The first 2003 meeting of the Forum for Music in Ireland takes place in Waterford on Friday 4 & Saturday 5 April hosted by the Music Department of Waterford Institute of Technology. This is the Forum's second two-day meeting, following a very successful and enjoyable weekend in Sligo last Spring. The theme of the Waterford meeting is 'The Profession of Music' and this topic will be addressed in the keynote speech by well-known producer and director Philip King of Hummingbird Productions. Other speakers include journalist and broadcaster Ian Fox and Maura Eaton, chief executive of the Music Board of Ireland. Ronan Guilfoyle, composer and jazz performer, and Paul McGettrick of Dundalk Institute of Technology will discuss training and technology for musicians. Tom Sherlock, music promoter, and Angela Dorgan of the Federation of Music Collectives will speak about promoting new Irish music at home and abroad.
The Forum continues to grow in strength and numbers and to develop its influence as a lobbying body for music in Ireland. New members are always welcome and places are still available for the Waterford meeting: contact the Administrator, Aisling White, at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 086-321 9644 for details.