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


Louth, Mayo and Sligo Vocational Education Committees each invite applications for the position of Co-ordinator, Music Generation ( X 3 posts).

A Co-ordinator will be appointed by each VEC and will be responsible for managing an extensive music education programme on behalf of Music Education Partnerships in each of the three counties – Louth, Mayo and Sligo.

All three counties have recently been selected for participation in Music Generation – Ireland’s National Music Education Programme which is funded by U2 and The Ireland Funds. Music Generation aims to help children and young people to access vocal and instrumental tuition in their local area. Closing date 12 noon, Friday 24th June 2011.
Further details

The Irish Traditional Music Archive is continually updating its digital library.

Decades of music resources are now available- read 1930s Dublin songsters, listen to musicians and singers of the 1950s and admire the faces of the Ballad Boom, 1950s–70s.

All part of the Archive’s digitised materials for June 2011. Take a look at their digital library here.

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