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€835k in Culture Ireland Funding Announced for Irish Music, Opera and Arts Abroad
The Journal Of Music
Ailbhe Reddy, CMAT, The Murder Capital, Robocobra Quartet, Clare Sands, Mary Coughlan, Irish National Opera and the Irish Baroque Orchestra among recipients.
Concerts & Festivals (30 January–5 February 2023)
The Journal Of Music
This week's concerts, festivals and job and funding deadlines from Monday to Sunday. ...
Boundary Pushing Start for New Irish Musical Theatre Group
Thomas Neill
Newly established musical theatre group Entr’acte performed the coming-of-age show 'Spring Awakening' at Smock Alley Theatre on 25–28 January. Thomas Neill reviews...

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Dr. Mindflip HEAR + NOW
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17 February Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre
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Dr. Mindflip HEAR + NOW
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16 February Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre
Added by drmindflip
The Mary Stokes Band 'Let 'Er Roll!' Album Launch
Concert
10 February Arthur's Blues & Jazz Club
Added by Mary Stokes
3BP (for Three-Body Problem): Adam Pultz Melbye, Paul Stapleton, John Bowers - Plus Support
Concert
12 February Sunflower Public House, Belfast
Added by conormcauley
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office Musicians-in-Residence Scheme 2023
Workshop
3 February Arts Office, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Added by Music Network

News

€835k in Culture Ireland Funding Announced for Irish Music, Opera and Arts Abroad
Ailbhe Reddy, CMAT, The Murder Capital, Robocobra Quartet, Clare Sands, Mary Coughlan, Irish National Opera and the Irish Baroque Orchestra among recipients.
'Ireland is well on its way to becoming a world-class centre of musical excellence': Royal Irish Academy of Music Opens New Campus
Facilities now include 76 teaching rooms, a 300-seater recital hall, a music therapy suite, an opera rehearsal studio and a sonic arts hub.
Music Programme for St Patrick’s Day Festival 2023 Announced
Festival takes place from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 March in Dublin with performances from Pillow Queens, Melts, Kíla, Bonny Men, Jiggy, Junior Brother, MayKay, Olesya Zdorovetska...

Reviews

Boundary Pushing Start for New Irish Musical Theatre Group
Newly established musical theatre group Entr’acte performed the coming-of-age show 'Spring Awakening' at Smock Alley Theatre on 25–28 January. Thomas Neill reviews.
An Exploratory Suite Inspired by Achill
The group Cuar, led by musician and composer Neil Ó Lochlainn, has recently released its second release, 'Umhaill', featuring Ultan O'Brien, Sam Comerford, Colm O'Hara and Pádraic Keane. Adrian Scahill reviews.
The Gradual Unfolding of Ideas
Last week the National Symphony Orchestra performed four world premieres by Irish composers – orchestral works by Adam McCartney, Seán O’Dálaigh, Judith Ring and Karen Power. Adrian Smith reviews.

Articles

So That They are Not Lost
James Camien McGuiggan
The Dublin-based Dutch soprano Judith Mok, born to Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, has recently published 'The State of Dark', a book telling the story of her family. James Camien McGuiggan reviews.
'A Civilizational Battle': Russia, Ukraine and the Conflict Over Culture
There have been renewed calls for a boycott of Russian culture, but many Russian artists are at odds with the regime and we should support them, writes Adrian Smith.
One Voice, Many Paths
Bono's new memoir, 'Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story', brings the reader from his formative years up to the present and explores the rise of U2, the band's catalogue of albums, his political campaigning, and family relationships. Laura Watson reviews. ...
The Collector as Coloniser?
The University of Chicago Press has recently published a book on the influential Irish music collector Francis O'Neill, 'The Beat Cop – Chicago’s Chief O’Neill and the Creation of Irish Music' by Michael O’Malley. Mary Louise O'Donnell reviews. ...

From the Archive

CD Review: Neill Lyons – Skins & Sins
Rory McCabe
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Jan 1, 2009
Contemporary Music?
Ronan Guilfoyle
Jazz may be challenging and complex, but, rooted in the rhythm, pulse and groove of Western society, it attracts a large and loyal audience.
Nov 1, 2005
Not Icons but Jewels
Chris Wood
Currently experiencing an upsurge in the popularity of its folk music – termed ‘the second folk revival’ – English society is at the same time attempting to address the issue of...
Mar 1, 2006

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Dr. Mindflip HEAR + NOW
Concert
17 February Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre
Added by drmindflip
Dr. Mindflip HEAR + NOW
Concert
16 February Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre
Added by drmindflip
The Mary Stokes Band 'Let 'Er Roll!' Album Launch
Concert
10 February Arthur's Blues & Jazz Club
Added by Mary Stokes
3BP (for Three-Body Problem): Adam Pultz Melbye, Paul Stapleton, John Bowers - Plus Support
Concert
12 February Sunflower Public House, Belfast
Added by conormcauley
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office Musicians-in-Residence Scheme 2023
Workshop
3 February Arts Office, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Added by Music Network

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Girlfriend with Buí
Concert
5 February Spirit Store, Dundalk
One Night of Adele – Presented by FD Entertainments
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5 February The Everyman, Cork
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Tim O’Brien & Jan Fabricius
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5 February Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo
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Music at Midday
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6 February Crawford Art Gallery

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Orchestra Administrator
Job
5 February BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Principal Horn No.2
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6 February Ulster Orchestra
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Individual Giving Manager
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6 February Help Musicians UK
Marketing Editor
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6 February Liverpool Philharmonic
Alumni Relations Manager
Job
6 February Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Glastonbury 2023 Emerging Talent Competition
Call for Submissions
6 February Glastonbury
Marketing Manager (Audiences) – Maternity Cover
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6 February Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Marketing & Communications Manager
Job
6 February Chineke! Foundation
Abbey Theatre and Clifden Arts Festival Theatre Residency
Call for Submissions
7 February Abbey Theatre
Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023: Call For Theatre And Dance Companies
Call for Submissions
7 February Culture Ireland

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Festival Schemes Online Clinic 9 February The Arts Council Online
Commissions Award Online Clinic for Festivals 9 February The Arts Council Online
Visual Arts Bursary Award 9 February The Arts Council
Theatre Bursary Award 9 February The Arts Council