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29th April Guide

A new series from TG4 sees father and son, musicians Cormac and Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich journey up the West coast of Ireland, from Kerry to Donegal in their 40 year old campervan, Beauty. They celebrate each county's music, meeting with friends, artists and local musicians along the way. Watch Here

No strangers to the NCH stage, violinist Joshua Bell reunited with his frequent trio partners - pianist Jeremy Denk and cellist Steven Isserlis for a live stream of performances and conversation as part of the Live at Carnegie Hall series. 
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Violinist Daniel Hope was broadcasting Hope at Home – half-hour episodes of live musical performance by leading classical artists, live from his living room in Berlin. These have been archived for viewing on the ARTE Concert website. 

Stephen Sondheim, who turned 90 on March 22, was given a birthday celebration to remember when scores of artists came together, virtually, to perform his songs on Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration. 
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6th May Guide

In the latest video in the Me & my Instrument Series, we hear from percussionist Caitríona Frost who explains to us about the different types of percussion, how she became a percussionist and also plays us some of her favourite piece. 
Watch the video here

On Friday 8th May, principal flute of the London Symphony Orchestra Adam Walker worked with some of Ireland’s most promising flute students in this two-hour masterclass which was broadcast live on the NCH YouTube channel. This masterclass is presented in assocation with the West Wicklow Festival. Watch a recording of the master class here

In a new series for children, early years teacher & TU Dublin Conservatoire tutor Helen Blackmore has some songs & stories for you on the theme of Butterflies & Bees!
Watch the video here

Musical World At Home Resource & Activity Pack is a guide for primary school children to explore music from a variety of cultures. This edition we travel to America focusing on the rhythms and sounds of jazz. Read Here

You could also check out
Wigmore Hall - Watch Selected Live Stream concerts from Wigmore Hall

Irish National Opera - Catch up on Irish National Opera performances here

Learn a new tune by playing along
Learn a new tune once every two weeks with celebrated fiddle player, Martin Hayes on his YouTube Channel

 

13th May Guide


Inniu, sa tsraith Me & My Instrument, buaileann muid le Cormac Ó hAodáin a sheineann an corn Francach.
Sa físeán seo, labhrann Cormac faoin corn Francach, conas a thosaigh sé ag seinnt an uirlis agus seinneann sé píosa a thaitníonn go mór leis. Féach anseo

In this series for children, early years teacher & TU Dublin Conservatoire tutor Helen Blackmore has some songs & stories for you! This week’s theme is Sea Songs!
Watch here

The NCH have partnered with Create School for this four episode series on Songwriting. 
In this first Episode, you’ll use the technique called “writing in the key of…” to work through writers block and unleash your own song. To download backing loops and submit your song to be featured on Create School's playlist and podcast, visit their Songwriting Series blog
Watch the video here

The NCH partnered with one of our resident organisations, Chamber Choir Ireland for a series of lectures entitled 'Choral Music in Ireland: History and Evolution'. 
You can now listen to a live recording of a lecture by Dr Harry White, Professor of Music at University College Dublin, who presents 'Imperial to Independent: 1850-1930. 
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20th May Guide


In our latest Me & My Instrument video, saxophonist Brendan Doyle speaks about how a saxophone works, plays one of his favourite pieces as well as recommending a wonderful piece of music to listen to. Watch Here

This week, in our series for children, early years teacher & TU Dublin Conservatoire tutor Helen Blackmore has some songs & stories for you about bunnies. Watch here

This edition of Musical World, a guide for primary school children travels to the Caribbean, and the wonderful island of Cuba, where we will explore the infectious rhythms and exotic sounds of the music that has developed into salsa, and has influenced so many other styles around the world. Read Here

On Saturday 23rd May, tune into RTÉ lyric fm’s Opera Night for the performance of Robert O'Dwyer's Eithne recorded live from the National Concert Hall in 2017 with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestr and internationally acclaimed artists soprano Orla Boylan, baritone Gavan and tenor Robin Tritschler. Listen Here


Recital Stream is a new platform for audiences and performers of classical music in response to the Coronavirus crisis. The featured artists will be presenting informal performances live from their living rooms to yours. 


For jazz fans, Philharmonie de Paris have selected concerts from their Jazz à la Villette festival in 2019 available to watch online 


One of the original names in live streaming is well-prepared for entertaining in isolation and has been quick to pull together a Streaming from Isolation series of broadcasts. Look out for regular live shows and classic sets from previous years.


The NCH partnered with one of our resident organisations, Chamber Choir Ireland for a series of lectures entitled 'Choral Music in Ireland: History and Evolution'. In this lecture, Leo Samama, composer, musicologist and former managing director of the Nederlands Kammerchor, draws on his wide knowledge of TENSO - the European network of professional chamber choirs. Listen Now

   
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