Podcast: COVID-19 – What Now for Music and the Arts?

Podcast: COVID-19 – What Now for Music and the Arts?

With so many music and arts events cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, how will the music world adjust, and has the health crisis now changed the live music scene for good?

In this week’s podcast, editor Toner Quinn speaks to four people in music whose work has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and we ask, with so many concerts and festivals cancelled, what now for music and the arts? The contributors are fiddle-player, composer and Frames band member Colm Mac Con Iomaire; Angela Dorgan, CEO of First Music Contact and Ireland Music Week; Gerry Keenan, CEO of the Irish Chamber Orchestra; and Crash Ensemble clarinettist Deirdre O’Leary.

The Journal of Music podcast is issued every Wednesday. Listen below on Soundcloud or on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Recent guests include Bothy Band piper Paddy Keenan, harper Laoise Kelly, author Gareth Murphy and singer Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh. Browse all our recent podcasts here.

Published on 25 March 2020

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