Category Archives: Other News

New recordings of carols by CMC composers to feature on all Christmas week on Blue of the Night, RTE Lyric FM

For Christmas week, the Blue of the Night will feature exclusive recordings of new contemporary Irish choral music. Enjoy Christmas carols and contemporary choral works by CMC composers Linda Buckley, John Gibson, Eibhlís Farrell, Philip Martin, Colin Mawby and Jonathan Nangle performed by the Girls’ Choir of St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Dublin, conducted by Blánaid […]

Gerald Barry nominated for a Grammy Award

Gerald Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest opera recording has been nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award. The opera was written in 2011 and co-commissioned by the LA Philharmonic Orchestra and The Barbican in London. Since its premieres in LA and London, it has received performances across the world and high critical praise. The recording with Birmingham […]

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 […]

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and CMC announce ‘Composer Lab’

CMC and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra are delighted to announce the new pilot initiative, Composers Lab, for 2016. Aimed at composers who have had their work performed professionally but who have not yet worked with a professional symphony orchestra, the purpose of this initiative is to provide a creative and open environment for composers to deepen their […]

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 […]

Fidelio Trio Launch new CD this weekend

The new CD,  Dancing in Daylight, will be launched on 6 December as part of the trio’s third Winter Chamber Music Festival at Belvedere House, St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, from 4-6 December. Dancing in Daylight is released by the Métier label and features Irish piano trios specially written for the Fidelio Trio by John Buckley, Rhona Clarke, Seoirse Bodley […]

New Music Digest: 30 Nov – 6 Dec

Events This Week: CMC present Musical Tales, a concert curated by Dr Mark Fitzgerald of DIT and celebrating the music of contemporary Irish composers in connection with four published books in the CMC Library 4 Dec, 1pm, Rathmines Library, Dublin More A Christmas Crackers concert by the St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Girls’ Choir features music by Jonathan Nangle, […]

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 […]