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Musician David Kitt says he was being forced to leave because he can’t afford it anymore

Musician David Kitt is quitting Ireland, claiming it is too expensive to live in the country anymore. Kitt says he has no choice given that the Dublin house in which he lives is being sold as part of a portfolio to a consortium of European investors. “I do think it is sad that so many creative/artistic/bright people are being forced to leave this city and the country in general.” He blamed Fine Gael who he said are “failing this city and its people massively. And Dublin’s heart and soul is being ripped out and sold to the highest bidder.”

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MUI/SIPTU concerned by National Symphony Orchestra move to National Concert Hall

The Musicians Union of Ireland (MUI), an affiliate union of SIPTU, has expressed concern and disappointment with a decision by the Government to move the control of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (RTÉNSO) from the broadcaster to the National Concert Hall. MUI/SIPTU Organiser, Graham Macken, said: “The decision was announced following a meeting of theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

Check out this video from the Resistance Choir in support of the national demonstration calling for an end to #housingcrisis. Join us on #April7th 1pm Parnell Square – #LetOrganise

Niamh Parsons appointed Saoi of Howth Singing Circle

On 23rd November 2017, at Howth Yacht Club, Musicians’ Union of Ireland (MUI) Executive Committee member, Niamh Parsons, was appointed as a Saoi of the Howth Singing Circle (HSC). The award, made by Brian Doyle, was in recognition of Niamh’s service to the HSC over the previous eighteen years as singer, teacher and organiser. DoyleContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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SIPTU welcomes support of the Taoiseach for the future of RTÉ Orchestras

SIPTU and Musicians’ Union of Ireland (MUI) representatives have welcomed the support expressed yesterday (Tuesday, 12th December) by Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, for the future of the RTÉ orchestras and his call for the Ministers involved to seek to ensure both are maintained. SIPTU Organiser, Graham Macken, said: “Speaking yesterday during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

SIPTU and MUI express concern over proposed review of RTÉ orchestras

SIPTU and the Musicians Union of Ireland (MUI) have warned the management of RTÉ that it could face significant opposition concerning a review it has commissioned in relation to the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (RTÉ NSO) and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra (RTÉ CO). SIPTU Organiser, Graham Macken, said: “On 2nd November, the Interim General Manager of the RTÉ CO, Gareth Hudson, informed itsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

MUI calls for Ratification of Beijing Treaty at SIPTU Conference

MUI calls for Ratification of Beijing Treaty at SIPTU Conference

Payment of royalties to performers for audiovisual performances was to the fore at SIPTU’s biggest event of the year. At the SIPTU Biennial Delegate Conference held in Cork, October 2017, the Arts, Culture, Print and Media Sector of SIPTU put forward a motion calling for the Beijing Treaty to be ratified. The treaty gives performersContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Discounts for MUI members

If you are using any of the retailers below, please be sure to show your MUI card for a discount. Paul Ryan Music, 4 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 paulryanmusic.com – Tel: 01 679 8571 Everest Music, 2 Raven Hall, Dargle Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow everestmusic.com – Tel: 01 286 1933 Goodwins Music, 134Continue Reading

MayFest 2017

MayFest 2017 aims to celebrate and invigorate workers’ culture with a series of events in the home of Irish trade unionism. Produced by the SIPTU Dublin District Council this inaugural festival season includes plays and events that deal with working class history, culture and politics. Tickets available at the door. See full listing of events.

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