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John Harris, photo by Wattie Cheung

New Festival Director for New Music Dublin


John Harris, Chief Executive and Artistic co-Director of Scotland’s Red Note Ensemble, has been appointed Festival Director of New Music Dublin. One of Ireland’s leading contemporary music festivals, New Music Dublin works in partnership with the National Concert Hall, the Arts Council and RTÉ, and is aiming to become the major annual event in Ireland’s new music calendar. The next festival will take place in March 2018.

Matthew Whiteside Is One to Watch


Matthew Whiteside (see also last month’s SLN) has won the One to Watch category at the Sunday Herald Culture Awards 2017, in a ceremony held at Glasgow’s SWG3 venue. The award shortlist included the singer-songwriter Tamzene, the choreographer Sophie Laplane and the rapper Scope (Lewis Jake Beer).