Press Releases

Music Network - 30 Years of Making Live Music Happen

24 August 2016

PRESS RELEASE: To celebrate Music Network’s 30th anniversary year, a number of special events and commissions are planned in addition to its Autumn tours, bringing diverse and vibrant performances to audiences across Ireland.
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Music Network Culture Night 2016

18 August 2016

PRESS RELEASE: To celebrate Music Network’s 30th anniversary, we have planned a very special event for Culture Night with our long standing media partner, RTÉ lyric fm.
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Music Network presents Colin Dunne, Tola Custy, Maeve Gilchrist and David Power on tour 13 - 24 Sept

09 August 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Music Network is thrilled to present a new collaboration between the prodigiously talented dancer Colin Dunne, fiddler Tola Custy, harpist Maeve Gilchrist and uilleann piper David Power on tour from 13 – 24 September.
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Music Network Announces Autumn Season 2016

02 June 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Music Network is delighted to announce a very special line-up for our Autumn Season 2016. In addition to the regular touring activity that will involve forty-four concerts in twenty-four locations throughout Ireland, a number of exciting commissions and events are planned to celebrate our 30th anniversary year.
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Music Network at Body & Soul 2016

10 May 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Delve deeper with Music Network at Body & Soul 2016 (Woodlands Stage) on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June and experience a taste of musical riches specially curated to delight those with an inquisitive nature. Discover the wealth of music making on our shores as we present some of Ireland and the UK's finest traditional, classical and improvising musicians.
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$1m donation to Music Generation announced at The American Ireland Fund 41st Annual New York Dinner

06 May 2016

PRESS RELEASE: The American Ireland Fund hosted its 41st Annual New York Dinner Gala on Thursday evening, May 5, 2016 in New York City. The event exceeded its target and raised $2.7 million for the support of hundreds of Irish charities and causes, including a $1m donation to Music Generation by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
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Music Network presents French-Canadian folk group Le Vent du Nord on tour 8 – 15 May

06 April 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Time to kick up the heels and gladden the heart with French-Canadian group Le Vent du Nord. A driving force on the world’s folk music scene, they capture the revelry of a Saturday night kitchen party with their boundless enthusiasm and playful showmanship.
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Two New Appointments to the Board of Music Generation

09 March 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Music Generation has announced the appointment of two new members to its Board, Dr Don Thornhill and Martin Drury. Dr Thornhill, a former top civil servant, and a current and former board member and adviser to several organisations, will take up the role of Chairperson. Arts practitioner, policy-maker and former Arts Council Director of Strategic Development, Martin Drury also joins the Board.
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Marching to the Beat of their Own Drums with Music Generation

08 March 2016

PRESS RELEASE: 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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Georgie Fame with Hugh Buckley and the Phil Ware Trio, Triskel Christchurch, Thursday 31 March

03 March 2016

PRESS RELEASE: 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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