Press Releases

$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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Music Network presents Chloë Hanslip and Danny Driver On tour 30 March - 8 April

24 February 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Two of Britain's leading instrumentalists with a programme including Beethoven, Strauss, Prokofiev and a new work by Deirdre McKay
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Music Network presents Andy Sheppard with Shakespeare Songs On tour 13 - 22 March

10 February 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Music inspired by characters from Shakespeare and Renaissance composers
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Double Bill: Cormac O’Brien Quartet feat. Kit Downes and Stan Sulzmann // Paul Dunlea Septet

04 February 2016

The fourth installment of the Phil Ware Concert Series at Triskel Christchurch sees rising star, UK pianist Kit Downes, featuring alongside celebrated saxophonist Stan Sulzmann in Cormac O’Brien’s quartet, sharing a double bill with Cork trombonist, composer and arranger Paul Dunlea’s seven-piece group.
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Tudo É Som: Brazil, Jazz and the Genius of Hermeto Pascoal

13 January 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Tudo É Som: Brazil, Jazz and the Genius of Hermeto Pascoal - Music Network Artist Residency, Phil Ware Concert Series
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Music Network presents Ergodos Musicians On tour 3 – 11 February

13 January 2016

PRESS RELEASE: A celebration of song from medieval hymns and Baroque arias to 70s folk-rock and contemporary pop
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