National Music Day
Ireland's first National Music Day takes place on 16 April 2010.
CMC's Ireland-New Zealand Exchange
CMC hosted a colleague from the New Zealand Music Information Centre recently.
The Contemporary Music Centre is very pleased to welcome nine new composers.
Gerald Barry's Music on CD
A CD of hitherto unreleased recordings of Gerald Barry's music will appear in January 2010.
Feis Ceoil Closing Dates
The closing date for entries to CMC's Feis Ceoil Cup is Monday 21 December.
Sholdice in York
Composer Garrett Sholdice contributes work to Sensorium, a performance/installation in York.
Irish Music in Bucharest
Works by three Irish composers were heard in Bucharest on 7 December.
RTÉ Announces Diffusion Prize 2010
An RTÉ electroacoustic music prize aims to promote up and coming composers.
Music Network/Arts Council Recording Awards
Music Network has announced funding to ten recording projects.
John Wolf Brennan CDs Released
John Wolf Brennan has released two new CDs.
New Music Alive!
CMC's New Music Alive! is a set of composition resources for the classroom.
The Contemporary Music Centre closes on 23 December at 5.00pm and reopens on Monday 4 January at 10.00.
Bennet Performances in December
Ed Bennett has a number of performances coming up in December.
NCC Performs Contemporary Choral Music
Works by three Irish composers feature in the NCC's upcoming concerts.
Deane Talks about Seachanges
Raymond Deane gives a rare interview about his piece, Seachanges, on 5 December.
New vocal ensemble Ergodos Voices makes its debut on 5 December.
New Dublin Voices November Concerts
New Dublin Voices explores 'Something Beginning with B'.
The National Campaign for the Arts is running an online petition.
Kaleidoscope at the Odessa Club
The next Kaleidoscope night takes place on Tuesday, 1 December 2009.
New Sound Worlds 2009
Four concerts in the New Sound Worlds series are coming up in the NCH.
Garth Knox Talk at CMC
Leading viola expert Garth Knox gives a talk in CMC on 26 November.
A new orchestral work by Siobhán Cleary is premiered on 27 November.
'After the Rain' Fundraising Concert
A fundraiser for the Irish Hospice Foundation features Brian Keegan's music.
A new work by Siobhán Cleary is premiered in Killarney on 22 November.
Concorde's Shades of Raindrops
Concorde's next Dublin concert has the evocative title 'Shades of Raindrops'.
Open Nights at CMC
CMC is hosting open nights for student composers and music teachers.
Snakes and Ladders 2009
Snakes and Ladders is a multdisciplinary collaborative festival organised by Daniel Figgis.
Sarsfield Wins Maconchy Fellowship
Donal Sarsfield has won the prestigious Elizabeth Maconchy Composition Fellowship awarded by the Arts Council.
CMC Welcomes New Board Members
CMC is very pleased to welcome Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and Fergus Sheil as new members of its board.
Dublin Sound Lab New Music Festival '09
CMC collaborates with Dublin Sound Lab for its New Music Festival '09.
McKay Work for Sligo
A work by Deirdre McKay is included in a concert in Sligo in November.
CMC Salon Series Returns
CMC's Salon series continues in November.
CMC Tribute on RTÉ lyric fm
A special tribute to the Contemporary Music Centre will be broadcast on RTÉ lyric fm on 8 November.
Michael Holohan Recital and CD Launch
Distinguished Irish pianist Therese Fahy performs music by Michael Holohan in November.
Crash Ensemble celebrates Roger Doyle's 60th Birthday
The Crash Ensemble perform a concert of Roger Doyle's works as part of the 2009 DEAF festival.
Potter Concert at RIAM
A concert celebrating composer A. J. Potter takes place on 4 November.
Blue Bulb Media
Blue Bulb Media provides a new platform for emerging creative artists in Ireland.
ICO Premieres Steven Mackey
A new work by US composer Steven Mackey will be premiered by the Irish Chamber Orchestra.
New Vocal Music at Hugh Lane
A recital of new vocal music takes place in Dublin on 1 November.
Deane's Seachanges for 20 Guitars
The Diversus Guitar Ensemble plays a new version of Deane's Seachanges.
Power Performance in Belgrade
A work by Karen Power is to be played in Belgrade in November.
CMC Salon Series Returns
CMC's Salon series resumes on 5 November.
CMC's AMP 2009
CMC holds a further AMP cross-disciplinary artists' forum on 7 November.
Roger Doyle's 60th Birthday Celebration
CMC creates a dramatic outdoor sound gallery to celebrate Roger Doyle's 60th birthday.
CMC's Assorted Horrors for Halloween!
CMC presents a fun evening of music for Halloween on 30 October.
McLachlan Premiere at Hugh Lane
The Fidelio Trio plays a new work by John McLachlan on 25 October.
Bodley Mass for Westminster Cathedral
The first performance of a new Mass by Seóirse Bodley takes place in Westminster Cathedral this month.
CMC Screens Balkan Shorts
CMC will screen a selection of short animated films as part of the DEAF festival.
Fennessy Premiere for Ensemble Modern
A new work by David Fennessy is to be premiered by Ensemble Modern.
Ní Ríain and Sawn-off Opera
Three new mini-operas by Ailís Ní Ríain are performed in Manchester this month.
Wilson Premiere in Sligo
A new work by Ian Wilson is premiered by the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet this week.
Facebook Constituency Groups
Show how many people work in the arts in Ireland!
National Campaign for the Arts
The National Campaign for the Arts has been launched in Ireland.
Hamilton Choral Piece Published
A choral work by Andrew Hamilton is being published in Denmark.
Power Commissioned by Scaw
Composer Karen Power is writing three short pieces for the British duo, Scaw.
New Irish Choral Music
The library of the Contemporary Music Centre has a wide selection of new music for choir.
Record Visitors to CMC on Culture Night
Some 800 people visited CMC on Culture Night recently.
Volans Day at Wigmore Hall
London's Wigmore Hall presents a day-long celebration of composer Kevin Volans' 60th birthday.
Gerald Barry Joins Schott Music
Gerald Barry has joined Schott Music Publishers in London.
Irish Music for Guitar Published
Two recent publications feature new Irish works for guitar.
Concorde at the National Gallery
Concorde presents music by six composers at the National Gallery on 18 October.
Irish Composition Summer School 2009
This year's Irish Composition Summer School was very successful.
RTÉ - Culture Night 2009
RTÉ performances on Culture Night include works by Donnacha Dennehy.
CMC Sound Installations for Culture Night 2009
CMC will be using the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch for sound installations on Culture Night.
Gribbin Works at Music21
The Fidelio Trio plays music by Deirdre Gribbin at the NCH on 11 September.
Bates Performance at Gaudeamus Music Week
A work by Enda Bates was performed at the Gaudeamus Music Week in Amsterdam on 9 September.
CMC Hosts IAMIC Conference 2010
The Contemporary Music Centre hosts the next IAMIC conference in Dublin in June 2010.
NCH Jerome Hynes Commission Competition
The National Concert Hall has announced a commission opportunity for young composers.
Queen's Composers Concert
The Queen's Composers Concert takes place in November.
Dowling's Musical Postcard
A 'musical postcard' by Fergal Dowling will be performed by the British ensemble notes inégales on 6 September.
Dullea Performance at NCH
Pianist Mary Dullea performs a diverse programme of new music in the NCH on 31 August.
Kennedy Premiere in August
A new work by Vincent Kennedy has its premiere in Dublin on 11 August.
San Francisco Performance for Dennehy
The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players have commissioned a new work from Donnacha Dennehy.
Sound Investment in Music
The Arts Council has made funding available for music recording in 2009.
Patricia McCarry and Friends Visit CMC
CMC was delighted to welcome the opera singer Patricia McCarry with family and friends recently.
Ciaran Farrell Premiere
The premiere of a new work by Ciaran Farrell takes place on 1 September.
New Play from Ailís Ní Riain
A new play from composer and writer Ailís Ní Riain is performed in Manchester.
National Chamber Choir at the National Gallery
A new work by Andrew Hamilton is performed by the National Chamber Choir (NCC) on 16 July.
Trio Scordatura Perform in Berlin
Works by several young Irish composers are performed by Trio Scordatura in Berlin in July.
Piano Album VI
Four new Irish works commissioned for the 2009 AXA Dublin International Piano Competition are now available from CMC.
CMC Concerts in London
The Contemporary Music Centre presents two concerts of Irish works in London in October and November 2009.
Upcoming Wilson Performances
Ian Wilson has a number of world and Irish premieres coming up in the next few months.
Louth Launches New Contemporary Music Label
Louth Contemporary Music Society has launched its own record label.
IAWM Award for Karen Power
Karen Power receives an honorable mention at the IAWM 2009 Search for New Music Competition.
A new publication featuring graphic scores by Jennifer Walshe and Eoin O'Keeffe is now available.
McGlynn Concert with the NSO
Anuna and the NSO perform a full concert of works by Michael McGlynn in Dublin on 17 July.
Flynn in New York
David Flynn's music features in the prestigious Summergarden series at New York's Museum of Modern Art on 19 July.
ICC Creating New Music Communities
The Irish Composers' Collective visits the University of York on 4 July.
Nangle Rostrum Success
Congratulations to Jonathan Nangle, whose work for bass clarinet and electronics, our headlights blew softly into the black, illuminating very little, has been selected as one of only two recommended works in the under-30 category at the International Rostrum of Composers in Paris.
SMI RMA 2009 Joint Annual Conference
The Society for Musicology in Ireland (SMI) and the Royal Musical Association (RMA) joint conference takes place at the RIAM, Dublin, from 9 to 12 July 2009.
Hilltown New Music Festival 2009
The Hilltown New Music Festival takes place on 18 and 19 July 2009.
Kronos Quartet Concert
The Kronos Quartet and Wu Man are to give two Irish premieres in Dundalk in July.
CoMA Limerick Seeks Musicians
CoMA Limerick is looking for musicians to form a weekend ensemble in July.
Volans at 60
Two concerts marking the 60th birthday of Kevin Volans take place at IMMA in July.
Garrett Sholdice in York
The Chimera Ensemble perform a work by Garrett Sholdice on 26 June.
Spatial Music Collective Concert
Spatial Music Collective to perform new electro-acoustic works in Dublin.
Fidelio Trio Announce Debut Tour of China
The Fidelio Trio is to undertake a six-concert tour of China in June.
Music for Midsummer
CMC presents an evening of music, conversation and refreshments as part of Midsummer in Temple Bar on 20 June 2009.
Irish Choral Music Performed at the Centre Culturel Irlandais
A concert of choral music by Irish women composers takes place at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris on 24 June.
CMC Releases New CD
CMC has released Contemporary Music from Ireland Volume 8.
CMC Trophy at Cork Choral Festival 2009
CMC's trophy at the Cork International Choral Festival has been won by PfizerPfonics.
Bill Whelan's The Currach Performed in Celbridge, Co. Kildare
Irish pianist Cliodna Shanahan performs Bill Whelan's The Currach at Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare on 1 June.
Crash Portrait of Lang and Andriessen
Crash Ensemble gives a double portrait concert of Lang and Andriessen on 5 June.
Concorde Present New Works by Judith Ring and Stephen Gardner
Concorde premiere new works by Irish composers at the National Gallery on 7 June.
CMC Holds Flute Workshop
Leading Irish flautist Bill Dowdall holds a workshop on avant-garde flute techniques in CMC on 22 May.
Irish Works at ISCM World Music Days
Irish composers Fergal Dowling and Gráinne Mulvey will represent Ireland in the 2009 ISCM World Music Days in Sweden.
Irish Composition Summer School 2009
The Irish Composition Summer School takes place this year from 23-30 July in Dublin.
West Cork Young Composers' Awards
The West Cork Chamber Music Festival has announced the winners of its 2009 Young Composers' Awards.
RTÉ Commission for Corcoran
Frank Corcoran has received a commission from RTÉ to compose a clarinet quintet.
CMC New Noise Marathon
The Contemporary Music Centre presents its annual student new music marathon at Queen's University Belfast on Saturday 9 May.
Mary Kelly Commission
A Mass has been commissioned from composer Mary Kelly to celebrate the opening of a new school building at Ballinteer Community School.
DkIT Fellowship for Ian Wilson
Composer Ian Wilson has been appointed to a post-doctoral research fellowship at Dundalk Institute of Technology.
Norby Dance Work
A new collaborative work involving composer Christopher Norby and members of Open Space Dance Company receives two performances in May.
Messiaen's Visions de l'Amen for Cork and Dublin
Irish pianist Isabelle O'Connell performs Messiaen's two-piano masterpiece in Cork and Dublin in May, joined by fellow-pianist Laura Barger.
Sibelius Notation Course
Waltons New School of Music in Dublin has developed a training course in Sibelius software.
Music Education Partnership Evaluation
Music Network has launched a report evaluating its Music Education Partnerships model.
CMC's Making Music, Striking Sounds
CMC is running an interactive music workshop for grandparents and grandchildren on 16 May as part of the Bealtaine festival.
New Lazzarini CD
Irish-based Brazilian composer Victor Lazzarini releases his CD, Voices Inside, on 7 May.
Magee Gets Sweet Taste of Juice
All-female vocal trio juice is ensemble-in-residence at the University of Ulster's Magee campus this year.
The Rest is Noise
The music of Russian-born composer Alexander Knaifel is coming to County Louth in a celebration called 'The Rest is Noise'.
Nobody Leaves 'till the Daphnia Sing
Soundart partnership Softday's latest project vocalises the movements of Daphnia water fleas.
Darragh Morgan Islands Tour
Violinist Darragh Morgan is to embark on a four-island tour in April.
Ergodos Festival: Off Grid
The Ergodos Festival, described as 'a nine day adventure in music', takes place in Dublin from 17-25 April.
Aloys Fleischmann Centenary 2010
The centenary of the birth of composer Aloys Fleischmann will be celebrated next year. The centenary of the birth of composer Aloys Fleischmann will be celebrated next year.
Music Network Professional Development
Making Overtures: How to Progress your Performance Career is a professional development programme run by Music Network.
Composer Benjamin Dwyer has been awarded the honorary title of ARAM.
Larchet Family Visits CMC
Members of the family of John F. Larchet visited CMC to present a new CD recording of his music.
CoMA (Contemporary Music Making for Amateurs) has set up its first Irish branch.
NUIM Composition Symposium
The music department of NUI Maynooth hosts an international composition symposium on 1 and 2 May.
Cork International Choral Festival 2009
This year's Cork International Choral Festival runs from 29 April to 3 May.
RTÉ celebrates Heaney's 70th Birthday
In celebration of Seamus Heaney's 70th birthday, RTE has commissioned Rachel Holstead, Kevin O'Connell and Ian Wilson to write for the RTE Vanbrugh Quartet.
Kevin Volans at 60
CMC marks composer Kevin Volans's 60th birthday with a reception after Crash Ensemble[s concert on 9 April.
CMC Easter Holiday Arrangements
The Contemporary Music Centre will close on Thursday, 9 April at 5.30pm and will reopen on Tuesday, 14 April at 10.00am.
Film-scoring Workshop for Emerging Composers
The Contemporary Music Centre is co-organising a film-scoring workshop for emerging composers and film directors.
Queen's Student Composers
A concert of music by Queen's University staff and students takes place in Belfast on 1 April.
New Music for New Pianos
TCD's Node Ensemble plays New Music for New Pianos on Tuesday April 7.
The Tornado Project
The Tornado Project is the name composers Ricardo Climent and Paul Wilson have given to a new commissioning project.
Music for Harp and Guitar
A concert on 28 March features works by Anne-Marie O'Farrell and John Buckley.
Hamilton at MATA Festival in New York
A new work by Andrew Hamilton has been commissioned by the 2009 MATA festival in New York.
Celebrating Irish Women Composers
CMC marks International Women's Day on 8 March 2009 by featuring the work of Irish women composers during March.
Imagine-Create Digital Arts Festival, Derry
Derry's Imagine-Create festival focusses on creative technology in the areas of audio, image and new media.
The Rising Sons of Lee Marvin
Composer Brian Irvine and his band The Rising Sons of Lee Marvin perform in Belfast on 26 March.
CMC's New Notes String Quartet Project
CMC's New Notes project in collaboration with the ConTempo Quartet culminates this week.
Czech and Romanian Premieres
Irish works feature in performances in Prague and Arad this month.
A Taste of Music at CMC
Kick start your St Patrick's Day celebrations with some festive refreshments in CMC.
First International Conference on Irish Music and Musicians
The First International Conference on Irish Music and Musicians takes place at the University of Durham in July 2010.
Latest Directory of Irish Composers Published
The Sixteenth Edition of the directory, Irish Composers, is now available from the Contemporary Music Centre.
Three Composers Accepted for Representation
CMC is very happy to welcome Sid Peacock, David Bremner and Peter Rosser as composers recently accepted for representation.
Composers Accepted for Representation
Five composers have recently been accepted for representation by the Contemporary Music Centre.
Flynn's International Performances in 2009
Composer David Flynn's music is to reach a wider international audience in the first half of 2009.
Wilson's Double Trio Premiere
A new Double Trio by Ian Wilson has been commissioned under the Per Cent for Art programme.
Dublin Fringe Festival 2009
The 15th Dublin Fringe Festival is now inviting submissions for its line-up of contemporary arts this September.
CMC's Schools Workshops Continue
The second series of CMC's New Music Alive workshops in schools are running throughout February and March.
Funding for Young Ensembles
The Arts Council is offering funding to young ensembles who work collaboratively to create art.
National Music Symposium
Knowing the score, a symposium on Local Authorities and music, takes place in Dublin on 24 March.
Norby Performances in February
Christopher Norby's recently completed Fantasia for solo piano receives two performances at the end of February.
Ní Ríain's Lighthouse Lullaby
Composer Ailís Ní Ríain has created a sound installation for Maryport Lighthouse in Cumbria.
New Sounds, Sounds New
Scenes and interludes from Fergus Johnston's new opera, The Earl of Kildare, will be performed by the RTE NSO on 27 February
Ear-plugged Festival Takes Place in February
A three-day festival programmed by the EAR new music collective takes place in Dublin from 26-28 February.
A Taste of Music at CMC
Explore some Easter musical treats at CMC on Pancake Tuesday, 24 February.
Grupat Collective at the Project
An installation featuring the work of experimental sound art collective, Grupat, takes place from 11 - 14 February at the Project Arts Centre.
Sweeney's 60th Year
Eric Sweeney's 60th year continues to be marked by a number of major performances.
Upcoming Premieres for David Fennessy
New works by composer David Fennessy will be premiered in Scotland and Germany this year, alongside performances in London and Prague.
Ian Wilson's solo piano cycle, Stations, receives its first complete performance in Belfast in April.
Solstice Arts Centre Signature Tune
The Solstice Arts Centre in Navan has selected local composer Ciaran Hope to write a signature tune for the centre.
Concorde Performs Music from Mexico
Concorde brings the sounds of Mexican composers to Dublin this January and February.
New Irish Choral Music
The library of the Contemporary Music Centre has a wide selection of new music for choir.
The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra's series of new music concerts returns to the National Concert Hall in January 2009.
Gerald Barry Orchestral Premiere
The premiere of a new work by Gerald Barry takes place on 6 February wth the RTE National Symphony Orchestra.