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Dublin Institute of Technology are asking all music students, teachers, lecturers, musicologists, composers, performers, amateur musicians etc. to fill in this anonymous survey.  This is the first step in a pilot project to make it easier to find music in Irish libraries.  The survey should take only a few minutes and DIT are very grateful for your feedback.

The deadline for this survey is 16th October 2011
Please circulate it to colleagues/students/friends etc.

Link to survey

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact:
Ann Wrigley, College Librarian (Arts & Tourism), Dublin Institute of Technology, Music & Drama Library, Rathmines, Dublin 6.


Explore the world of operetta with Michael Grant on Tuesdays 6th, 13th & 20th September @ 1p.m. in the Music Library, Ilac Centre Library, Henry Street, Dublin.

Michael, who presents specialist music programmes on RTE Lyric FM,  has delivered a number of talks at the Music Library and has proved to be a very entertaining and informative speaker.

Operettas from composers Jacques Offenbach, Louis Varney, Franz Lehar, Johann Strauss  and Sigmund Romberg and others will be included in the programme.

Admission is Free to these talks but booking is essential.

Contact staff in the Music Library, via telephone (01) 8734333, email or in person.

CMC’s Dublin Literary New Music Trail 2011 is a celebration of the rich connections between Irish writers and Irish composers and is presented in recognition of Dublin’s UNESCO City of Literature status. The trail consists of a main trail at the literary parade in St Patrick’s Park, Dublin as well as an extended trail across South Georgian Dublin.

Read more on the Contemporary Music Centre’s web site

The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (EMIR), edited by Barra Boydell and Harry White and hosted by the Conservatory of Music and Drama at the Dublin Institute of Technology, represents the largest research project in music ever to have been undertaken in Ireland.  It contains some 2,000 articles on Irish music and musicians from the early middle ages to the present day, and it maps the experience of classical, popular, traditional and church music in Ireland.  It offers a wealth of new research on music in Irish life, on Ireland’s musical influence abroad and on individual musicians, instrumentalists, singers, teachers, composers and scholars.

EMIR contains worklists, discographies, sources and bibliographies and critical assessments of Irish music and the circumstances in which it has been produced.  It features the work of over 2000 contributors and is addressed to all those with an interest in music in Ireland. Publication details will be available shortly on the Dublin Institute if Technology website

RTÉ Radio and RAAP offer you the chance to breakthrough to the next level of your musical career. A total bursary of €20,000 is on offer to the winning entrants.

Four €5,000 prizes across a range of musical genre to include:

  • - Classical (solo instrumental or solo vocal)
  • - Pop, Rock or Dance
  • - Country, Roots or Folk
  • - Traditional Irish

Deadline for entries is Friday 26th August.  Further details available on the RTÉ website


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