All the latest news from Music Network can be found here, including press releases for the current and past seasons and press reviews.
12 April 2016
Brady will release his third studio album entitled ‘ENSAM’ on LRP Records in May 2016. The official album launch takes place Friday 6 May at JJ Smyths with special guest vocalist Norma Winstone.
11 April 2016
In April 2016, 'dream team' Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver visited venues in Dun Laoghaire, New Ross, Waterford, Cork, Dublin, Clifden, Castlebar and Sligo. As part of their tour, Chloë and Danny facilitated two public masterclasses, held at Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music and St Mary’s Church, New Ross.
08 April 2016
Barry Donoghue announced as recipient of residency in association with Music Network as part of Centre Culural Irlandais Artists in Residence for 2016 – 2017.
06 April 2016
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. Add to the mix impeccable musicianship, stunning vocal arrangements and breakneck tunes – with dancing between verses to boot – and it’s no wonder this amazingly versatile band gets heads bobbing and feet tapping from the first few notes.
30 March 2016
A round-up of industry news and opportunities.
29 March 2016
For each of our tours, we commission influential writers to add flavour to our programmes. Classical journalist and reviewer Pat O'Kelly compiled the programme notes for the duo's programme of Beethoven, Prokofiev and Strauss. Irish composer Deirdre McKay supplied a programme note on her commissioned work 'a quarter million miles from the moon'.
24 March 2016
Music Network is delighted to be involved with Listen at Arthur's , a monthly night of creative music and spoken word at Arthur's Pub, Thomas Street, Dublin 8.
23 March 2016
In March 2016, ‘the great English poet of the saxophone’ jazz virtuoso Andy Sheppard joined forces with drummer Christophe Marguet and pianist Guillaume de Chassy in a musical journey across Shakespeare’s world. They visited venues in Letterkenny, Castlebar, Carrick-On-Shannon, Dublin, Cork, Dun Laoghaire, Ennis, Clifden and Sligo, and hosted a demonstration and question-and-answer session for students in BIMM Dublin.
16 March 2016
We are delighted to see that a number of Music Capital Scheme awardees of recent years are performing in various locations around the country as part of this year's St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Best of luck to all our awardees taking part!
09 March 2016
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.