All the latest news from Music Network can be found here, including press releases for the current and past seasons and press reviews.
23 May 2018
Spring 2018 began in epic form with a gathering of titans from trad super-groups led by Arcady's Niamh Parsons; award-winning saxophonist and composer Trish Clowes showcased music from her latest ensemble project; two world premieres of pieces by composers Siobhán Cleary and Benjamin Dwyer were performed; and four musicians at the top of their game brought Spring 2018 to an exuberant closer, rounding off 44 concerts in 19 towns and villages across 14 counties.
23 May 2018
Vocalists Heidi Talbot and Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, aided and abetted by award winning multi-instrumentalist John McCusker and guitarist Paul Meehan, brought the season to a suitably high-spirited close on a tour presented in partnership with the Baltimore Fiddle Fair. They performed in Dublin, Listowel, Cork, Tinahely, Baltimore, Clifden, Sligo, Newbridge, Letterkenny, Dún Laoghaire and Wexford.
23 May 2018
Music Network today announced the results of the Music Capital Scheme 2017/18. A total of €224,000 in funding from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has been awarded to 31 performing groups and 17 individual musicians.
Commissioned programme notes for Heidi Talbot, Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, John McCusker and Paul Meehan
11 May 2018
For each of our tours, we commission influential writers to add flavour to our programmes. Paul O'Connor wrote the notes for this curated traditional ensemble for their tour in May 2018.
03 May 2018
This thrilling new duo curated by Music Network toured to eight venues in April 2018. Franco-Spanish guitarist Thibaut Garcia and German cellist Isang Enders charmed audiences in Wexford, Castlebar, Dublin, Cork, Waterford, Tralee, Clifden and Dún Laoghaire.
25 April 2018
A round-up of industry news and opportunities.
24 April 2018
For each of our tours, we commission influential writers to add flavour to our programmes. Writer and musicologist Dr. Emer Nestor wrote the notes for this classical guitar and cello programme, and composer Benjamin Dwyer supplied a programme note for his piece.
13 April 2018
Music Generation are inviting applications for the role of Music Education Partnership Support Manager to support the current and future development of both new and existing Music Education Partnerships.
12 April 2018
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Music Network is pleased to announce details of the 2018 Musicians-in-Residence Scheme. The scheme is jointly funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Arts Council, and is managed by Music Network. Three residencies are offered in 2018: two for established musicians/groups and one for an emerging musician/group.
29 March 2018
Music Network is delighted to announce that Aisling Kenny has been selected for an artist residency at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris.