Music Alliance Ireland is a group of national music organisations and companies that have come together to establish a collective voice for the music sector in Ireland.
Who we are
Our current working group consists of performance groups, concert promoters and resource organisations with a remit across the island and involvement in a variety of musical genres. We meet ten times a year and are open to new members.
Music Alliance Ireland is a collective voice for the music sector on the island of Ireland. Our current aims are:
- To establish a network and voice for music organisations and musicians.
- To advocate for policies that support the development of all aspects of music, including education.
- To work for the establishment of flagship music hubs (spaces for rehearsal, collaboration, performance, administration, recording and equipment storage) in locations around Ireland.
- To campaign for proper pay for musicians.
- To further the provision for music from Ireland in broadcasting and media.
- To support the development of the independent record label sector in Ireland.
Current Working Group
Contemporary Music Centre
The Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) is Ireland’s archive and resource centre for new music, supporting the work of composers throughout the Republic and Northern Ireland.
Representative: Evonne Ferguson.
Crash Ensemble is Ireland’s leading new music ensemble; a group of world-class musicians who play the most adventurous, ground-breaking music of today.
Representative: Sian Cunningham.
Ireland’s leading record label for new sounds.
Representatives: Nick Roth and Matthew Jacobson.
Improvised Music Company
Improvised Music Company (IMC) is an Arts Council funded resource organisation for Irish and Irish-based jazz musicians, and a specialist promoter of jazz, improvised and ethnic music in Ireland.
Representatives: Ken Killeen and Aoife Concannon.
Journal of Music
The Journal of Music is an award-winning online music magazine based in Ireland and read worldwide.
Representatives: Toner Quinn.
An experimental anthology to help you hear, see and taste your environment in new ways, and redefine what you mean by the word performance.
Representatives: Sebastian Adams and Paul Scully.
Music Network is Ireland’s national music touring and development organisation, and was founded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon in 1986.
Representatives: Sharon Rollston.
Trad Ireland/Traid Éireann
Trad Ireland / Traid Éireann is a newly-established entity founded by Oisín Mac Diarmada and Tristan Rosenstock to promote the traditional arts throughout the island of Ireland and support practitioners through advocacy and professional development opportunities.
Representatives: Tristan Rosenstock and Oisín Mac Diarmada.
Chairperson: Toner Quinn | Project Manager: Bianca Gannon
Images courtesy of Music Alliance Ireland members.
How to get involved
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