Ireland and the Arts Council.
'These are voices we need to hear': Louth Contemporary Music Society Festival Starts Today
‘We Sing for the Future’ takes place online and features work by Sarah Hennies, Fredrik Rasten, Mareike Yin-Yee Lee, Marc Sabat, Kevin Volans, Cornelius Cardew, Julian Anderson...
Head of RTÉ Lyric FM Job Open to Internal Applicants Only
Position has been advertised on RTÉ intranet with a 22 April deadline.

News – UK

Photos: A Look at Edinburgh International Festival's New Outdoor Venues
Festival to take place from 7 to 29 August 2021.
New Welsh Music Industry Conference for Young People to Take Place in April
'Summit' takes place online on 9 –11 April; Admission is free.
New UK 'Power Up' Initiative for Black Artists and Industry Professionals Seeks to Create More Equitable Music Industry
‘Power Up’ programme currently seeking applications from Black music creators and Black industry professionals. Deadline is 10 March.

Reviews

Many Sides to the Galway Cello
Music for Galway's inaugural Cellissimo festival, presented in partnership with Galway 2020, took place at the end of March, featuring seven days of cello concerts, workshops, talks, a Bill Whelan world premiere, an exhibition, and a new cello made in Galway. Brendan Finan reviews.
Exploring Musical Life in Ireland in the 1700s
Irish Baroque Orchestra's latest release 'The Trials of Tenducci', featuring Tara Erraught, uncovers a number of works with connections to music in Ireland in the eighteenth-century. Brendan Finan reviews.
Diverse Responses to the Earth and Sea
Navona Records have recently released a live album of works for orchestra and large ensemble by Peter Dickson Lopez, Corrina Bonshek and Jane O'Leary. Mark Fitzgerald reviews.

Articles

How to Transform Ireland’s Music Business
Gareth Murphy
With Covid-19 now reaching endgame, we're about to enter a new situation: a global music marketplace that's grown a whole lot younger and more technological. In order for Ireland to embrace this future, it needs an ambitious new music plan – with record labels at its heart. Gareth Murphy sets out five steps to help transform Ireland's music business.
How RTÉ Can Restore Its Leadership Role in Music
Music and broadcasting go hand in hand, but RTÉ's leadership role in music has been shrinking in recent years. Toner Quinn suggests four ways to turn the situation around...
2021: The Music Boom is Coming
What a year 2020 was. When it began, the outlook for the music industry hadn't looked so good in decades. Then came Covid-19, the industrial equivalent of a comet hurtling in from deep space. As we emerge into 2021, it's time for some damage assessment. What exactly has been destroyed?...
Is It Time to Separate Irish Traditional Music from Irishness?
‘Trad Nation’, a new book by fiddle-player and scholar Tes Slominski, questions how ‘Irish’ Irish traditional music is in a postnational music scene, and makes the case for separating the genre from ethnic nationalism. Helen Lawlor reviews.

From the Archive

Two Boys
Dónal Sarsfield
Nico Muhly's opera delves into the dark side of the internet, but the subject matter longs for riskier, less guarded treatment, writes Dónal Sarsfield.
Aug 15, 2011
A Step Between Worlds
Paul O'Connor
Was the Gloaming – the new venture of Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Iarla Ó Lionáird and Thomas Bartlett – to be a well-intentioned experiment, or did it...
Aug 26, 2011
CD Review: Dorothy Murphy – Calling
Kevin Stevens
Calling – Improvised Music Company, IMCD 1019
Jan 1, 2008

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