Public Meeting Online 18th October 2023

Public Meeting Online 18th October 2023

Music Alliance Ireland/Comhaontas Ceoil na hÉireann will host its next public meeting on 18 October at 2pm. The online meeting will take place on Zoom and all members of the public are welcome to attend.

At the meeting, Caitríona O’Mahony, General Manager of Improvised Music Company, will speak about Music Alliance Ireland and the group’s work. This will be followed by an open discussion on issues facing the music sector in Ireland.

Music Alliance Ireland was formed in 2020 with the aim of establishing a collective voice for the music sector. The current steering group consists of performance groups, concert promoters and resource organisations with a remit across the island and involvement in a variety of musical genres.

Members include the Contemporary Music Centre, Crash Ensemble, Diatribe Records, Improvised Music Company, Journal of Music, Kirkos Ensemble, Music Network and Music for Galway. MAI meets several times a year and is open to new members.

This month’s meeting follows the group’s last meeting in Galway International Arts Festival in July, and previous meetings at New Music Dublin, Quiet Lights festival, TradTalk conference, Clonmel Junction Arts Festival, and Your Roots are Showing folk conference in Monaghan.

The group has been involved in a number of advocacy campaigns since its establishment. It has published various submissions advocating for the music sector, including submissions to the Arts Council’s music policy, the Future of Media Commission, RTÉ Lyric FM, the Dublin City Council Cultural Infrastructural Study, the Dublin City Development Plan, and the Basic Income for the Arts pilot.

For further details on Music Alliance Ireland, visit www.musicallianceireland.ie

Zoom Link Registration: https://forms.gle/6sM8CvDZrVHM3kTeA

Public Meeting in Galway 20th July 2023

Public Meeting in Galway 20th July 2023

Music Alliance Ireland

Public Meeting in Galway

Date: Thursday 20th July

Time: 1pm – 2.15pm

Venue:  O’Donoghue Theatre, University of Galway

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89096424878?pwd=aldXaDhndHpVazVjc2FWSHh5MGszQT09

Music Alliance Ireland/Comhaontas Ceoil na hÉireann invites you, in person or on Zoom, to a public meeting to discuss issues relating to the music sector in Ireland, including the provision of spaces for music in Galway.

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.

The 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, including Contemporary Music Centre, Crash Ensemble, Diatribe Records, Improvised Music Company, Journal of Music, Kirkos Ensemble, Music Network and Trad Ireland/Traid Éireann. MAI is now open to new members.

At the meeting, you can find out who Music Alliance Ireland are, what they have been working on, and discuss developments that you would like to see in the music sector in Ireland. 

Speakers:

Toner Quinn, Chair of Music Alliance Ireland and Editor of the Journal of Music

Bianca Gannon, Project Manager of Music Alliance Ireland and Artist Development Officer with Improvised Music Company