Are you a musician?
A music researcher?
An aspiring composer?
A music student?
The Music PAL Access Card opens doors to a wealth of music resources and will get you into some of the best music libraries anywhere in Ireland!
Speak to the librarian at your local library and ask about the Music PAL Access Card.
What is Music PAL?
The Music PAL scheme facilitates access to music information and materials available across a broad range of libraries and archives throughout the island of Ireland.
Music PAL started on a pilot basis on 1st September 2009, and was launched nationally by novelist and radio broadcaster Deirdre Purcell on 8th March 2010 during Library Ireland Week.
The Music PAL scheme includes 16 public, 10 higher education, 3 conservatoire and 6 special libraries throughout the island of Ireland, a total of 35 institutions in all. Many of these hold broad collections of various sizes, while others (such as the Irish Traditional Music Archive and the Contemporary Music Centre) focus on specific musical genres.
An overview of some of the collections and services available can be downloaded here
More libraries are welcome to join the scheme- please contact Music PAL for further information.