The Journal Of Music

'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.
€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.
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, Bobbi Arlo, Celaviedmai, Francesco Turrisi, Cat Dowling and more.
Report on New Irish-language Radio Station to be Published in February
Research on a youth radio station for ages 15 to 34 has been carried out by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Foras na Gaeilge.
Finalists Announced for Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal Competition
Competition will take place this Friday 3 February in Cork and will be broadcast live on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.
Concerts & Festivals (30 January–5 February 2023)
This week's concerts, festivals and job and funding deadlines from Monday to Sunday.
New Releases (26 January 2023)
The Journal of Music's regular round-up of recent albums and singles, including Meltybrains?, Úna Monaghan, Dave Flynn, CMAT, Lí Ban, Maya Homburger, Barry Guy and Lucas Niggli, Beats and Pieces Big Band, David Kitt, Public Image Ltd, and more.
Concerts & Festivals (23–29 January 2023)
This week's concerts, festivals and job and funding deadlines from Monday to Sunday.
Music Network Announces Spring Tours
Nationwide tours will take place from February to June and include new works by Ed Bennett and Solfa Carlile.
Music Alliance Ireland to Hold Public Meeting at Folk Conference in Monaghan
Meeting will take place at the inaugural Your Roots are Showing conference on Monday 23 January at the Four Seasons Hotel.
Ireland Music Week 2023 Applications Open in February
Conference and showcase event takes place on 3–6 October; deadline for applying is 27 March.
‘A great example of how strong and diverse the Irish music scene is right now’: 10 Acts Announced for RTÉ 2FM Rising 2023
Selected artists to receive airplay and promotional opportunities in addition to €1,000 bursary.
16 Irish Acts To Showcase at ESNS in Groningen
SELLÓ, Ailbhe Reddy, The Scratch, Kynsy and The Mary Wallopers among the performing acts.
Concerts & Festivals (16–22 January 2023)
This week's concerts, festivals and job and funding deadlines from Monday to Sunday.
20th Midwinter Festival to Feature Jochen Kupfer, Freddy Kempf, Lenneke Ruiten, Katherine Hunka, Irish Chamber Orchestra and Finghin Collins
Music for Galway annual festival takes place on 20–22 January and includes works by Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Schubert.
Sí Fiddlers, Frankie Gavin, Navá, Doireann Ní Ghlacáin and Moxie for TradFest Temple Bar 2023
This year's festival takes place from 25 to 29 January in Dublin and also features Matt Molloy and Seán Keane, Martin and Eliza Carthy, Dervish, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Edwina Guckian, Conor Connolly and Aisling Lyons.
Arts Council Announces Funding of €8.5m for Arts Centres
Ealaín na Gaeltachta receives funding of €750k, and Theatre Forum Ireland receives €255k.
RIP Séamus Begley
Renowned accordion player and singer passes away aged 73.
Inaugural ‘Your Roots are Showing’ Folk Conference to Take Place in Monaghan
Five-day event will run from 22 to 26 January and feature talks, workshops, showcases and more.
RTÉ Choice Music Prize Album of the Year Shortlist Announced
CMAT, Sorcha Richardson, Fontaines D.C., Aoife Nessa Frances, and Just Mustard among the nominees.
New Radio Series to Explore Irish Composers' Response to Climate Crisis
Two-part series to be produced by the Contemporary Music Centre and Athena Media for RTÉ Lyric FM.
Concerts & Festivals (9–15 January 2023)
This week's concerts, festivals and job and funding deadlines from Monday to Sunday.
Arts Council Announces Over €50m in Strategic Funding for 2023
A total of 107 organisations across all arts forms will be funded under the scheme.
New Releases (4 January 2023)
The Journal of Music's regular round-up of recent albums and singles, including Diarmuid Ó Meachair, Daoirí Farrell, Karan Casey, Narolane, the Carmillas, Tom Portman, the London Lasses, Finghin Collins, and London Symphony Orchestra.
New Annual Forum on the Night-Time Economy Announced
Forum on 17 January aims to encourage new partnerships to support the arts in the night-time economy.
Concerts & Festivals (3–8 January 2023)
This week's concerts, festivals and job and funding deadlines from Tuesday to Sunday.
Christmas at the Journal of Music
The editorial team will be offline from Tuesday 20 December.
Concerts & Festivals (12–18 December 2022)
This week's concerts, festivals and job and funding deadlines from Monday to Sunday.
'A centre for music and performance to match any in the world': Government Announces Major Redevelopment of the National Concert Hall
Main auditorium to be increased by 40%; new rehearsal hall for National Symphony Orchestra, 500-seat recital hall, learning and participation facility, musicians' rehearsal rooms and music resource organisation spaces to be added.