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New Music Dublin is Ireland’s foremost contemporary music festival, taking place in Spring each year within the National Concert Hall and other venues throughout Dublin. It is a true partnership project, as whilst the festival is programmed and managed by New Music Dublin CLG, it only exists through very significant support from partner organisations including the Arts Council, the National Concert Hall, RTÉ, Culture Ireland, the Contemporary Music Centre, RIAM, and Irish performing groups including Crash Ensemble, Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble and Chamber Choir Ireland. 

These organisations, and the people who work within them, give extremely generously of their time and resources to create, collaboratively, an annual festival which provides an accessible, high-profile platform for the broadest possible spectrum of Irish new music-making within a national and international context.

The central objectives of New Music Dublin are:

  • To give a platform to performers and music-makers from across the spectrum of Irish new music to show their work to the widest audience, both live and broadcast, within Ireland and internationally;

  • To increase and develop audiences for new music-making across Ireland;

  • To increase and develop accessible participation in new music-making in Ireland;

  • To create opportunities for composers, performers and new music-makers from Ireland to develop their national and international links;

  • To create and develop opportunities for collaboration and cooperation between Irish and international ensembles, new music organisations, composers and performers, to promote best practice, and collaborate towards shared artistic and organisational goals;

  • To create opportunities for younger and emerging composers and new music performers from Ireland to develop their professional skills, to grow their national and international connections, and to help them realise their professional and artistic ambitions.

New Music Dublin is a Company Limited by Guarantee, No. 663004
National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin D02 N527, Ireland

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For New Music Dublin

Festival Director: John Harris
Festival Producer: Jon Pearson
Marketing: Kerry Fitzgerald

Social Media Management: Phoebe Nevins

Website Management: Jo Taaffe

The Board of New Music Dublin CLG

Karlin Lillington (Chair)
Gaby Smyth (Company Secretary)
Kieran Tobin
Dr Patricia Flynn
Ian Smith

New Music Dublin Partners


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