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‘Eithne - Idir Dhá Shaol’

A beautiful voice comes to us from the other side of eternity in this moving film about the life of singer Eithne Ní Uallacháin.

20th December @ 21:30, TG4

All of us are caught up in this world of conflicting emotions and that was especially true of Eithne who expressed her innermost thoughts in the songs of her native Oriel and songs she wrote herself.

With husband Gerry O’Connor in the highly successful Lá Lugh, she embraced the ancient and the modern, she strode the worlds of Irish and English and she could sing with heartrending beauty or play the flute with passion and imagination.

Eithne was full of the vim and vitality of life but at the same time was filled with darkness only she understood. She was the product of a uniquely Irish cultural heritage but her voice could reach something deep inside all of mankind.

‘Eithne – Idir Dhá Shaol’ is told from the intimate perspective of Eithne’s family, friends and fellow musicians. “Eithne was a rare talent and I’m very excited for people to see how my mother’s creative energy and imagination are represented in this film” Feilimí O’ Connor (Director & Producer).

Featuring: Gerry O’Connor, Dónal O’Connor, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Jim Corr, Mario N’Goma, Gilles le Bigot, Padráigín Ní Uallacháin, Cathal Ó Searcaigh and performance artist Gráinne Smith.

Permalink - Posted: December 8, 2016 at 4:33 pm

DkIT Launches New Centre for Creative Arts Research

A new Centre for Creative Arts Research has been developed at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT), marking a significant step forward for researchers in the area. The new centre represents the merging of the Music Research Centre Ionad Taighde Ceoil and the Creative Media Research Group which includes academic membership of 16 staff members from within DkIT’s School of Informatics and Creative Arts.

Permalink - Posted: December 2, 2016 at 4:23 pm

Music Network presents Kris Drever, Julie Fowlis, Aoife Ní Bhriain and Pádraig Rynne on tour January 15 – 24

“Kris Drever is a serious talent”– MOJO

“A sublime voice” – The Observer (on Fowlis)

“An incredibly forward looking and musically supple outfit that makes music which plays at the boundaries of style and genre.” – The Irish Echo, New York (on Rynne’s Notify)

Permalink - Posted: December 1, 2016 at 11:13 am

The Gothard Sisters release new Christmas album, Falling Snow

December 2016 will see the release of a new album of Celtic-inspired Christmas music from the Gothard Sisters in their new holiday album, Falling Snow.

Permalink - Posted: November 30, 2016 at 10:16 am

Music Network is delighted to announce the Music Network Artist Residency Programme 2017, a new opportunity for professional performing musicians. The Programme aims to provide a musician with funding in order to plan and deliver a series of concerts, with integrated audience development components, in partnership with a  leading venue and a local authority, and in dialogue with Music Network. Full details on how to submit an Expression of Interest below.

Permalink - Posted: November 24, 2016 at 3:08 pm

Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny Live at MAGISTORIUM

Two musical legends, one unique stage.

Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny are set to perform an insatiable gig next week in Dublin’s newest theatre style venue, Magistorium. Dubbed the ‘Godfather of Irish contemporary music’ and Irvine hailed as ‘a tradition in himself’, the duo are back together for their final Dublin gig of 2016.  They will take to the stage at Magistorium on 22 South Anne Street, Dublin 2 next Thursday (1st of December) at 9:30pm.
Guests will be treated to a truly special show that will feature a mixture of traditional songs, originals composed by Irvine and a touch of Eastern European music.

Permalink - Posted: November 24, 2016 at 3:07 pm

Bodhran-info and Christian Hedwitschak release a special bodhrán for charity project

Bodhran-info charity bodhrán 2016 “Golden Maple”

A year ago bodhran-info and Christian Hedwitschak released a special limited edition of the CoreLine series because of the 10th anniversary of bodhran-info. The edition was limited to 10 drums, which were sold very quickly. An eleventh drum of the same edition was auctioned off for charity on ebay.

They liked the idea so much that we decided to release a special edition regularly to support a good cause. Every edition will be limited and it’s a great occasion to get a special drum. To make sure more people can engage, we are not auctioning a single drum, but give 15% of the selling price of each drum for charity.

Permalink - Posted: November 23, 2016 at 4:09 pm

The Girl With The Beret

New Concept Album from Irish Singer/songwriter Kate O’Callaghan


Comprised of a series of songs and spoken word tracks, which flow seamlessly from one into the other, Kate O’Callaghan weaves the story of a young woman caught up in the 1916 Rising in Dublin.
A fusion of alternative folk, popular ballad and classical strings. It gives a unique insight into the perspective of an ordinary girl living at that time and what it meant, as a female, to be involved in the Rebellion.

Permalink - Posted: November 23, 2016 at 10:10 am

“As Seen on The Late Late Show”

Double album OUT NOW
Available on CD & Digital platforms.
The Late Late Show and Universal Music Ireland are proud to announce the release of a brand new double-album including 21 unique performances from the show, to raise money for St Vincent de Paul.

As seen on The Late Late Show features more than 40 Irish and international acts and includes one-off live tracks drawn directly from the last ten years of the TV show including: Walking on Cars and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra’s Speeding Cars; Christy Moore singing Delirium Tremens; Damien Rice featuring the Dublin Gospel Choir performing Trusty & True; Midge Ure with a solo version of Vienna and Gavin James with Bitter Pill.

Permalink - Posted: November 18, 2016 at 10:22 am

Music Network today welcomed the announcement by Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, confirming capital funds of €210,000 for the Music Capital Scheme 2016.

Permalink - Posted: November 16, 2016 at 6:23 pm
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