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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.

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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Music Network Presents The Homecoming

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.
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Fidil CD Review - The Irish Times

03 December 2009

FIDIL is this week's CD choice reviewed in The Irish Times
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Music Network Announces 2010 Spring Season

25 November 2009

Music Network today announced a host of music luminaries for its 2010 Spring Season spanning a range of music performance styles from traditional Irish, jazz, chamber, classical and baroque.
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Music Network Seeks Project Director for a Scheme for a National Music Education Programme

25 November 2009

The project director of a scheme for a national music education programme is a new position, created to establish and run a major programme of music education in Ireland.
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