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Courses and Lectures

Friends Music Club

Our Next Music Club kicks on on September 30th and continues on the following tuesdays:

Tuesday Sept 30th, Oct 7th, 14th, 21st, Nov 4th, 11th.

What is Music Club? Music Club is a Book Club for your ears!
 
The Friends Music Club will return in the autumn with Professor Gerard Gillen who will be discussing CDs and repertoire featured in upcoming concerts here at the National Concert Hall, one piece is explored each week. Each session takes place over tea and coffee in the Iveagh Room of the Terrace Café. The Music Club is very popular and has limited availability to ensure quality of the sessions, therefore please book early to avoid disappointment. 
 

Music Appreciation Courses

Our next Music Appreciation Course begins this October. 

Tuesday Oct 7th, 14th, 21st, Nov 4th, 11th, 18th from 6.15-7.45pm

Exploring the Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland
 
The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (EMIR) represents the first comprehensive attempt to chart music in Ireland and Irish musical experience across recorded history. It also documents Ireland’s musical relations with the world at large and it examines the ways in which music has reflected social, cultural, religious and historical aspects of life in Ireland over the centuries.

In this six-week lecture series, we are honoured to introduce six experts in the field of Irish music history who will explore EMIR and music in Ireland at the National Concert Hall this autumn.  Each of the lectures will open up different facets and periods of music addressed by EMIR. Individually and collectively, these lectures will disclose the depth and wealth of Irish music and musical life in Ireland from the early middle ages to the present day. The course as a whole is intended to explore the Irish musical riches which EMIR itself affords, and to acknowledge the contribution made by so many people to the fabric of music in Ireland. Individual lectures will address the genesis and scope of EMIR; Music in Ireland before 1700; Protestant and Roman Catholic Church Music in Ireland, 1700-1900; Music in Ireland between 1800 and 1914; Music in Ireland, 1914-2014. 
 
Our speakers include Professor Gerard Gillen, Dr Kerry Houston, Dr Frank Lawrence, Dr Maria McHale, and Dr Gareth Cox, all of whom served as subject editors for EMIR, and Professor Harry White, joint general editor of the encyclopaedia.

Read more and source the Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland here.
 
Priority booking for Friends members with huge discounts on All Courses presented for Friends
BECOME A FRIEND TODAY TO AVAIL OF THE DISCOUNTED TICKET PRICE AND PRIORITY BOOKING.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK YOUR PLACE CALL THE FRIENDS BOX OFFICE LINE ON 01 408 6777