Latest Listings

Lord Mayor's Tea Dance 2020
Dance
26 January City Hall Cork
Musiclee presents Errol Walsh in concert.
Concert
14 December The Four Provinces, Kimmage, Dublin 12.
National Youth Orchestra of Ireland and Symphonic Waves
Concert
4 January Bailey Allen Hall, NUI, Galway.
Fingal International Festival of Voices
Festival
12 March Irish Institute of Music and Song
Support Specialist
Job
20 December Bandcamp (Work from anywhere)

Latest Reader Reviews

Weird Hill
Album
15 November Careerist
Alone on Friendship Island
Album
11 November David Allred
Live at the Elmwood Hall
Album
24 May Joshua Burnside
Out of Body Auto Message
Album
24 May THUMPER

News

The 12 Days of Crisis – ‘Sing Along’ with Extinction Rebellion
Climate emergency group releases Christmas song and video; plus recent releases from Music Declares Emergency and Climate Declares Emergency.
Deirdre Gribbin and Neil Martin Receive Major Arts Awards
£15k awards will allow composers to complete new chamber and orchestral works.
What Makes a Jazz Scene?
Public discussion on how to develop Ireland’s jazz scene to take place next Thursday 12 December.

News – UK

Winners Announced for the Ivors Composer Awards 2019
Awards made in thirteen categories at a ceremony at the British Museum.
2019 Scots Trad Music Awards in Aberdeen Next Week
See the full list of nominees below.
New Appointments in Music: UK and Ireland (November 2019)
Appointments at Welsh National Opera, Music Generation, BBC Concert Orchestra and Music Network.

Reviews

Sharing With Somebody
Dublin singer-songwriter Sorcha Richardson has recently released her debut album on Faction Records. Andrea Cleary reviews.
Missing the Main Theme
John Kinsella's 11th symphony received its world premiere last weekend, conducted by Jean Deroyer. Adrian Smith reviews.
Miracle in Drumcondra
The 7th Fidelio Trio Winter Chamber Music Festival took place last weekend, featuring the Apple Hill String Quartet and world premieres by Brian Irvine and Louis Karchin. Adrian Smith reviews the Saturday and Sunday concerts.

Articles

What Now for RTÉ Lyric FM?
It is now over three weeks since RTÉ announced that it was closing the Lyric FM studios in Limerick and moving production of the national music and arts radio station to Cork and Dublin. What does this mean for the station's content and staff, and will the decision be reversed? The Journal of Music spoke to the Head of Lyric, Aodán Ó Dubhghaill.
Are We Ambitious Enough for Irish Traditional Music?
The inaugural TradTalk conference, a new discussion forum for traditional artists, took place last weekend (16 November). Toner Quinn reflects on some of the issues raised.
Lankum Won’t Let Ireland Forget
Traditional music once comforted us and reassured us, writes Toner Quinn, but not Lankum.
2020 – Where is the Money in Today's Music World?
The music business isn't just coming back to life right now, it may actually be bigger than before. What has changed, how did it happen, and what does it mean for artists? Gareth Murphy surveys the contemporary industry and asks: Who is making money from music and how?

Latest Events

Lord Mayor's Tea Dance 2020
Dance
26 January City Hall Cork
Musiclee presents Errol Walsh in concert.
Concert
14 December The Four Provinces, Kimmage, Dublin 12.
National Youth Orchestra of Ireland and Symphonic Waves
Concert
4 January Bailey Allen Hall, NUI, Galway.
Fingal International Festival of Voices
Festival
12 March Irish Institute of Music and Song
Deirdre and the Sons of Usna - An Opera
Concert
28 January The Everyman, Cork

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Support Specialist
Job
20 December Bandcamp (Work from anywhere)
Senior Business Manager, Listener
Job
20 December SoundCloud New York
Part-time Music Outreach roles
Job
16 December Fingal Academy of Music
Press Manager, Classical Music
Job
22 December Southbank Centre

Upcoming Events

BIMM Dublin Open Day
Open Day
7 December BIMM Dublin
Family Christmas Concert With The Echo Band
Concert
7 December National Concert Hall
Family Christmas Concert With The Echo Band
Concert
7 December National Concert Hall
Ficino Quartet
Concert
7 December Triskel Christchurch, Cork
Ficino Quartet - Quartets At Triskel - Autumn 2019 Series
Concert
7 December Triskel Christchurch, Cork
An Dara Réalt le Doireann Ní Chorrgáin
Musical Theatre
7 December An Taibhdhearc, Galway
Irish Baroque Orchestra presents - Messiah
Concert
7 December Galway Cathedral
Christmas with ANÚNA 2019 Dec 7th
Concert
7 December St Bartholomew's Church, Dublin
Roll Up, Roll Up the Showman is Coming
Musical Theatre
7 December The Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Ring Christmas Bells! The Palestrina Choir
Concert
7 December National Concert Hall

Upcoming Deadlines

St Martin's Voices Fellowship
Audition
9 December St Martin-in-the-Fields
St Luke’s Event Manager (12-Month Fixed Term Maternity Cover)
Job
9 December London Symphony Orchestra
Volunteer with Helium Arts
Volunteer
9 December Limerick City
Composer Lab 2020
Call for Scores
9 December RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Contemporary Music Centre
Project Director
Job
9 December Queens Theatre Hornchurch
Fire Choir
Call for Submissions
9 December The Nest Collective
Leader, BBC Philharmonic
Job
10 December BBC Philharmonic
Editorial Work Experience 2020 – The Guide
Call for Submissions
12 December The Guardian
Editorial Work Experience 2020 – Books
Call for Submissions
12 December The Guardian

Funding

Musical Instruments for Bands 9 December Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Musical Instruments for Individuals 9 December Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Travel Awards 31 December Arts Council of Northern Ireland
See Here 31 December Culture Ireland
Writers in Schools Scheme 31 December The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon