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HardRain SoloistEnsemble PRSf Commissioning Scheme
Call for Scores
1 May Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble
Music commissions award
Funding
30 April Arts Council
Opera commissions award
Funding
30 April Arts Council
Traditional arts commissions award
Funding
30 April Arts Council

Latest Reader Reviews

Dan Deacon - Mystic Familiar
Album
31 January Domino Recording Co.
Diatribe Stage 2: Lina Andonovska – A Way A Lone A Last  @ New Music Dublin 2020
Concert
28 February Room 103, National Concert Hall
Franz Schubert - A Sentimental Moment
Album
2 November Challenge Records International
Sarah Davachi – Pale Bloom
Album
31 March Superior Viaduct
Lachlan Skipworth – Chamber Works
Album
9 August Navona Records

News

COVID-19: €1m Fund Announced for Artists
Fund is open to artists of all disciplines and will provide grants of €3k to create new work.
Culture Ireland and Facebook Announce €100k for Online Performances
Grant scheme available for professional artists to enable live presentation of their work on online platforms.
Arts Council's Music Commissions Awards Open for Applications
Deadline for music, traditional arts and opera schemes is Thursday 30 April.

News – UK

BBC Introducing Series Now Available Online
Series includes performances by British artists who were due to play SXSW.
COVID-19 / UK: Update on Festivals and Events
A list of concerts and festivals postponed or cancelled in the UK due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nominees Announced for the Scottish Awards for New Music 2020
David Fennessy, Thea Musgrave, the Scottish Ensemble, Aidan O’Rourke and Kit Downes, Ben Lunn, Richard Craig, and Brìghde Chaimbeul among nominees.

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Podcasts

Podcast: COVID-19 – The Impact on Festivals
Every day, festival cancellations and postponements are being announced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. How are festivals managing the impact and what effect will have it on artists...

Reviews

Bringing the Absent Party
Dublin four-piece The Scratch blend metal and folk with boisterous performances. Andrea Cleary reviews their debut album, 'Couldn't Give a Rats'.
Arc of the Seasons
Galway songwriter Anna Mullarkey has recently released her debut album 'Spéir', commissioned by Galway 2020. Shannon McNamee reviews.
The More Things Change
Dublin rap artist Lethal Dialect has recently released 'LD50 Part 3', the third release in his LD50 project documenting the split in modern Ireland's social fabric. Andrea Cleary reviews.

Articles

There is No Going Back Now: Live Music and the Pandemic
Toner Quinn
The COVID-19 pandemic means we are going to witness another radical shift in music in the digital age, writes Toner Quinn.
Can Anyone But Artists Themselves Solve Their Money Problems?
If artists and musicians are ever going to solve their perennial financial issues then it is time for a different approach, writes Toner Quinn.
‘People want to break down boundaries’: An interview with Nick Roth and Matthew Jacobson of Diatribe Records
The Irish record label Diatribe is hosting a stage for five concerts and releasing seven albums during the forthcoming New Music Dublin festival. Directors and musicians Nick Roth and Matthew Jacobson spoke to the Journal of Music about their ideas behind the label, their catalogue of over 30 recordings to date, and the contemporary music and improv scene that they have been documenting.
Podcast: What Next for Other Voices? – An Interview with Philip King
The creator of Other Voices spoke to the Journal of Music about the ideas behind the programme and about the role music can play in society.

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

HardRain SoloistEnsemble PRSf Commissioning Scheme
Call for Scores
1 May Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble
Music commissions award
Funding
30 April Arts Council
Opera commissions award
Funding
30 April Arts Council
Traditional arts commissions award
Funding
30 April Arts Council
Head of Station
Job
16 April BBC Radio 1Xtra

Upcoming Events

Cathy Jordan – Online Singalong
Concert
3 April Online
Fred Hersch – Digital Concert
Concert
3 April Online
Igor Levit – Digital Concert
Concert
3 April Online
David Gray
Concert
3 April 3Arena, Dublin
The Red Book of Ossory - Anakronos
Concert
3 April Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Kildare
Slippery When Wet - Tribute to Bon Jovi
Concert
3 April The Civic, Tallaght

Upcoming Deadlines

Head of Individual Giving and Campaigns
Job
3 April Sage Gateshead
Apprentice Ensemble Programme 2020/21
Course
3 April The Galway Music Residency, Galway
Doctoral Scholarship in Music
Call for Submissions
3 April DCU
Artistic Director
Job
3 April London Philharmonic Orchestra
Projects Coordinator
Job
6 April Sage Gateshead
Female Conductor Residency
Call for Submissions
6 April Opera North
Gifts Administrator
Job
6 April Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Chief Executive and Artistic Director
Job
6 April Britten Sinfonia