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Choral Evensong in Remembrance of Musicians, Actors & Artists

Cultural significance of SIPTU/MUI members recognised at RTÉ Folk Awards

The cultural significance of members of SIPTU and its affiliated body the Musicians Union of Ireland (MUI) was recognised at the inaugural RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards, held last night (Thursday, 25th October) in Vicar Street in Dublin, with Lankum winning Best Folk Group and singer, Andy Irvine, presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award. SIPTU Deputy General Secretary,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Applying for the 2018 Co-operation Projects Call?

10am-3pm Thursday 18th October 2018 Europe House, 12-14 Mount Street Lower, D2 Sign up: E-mail your name, organisation and brief project details to <a href=”mailto:cedculture@artscouncil.ie”>cedculture@artscouncil.ie.</a> Are you developing an application for the next Co-operation Projects deadline in 2018? We will host a free application workshop in Dublin on Thursday 18th October for organisations that areContinue Reading

Creative Europe Funding Workshop

· Mon 8 October 2018 | 10:00 – 13:00 · Garter Lane Arts Centre, 5 O’Connell Street, Waterford · FREE TICKETS ON EVENTBRITE HERE Our free workshop will be an interactive session for arts, culture, heritage, craft and design organisations to explore ideas for developing transnational working practices and to learn about accessing Creative EuropeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Have your say: Has Dublin become too expensive for artists to live here?

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 aContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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