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Music Network Announces Autumn Season 2014

21 May 2014

Music Network today unveiled its Autumn Season 2014 with an exceptional line-up of talented Irish and international musicians that will tour to nineteen towns and villages across fifteen counties from 16/9/14 to 29/11/14. The eclectic programme features a range of genres and styles including a Scottish and Irish traditional music tour; a solo fiddle and film show by one of Ireland's most adventurous and prolific musicians; an Appalachian roots band direct from the Virginian mountains; a very personal programme from one of the world's rising cello stars and a very special commissioned tour for children and families.
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Music Network Presents Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh

20 March 2014

Music Network Presents Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh in ‘The Iona Connection: Nasc Oileán Í’, A Journey Through Traditional Scots, Irish and American Old Time Music from 7 – 18 May 2014
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Music Network Presents Rachel Kolly d’Alba, violin and Christian Chamorel, piano (Switzerland)

25 February 2014

Brace yourself for the passion and fire of Rachel Kolly d’Alba, already touted as one of the best violinists of her generation, on tour with the award-winning Swiss pianist, Christian Chamorel from 8 - 15 April.
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Music Network Presents The Attacca Quartet from 27 February

15 January 2014

Be swept away by rising chamber music stars the Attacca Quartet, described by the New York Times as “sensational”, and tipped as worthy successors to the ground-breaking Kronos Quartet. On tour from 27 February to 5 March, they will perform an exquisite programme inspired by words, framing works by John Adams, Beethoven and Janá?ek with readings by poets, playwrights and composers to illuminate the narrative behind the music.
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Music Network Presents Iain Ballamy and Stian Carstensen’s The Little Radio from 1 - 7 February 20

11 December 2013

Join the two-man charm offensive that is The Little Radio, an inspired pairing of Stian Carstensen’s bustling button accordion and Iain Ballamy’s effortlessly lyrical tenor saxophone, on tour from 1 – 7 February. Be warned: many before you have succumbed to their warmth, inventiveness and sheer sense of fun.
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Music Network Presents Dirk Powell, Michael McGoldrick, Brendan Gleeson, and Francis Gaffney

19 November 2013

Our spring 2014 season gets off to a flying start as multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell, piper Michael McGoldrick and guitarist Francis Gaffney are joined by actor Brendan Gleeson on fiddle in a musical road trip from Kentucky to Ireland via the Louisiana bayous from 7 - 17 January 2014
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Music Network Announces Results of Music Recording Scheme 2013

06 November 2013

Music Network today (5 November) announced the results of the Arts Council Music Recording Scheme 2013. The Arts Council Music Recording Scheme is funded by the Arts Council and managed by Music Network. To date, 76 recordings have been funded, across a range of genres, from some of Ireland’s most talented musicians, to a value of €572,000.
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Music Network Announces Spring Season 2014

30 October 2013

Music Network today unveiled its Spring Season 2014 with an exceptional line-up of talented Irish and international musicians that will tour to seventeen towns and villages across fourteen counties from 7/1/14 to 18/5/14. Explore music from the plains and plateaus of Kentucky to the remote beauty of the Hebridean islands, in a spring season that is packed full of music designed to whisk you away.
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Music Network Presents Chatham Saxophone Quartet on Tour 5 - 11 November

26 September 2013

Brace yourself for the incomparable Chatham Saxophone Quartet on a Music Network tour from 5 – 11 November. With an eclectic repertoire spanning contemporary, classical and jazz genres, this adventurous ensemble pushes the boundaries of what we know the saxophone quartet to be.
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Music Network Presents Colombian Harpist Edmar Castaneda on Tour 20 – 27 October

19 September 2013

Don’t miss the one-man force of nature that is Edmar Castaneda on a Music Network tour from 20 – 27 October as he catapults the harp into the limelight with his fleet-fingered blend of jazz, Colombian folk tunes and flamenco flair.
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