Latest Listings

Piece by Piece #15: Vicky Langan
Concert
22 January Improvised Music Company Online
Pianist Simone Dinnerstein presented Duke Performances
Concert
31 January Duke Performances - Online
Tabhartas
Concert
25 January Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, Limerick

News

New Releases of the Week (15 January 2021)
A round-up of recent releases, including Mary Louise and Teresa O'Donnell, Bryan O'Leary, Anna Murray, Rónán Ó Snodaigh, Orla Gartland, Mary Dullea, Alex Gough and The...
New Music Agency 'Middle Aisle' Launches Today in Northern Ireland
Artists such as Robocobra Quartet, TRÚ, Ruth McGinley and Arborist are on the roster of the new project by Moving on Music.

News – UK

 Celtic Connections Announces 19 Days of Online Concerts
Digital festival starts this Friday 15 January and features Eddi Reader, José González, Siobhan Miller, Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi, Katherine Priddy, Aidan O’Rourke,...
Winners Announced for 2020 Scots Trad Music Awards
Recipients include Hamish Napier, Tim Edey, Siobhan Miller, Skerryvore, Rebecca Hill and Josie Duncan.
Deschanel Gordon Wins BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020
Twenty-two-year-old pianist performed music by Kenny Garrett, Thelonious Monk and his own composition.

Reviews

Shots of Politics and Loss in New Irish Opera
Responding to the circumstances of the pandemic, Irish National Opera recently commissioned twenty new miniature operas from composers in Ireland that were filmed and premiered online as '20 Shots of Opera'. Adrian Smith reviews all twenty works.
Choruses that Cry Out for a Crammed Venue
Rap artist JYellowL has just released his debut album '2020 D|Vision', a collection that tears down the semantic barriers between the political and the personal. Andrea Cleary reviews.
The Continuing Journey of Martin Hayes
Martin Hayes’ livestreamed concert from the National Concert Hall last week (8 December) gave an insight into the changing music of the fiddle-player, and revealed new collaborative directions. Toner Quinn reviews.

Articles

2021: The Music Boom is Coming
Gareth Murphy
What a year 2020 was. When it began, the outlook for the music industry hadn't looked so good in decades. Then came Covid-19, the industrial equivalent of a comet hurtling in from deep space. As we emerge into 2021, it's time for some damage assessment. What exactly has been destroyed? Who has benefitted from lockdowns? What has changed for good? And, asks Gareth Murphy, now that vaccines are arriving, can the music business bounce back even stronger than before, and what do those in the industry need to focus on?
Is It Time to Separate Irish Traditional Music from Irishness?
‘Trad Nation’, a new book by fiddle-player and scholar Tes Slominski, questions how ‘Irish’ Irish traditional music is in a postnational music scene, and makes the case for separating the genre from ethnic nationalism. Helen Lawlor reviews.
Rebuilding the Public Conversation Around Music
Why is the public conversation around music important, and how do we make it stronger? Toner Quinn reflects on twenty years of publishing the Journal of Music and the changes that have taken place.
How the Arts Made Their Funding Breakthrough
The government’s funding announcement for the arts in Budget 2021 was unprecedented, and there are lessons to be learned from the way in which it came about, writes Toner Quinn.

From the Archive

What Does Project Ireland 2040 Mean for Music?
Major refurbishment of NCH, but promised arts funding now going to capital expenditure rather than arts programming.
Apr 12, 2018
Uncommon Roscommon
Brendan Finan
'The Golden Cassette', a recording of work by prolific outsider artist Caoimhín Breathnach, includes his subliminal tapes, which he subjected to odd physical processes,...
Jun 21, 2018
CD Review: Jane O'Leary – In the Stillness of Time
Michael Quinn
In the Stillness of Time / Capstone Records CPS-8789
Jan 1, 2008

Listen

Podcasts

Listen Back: The Silencing of An Spidéal – Discussions on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta and TG4
Journal of Music article on the decline of music in An Spidéal discussed on 'Adhmhaidin', 'Iris Aniar' and 'Nuacht TG4'.

Latest Events

Piece by Piece #15: Vicky Langan
Concert
22 January Improvised Music Company Online
Pianist Simone Dinnerstein presented Duke Performances
Concert
31 January Duke Performances - Online
Tabhartas
Concert
25 January Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, Limerick

Latest Jobs and Opportunities

Online Reed Making Course
Call for Submissions
25 January Na Píobairí Uilleann
Arts Act Grants Scheme 2021
Funding
29 January Clare County Council
Administrator
Job
5 February First Cut Youth Film Festival
Artist in Residence 2021
Call for Submissions
11 February Waterford Healing Arts Trust
Arts Act Grants
Funding
20 January Offaly County Council

Upcoming Events

MUSIC FOR GALWAY MIDWINTER FESTIVAL GOLDBERG
Festival
22 January St Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
Tabhartas
Concert
25 January Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, Limerick
Stolen City
Concert
30 January The Grand Social
Don Baker Band - The Blues Man Tour
Concert
21 March Wexford Arts Centre
Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
Concert
6 December 3Arena, Dublin

Upcoming Deadlines

Apply to Play at Sound City 2021
Call for Submissions
15 January Sound City
Music Generation Development Officer (Dublin City)
Job
15 January Music Generation Dublin City
Technical Manager
Job
15 January The Complex
Marketing and Development Manager
Job
15 January Cork International Film Festival
Digital Producer
Job
17 January BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
Head of Artistic Production
Job
17 January BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
Facilities & Operations Manager (Maternity Cover)
Job
18 January Royal College of Music
Director of Community and Education (Maternity Cover)
Job
18 January The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Digital Producer
Job
18 January Orchestras Live
Head of Audience and Media
Job
18 January The Gate Theatre

Funding

The Liam O’Flynn Award 2021 19 January The Arts Council
Arts Act Grants 20 January Offaly County Council
Arts Act Funding 20 January Offaly County Council
Professional Artist Award 22 January Cavan Arts
Emerging Artist Award 22 January Cavan Arts