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MUSIC NETWORK IN ASSOCIATION WITH RTÉ LYRIC FM, LAUNCH LOVE:LIVE MUSIC

02 March 2010

DO YOU LOVE LIVE MUSIC? THEN FRIDAY 16TH APRIL IS YOUR BIG DAY. MUSIC NETWORK IN ASSOCIATION WITH RTÉ LYRIC FM, LAUNCH LOVE:LIVE MUSIC, IRELAND’S FIRST NATIONAL MUSIC DAY, TO TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY 16TH APRIL 2010
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Music Network Administrator/PR and Marketing Assistant

22 February 2010

Music Network seeks an Administrator/PR and Marketing Assistant. Closing date for applications is: 5.00pm, Friday 5th March, 2010. Interviews will take place in Dublin on Tuesday 16th March, 2010.
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The Irish Times - Getting the hang of a revolution

15 February 2010

Thanks to an exotic new percussion instrument, and a singular mix of aims and influences, the Portico Quartet has evolved an original and unclassifiable sound, writes ARMINTA WALLACE
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MUSIC NETWORK PRESENTS ARIADNE DASKALAKIS AND TRIO VINTAGE ON TOUR FROM 20 – 27 MARCH 2010

10 February 2010

Music Network’s March baroque tour sees prize-winning violinist Ariadne Daskalakis go head-to-head with two of Germany’s foremost early music specialists: Markus Möllenbeck (cello) and Gerald Hambitzer (harpsichord). Daskalakis and Trio Vintage will perform a programme including works by J.S. Bach, Handel, Baltzar, Matteis, Geminiani and Biber that is sure to be “Chamber-music gold” (MusicWeb International).
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Music Network and Musique et Santé in Music in Healthcare Settings Training Programme

08 February 2010

Music Network, in partnership with Musique et Santé, Europe’s only dedicated Music & Health organisation, is conducting a Music in Healthcare Settings Training Programme for musicians at St. James’s Hospital Dublin from 8 – 12 February, 2010.
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Fidil’s Aidan O’Donnell, awarded TG4 Gradam Ceoil Young Musician of the Year

04 February 2010

At the recent TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards, Fidil's Aidan O'Donnell was awarded Young Musician of the Year.
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CALLING ALL YOUNG JAZZ GROUPS - MUSIC NETWORK INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR YOUNG MUSICWIDE AWARD 2010

02 February 2010

Music Network invites aspiring young jazz musicians to apply for the YOUNG MUSICWIDE AWARD 2010. Young Musicwide is a unique professional development scheme designed to assist a selected group of Ireland’s brightest young musicians at the beginning of their professional career. The award this year is open to jazz ensembles of any instrumentation up to a maximum of five people. The closing date for completed applications is Monday 5th July 2010.
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Music Network presents PORTICO QUARTET

11 January 2010

Music Network presents the weird but wonderful sound of Mercury-prize nominated UK Portico Quartet on a national tour from Tuesday 16th – Thursday 25th February. Showcasing tunes from their recent album Isla which has been described by MOJO as a brew of, “… Steve Reich mathematics, Radiohead dread, African desert grooves and ECM northern melancholy …a chiming cavernous sound-world that is both exotic and hypnotic”.
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€136,000 in funding awarded through the Music Capital Scheme

15 December 2009

The Arts Council in association with Music Network today announced the names of sixteen individuals and organisations awarded funding through the Music Capital Scheme, an initiative designed to provide support for the purchase of musical instruments.
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Fidil feature article - The Irish Times

07 December 2009

The Donegal fiddle style – fiery pacing, assertive bowing patterns and a fondness for ‘playing the octave’ – is now in the hands of a young trio called Fidil, writes Siobhán Long
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