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Useful Links

Waltons New School of Music

We recommend the following websites as useful resources for music and music education in Ireland and around the world.

All About Jazz A comprehensive site (although with a slight American bias) that offers a wide range of jazz information, including popular record lists, a jazz ‘roadmap’, forums, reviews, directories and more.
Association of Irish Composers 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.
Association of Irish Musical Societies Provides a range of services and activities to Irish musical societies, including an adjudication and awards scheme, workshops, library and information, and a choral festival.
Ceolas Houses the largest online collection of information on Irish and Celtic music, and has links to hundreds of related sites.
Contemporary Music Centre Ireland’s national archive and resource centre for new music.
Association of Irish Choirs
Cumann Náisiúnta na gCór
A national organisation that provides access to a variety of services for conductors, choristers, teachers, students, choral representatives and participants.
First Music Contact A free and independent information and resource organisation for popular musicians and the popular music sector in Ireland. Co-runs the Hard Working Class Heroes Festival.
Improvised Music Company Ireland’s largest jazz and world music promoter; promotes the innovative 12 Points! festival.
IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library A huge virtual library of free, downloadable sheet music in the public domain. A broad range of Irish music links, to instruments, artists, CDs, festivals, summer schools, and more.
Insider’s Guide to Hidden Dublin Not intended to be a comprehensive tourist guide, this online service provides a wealth of information on ‘alternative’ Dublin (including music, of course) for visitors.
Irish Traditional Music Archive A multimedia reference archive and resource centre for Irish traditional song, music and dance.
Journal of Music Website that brings together writing on classical, jazz and traditional music in Ireland and around the world. Also includes comprehensive concert and event listings.
Music Festivals Ireland Provides information on and links to over 180 music festivals taking place in Ireland this year.
Music Network A national organisation that supports Irish musicians and makes high quality live music available and accessible to people throughout Ireland.
National Concert Hall Website of one of Ireland’s most active and diverse concert venues. Online ticket booking is free.
Naxos Education The website of Naxos, the budget classical record label, has an excellent education section, which includes, among other things, an A-Z glossary of musical terms and brief composer biographies.
Source Na Píobairí Uilleann’s huge digital media database, consisting of thousands of video clips of Irish traditional music; brief instructional tutor videos; audio and photo archives; and the Irish Music Collections Online (IMCO), consisting of music from 24 significant historical music collections dating from as early as 1724.
Third-Level Music Departments The Online Resources for Students page in the Leaving Cert. Music section of our website includes links to most third-level programmes in the Republic and Northern Ireland.
World Music Central An excellent general-interest world music site, it includes up-to-date information on musicians, recordings and festivals, as well as useful glossaries of world music genres and instruments.
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