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Sent: 05 October 2017 14:53

Subject: Informal Art; The Edges of Revolt; Lankum's New Fire


Reviews of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the Kilkenny Arts Festival and Lankum

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Live Review: Irish Chamber Orchestra



Informal Art
G?bor T?kacs-Nagy's rapport with orchestra and audience is refreshing, writes Adrian Smith, in a review of the Irish Chamber Orchestra (27 September) performing Elgar, Brahms and the world premiere of Sam Perkin's '365 Variations on a Gesture'.



Live Review: Kilkenny Arts Festival



The Edges of Revolt
What makes a political folk opera work? Do traditional musicians go far enough in their experimentations? And what is the 'social side' of classical music? Toner Quinn reflects on a range of questions raised by the musical riches at this year's Kilkenny Arts Festival.





Live Review: Lankum



Lankum's New Fire
In the latest review from our Journal of Music/Galway City Council Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, Shannon McNamee listens to the skilled, edgy folk sound of Lankum.


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Music Writer Mentoring Schemes
Our Music Writer Mentoring Schemes are supported by Galway City Council Arts Service and Clare County Council Arts Office. For further details, visit






Waterford Music Degree Celebrates 30 Years
A range of alumni events are taking place between 19 and 22 October to mark the establishment of the BA in Music in 1987.



?5,000 Frank Maher Classical Music Awards Now Open for Applications
Applications deadline is Thursday 12 October. Finalists' competition night concert takes place on 10 November.


Music Generation Announces 9 New Areas for Programme Expansion
Funding of ?6.3m from U2 and The Ireland Funds to make music tuition available to thousands more children.



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