From: The Journal Of Music [noreply_at_journalofmusic_dot_com]

Sent: 02 March 2012 09:30

Subject: This week in The Journal of Music





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Big Book, Small Back Room

Reading the Companion to Irish Traditional Music, Ciaran Carson reflects on the many ways traditional music has changed in recent decades, but also how much it has stayed the same.






The Scotland-based trio Lau, which has 'ignored what everyone presumed traditional music audiences wanted to hear', is coming to Ireland for the first time later this month.


National Youth Orchestra of Ireland

The successful applicant will manage all aspects of the orchestra's organisation, including finances, administration, operations, development and marketing.

Dublin Orchestral Players and Mornington Singers Perform Mozart's Requiem in Dublin on 10 March.

The RT? and Ulster Concert Orchestras collaborate in Belfast on 4 March as part of Music Nation.

A young Irish composer, Sebastian Adams, is through to the final of the Sorodha International Composition Competition. The prize is awarded for a composition written for solo violin.

Donnacha Dennehy's song cycle If He Died, What Then is based on a first hand account of the Irish famine of the 1840s, and features Dawn Upshaw as soloist.

The app, developed by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, is designed to improve skills such as sight-reading and musical memory.

The Voice Squad

A new suite of sea shanties from Shaun Davey, and a performance by the recently re-formed Voice Squad are items that might be overlooked at the National Concert Hall in March.

Rura is a five-piece band from the west of Scotland including three BBC Radio Scotland ?Young Traditional Musician of The Year' finalists and an All Ireland bodhr?n champion.

The quartet in residence is comprised of Mike Nielsen (guitar), Sam Comerford (saxophone), Cormac O'Brien (bass) and James Mackin (drums).



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