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Raymond Deane on his new work ‘The Alma Fragments’

Ahead of its premiere by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra on 22 January 2016 at the National Concert Hall, Raymond Deane talks about working on his new RTÉ commission, ‘The Alma Fragments’.

Sean Doherty’s work to be performed by New Dublin Voices

A work by Sean Doherty will be performed by the contemporary music chamber choir, New Dublin Voices, in a number of ‘Carols for Christmas’ concerts. The work, titled Blessed Be That Maid, Marie is based on a Medieval carol text, and was the winner of the 2012 ‘Choir and Organ Magazine’ Composition Competition, which Doherty has won […]

norður (north) concert curated by Linda Buckley

The Association of Irish Composers has launched a new concert series titled Directions, starting with a concert this Sunday. The series builds on previous AIC concerts, The Irish Canon, in which performers chose works for their instrument by Irish composers. Directions sees concert programmes curated by composers instead, from Irish and international repertoire, that reflect their own personal experiences and […]

New Music Digest: 8 – 13 December

Events This Week The Association of Irish Composers presents the first in a new concert series curated by Irish composers: norður (north) curated by Linda Buckley 13 Dec, 8.30pm, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin More RTÉ Cór na nÓg and RTÉ Concert Orchestra premiere a new work by Philip Martin called The Stars Looked Down 8 Dec, 8pm, National […]

Modern Irish Music concert

A concert titled Modern Irish Music takes place on 7 December in Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin and features works by a number of Irish composers performed by the RTÉ ConTempo String Quartet, harpist Triona Marshall, and saxophonist Gavin Brennan. Organised by Gavin Brennan, the concert seeks to “change perceptions of what Irish music is by […]

A new Christmas Carol by Elaine Agnew is available to download

Child Within is the title of Elaine Agnew’s latest Christmas carol, and it is available to download without charge here. The work for unison choir and piano is commissioned by RTÉ lyric fm for their Choirs for Christmas competition and is a setting of a specially commissioned Christmas poem by Gabriel Fitzmaurice. Child Within is one of three Christmas carols […]

Musical Tales series: interview with curator Mark Fitzgerald [audio]

Musicologist and DIT Music Lecturer Mark Fitzgerald talks about the idea and programme for CMC’s Musical Tales series of concerts which take place in Dublin City Libraries on 26 November and 4 December 2015. More information on the series here.

CMC Salon: John Buckley and Cassiopeia Winds [video]

Hughlights from CMC’s October Salon featuring Cassiopeia Winds performing John Buckley’s first wind quintet alongside a new quintet specially written for the ensemble.

New Music Digest: 23 – 29 Nov

Events This Week: The CMC Salon Series features a concert by the RIAM percussion ensemble, and sees the launch of a new book celebrating the work of Frank Corcoran 24 Nov, 7pm, Katherine Brennan Hall, RIAM, Dublin More A concert of Frank Corcoran‘s work, including the premieres of new works, will be presented by the […]