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Sent: 16 February 2009 10:59
Subject: JMI Gig Guide & Bulletin
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Advertise in The Journal of Music
The deadline for advertising in the exciting new Journal of Music is Friday, 20 February. The Journal of Music is a quality music magazine featuring intelligent but accessible writing, presented in an award-winning contemporary design.  With a sophisticated and influential readership, including leading composers and musicians, funders, educators and key people in the music industry, The Journal Of Music is considered to be one of the most authoritative voices in music writing worldwide. Available in shops and by subscription worldwide, The Journal of Music has an international readership. The Journal of Music now has a wide range of advertising options available at very competitive rates. Whether you are a major promoter or a small independent recording label, The Journal of Music can help you. You can also advertise online at from only €5 per day. The next issue of The Journal of Music is April-May. The deadline for booking is 20 February. Contact benedict_at_journalofmusic_dot_com">benedict_at_journalofmusic_dot_com for more information and rates.

Ergodos seeks volunteers and accomodation
The Dublin-based music company, Ergodos, is seeking volunteers and accomodation for artists for the Ergodos Festival, which will run 17–26 April. Volunteers are required to help in a wide variety of areas, including project management, sponsorship, box office, usshering, website management, publicity, artist liason, sound and lighting, with varying degrees of time commitment. Ergodos is also looking for people to host musicians over the course of the Festival. Interested parties should contact info_at_ergodos_dot_ie">info_at_ergodos_dot_ie for more information.

Artist in the Community
The Artist in the Community scheme is open to any of the following artform disciplines: architecture, circus, street art and spectacle, dance, film, literature (Irish and English language), music, opera, theatre, visual arts and traditional arts. The scheme aims 'to encourage meaningful collaboration between communities of place and/or interest and artists'. There are two phases to the scheme. Phase One involves research and development over a maximum period of three months and with a maximum grant of €1,000. Phase Two involves project realisation; projects lasting six weeks to five months can be awarded up to €5,000 and projects lasting six months to nine months are eligible for up to €10,000. The deadlines for the scheme in 2009 are Thursday, 26 February and Thursday, 25 June.

A Sliver Of Voice
A workshop based on the experimental performance piece Un Hilo de Voz (A Sliver of Voice) by the Argentinian Guillermo Pesoa and Maia Monaca will take place in Dublin on 22 February. The workshop will focus on the vocal techniques used in the work, as well as movement and sonic meditation techniques. The workshop, which is aimed at theatre and music professionals, will take place at The Back Loft, 7–11 St Augustine Street, Dublin 8 between 11.30am and 5.30pm and costs €80. Visit

Singing in Kilmaley
A singing project run by Kilmaley Voluntary Housing Association and Clare County Council’s Arts Office will result in a singing recital at Kilmaley Inn, on 20 February at 7:30pm, followed by an open session. The traditional singer, John Tunney, has been working with residents of Kilmaley Daycare Centre to compose new songs in a Traditional style inspired by Kilmaley (near Ennis, Co. Clare) and its people over the last six months. The project, which is funded through the Per Cent for Art Scheme, has been documented by the photographer and accordion player, Christy McNamara.

National Music Symposium
The National Music Symposium will take place at St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin on Saturday, 24 March. A key element of the Symposium will be the presentation of findings from the Local Authorities and Music: Knowing the Score report written by Ailbhe Kenny on a two-year partnership initiative with Sligo County Council, Wexford County Council and St. Patrick's College. Other speakers include Marc Jaffrey of Music Manifesto (England) and Martin Drury of the Arts Council of Ireland. The Symposium will also feature a performance of the music of Rachel Holstead by the Irish Baroque Orchestra with soloists Gerry O'Connor (fiddle) and Sarah Sexton (baroque violin) and a performance by Aspiro, formerly the Carlow Young Artists Choir.

Enda Bates selected by Gaudeamus
Enda Bates' String Quartet no. 1 (2008) has been selected for performance at the International Gaudeamus Music Week 2009. Bates, originally from Tipperary but now based in Dublin, is a composer of instrumental and electronic music and is currently pursuing a PhD in Spatial Music Composition at Trinity College, Dublin as well as performing with the band Spook of the Thirteenth Lock and developing a hexaphonic guitar. The work in question, for string quartet and electronics was first performed by the Spatial Music Collective in June 2008. Reviewing the concert for JMI (, Rob Casey wrote, 'Bates’ was possibly the most crafted work of the evening, concise and efficient in its exploration of blocks of glissandi that climbed endlessly like the staircases in a M.C. Escher engraving. Bates’ work ... gave the impression of a single idea being wrung dry by the composer, as if turned over and examined from all angles and teased out to its very limits on the page.' The International Gaudeamus Week 2009 takes place in Amsterdam on 7–13 September.

Ian Wilson Lectures
The last in the current series of lectures on contemporary music by Ian Wilson takes place this week on Wednesday, 18 February at the Yeats Memorial Building, Sligo at 8:00pm. Born in Belfast, Ian Wilson is a composer and has been Director of the Sligo New Music festival since 2002. Wilson has also been a regular contributor to JMI since the very first issue. For a list of free-to-view articles by Ian Wilson, visit


Gig Guide
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21.2.09 Scott Shipley; Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, Belfast, Co. Antrim; 4:00pm


21.2.09 Ladan; The Russell Concert, Micho Russell Weekend, Doolin, Co. Clare; 2:00pm; €20


21.2.09 Seamus Begley (accordion, singer), Jim Murray (guitar); The Briery Gap, Macroom, Co. Cork (
22.2.09 Seamus Begley (accordion, singer), Jim Murray (guitar); An Cruibn, Cork, Co. Cork (
22.2.09 The Seven Deadly Sins of Opera: Sylvia O' Brien; Music from Carmen, La Traviata, La Boheme and more; Bantry House, Bantry, Co. Cork; 3:00pm; €20/10
22.2.09 The Man in Black; A Tribute to Johnny Cash; Cork Opera House, Emmet Place, Cork, Co. Cork; 8:00pm; €36/26


23.2.09 Scott Shipley; The Red Room Music Theatre, Dromore, Co. Down; 8:00pm


17.2.09 Peter Brown (pipes)Seosaimhn N Bheaglaoich (sean nós), John Feeley (guitar); Rathmines Public Library, Rathmines Road, Dublin 6; 1:15pm; Free Admission
18.2.09 Eoin Hynes (tenor), Trudi Carberry (piano); Rathmines Public Library, Rathmines Road, Dublin 6; 1:00pm; Free admission
18.2.09 Waltons World Masters: Habib Koité and Bamada; National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2; 8:00pm; €16, 24, 30, 34.
18.2.09 Charlie Parr; The POD, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2; 8:00pm; €12 (
18.2.09 Music at the Jameson Film Fest: Yellow Bittern; The Life and Times of Liam Clancy; IFI, Temple Bar; 6:30pm
20.2.09 RTÉ NSO, Andreas Delfs (conductor), Katarina Jovanovic (soprano), Karen Cargill (alto), Josef Kundlák (tenor), Matthew Rose (bass), RTÉ Philharmonic Choir; Beethoven, Janáīek; National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2; 8:00pm; €35/10 (
20.2.09 Music at the Jameson Film Fest: Liam Clancy and Friends Live at the Bitter End; IFI, Temple Bar; 6:30pm
20.2.09 Music at the Jameson Film Fest: A Song for Dad; IFI, Temple Bar; 6:30pm
21.2.09 At First Light: John McSherry, Donal O'Connor, Alan Burke, Francis McIlduff, Ruben Bada; Séamus Ennis Centre, The Naul, Co. Dublin; 8:00pm (
21.2.09 Villagers; The POD, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2; 8:00pm; €10 (
21.2.09 Celebr8 Arambe_at_ 5: A diverse lineup including De Jimbe, Kila, Puck Fair, The Cuban Orishas; An Evening of Intercultural Music; O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, Denmark Street, Dublin 1; 7:30pm; €18/15
21.2.09 Music at the Jameson Film Fest: The Seasons with live accomp. from Kla; IFI, Temple Bar; 6:30pm
22.2.09 Pendulum: Redivider; JJ Smyth's, 12 Aungier Street, Dublin 2; 8:30pm; €10


17.2.09 Seamus Begley (accordion, singer), Jim Murray (guitar); Roisn Dubh, Galway, Co. Galway (
20.2.09 Emily Anderson Annual Memorial Concert: ConTempo Quartet, Paul Roe (clarinet), Lesley Bishop (horn), Conor Palliser (horn), Michael Dooley (bassoon), Malachy 
Robinson (double bass); Beethoven; Aula Maxima (Galway), NUI Galway, Co. Galway; 8:00pm; €20/16/6 (


20.2.09 Seamus Begley (accordion, singer), Jim Murray (guitar); The Gathering, Killarney, Co. Kerry (


19.2.09 Seamus Begley (accordion, singer), Jim Murray (guitar); Kavanagh's, Portlaoise, Co. Laois (


20.2.09 Gyan Riley Trio: Gyan Riley (guitar), Timb Harris (violin, viola), Ches Smith (drums, hand percussion); The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim; 9:00pm; €15 (


17.2.09 Shane Greene (accordion) and friends; Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Co. Limerick; 1:15pm


16.2.09 The Unwanted; Rick Epping, Cathy Jordan, Seamie O' Dowd; Strand Bar, Strandhill, Co. Sligo (
18.2.09 Con Brio: The Ian Wilson Lectures; Introduction to Modern Music; Yeats Memorial Building, Sligo, Co. Sligo; 8:00pm


20.2.09 John Wynne (flute), John McEvoy (fiddle), Jacinta McEvoy (flute); The Passion Fruit Theatre, Athlone, Co. Westmeath; 8:30pm


22.2.09 Gyan Riley Trio: Gyan Riley (guitar), Timb Harris (violin, viola), Ches Smith (drums, hand percussion); Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford, Co. Wexford; 8:00pm; €15/12 (


21.2.09 Gyan Riley Trio: Gyan Riley (guitar), Timb Harris (violin, viola), Ches Smith (drums, hand percussion); Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow; 8:30pm; €15/12 (


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