All the latest news from Music Network can be found here, including press releases for the current and past seasons and press reviews.
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.
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
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).
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.
04 February 2010
At the recent TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards, Fidil's Aidan O'Donnell was awarded Young Musician of the Year.
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.
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”.
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.
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
03 December 2009
Fans of traditional Irish music will relish January’s tour, The Homecoming, which brings together four of Ireland’s finest musical émigrés: Susan McKeown, Paddy O’Brien, Aidan Brennan and Cillian Vallely.