For a contact list of performing groups, professional bodies and music organisations in Ireland go to the Useful Addresses section.

Music Performance

The choir Anuna is committed to exploring music and texts from medieval and contemporary Ireland, and provides a comprehensive web site featuring information about the group, online sales of sheet music and CDs, and audio and video samples of their work.

Callino Quartet
Web site for the young London-based Irish string quartet.

Classical Links
Irish music agency web site with information on selected Irish musicians.

Crash Ensemble
An innovative interdisciplinary performing group, Crash Ensemble has a great web site with an up-to-date schedule, reviews of past performances and an audio section where you can listen to samples from their forthcoming CD.

Darragh Morgan
An exponent of new music, London-based Irish violinist Darragh Morgan provides a comprehensive repertoire list and gig guide on this well-presented site, as well as insightful interviews with the composers who have written works for him.

Evelyn Chang
Web site for the London-based pianist and new music specialist.

Fuzzy Logic Ensemble
Ireland's largest and longest running contemporary improvising ensemble, fashion arrangements with a quirky beauty and a rich orchestral palette to create a jazz sound beyond the big-band tradition.

Irish Chamber Orchestra
As well as finding information about the orchestra, its schedule and education programmes, you can sign up to become a Friend and order CDs from this site.

Irish Pipe Organ Page
This site provides links to organists and related sites and information about Irish organs, as well as some jokes that only organists will truly appreciate.

Music for Galway
Music for Galway aims to present world-class performances of a wide range of music to West of Ireland audiences, with a concert programme that runs from September to May annually. The web site contains concert and booking information.

Music in Christ Church Cathedral Dublin
Features information about the music activities centred in and around Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, including music at services, the Cathedral organists, and choirs, the Cathedral organ, the Music Room renovations and summer music at St Werburgh's Church, as well as music links.

The National Concert Hall
Take a virtual tour of Ireland's premier concert hall before you browse the programme and purchase tickets and CDs online.

The National Chamber Choir
Audio clips, workshop information and online booking for concerts can be found here, as well as information about the choir and its schedule.

The National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Download 'Encore', the orchestra's newsletter, browse a list of orchestra members, learn about the conductors and find information about concerts and subscriptions.

Note Productions
Note Productions aims to expand the audience for jazz in Ireland with a web site that provides listings of all jazz concerts, information on the Irish jazz scene, specially commissioned articles, the facility to buy tickets via Ticketmaster Ireland, and free mailing lists.

RTE Vanbrugh Quartet
Web site for string quartet, the RTE Vanbrugh Quartet, who are Resident Quartet to Radio Telefis Eireann and Artists in Residence at University College, Cork, containing concert information, reviews, audio clips from recordings and links to purchase CDs online.

Ulster Orchestra
Detailed information about concerts, special events and education programmes; book online and read biographies of the musicians.

Irish new music ensemble VOX21 is committed to the presentation of new music not only in standard concert performance format but also in collaboration with other art forms. Their web site contains information on the ensemble members as well as details of upcoming events.

West Cork Music
Concert presenter and organiser of the West Cork Chamber Music festival, West Cork Music's web site contains information on upcoming concerts and festivals, friends and patron schemes and artists.

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Music News and Media

A weekly digest of the best arts and cultural journalism in the English-speaking world, ArtsJournal features the latest on arts issues and ideas, visual arts, theatre, publishing, media and dance in an easy to read and assimilate presentation.

Cluttered, but nevertheless useful, online magazine that provides resources about contemporary and classical music. Online since 1997, Cadenza provides a programme note library, musicians directory and concert guide.

Culture Northern Ireland
An online cultural atlas of Northern Ireland, covering music, literature, sport, heritage, dance, theatre, fashion and the visual arts.

Hot Press Magazine Online
The online version of Ireland's fortnightly music magazine is packed with reviews, features, gossip, politics and message boards. Register (20 Euros) to access further content, discounted CDs, exclusive ticket offers and other special deals.

The Journal of Music in Ireland
Web site of the bimonthly music magazine, which publishes a range of articles and reviews on traditional, classical and contemporary music in Ireland.

La Scena Musicale
Comprehensive online version of the popular Canadian free classical music magazine, featuring newswires from various sources, CD reviews, webcasts, calendars and features.

Live Ireland
Live streaming radio featuring channels for Irish Traditional and Folk, Contemporary Irish Music, Celtic Soundscapes and Celtic Healing, as well as a CD shop, interviews, features and links. You will require Real Audio Player (downloadable free) to listen.

New Music Box
The American Music Centre's respected new music ezine, filled with interviews, reviews, articles and audio samples.

New Music Connoisseur
Promoting their quarterly print newsletter available by subscription, New Music Connoisseur's web site offers discussion forums and letters, CD overviews, and archival composer interviews.

Northern Ireland Composers
Resource developed by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland to profile composers based in Northern Ireland

RTÉ lyric fm
This award-winning Irish radio station broadcasts around the country, but also offers a live stream via its web site, where you can also browse the schedule and programme information.
Inspired commentary on arts, entertainment, books and politics can be found in this popular American online magazine. You'll have to subscribe to get complete access, but there's plenty of solid reading available for the casual visitor.

Sequenza 21
This weekly online contemporary music magazine, compiled in New York, promotes contemporary classical music and its creators with reviews of performances, an essential library guide, and composer links. An archive of back issues provides extensive reading.

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Support Organisations

Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
The Arts Council's web site provides detailed information on their 2003 Arts Plan and Critical Voices programme, funding, news and resources, as well as a virtual library and gallery and online discussion forum.

Arts Council of Northern Ireland
News, articles and information from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, as well as comprehensive and readable information about Council meeting minutes and strategy, awards, events, the Arts in Northern Ireland and the Arts and Disability.

Association of Irish Composers (AIC)
This site provides information about the Association of Irish Composers and its services. A monthly newsletter and the Young Composers' Handbook are published online, and you can listen to sound samples and find out about forthcoming events.

Irish Music Rights Organisation
A fully-searchable site offering comprehensive resources for both music makers and music users, including comprehensive fact sheets, links to industry contacts and news.

Music Network
The web site of this Irish music development organisation for classical, traditional and jazz music established by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, includes information about its activities, forthcoming concerts and publications.

Northern Ireland Music Industry Commission
This informative web site contains news and resources about the music industry in Northern Ireland, including a directory of useful contacts and businesses.

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Music Education

Irish Music Teachers
Online searchable database of music teachers in Ireland.

Irish World Music Centre, University of Limerick
Provides information about the Irish World Music Centre's programmes, ensembles and projects along with a diary of events and a selection of useful web resources. The University of Limerick also offers a Centre for Computational Musicology and Computer Music.

National University of Ireland, Maynooth Music Department
Provides information about Maynooth Music Department's graduate and undergraduate courses, and their specialist chamber choir, choral society and orchestra. An MA in Computer Music is now provided in their specialist Music Technology Laboratory.

Queen's University School of Music
Informative web site for the Queen's University School of Music in Belfast, providing details of their BMus and Music Technology (BSc) degrees, performance seminars, masterclasses, lunchtime concerts, and Festivals.

Teachers of Singing in Ireland (TOSINI)
Tosini is a professional development organisation dedicated to: supporting vocal teachers, developing and training singers and bringing the best international training available to all teachers and singers.

Trinity College School of Music/Music Department
Trinity College School of Music offers a mix of traditional and innovative courses and their web site provides detailed course information, opportunities for postgraduate research and a regularly updated News and Events section.

University College Cork Music Department
The Music Department's musicological research, performance and composition activities are outlined in this comprehensive web site, in addition to details on public events, research projects and links to web resources.

University College Dublin Music Department
An informative web site, offering information on the Music Department's degree courses and seminars, and a useful style and presentation guide for students writing research papers.

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Irish Sites of Interest

The All Ireland Arts & Entertainment site
Comprehensive and well-presented arts and entertainment guide, covering events throughout Ireland viewable by town or city.

Celtic Links
Online Celtic shopping is available on this web site, with a collection of quality products from Ireland and other Celtic countries, including art, books, music and crafts.

Culture Ireland
A portal site, which attempts to bring together Irish images, information and shopping. Contains some interesting 360-degree landscape images.

Entertainment Ireland
Online listings guide covering music, theatre, cinema, exhibitions, festivals and entertainment, and offering editor's recommendations of highlight events.

Irish Cultural Center
Web site for the Irish Cultural Center in Massachusetts, US, providing a detailed event guide, news, entertaining photographs from their group activities, and the opportunity to sign up for their free E-newsletter.

Irish Culture and Customs
An extensive collection of Irish cultural information and gems - not the easiest site to navigate, but useful nevertheless.

Ireland Expert
American-born travel writer (of Irish ancestry) Patricia Tunison Preston shares her passion for Ireland in this collection of articles, advice and travel tips.

Ireland Literature Exchange
The organisation that funds the translation of literature from Ireland into foreign languages, the ILE offers information about recently-funded translations, press releases, and an invitation to join their free mailing list on their web site.

Ireland Now
Very informative site about Irish customs, culture, geography, history and life, with useful 'Getting a Job' and 'Average Price' guides for the potential visitor and resident.

Ireland's Eye
This is an Irish weekly webzine, which incorporates culture, history, tradition, and myth, and features its own downloadable 'Free Irish Sayings' calendar.

The Irish Ancestral Research Association
A wealth of information and resources for anyone interested in Irish genealogy, history and education is available on this non-profit organisation's web site.

Irish Traditional Music Archive
Provides information about traditional Irish music, including lists of on- and off-line resources and links for further study.

Island Ireland
An Internet directory of Irish art, culture and environment with hand-picked links to Irish history, architecture, music, news, genealogy, travel, literature, folk culture, archaeology and the Irish language.

National Library of Ireland
This web site provides online searchable catalogues and databases, and general information about the library, its collections and its services.

An online searchable directory for the web sites, resources and businesses of Ireland; also featuring links to Irish news sites.

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International Music Organisations

Contemporary Music Making for Amateurs (COMA)
COMA promotes participation in contemporary music for musicians of all abilities, regularly commissioning works from leading UK and international composers. Browse an extensive list of 'Calls for Pieces', access noticeboards and event information, and read about the composer mentor scheme.

International Alliance for Women in Music
This is a vast online resource for women composers and women in music, containing hundreds of useful links.

International Association of Music Information Centres
Browse links to the worldwide counterparts of the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland -- each documenting and promoting the new music of their own country or region -- and download newsletters and a list of selected works.

International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres
The IAML web site provides information of the membership, constitution, conferences and projects of this international association that promotes the activities of music libraries, archives and documentation centres.

International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives
This organisation represents a broad international membership, involved in archives for musical recordings, historic, literary, folkloric and ethnological sound documents, theatre productions and oral history interviews, and other recordings. Their web site provides detailed information on their remit and activities.

International Music Centre (IMZ)
A Vienna-based international association of audio-visual producers of classical and contemporary music, IMZ provides information on membership, past and future events, and an online form for subscribing to their bi-monthly magazine.

International Society for Contemporary Music
An international network devoted to the promotion and presentation of contemporary music, the ICSM features information about the organisation on their web site, including calls for work for the 2004 World Music Days.

International Society for Music Education
Serving music educators and promoting music education worldwide, the ISME's web site is comprehensive, professionally presented and extremely informative, featuring newsflash items from around the world, the latest ISME journal and information on commissions.

Society for the Promotion of New Music
Information and opportunities for composers, featuring an 'online playground', which experiments with using the Internet as a musical medium.

UNESCO International Music Council
The web site for the organisation which aims to sustain and enhance musical diversity, containing basic information on their news, projects and membership.

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Internet Music Resources

A commercial online classical music service, featuring webcasts of live and recorded performances, informational and educational resources, professional services and a magazine section, most of which is accessible to subscribers only.

Center for the Promotion of Contemporary Composers
Internet-based service organisation for composers with the aim of providing a single comprehensive resource and information platform.
An extensive online classical music resource, where you can listen online, download and build custom CDs from 10,000 available recordings, as well as search thousands of biographies and programme notes.

Classical Net
An informative classical music portal, featuring repertoire and CD buying guides, composer data and thousands of links to other classical music web sites.

Europe Jazz Network
Started in 1987, as a non-profit association of promoters, musicians' associations, artistic directors and consultants of music programmes in Europe, this site is a huge database of links to jazz and improvised music resources.

Grove Music
This site features a comprehensive listing of the Grove Music stable of publications, including information, reviews and online ordering.

The Living Composers Project
A free online service to support living composers, created by Dan Albertson and featuring information provided by composers. Locate composers by name or country and submit your own details by email.

Music Library and Media Center (Duke University)
This extensive resource provides links to classical music web sites, indexes to music and performing arts periodicals and a dictionary of music and musicians.

Music Resources on the Internet (Indiana University Library List)
An extensive and functional directory of music-related web sites, which incorporates composers, compositions and online journals.

National Sound Archive, British Library
Search the catalogue of close to two-and-a-half million recordings held by the British Library, and listen to audio samples.

The Opera Critic
Extremely well-presented and comprehensive opera portal, containing latest news, worldwide event details, reviews, articles and opera company information. Free registration is required to view most of the site.

Oxford University Press
The Oxford University Press web site allows you to search their music books and printed music catalogue or browse by subject.

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