Music & Arts Organisations
Moving On Music
One of the best music promoters I have *ever* come across. They have never, ever, let me down any time I've gone to one of their gigs. If you are visiting Northern Ireland, check their website before you go.
The Belfast Festival at Queen’s
An annual celebration of arts and culture.
The Contemporary Music Centre Ireland
The Contemporary Music Centre is Ireland's national archive and resource centre for new music, supporting the work of composers throughout the Republic and Northern Ireland.
Arts Council Ireland
The Arts Council is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland.
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland
The Funding and Development Agency for The Arts in Northern Ireland
Sound and Music
Sound and Music is the national agency for new music in the UK. Their vision is to create a world where new music and sound prospers, transforming lives, challenging expectations and celebrating the work of its creators.
The Gaudeamus Muziekweek, held annually at the beginning of September in Utrecht, presents the newest music by the youngest generation of composers, in exciting programming formats at extraordinary locations.
World-renowned as an outstanding year-round performance centre, Aldeburgh is also a place where artists at all stages of their career can be inspired and energized.
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
An annual, international festival of contemporary and new music, over 10 days consisting of approximately 50 events, including concerts, music-theatre, dance, multi-media, talks and film, with a related Learning and Participation programme devised and implemented to reflect the artistic programme and respond to regional need.
Sonorities is Belfast’s longest-running festival of contemporary music.
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
A relative newcomer on the Belfast festival scene, but always packed full of interesting events.
The Journal of Music
Formerly the JMI. An excellent source of writing on music in Ireland.
Society for Musicology in Ireland
The society helps promote a wide range of activities in Ireland's dynamic musicological environment: in addition to their annual plenary and students' conferences they support scholarly events organised in association with the society.
Association of Irish Composers
The AIC is the representative body of composers in Ireland (including Northern Ireland). AIC represents the interests of composers in all areas of copyright, and seeks to enhance the professional status of its members through promotional activities.
The UK’s number one organisation for voluntary music. They thrive on encouraging all kinds of music groups and individuals to be part of a vibrant multi-cultural music scene.
CoMA (Contemporary Music for All) is at the heart of new music. It was founded in 1993 with the aim of enabling musicians of all abilities to participate actively in contemporary music.
Bath International Music Festival
The Festival takes place annually in late May/early June, and showcases a rich range of high quality events featuring orchestral and classical virtuosos, jazz giants, folk, roots and world musicians, innovative collaborations and unique commissions.