Latest Listings

Seamus Heaney's Aeneid Book VI with Stephen Rea & Neil Martin
Literary & Musical Event
18 September Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
Friction Farm
Festival
22 September Southdowns Folk Festival
Friction Farm
Concert
20 September St Edith Folk CLub
Friction Farm
Concert
19 September Loughton Folk Club
Friction Farm
Concert
6 September Cakes and Ale

News

Dorothy Cross and Lisa Hannigan to Collaborate on Work to Honour Migrants
'Heartship' will involve an Irish naval ship sailing up the River Lee with the relic of a heart on board.
Winners Announced for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019
Over 180 traditional music, song and dance competitions took place in Drogheda.
‘Composing makes me happy… that’s why I do it so much’: Roger Doyle Honoured by President Higgins
President marks Doyle's election as Saoi of the artists' academy Aosdána.

News – UK

Snow Patrol to Receive Northern Ireland Music Prize Award
The Northern Irish five-piece will be presented with the Oh Yeah Legend Award at the Northern Ireland Music Prize in Ulster Hall on 7 November.
Snape Maltings' Second 'Festival of New' to Feature Sarah Nicolls, Kit Downes and Sam Lee
Laurie Tompkins, Tom Challenger, Shama Rahman and Maja Bugge also performing at festival on 6 and 7 September.
‘The Night With…’ Contemporary Music Series Expands to 25 Concerts in Scotland and Northern Ireland
Concerts programmed by composer Matthew Whiteside to feature eight premieres performed by Hermes Experiment, Garth Knox, Ensemble Offspring, Duo Van Vliet, Ensemble 1604 and more.

Reviews

A Cello's Song at the Centre
Kilkenny Arts Festival presented the Irish premiere of Ed Bennett's 'Song of the Books' last week, performed by Kate Ellis and Crash Ensemble. Toner Quinn reviews.
Here Comes History
Cherry Smyth's 'Famished' – a collection of poems focused on the famine – was performed at Kilkenny Arts Festival last week, with singer Lauren Kinsella and composer Ed Bennett. Toner Quinn reviews.
Musical Love
The Another Love Story festival took place in Meath’s Killyon Manor on 16–18 August, featuring acts such as Cormac Begley, The Redneck Manifesto, Anna Mieke, Lemoncello, Dowry and Glasshouse Ensemble. Shannon McNamee reviews the small, art-filled festival now in its sixth year.

Articles

For the Cause of Classical Music
Hazel Farrell
A new biography of Olive Smith, written by her daughter, the musician Gillian Smith, provides an insight into the progressive changes in classical music in Ireland in the twentieth century, writes Hazel Farrell.
‘I wanted them all to be a contribution to the Scottish traditional music canon’: An interview with fiddle-player Aidan O’Rourke
Scottish fiddle-player Aidan O’Rourke, a member of the groundbreaking band Lau, has just released his fifth solo album, '365: Volume 2', part of a huge volume of compositions written in response to stories by James Robertson. O’Rourke spoke to the Journal of Music about his music and composing and how his latest project is about ‘coming back to traditional music’.
Ireland Needs to Celebrate the Work of Jennifer Walshe
The achievements of Ireland's composers abroad are not getting enough attention at home.
Lose Myself in this World
Cork Midsummer Festival on 19–22 June featured an ambitious new work by composer Karen Power featuring vocalists Ute Wassermann and Michelle O’Rourke, the Quiet Music Ensemble and a specially formed sound choir. Don O'Mahony reviews.

Latest Events

Seamus Heaney's Aeneid Book VI with Stephen Rea & Neil Martin
Literary & Musical Event
18 September Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
Friction Farm
Festival
22 September Southdowns Folk Festival
Friction Farm
Concert
20 September St Edith Folk CLub
Friction Farm
Concert
19 September Loughton Folk Club
Friction Farm
Concert
6 September Cakes and Ale

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Digital Marketing Assistant
Job
30 August The Model Sligo
OPEN CALL | Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble in Residence
Call for Scores
31 October Queen's University Belfast
Chamber Choir Director
Job
9 September Queens University Belfast
Music Generation Development Officer, Meath (Re-advertisement)
Job
13 September Louth and Meath Education and Training Board
Arts Centre Funding
Funding
19 September The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

Upcoming Events

RTÉ Concert Orchestra Summer Lunchtime Concert 4
Concert
27 August National Concert Hall
Bandstand. Presents Ten Ounce Mouse "Echoes" Single Launch with support
Launch
30 August The Presentation Centre Arts Centre
Amadeus Live
Film
30 August National Concert Hall
The Legends of American Country Show
Concert
30 August An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk
PAUL DUNLEA & CORMAC MCCARTHY DUO - SUMMER JAZZ AT TRISKEL
Concert
31 August Triskel Christchurch, Cork
Songwriting with John Spillane
Workshop
31 August The Abbey Tavern
Lux Aeterna
Concert
31 August John's Lane Church
Suitcase Arias
Concert
31 August Castletown House, Co. Kildare

Upcoming Deadlines

Musician/Teacher, Upper Strings (Part-Time)
Job
26 August Sistema Scotland / Big Noise Torry
Creative Director, Music
Job
26 August BBC Studios
Intern, Corporate Partnerships
Job
26 August Lincoln Center
Ensembles, Orchestra, and Choir Coach
Job
27 August Hackney Music Development Trust
Music Assistant Apprenticeship
Job
27 August Universal Music Group
Producer
Job
28 August BBC Northern Ireland
Brand Manager
Job
29 August Live Nation Entertainment New York

Funding

Partnership Funding 12 September The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
Arts Centre Funding 19 September The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
2019 Opera Awards Foundation bursaries 27 September International Opera Awards
Culture Ireland Funding 15 October Culture Ireland
Culture Ireland Funding 15 October Culture Ireland