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Sent: 13 October 2008 02:45
Subject: JMI Gig Guide & Bulletin
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This week, JMI has tickets to give away to two seperate events. Firstly, we have a pair of tickets to give away to the Ensemble ICC concert at the Unitarian Church, Dublin on Wednesday, 15 October. See for further information. Secondly, we have a pair of tickets to the Opera Theatre Company's production of Pelleas & Melisande at City Hall, Dublin on Saturday, 18 October. Visit for details. To win, email competition_at_thejmi_dot_com with your name, preferred event and phone number.

Music Matters
BBC Radio 3's Music Matters programme broadcasted a special edition on music in Ireland last Saturday. Presented by Tom Service, the programme included interviews with Toner Quinn (Editor of JMI), Senator David Norris, the Irish Composers' Collective (with a performance by Ensemble ICC) and Gerald Barry, as well as staff of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, the Contemporary Music Centre, the Irish Chamber Orchestra and the new Wexford Opera House. The programme is available online until the end of the week. To listen, visit
Tom Service also wrote enthusiastically in the Guardian about his visit. Read his article here:

A new classical music radio show presented by the pianist Karismeh Felfeli is being broadcast on Dublin City 103.2 FM, from 2pm to 3pm every Thursday. The programme, Offbeat, also touches on electronic music, traditional music and jazz. Visit

Free Content at
This week JMI has made some great articles from the archives available free-to-view at 
Read an interview with the improvising pianist Paul G. Smyth in advance of his performance with English cellist Hannah Marshall at the Goethe-Insitut, Dublin, on 29 October. 
The disintegration of genres is a running theme in the BBC Radio 3 Music Matters programme mentioned above. From 2007, then, read Toner Quinn's article, 'Traditional Music and the Avant-Garde', in which he writes, 'The idea of an avant-garde wing in Irish traditional music may seem a contradiction in terms, but it shouldn’t be'.

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Gig Guide


16.10.08 Carole Cerasig (harpsichord); Byrd, Sweelinck, Scheidt, Bach; Harty Room, Queens University, Belfast, Co. Antrim; 1:00pm


16.10.08 Thomas Moore's Irish Melodies: Una Hunt (piano); Glór Centre, Ennis, Co. Clare; 8:00pm; €15/12
Ennis Gospel Choir; Glór Centre, Ennis, Co. Clare; 8:00pm; €18


13.10.08 Ensemble ICC: Cora Venus Lunny (viola), Kate Ellis (cello), Daniel Bodwell (bass), Karl Rooney (saxophone) & Enda Collins (horn); Music by members of the Irish Composers' Collective; Aula Maxima, UCC, Cork, Co. Cork; 8:00pm; €12/8 (
Cosy Cushions; Crane Lane, Phoenix Street, Co. Cork
Carducci Quartet: Matthew Denton (violin), Michelle Fleming (violin), Eoin Schmidt-Martin (viola), Emma Denton (cello); Haydn, Britten, Beethoven; Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Co. Cork; 8:00pm; €20 (
Cosy Cushions; De Barra's, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Maria McGarry (piano); St. Brendan's Church, Bantry, Co. Cork; 7:00pm; €18/10
18.10.08 - 19.10.08
Cork Festival of Jewish Culture; Various venues, Cork, , Co. Cork


14.10.08 Pelléas & Mélisande: Opera Theatre Company; Debussy; The Rotunda, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2; 8:00pm; €50/37.50 (
Elio Villafranca Quartet; Coach House, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2; 8:00pm; €15/10 (
Contemporary Music Centre Salon Series: Sylvia O'Brien (soprano) & Seóirse Bodley (piano); Goethe-Institut, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2; 6:00pm - 7:00pm; Free admission (
Ensemble ICC: Cora Venus Lunny (viola), Kate Ellis (cello), Daniel Bodwell (bass), Karl Rooney (saxophone) & Enda Collins (horn); Music by members of the Irish Composers' Collective; Unitarian Church, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2; 8:00pm; €12/8 (
Pelléas & Mélisande: Opera Theatre Company; Debussy; The Rotunda, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2; 8:00pm; €50/37.50 (
Tucan; Marley Park House, Rathfarnham; 8:00pm; €15/12
Aja; The music of Steely Dan; The Cherry Tree, Walkinstown, Dublin 12; 9:00pm; €17/15
Sivan Magen (harp); Grandjany, Sancan, Ben-Haim, Granados, De Falla, Renie; DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama, 163-167 Rathmines Road, Dublin 6; 7:00pm
RTÉ NSO, Roberto Minczuk (cond.) & Kyu Yeon Kim (piano); Janáīek, Mozart, Dvořák; National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2; 8:00pm; €35/10 (
Dublin Gospel Choir; Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire; 8:00pm; €22
Radar & Geencorn Plantation; The Cherry Tree, Walkinstown, Dublin 12; 9:00pm; €17/15
Pelléas & Mélisande: Opera Theatre Company; Debussy; The Rotunda, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2; 8:00pm; €50/37.50 (
Saturday Night Live; JJ Smyth's, 12 Aungier Street, Dublin 2; 9:00pm; €10
Bobo Stenson Trio: Bobo Stenson (piano), Anders Jormin (bass), John Falt (drums); Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire; €25 /€22
Sundays at Noon: Tommy Halferty (guitar) & Izumi Kimura (piano); Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square, Dublin 1; 12:00pm; Free admission
Dave Allen Trio; JJ Smyth's, 12 Aungier Street, Dublin 2 (


17.10.08 - 27.10.08 Conamara Sea Week; Various venues, Letterfrack, , Co. Galway (
Bobo Stenson Trio: Bobo Stenson (piano), Anders Jormin (bass), John Falt (drums); Aula Maxima (Galway), NUI Galway, Co. Galway; €20 / €16


15.10.08 Triocca: Rona Ó Duinnn (flute), Nancy Johnson (viola) & Geraldine O'Doherty (harp); Telemann, Bax, Martin, Harty, Zabel, Fauré, Piazzola, Debussy; Siamsa Tre, Tralee, Co. Kerry; 8:00pm; €16/14


16.10.08 Anne-Marie O’Farrell & Cormac De Barra (harps); Bach, Handel, O’Farrell, Eric Sweeney; NUI Maynooth, , Co. Kildare; 1:00pm; Free admission


18.10.08 Elisaveta Blumina (piano) & Josep Feigelson (cello); Beethoven, Weinberg, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Gershwin; Castalia Hall, Ballytobin, Callan, Co. Kilkenny; 8:00pm


17.10.08 Elio Villafranca Quartet; The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim; 8:30pm; €15 (


18.10.08 COMA Limerick; Contemporary Music for Amateurs; Musicians of all abilities are invited to join monthly rehearsals; Call Fiona Linnane on 087 203 2593; Belltable Arts Centre, 69 O Connell Street, Limerick, Co. Limerick; 11:00am - 3:00pm; Free admission (


16.10.08 Elio Villafranca Quartet; The D Hotel, Drogheda, Co. Louth; 8:30pm; €15/12 (


17.10.08 Tafel Musik: Sligo Baroque Soloists; elemann, Geminiani, Vivaldi & Beethoven; Tobergal Lane Café, Tobergal Lane, Sligo, Co. Sligo; 8:00pm; €5


18.10.08 Elio Villafranca Quartet; Tuar Ard Arts Centre, Moate, Co. Westmeath; 8:30pm; €13/10 (
Cosy Cushions; The Stables, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath


16.10.08 - 2.11.08 Wexford Festival Opera; Wexford Opera House, Main Street, Wexford, Co. Wexford (


19.10.08 Elio Villafranca Quartet; Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow; 8:30pm; €18/15 (


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