Job Opportunity

Administration & Production Assistant

4 days per week; Salary £19,500 (pro rata)

  • Completed applications must be received by 5pm 29th April 2019
  • Shortlisting will take place on week beginning 29th April
  • Shortlisted applicants will be called for interview 10th May
  • Completed applications (hard copy) should be posted to Moving on Music (Application), The MAC, 10 Exchange St West, Belfast BT1 2NJ

The mission of Moving on Music is to identify, develop, and support music with an edge, stimulating the sector throughout the next five years.

Moving on Music was established as a not-for-profit music promotions and education company in 1995 and currently employs three full-time members of staff. The board of seven directors oversee the strategic and financial running of the company and operational decisions are made at regular staff meetings. The company is a recognised charity.

We are now responsible for the promotion of approx. 80 dates per year including tours, clustered events, festivals and education projects; professional musicians and educators service these.

The company is in receipt of public funds through grants from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, PRSF, for example.

The role of the post will be to support and assist the Moving on Music Team with the administration and logistics of tours, events and musician development schemes and the promotion of these events. To assist with the delivery, organisation and running of the company’s live events. To assist with the processing of funding applications and budgets and any other duties required to meet the objectives of the organisation.

For further information on our recent events and activities please visit www.movingonmusic.com


If we use a venue for a concert that doesn’t have it’s own ticketing system, we sell our tickets through a merchant site (generally WeGotTickets)

We’re trialling a new ticket merchant site at the moment (Eventbrite)

Hopefully you’ll find it easier to use, mobile friendly, and less “buggy”.

It also lets us absorb the dirty, rotten booking fee, so you only pay the ticket price shown!

The concerts on sale at the moment are Chamber Choir Ireland ‘Arvo Pärt At 80’, the JamJar Finale Concert, and a weekend ticked for the TEMPERED Contemporary Music Weekend (5 concerts for £25)

As always, if you’ve any feedback or comments, do not hesitate to get in touch!



Artist in Residence – Gerard Gormley

The MAC and Moving On Music are delighted to announce that sonic artist Gerard Gormley will be the next recipient of the MAC Artist in Residence, the residency is hosted in partnership with Moving on Music.

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‘The Rhythm of Youth’ – music exchange programme

As part of its commitment to international learning under The LID (Leadership through Intercultural Dialogue) Programme, Inside Out is seeking to recruit three young musicians/singers between the ages of 18 and 26 to participate in ‘The Rhythm of Youth’, a music exchange programme involving young people from Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, Italy, UK and Greece.

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The Thin Air – video interview with Brian Carson

Currently based in the MAC, Belfast, Moving on Music have spent the last twenty years boldly showcasing some of the most exciting and curious jazz, blues, traditional, world and electronic artists. Celebrating that twentieth anniversary this year, the promoters – founded by Brian Carson – will also present the latest installment of their annual Belfast-based jazz festival, Brilliant Corners from March 25-28.

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13 Vices interview

Great interview with Brian Irvine ahead of next week’s 13 Vices tour….

“The artistic pairing of Belfast composer Brian Irvine and Dublin composer/singer Jennifer Walshe on 13 Vices is a mouth-watering prospect. International critical acclaim has greeted pretty much everything that either of them has turned their hands to, in equally diverse, eclectic fields.”

Read here

BDK – Sound Carvings, Strange Tryst

At 7.45pm on Saturday 29th March, Bourne/Davis/Kane will take to the MAC stage for their Brilliant Corners performance.

Considered to be one of the most exciting and sought after jazz trios in the UK and Ireland, their appearance at the festival is worthy enough as it is. However over the past year Matthew Bourne (piano) Dave Kane (bass) and Steve Davis (drums) have been working with composer Piers Hellawell on a commission as part of PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Biennial, which is to be premiered in Belfast that very night.

The work, named ‘Sound Carvings, Strange Tryst’ has seen composer and trio collide in a shared space to create a unique piece, leaving behind established writing methods and learning from one another, undermining assumptions about both improvising and the notation of music; composer working with improvisers.

The journey from commission award to performance night has been brilliantly recorded by Piers in a blog and gives a warts and all insight into the creative process behind the commission.

More info on the performance can be here

Workshop Opportunities, with Hard Rain Ensemble and pianist Therese Fahy

As part of the 2015 Night Music series, Moving on Music, Belfast Music Society and Contemporary Music Centre Ireland present two workshop opportunities, with players from the Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble, and pianist Thérèse Fahy.

These workshops are open to composers born or living on the island of Ireland, who have reached Masters or Phd  level in composition or equivalent professional experience.

The Contemporary Music Centre is taking “expressions of interest” for these workshop, with full details here.

It is acceptable to apply for a place in both workshops. Closing date Fri 16th January.

For more information, email eferguson@cmc.ie