All the latest news from Music Network can be found here, including press releases for the current and past seasons and press reviews.
15 December 2010
Crossing the Shannon: a tour featuring acclaimed vocalist Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh with John Wynne (flute), John McEvoy (fiddle) and John Blake (guitar, flute, bouzouki) from 12 – 21 January 2011
10 December 2010
The Contemporary Music Centre is delighted to celebrate the Christmas season with two concerts featuring SoundSet, an innovative new ensemble, on 15 December 2010.
09 December 2010
Music Network is delighted to announce jazz quintet Thought-Fox as awardees of Young Musicwide 2010, a unique professional development programme. Thought-Fox comprises some of the finest improvising musicians in Irish and UK jazz: Lauren Kinsella (voice), Colm O’Hara (trombone), Tom Gibbs (piano), Michael Coady (bass) and Simon Roth (drums).
08 December 2010
The Arts Council in association with Music Network today announced the results of the Music Capital Scheme 2010, an initiative designed to provide support for the purchase of musical instruments. Thanks to additional funding provided by the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport, a total of almost €300,000 has been awarded to twelve highly skilled individual musicians and twenty-two non-professional performing groups.
30 November 2010
Music Network today announced a stellar line-up of musicians for its 2011 Spring Season spanning a range of music performance styles from traditional Irish, jazz and chamber music. The Spring 2011 Season features five nationwide tours by an outstanding roster of Irish and international artists. Music Network tours provide a fantastic opportunity to experience the very best in international chamber, traditional and world music in venues throughout Ireland at affordable prices. Music Network tours are funded by the Arts Council and are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm.
26 November 2010
The Arts Council and BBC Northern Ireland are teaming up to offer financial awards and performance opportunities on radio to help launch the professional careers of exceptionally talented young musicians.
24 November 2010
Music Network today (24 November) announced the results of the 2010 Music Recording Scheme and the final round for 2010 of the Performance & Touring Award. As the national music development agency, these funding supports are part of a range of Music Network activities that aim to support professional musicians in Ireland.
17 November 2010
Over 350 people throughout the country attended the recent National Music Education Programme Information Seminars, held in Kilkenny, Sligo, Limerick and Dublin. The seminars provided details about the upcoming programme, with the first round of applications expected to be announced in January 2011.
13 October 2010
Music Network presents one of Ireland’s finest opera stars, soprano Cara O’Sullivan, on tour from 25 November to 4 December 2010. Prepare for a tour to remember as Cara reveals a more intimate side to her singing with a collection of gorgeous art songs and lieder, accompanied by Ciara Moroney on piano.
21 September 2010
Music Network is delighted to present the exceptional Cappa Ensemble, a quartet of outstanding young artists from Ireland, Poland and the UK, including two former winners of the Camerata Ireland Young Musician of the Year award, Michael McHale and Brian O’Kane.