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RDS Rising Stars Concert ft TU Dublin Conservatoire
Concert
20 March RDS Concert Hall
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8 March Irish Baroque Orchestra
General Manager, RTÉ Concert Orchestra
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11 March RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Summer Residential Course Participants 2019
Call for Submissions
26 February Ulster Youth Orchestra
KMC Music Group Co-ordinator
Job
11 March University of Huddersfield

News

Schools Can Now Apply for €2,000 Arts Grant
An additional 150 schools can now apply for the Creative Schools programme which provides teacher training, resources and supports for creative programmes in 2019.
€245k Available for Musicians, Bands and Orchestras to Buy Instruments
Scheme open to professional artists and non-professional groups and ensembles in any genre. Deadline: 21 March.
New Appointments in Music: UK and Ireland (February 2019)
Appointments at BBC Symphony Orchestra, Music Generation, Arts Council England, Galway 2020, Dunedin Consort, Association of Irish Composers, Southbank Centre and Ulster Orchestra.

News – UK

Barbara Hannigan, Thomas Larcher and Mark Padmore at Aldeburgh Festival 2019
Singer/conductor Hannigan, composer Larcher and tenor Padmore each curated part of the festival.
What Does the UK's New Cairncross Report Mean for Music and Arts Journalism?
Review on the future of journalism could have major implications for online arts media.
Craig Taborn, Izumi Kimura and Brian Irvine Ensemble at Brilliant Corners 2019
The Belfast jazz festival will take place on 2–9 March in several venues.

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Reviews

Leaving a Trail for New Composers
The fourth concert in the Female Composer Series at the National Concert Hall – programmed in partnership with Sounding the Feminists – featured music by Thea Musgrave, Sofia Gubaidulina, Jane O'Leary and Kaija Saariaho. Tim Diovanni reviews.
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The Saturday night double-header at the Spike cello festival featured traditional musicians Liam O’Connor and Cormac Begley with Cello Ireland, and free improviser Ernst Reijseger – a night that went from Irish slow airs to musical comedy. James Camien McGuiggan reviews.
Looking for a Link Among Irish Composers
Tim Diovanni reviews a concert of works by Stanford, Buckley and Boyle performed by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra – a rare and interesting mix, but did it work?

Articles

‘We’ve got one chance to get this right': An Interview with Anthony Long
In 2017, Anthony Long was appointed manager of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, following 15 years with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. After an external review of the orchestras last April, the Government announced that the NSO was to move from RTÉ to the National Concert Hall. In this interview with The Journal of Music, Long discusses how the difficulties built up for the orchestra – and the challenge of getting things back on track.
Why We Need to Transform Our Orchestras – and How We Can Do It
Orchestras are leaving too many people behind and failing to deliver on their extraordinary promise, writes Brian Irvine. The way towards transformation – and to create genuinely fresh sounds – is to involve new people in new ways.
'Irish history... [is] so apt for what's happening now': An Interview with Lauren Kinsella
Ahead of the premiere of 'Famished' with poet Cherry Smyth and composer Ed Bennett, singer and composer Lauren Kinsella speaks to The Journal of Music about improvisation, contemporary social crises and the stage as a space for conversations.
When Everything Breathes: An Interview with Peter Broderick
Composer, singer, violinist, pianist, Peter Broderick draws on many strands for his music, his work connecting with audiences across the world. Currently living in Galway, Broderick spoke to The Journal of Music about his compositions and lyrics, his musical background in Oregon and the impact of the internet on his career.
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Latest Events

RDS Rising Stars Concert ft TU Dublin Conservatoire
Concert
20 March RDS Concert Hall
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Concert
29 September The Ulster Hall Belfast
Catfish Blues Orchestra
Concert
22 February The Hot Spot Music Club, Greystones
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Concert
28 September The National Concert Hall Dublin
THE GIRLS ARE BACK IN TOWN
Concert
30 March Christ Church Bray

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

General Manager
Job
8 March Irish Baroque Orchestra
General Manager, RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Job
11 March RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Summer Residential Course Participants 2019
Call for Submissions
26 February Ulster Youth Orchestra
KMC Music Group Co-ordinator
Job
11 March University of Huddersfield
Bassoon Professor
Job
19 March Royal College of Music

Upcoming Events

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Bewley's@6! le Gael Linn
Concert
21 February Bewleys Cafe Theatre, Dublin
Cormac Juan Breatnach – Out of Time Tour
Concert
21 February Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
Irish National Opera Presents: Orfeo ed Euridice
Opera
21 February Glór, Ennis
Dublin Guitar Symposium: 'Back to the Future'
Conference
22 February DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama
The Irish Guitar Quartet
Concert
22 February Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork
Pipeworks Organ Recitals: David Leigh
Concert
22 February National Concert Hall
Isla Grant 2019 Irish Hits Tour
Concert
22 February Draíocht, Blanchardstown
Bottlenote 10
Festival
22 February Studio 10
Inspiring Bach presented by Music Network
Concert
22 February St John's Theatre and Arts Centre, Listowel

Upcoming Deadlines

Work Experience with BBC 6 Music (March –Jun 2019)
Call for Submissions
21 February BBC 6 Music
The Trench Award – Young Performer Bursary
Call for Submissions
21 February Birr Festival of Music
Co-Principal Viola (no. 2)
Job
21 February Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Lecturer Below the Bar in Music Composition
Job
22 February University of Limerick
Associate Head of Strings
Job
22 February Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Production Manager
Job
22 February The Everyman, Cork
Artist Manager
Job
22 February The City Music Foundation

Funding

Transmission Fund 4 March Help Musicians UK, London
Arts Grant Funding 7 March The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
Music Capital Scheme 2019 21 March Music Network
Royal Opera House Doctoral Composer in Residence 27 March Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London
Youth Music Initiative Training and CPD Fund 31 March Scottish Music Centre