Contemporary Music Centre
Provides services, supports and information to anybody with an interest in, or involvement with, contemporary Irish music.
Cork International Choral Festival
Cork International Choral Festival is the largest choral event
in Ireland and, as such, occupies a special position on the musical calendar.
Primarily a competitive event, the visiting international choirs give valuable
context to the many Irish choirs who attend and for many of whom it provides an
annual focal point.
Telephone: 021 4215125
Cork Orchestral Society
Orchestral Society has a long history of promoting and presenting concerts of
orchestral, choral and chamber music in Cork city. The series includes
performances by international soloists and leading Irish ensembles and the
programme also embraces and celebrates the best of local musical
The Crash Ensemble is a
contemporary music ensemble performing multi-media work at home and
internationally. It plays an important role within Ireland's new music sector
and maintains a high profile on the music landscape.
Telephone: 01 4170066
membership organisation for choirs in Ireland. Also provides information,
support and development programmes for anyone interested in, or involved with,
choral music in Ireland.
First Music Contact
First Music Contact is a free information and advice resource for collectives and musicians at any career level. Co-runs the Hard Working-Class Heroes festival and runs the Music from Ireland and Breaking Tunes projects.
The Galway Music Residency
Music Residency was established as Galway Ensemble-in-Residence in 2003. It has
since then established a strong presence in Galway city and region and has
created a multi-faceted role, consistently offering high quality performances in
the region, actively improving music education from junior to third level,
increasing the range of music accessible to audiences and working with a wide
range of partners to develop the musical landscape in the west.
Improvised Music Company
Promotes and develops jazz, improvised and world music in Ireland. Also advises and supports jazz musicians.
Irish Baroque Orchestra
Ireland’s only professional period instrument ensemble.
Irish Chamber Orchestra
The Irish Chamber Orchestra (ICO) is Ireland's leading ‘independent’ chamber orchestra. ICO’s ongoing pursuit of artistic excellence from a committed core ensemble is paralleled by an innovative community development programme which firmly roots the ensemble in its home city of Limerick.
Journal of Music in Ireland
Journal of Music has developed a role as a key commentator on aspects of music
in Ireland. Its predominant focus is traditional, jazz and contemporary
classical genres. The publication offers a significant contribution to musical
life by providing a platform for discussion, news, debate, courses, recruitment,
exchange of views and ideas and reviews.
Music for Galway
Music for Galway was
established in 1981 when a group of people came together with the aim of
providing audiences in the West of Ireland with a range of opportunities to
listen to world class musicians. Since then the organisation has presented
hundreds of inspiring and stimulating performances in Galway.
Telephone: 091 705962
Dedicated to developing music throughout Ireland. Involved in concert programming, touring, providing information, support and policy advice on music and professional development programmes for artists.
One of Ireland's
leading concert producers, Note Productions has a twofold commitment to new
music. Firstly, they are dedicated to expanding the Irish audience for jazz,
world music, electronic and contemporary classical music. Secondly, they strive
to bring the very best performers to Ireland.
Telephone: 01 6165226
Pipeworks is a
triennial festival of organ and choral music, which offers specialist
programming to audiences and delivers high quality music experiences for artists
and audiences alike.
Sundays at Noon / Gallery Music
Sundays at Noon offers in the region of thirty nine concerts a
year free of charge to audiences at the Dublin City Hugh Lane Gallery. The
series includes a wide repertoire that ranges from early music to new
commissions, predominantly in the classical arena but also featuring jazz, world
music and traditional music. It provides a valuable platform for leading Irish
soloists, chamber musicians and composers as well as international performers
and the schedule features a clever balance of own promotions, co-promotions and
Chamber Choir Ireland
Chamber Choir Ireland is the country’s flagship choral ensemble under the internationally celebrated and multi-award-winning choral conductor, Paul Hillier, as Artistic Director. Formerly the National Chamber Choir of Ireland, the Choir is known for its unique approach to programming and has gained a reputation for the high artistic quality of its performances.
Telephone: 01 5545210
West Cork Music
1994, West Cork Music is best known for its internationally acclaimed festival
of chamber music. The organisation also organises a range of other activities in
Bantry and the region, including an education programme held in many parts of
Cork county (48 schools), the West Cork Literary Festival and the highly
regarded Masters of Tradition festival.
Bray Jazz Festival
Jazz Festival is the longest established jazz festival weekend taking place
within the Greater Dublin Area, each year.
Great Music in Irish Houses
Great Music in Irish Houses is the longest established chamber music festival in Ireland. Since its inception nearly 40 years ago it has afforded Irish audiences the opportunity of hearing leading musicians of the world play the compositions of the masters in the intimate setting of Ireland's finest buildings. These houses provide exactly the kind of environment for which much of that music was originally written.
Louth Contemporary Music
Louth Contemporary Music Society specialises in cutting edge contemporary music programmes. It offers a unique programme of concerts and events to audiences in the Louth area and draws audiences from further afield for its eclectic programming, excellent performances and imaginative and committed curation.
Westport Festival of Chamber Music
Westport Chamber Music Festival runs an annual Autumn chamber music festival of high quality in distincive venues and festival settings in Westport, Co. Mayo. It brings strong and imaginative programming performed by Irish and intenational artists to local, regional and national audiences.