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News

‘Dancing sitting down in a chair’: An Interview with Quebecois folk musician Pierre-Luc Dupuis
Ahead of De Temps Antan’s Music Network tour on 1–10 May, The Journal of Music spoke to band member Pierre-Luc Dupuis about the blend of influences that make Quebecois traditional music distinctive.
Concert Planner: 23–28 April 2019
This week's concerts from Tuesday to Sunday. To have your concert included next week (29 April–5 May), please add it to our listings.
New Appointments in Music: UK and Ireland (April 2019)
Appointments at Music Generation, Glyndebourne, Making Music, Music at Paxton, and St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork.

News – UK

 All-Female Hip Hop Showcase at Women's Work Festival in Belfast
Kaka Mollz, Abby Oliveira and Dena Anuk$a to perform at showcase in June.
Economic Contribution of Arts and Culture in the UK Reaches New Level
Figures show that arts and culture has surpassed agriculture in contribution to the UK economy.
‘It Was the Right Time’: Wales Hosts First Folk Awards
VRï, Trials of Cato, Lleuwen, Calan and Gwilym Bowen Rhys among winners.

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Reviews

Adventures in the New Music Fringe
The Music Current contemporary music festival – which took place last week in Dublin – has a radicalism in curation that can give listeners a real feeling of discovery. Adrian Smith reviews the four days and asks: can it grow its 'fringe' status in the Irish new music scene?
Playing for an Inside-Out World
In the first review from our new Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, supported by Galway City and Galway County Arts Offices, James Fleming reviews a performance by Sarah Nicolls of her new political work 'Twelve Years'. Presented by Galway Jazz Festival at the Mick Lally Theatre on 29 March, the composition by the British pianist and composer is a direct call for action at a time of crisis.
Some People are Frightened
The second Cork Sound Fair took place last week. Spread over four days (28–31 March), the festival displays the fascinating diversity of Irish electronic music. Don O'Mahony reviews a selection of performances from Saturday night and Sunday.

Articles

How Sounding the Feminists Put Music and Gender in the Spotlight
Adrian Smith
In less than two years, the Sounding the Feminists movement has changed the conversation in the Irish contemporary music scene and put the issue of gender equality and composers firmly on the musical map, but, asks Adrian Smith, can it have a long-term impact without more support from the music community?
The Newest of the New: An Interview with Fergal Dowling of Music Current
Pursuing the latest in contemporary music sounds is key to the focus of Music Current festival, which begins next week in Dublin. Artistic Director Fergal Dowling spoke to the Journal of Music about the ethos of the event, current trends in music, and the ensembles performing this year.
‘If we take action, hope will be everywhere’: An Interview with Pianist and Composer Sarah Nicolls
Sarah Nicolls has composed a new work inspired by the announcements on climate change last autumn and the activism of Greta Thunberg. She spoke to The Journal of Music about the impetus for the work and being so politically direct with an audience.
'Meeting Maxim has Changed My Life': An Interview with Violinist Patrick Rafter
Irish musician Patrick Rafter will perform with the renowned violinist and conductor Maxim Vengerov this Friday at the National Concert Hall. The Kilkenny violinist spoke to The Journal of Music about how this significant career moment came about.
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Latest Events

From Europe with Love: Latvia
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7 May St Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway
Julie Fowlis & Zoë Conway with Éamon Doorley and John McIntyre
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13 June Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
String Quartet ETHEL Tours "The River" in Reston
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27 May Reston Community Center
University of Limerick Orchestra Summer Proms
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11 May University Concert Hall Limerick
Abair/Samaa
Concert
28 May Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin

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Music for Galway presents: Galway Music Residency Apprentice Ensembles
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24 April Emily Anderson Concert Hall, NUI Galway
Art and Technology | Four Workshops and a Talk - Univ. Limerick
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24 April Digital Media and Arts Research Centre, University of Limerick.
BIMM Dublin Open Evening
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24 April BIMM Dublin
Santa Rita Concerts: Ficino Ensemble
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24 April The Little Museum of Dublin
Anna Mieke - Idle Mind Album Launch Show (FREE) - Dundalk
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24 April Spirit Store, Dundalk
Consairtín 2019
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25 April Ennis, Co. Clare
Wolfe Stage School Presents Sleeping Beauty
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25 April The Everyman, Cork
NCH International Guitar Series: Gaëlle Solal, guitar
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25 April Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin

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24 April Philadelphia Orchestra
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24 April Cill Rialaig Arts Centre
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25 April English National Opera
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25 April Apple Music
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25 April The Wild Duck
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26 April First Music Contact
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26 April Athlone Arts and Tourism
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26 April University Concert Hall Limerick

Funding

Markievicz Award 25 April The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
Music Commissions Award 2 May Arts Council
Opera Commissions Award 2 May Arts Council