From: Journal of Music in Ireland [jmigigguideandbulletin_at_gmail_dot_com]
Sent: 02 February 2009 12:09
Subject: JMI Gig Guide & Bulletin
Dear JMI Reader,

I am writing with some exciting news regarding The Journal of Music in Ireland. From March 1st the name of the magazine is changing to The Journal of Music. This change reflects the growing diversity of our content, but also our intention to grow the magazine internationally.

The Journal of Music will continue to provide excellent coverage of Irish musical life, including our regular traditional, jazz and contemporary music columns, reviews, interviews, listings and news coverage, but in addition, we will have new writing from the UK, Europe, the USA and more.

As part of this change, we are skipping the month of March. Our current production schedule clashes with Christmas every year and in future we would like to avoid that. The first issue of The Journal of Music will therefore be April–May 2009, and it will be issued every two months thereafter. All subscribers will continue to receive six issues a year.

We look forward to bringing you more great writing on music in the coming year.

With best wishes,

Toner Quinn
Editor

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Win Tickets to Ensemble ICC!
Ensemble ICC, the performing group of the Irish Composers' Collective, is giving away a limited number of tickets to its concerts in Dublin and Belfast next week. The group, who were featured on the cover of JMI last September, present a programme of both acoustic and electronic music, also incorporating new approaches to working with video. Ensemble ICC, with Brona Cahill (violin), Cian Ó Dúill (viola), Kate Ellis (cello) and Daniel Bodwell (double bass) will perform at the National Concert Hall, Dublin on Tuesday, 10 February at 8:30pm and in the Sonic Lab, SARC, Queen's University, Belfast on Wednesday, 11 February at 8:00pm. To win tickets to either event, email competition_at_thejmi_dot_com with your name, phone number and concert preference. www.irishcomposerscollective.org  

First International Conference on Irish Music and Musicians
The First International Conference on Irish Music and Musicians will take place at the University of Durham, England, on 12–15 July 2010. The conference is being run in conjuction with a three-year research project on Irish music being carried out at the University of Durham by Prof Jeremy Dibble, Dr Patrick Zuk and Dr Alasdair Jamieson. The keynote speakers at the conference will be Nicholas Temperley, Professor Emeritus of Musicology at the University of Illinois, and Harry White, Professor of Music at University College, Dublin.  The programme of events will include vocal and chamber music recitals featuring a wide range of music by Irish composers, which will be presented as part of a mini-festival of Irish music. Proposals are invited for papers, lecture-recitals and panels. Abstracts of 250 words, accompanied by a professional resumé, should be sent to patrick_dot_zuk_at_durham_dot_ac_dot_uk by 1 December 2009. www.dur.ac.uk/music/irishmusicconference/

City of Music
City of Music, a new book on music in Derry, has been published by Guildhall Press. The book charts decades of music in the city, including the marching-band tradition, the influence of the American army in World War II and the origins of 'Danny Boy'. City of Music, which is profusely illustrated, grew out of wide-reaching consultation with the people of Derry. www.tinyurl.com/cityofmusic

Internships in Kerry
The National Folk Theatre of Ireland, based in County Kerry, is offering three internships this summer as part of its ‘Home Season’. As part of a commitment to developing emerging talent and a new generation of traditional artists, The National Folk Theatre is now seeking to award three internships to support those who wish to develop a career in the performing arts. There are two musician internships and one theatre performer internship available. The deadline for applications is Saturday, 21 February. Email siamsamanager_at_eircom_dot_net">siamsamanager_at_eircom_dot_net for details. www.siamsatire.com

Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh 2009
Scoil Cheoil and Earraigh takes place on 18–22 February in Ballyferriter, County Kerry. Featuring classes, concerts, sessions, lectures and walks, the course features musicians such as Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich (accordion), Caoimhn Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle) and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (song). www.scoilcheoil.com

Sligo Arts Service Grants
Sligo Arts Service will be awarding grants in a number of categories in 2009. These include general arts grants, the Amateur and Voluntary Arts Development Award, the New Communities Arts Grant and the Individual Artist Bursary. The closing date for applications is Friday, 20 February. There is also the John O'Leary Fine Art Graduate Award, which is directed toward final year degree students in the Institute of Technology, Sligo, and for which the deadline is is Wednesday, 27 May. These grants are open to Sligo-based artists and art groups within a range of disciplines. www.sligococo.ie

Irish Music on WNYC
New York's WYNC radio station has broadcast an edition of its New Sounds programme about Irish composers who are rooted in traditional Irish music. The show, aired on 28 January, focusses on the music of Daniel Figgis, Donnacha Dennehy, David Flynn and Michael McGlynn, with performances by Ioana Petcu-Colan, Crash Ensemble and Anúna. Listen to the show at www.tinyurl.com/wnycireland

Win a weekend for two in Northern Ireland
To coincide with a number of music festivals in Northern Ireland, Tourism Ireland and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board are giving away six weekend breaks for two, including flights, accomodation and tickets to the event of your choice. The festivals include the Coors Open House Festival, Feile an Earraigh, the Belfast Nashville Songwriters' Festival, the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, the Appalachian and Bluegrass Music Festival and the William Kennedy Piping Festival. For instructions on how to enter, visit www.nifestivals.com by 8 February.

Vocare
Vocare, a Wexford-based choir, is looking for singers to participate in a concert next May, which will take place at the new Wexford Opera House. Both male and female singers are required. Contact Sue Furlong on 087 2901265.

Wexford County Council artist bursary
In 2009, Wexford Council Council will award six Artform Awards, worth €5,000 each, to artists working in the disciplines of dance, music, literature, visual art, theatre and film. Two education and training awards, also worth €5,000, will also be awarded to Wexford residents. The deadline for applications is 5:00pm on Thursday, 26 February. www.wexford.ie/arts

Patrick Byrne Traditional Music Weekend
The third Patrick Byrne Traditional Music Weekend will take place in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan on 3–5 April. The event, which commemorates the nineteenth-century harper – described by Francis O'Neill as 'the last of the great Irish harpers', will feature workshops with OisnMacDiarmada, Grainne Hambly, Damien Stenson, Angelina Carbery, Paul Finn, Gerry Murray, Michael Horgan, Seán Mc Elwain and Tristan Rosenstock, among others. A concert featuring the group Téada will also take place on the night of 4 April. Email carrickmacross_at_comhaltas_dot_net">carrickmacross_at_comhaltas_dot_net for further information.

A New Day
The fruits of the CityArts and Ballymun Music Programme Tower Songs project can be seen this week. At the Helix, Dublin, 210 primary and secondary school students from Ballymun will showcase A New Day, a four-part suit composed in collaboration with composer Daragh O'Toole. The work features lyrics by three local teenagers and will be performed by a choir of 160 children and an orchestra of children and members of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and RTÉ Concert Orchestra. www.myspace.com/towersongscityarts

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Gig Guide
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Antrim

4.2.09 Rachel Unthank & The Winterset; Ballymoney Town Hll, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim; 8:00pm; £7/5
6.2.09 Ulster Orchestra, Bramwell Tovey (conductor), John O'Conor (piano); Verdi, Mozart, Tchaikovsky; Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Co. Antrim; 7:45pm; £23.50/8 (www.ulster-orchestra.org.uk)
7.2.09 Lúnasa; Bank Square Marquee, Bank Square, Belfast, Co. Antrim; £10 (www.feilebelfast.com)
8.2.09 Rachel Unthank & The Winterset; Bank Square Marquee, Bank Square, Belfast, Co. Antrim; 8:00pm; €12/8

Clare

6.2.09 The Sullane Sessions: Fiona Kelleher (vocals), Jim Murray (guitar), Richard Lucey (accordion), Ciaran Coughlan (piano); Glór Centre, Ennis, Co. Clare; 8:00pm; €16/14

Cork

4.2.09 Redmond O'Toole (eight-stringed guitar); Bach, Bolger, Scarlatti, Toroba, Rodrigo, Haydn, Walton; Fota House, Fota Island, Co. Cork; 8:00pm; €20
6.2.09 Irish Chamber Orchestra, Jaime Martin (conductor) & Johnny Teyssier (clarinet) ; Stravinsky, Copland, McKay, Dvořák; Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Co. Cork; 8:00pm; €30/20/10

Donegal

6.2.09 Rachel Unthank & The Winterset; Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal; 8:00pm; €15/12

Down

5.2.09 Rachel Unthank & The Winterset; North Down Museum, The Castle, Bangor, Co. Down; 8:00pm; £9/7

Dublin

3.2.09 Horizons: Derek Ball: RTÉ NSO, Robert Houlihan (conductor), Matthew Jones (viola); Ball, Sweeney; National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2; 1:00pm; Free admission (www.rte.ie/performinggroups)
3.2.09 Session with the Pipers: Eoin Kenny (pipes), Paul McGrattan (flute), Gerry O’Connor (fiddle), Kevin Conneff (song) ; The Cobblestone, King Street North, Smithfield, Dublin 7; 9:00pm; €12/8 (www.pipers.ie)
3.2.09 Horizons: Derek Ball: RTÉ NSO, Robert Houlihan (conductor), Matthew Jones (viola); Ball, Sweeney ; Pre-concert talk by composer Derek Ball, 12.30pm; National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2; 1:00pm; Free Admission
3.2.09 The Fireflies; Klezmer; Crawdaddy, Harcourt St.,; 11:45pm; Free Admission
3.2.09 Kevin Glacken (fiddle), Seán Potts (pipes); Rathmines Public Library, Rathmines Road, Dublin 6; 1:15pm; Free Admission
4.2.09 Cara Dillon & Band; The Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2; 8:00pm; €24/22
4.2.09 Deboragh Abbott (soprano), Trudi Carberry (piano); Rathmines Public Library, Rathmines Road, Dublin 6; 1:00pm; Free admission
5.2.09 Irish Chamber Orchestra, Jaime Martin (conductor) & Johnny Teyssier (clarinet) ; Stravinsky, Copland, McKay, Dvořák; National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2; 8:00pm; €30/20/10
5.2.09 Tadhg Cook; Séamus Ennis Centre, The Naul, Co. Dublin; 7:30pm; €16
6.2.09 RTÉ NSO, Pietari Inkinen (cond.) & Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano); Gerald Barry, Beethoven, Shostakovich; National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2; 8:00pm; €35/10 (www.rte.ie/performinggroups)
6.2.09 David Olney; Séamus Ennis Centre, The Naul, Co. Dublin; 7:30pm; €16
6.2.09 Benga; The POD, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2; 11:30pm; €20 (www.myspace.com/bengabeats)
7.2.09 Garry Walsh (flute), Michelle O Brien (fiddle), Donncha Moynihan (guitar); Séamus Ennis Centre, The Naul, Co. Dublin; 7:30pm; €16
7.2.09 Seamus Begley (accordion, singer), Jim Murray (guitar); Album Launch by Mary Black; The Merchant, Dublin (www.seamusbegleyandjimmurray.ie)
8.2.09 Signature Series: Russell Watson, RTÉ Concert Orchestra; National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2; 8:00pm; €70/50/30 (www.russell-watson.com)
8.2.09 Sundays at Noon: Gillian Williams (violin), Arun Rao (cello), Elisaveta Blumina (piano); Brahms; Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square, Dublin 1; 12:00pm; Free Admission
10.2.09 Éamonn Ó Donnacha (sean nós), James Mahon (pipes) ; Rathmines Public Library, Rathmines Road, Dublin 6; 1:15pm; Free
10.2.09 Ensemble ICC: Brona Cahill (violin), Cian Ó Dúill (viola), Kate Ellis (cello), Daniel Bodwell (double bass); Jane Cassidy, Emma Brennan, Shane McKenna, Richard Gill, Louise Harte, Ian McDonnell, Johanne Heraty; National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2; 8:30pm; €10/5 (www.irishcomposerscollective.org)

Galway

2.2.09 - 4.2.09 Workshop: Calefax Reed Ensemble; Galway Education Centre, Galway, Co. Galway (www.musicforgalway.ie)
4.2.09 Calefax Reed Ensemble; Strauss, Scriabin, McKay, Granados; Aula Maxima (Galway), NUI Galway, Co. Galway; 8:00pm; €20/16/6 (www.musicforgalway.ie)
6.2.09 - 8.2.09 Scoil Gheimhridh Merriman; Hotel Meyrick, Galway, Co. Galway (www.merriman.ie)
6.2.09 Redmond O'Toole (eight-stringed guitar); Bach, Bolger, Scarlatti, Toroba, Rodrigo, Haydn, Walton; St Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway, Co. Galway; 8:00pm; €15

Kilkenny

6.2.09 Elizabeth Goell (soprano), Una Hunt (piano); Clara Schumann; Castalia Hall, Ballytobin, Callan, Co. Kilkenny; 8:00pm

Laois

6.2.09 The Gospel Project; Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, Co. Laois; 8:00pm

Leitrim

6.2.09 Lúnasa; The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim (www.feilebelfast.com)
7.2.09 Shades of Blue; Bill Stewart (fiddle), Sinead Conway (voice); Leitrim Marina Hotel, Leitrim Village, Co. Leitrim; 8:00pm (www.bill-stewart.org.uk)
8.2.09 Lunasa, with Dervish; Info: 0719650828; The Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim

Limerick

5.2.09 Redmond O'Toole (eight-stringed guitar); Bach, Bolger, Scarlatti, Toroba, Rodrigo, Haydn, Walton; Belltable Arts Centre, 69 O Connell Street, Limerick, Co. Limerick; 8:00pm; €15/10
8.2.09 Irish Chamber Orchestra, Jaime Martin (conductor) & Johnny Teyssier (clarinet) ; Stravinsky, Copland, McKay, Dvořák; University Concert Hall, University of Limerick, Limerick, Co. Limerick; 8:00pm; €30/20/10
10.2.09 Seán Óg Graham (accordion), Catherine McEvoy (flute), John McEvoy (fiddle); Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Co. Limerick; 1:15pm
10.2.09 Seamus Begley (accordion, singer), Jim Murray (guitar); Dolans Warehouse, Dock Road, Limerick, Co. Limerick (www.seamusbegleyandjimmurray.ie)

Mayo

4.2.09 The Sullane Sessions: Fiona Kelleher (vocals), Jim Murray (guitar), Richard Lucey (accordion), Ciaran Coughlan (piano); Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo; 8:00pm; €15/12

Meath

3.2.09 Nanci Griffith; Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co. Meath; 8:00pm; €38
7.2.09 The Sixties Experience; Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co. Meath; 8:00pm; €20/16

Sligo

6.2.09 Con Brio Presents: The Vogler Quartet; Tim Vogler (violin), Frank Reinecke (violin), Stefan Fehlandt (viola), Stephan Forck ('cello); Clarion Hotel, Sligo, Co. Sligo; 8:00pm; €20/13

Wexford

8.2.09 Shaun Davey, Rita Connolly, Gerry O'Beirne (guitar, vocal), Eoin Begley (concertina); St. Mary's Church, New Ross, Co. Wexford; 3:30pm; €15/10

Wicklow

7.2.09 Redmond O'Toole (eight-stringed guitar); Scarlatti, Bach, Rodrigo, Brouwer, Torroba, Albeniz; Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow; 8:00pm; €16/14
7.2.09 Dan Carollo (acoustic, fingerstyle guitar), Martin Nolan (uilleann pipes, low whistle), Fagan Irish Dancers; Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow; 2:00pm; €10

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