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All the latest news from Music Network can be found here, including press releases for the current and past seasons and press reviews.

Marching to the Beat of their Own Drums with Music Generation

08 March 2016

In January, Sligo and Mayo school students embarked on an exciting educational weekly music project that will culminate in performances at the Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo on Tuesday 19th April and Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar on Thursday 21st April.
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Commissioned programme notes for Shakespeare Songs

08 March 2016

For each of our tours, we commission influential writers to add flavour to our programmes. Journalist and reviewer Cormac Larkin compiled the programme notes for Shakespeare Songs.
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Marching to the Beat of their Own Drums at Music Generation Mayo and Sligo

08 March 2016

PUNKIT is a project presented by Music Generation Sligo and Music Generation Mayo. The exciting educational weekly project will culminate in performances at the Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo on Tuesday 19 April and the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar on Thursday 21 April.
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Georgie Fame with Hugh Buckley and the Phil Ware Trio

03 March 2016

The Music Network Artist Residency comes to a spectacular close in March as rhythm & blues and jazz legend Georgie Fame makes a very welcome return to Ireland, in the company of well-loved Irish guitarist Hugh Buckley and the Phil Ware Trio.
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Music Network Industry Newsletter No. 113, 24/02/16

24 February 2016

A round-up of industry news and opportunities.
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Music Network presents Chloë Hanslip and Danny Driver

24 February 2016

Romanticism lies at the heart of this Music Network tour with British uber violinist Chloë Hanslip, an exceptional artist whose sensitivity and lyricism are matched by her pyrotechnical brilliance. Partnered by Danny Driver, one of the most exciting British pianists working today and described by one critic as a ‘dream team’, the duo have garnered plaudits for their superlative performances of unfamiliar gems from the Romantic repertoire, with Hanslip’s eloquence and agility complemented by Driver’s irrepressible enthusiasm and stylish pianism.
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News Round Up: Ergodos Musicians February Tour

12 February 2016

In February 2016 Ergodos Musicians, a dynamic collective of Ireland's finest contemporary musicians celebrated the undying power of song. Michelle O'Rourke, Seán Mac Erlaine, Kate Ellis, Benedict Schlepper-Connolly and Garrett Sholdice visited venues in Dundrum, Carrick-On-Shannon, Clifden, Carlow, Bray, Tralee and Waterford, and hosted workshops in Clifden, Carlow, Wicklow and Tralee.
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Music Network presents Andy Sheppard with Shakespeare Songs

10 February 2016

’The great English poet of the saxophone’, jazz virtuoso Andy Sheppard joins forces with drummer Christophe Marguet and pianist Guillaume de Chassy in a musical journey across Shakespeare’s world. Part-improvised and part-written, the music draws inspiration from Shakespeare's plays and Renaissance composers Thomas Morley and William Byrd, the trio unfolding an extraordinary palette of sounds to conjure up everything from star-crossed lovers and brooding Danish princes to the rustling advance of Birnam Wood.
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Commissioned programme notes for Ergodos Musicians

02 February 2016

Composer and co-founder of Ergodos, Garrett Sholdice, wrote the programme notes for the ensemble's tour in February 2016.
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Review of ‘Tudo É Som’, by Philip Watson in the Irish Examiner

01 February 2016

Philip Watson reviews Tudo É Som: Brazil, Jazz and the Genius of Hermeto Pascoal, third installment of the Phil Ware Concert Series initiated by Music Network in partnership with Triskel, supported by Cork City Council.
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