Tours

Participation in the Music Network Touring Programme is by invitation only.

Artistic programming policy

Read Music Network's Artistic Programming Policy 2018 -20 here.

How to work with us

Participation in the Music Network Touring Programme is by invitation only. Currently the Music Network touring schedule is full throughout the next 3 – 4 seasons so there are no tour slots available for 18 – 24 months. Should you wish to be considered for a Music Network tour beyond that time please send an information pack including up-to-date biographies, reviews, sound/video recordings, recent professional ensemble photographs of high quality, fee expectation, and programmes/performance ideas to The Programmes Manager, Music Network, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, Ireland, or email here.

Curated tours

Traditional music

Music Network’s traditional music tours are specially curated to offer something unique to our partner promoters and audiences across Ireland.

Each year, we curate up to three tours featuring leading musicians who have not performed together before. Over the years, some very special collaborations have taken place and very often tour line-ups curated by Music Network continue to work together beyond the life of the tour. Recent examples include:

 

Classical music

Music Network has recently begun to curate classical music tours, in addition to the above.

As well as exploring new territory as an ensemble, these tours always feature a new work by a contemporary Irish composer which Music Network commissions especially for the collaboration. Classical music tours curated by Music Network to date are as follows:

  • Thibaut Garcia and Isang Enders’ tour to Wexford, Castlebar, Dublin, Cork, Waterford, Tralee, Clifden and Dún Laoghaire in April 2018, premiering ‘sin títolo’ by Benjamin Dwyer.
  • Mia Cooper, Katherine Hunka, Ioana Petcu-Colan and Helena Wood’s tour to Dublin, Birr, Newbridge, Dún Laoghaire, Castlebar, Clifden, Limerick, Cork and Tinahely in April 2017, premiering ‘Quattro Stagioni’ by Ian Wilson.
  • In September 2018, Mia Cooper, Katherine Hunka, Ioana Petcu-Colan and Helena Wood went on to perform a series of concerts presented by Moving On Music in Northern Ireland, and gave Ian Wilson’s ‘Quattro Stagioni’ its U.K. premiere.

To find out more about Music Network commissioned works by Irish composers, and read the programme notes from each composer, see here.

International

Since 2000, Music Network has arranged numerous overseas performances by Irish Traditional, Classical and Jazz musicians, with support from (among others) the Cultural Relations Committee, Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism and more recently, Culture Ireland. Opportunities we have realised on behalf of Irish musicians can be viewed here.