|A Focus for New Music in Ireland|
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|||The Contemporary Music Centre's historic home|
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|History & Funding|
|Board of Directors & Staff|
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|Representation at CMC|
The Centre is used, nationally and internationally, by performers, composers, promoters and members of the public interested in finding out more about music in Ireland. Its library and sound archive, open to the public free of charge, contain the only comprehensive collection in existence of music by Irish composers. Extensive reference and advice services are available and the Centre's web site provides access to CMC's resources for those who cannot visit in person.
The Contemporary Music Centre engages in an ongoing programme of development work to promote new Irish music at home and abroad, and is a member of the International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC).
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Open to the public Monday to Friday 10am to 5.30pm.
Fishamble Street is in the oldest part of the city of Dublin and takes its name from the fish market located there in mediaeval times. The street has many historical associations but is probably best known as the site of the first performance of Handel's Messiah which took place in the then recently-opened New Music Hall on 13 April 1742.The renovation of No. 19 Fishamble Street was carried out as a joint venture by the Contemporary Music Centre and Temple Bar Properties with the assistance of capital funding provided by The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon. The official opening of the building was performed by Mary McAleese, President of Ireland, on 9 April 2001.