Brilliant Corners – feedback

That’s the end of Brilliant Corners for another year. What an amazing 4 days of music! Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Pics and vid to follow soon.

If you attended any of the Brilliant Corners gigs, we’d love to hear what you thought. Here’s a very short survey. We got our slowest typist to try it out and it takes less than 3 minutes… 🙂

Thanks again for your support.

Survey here

David Lyttle – Artist In Residence

We are delighted to announce Ireland’s first MOBO Award nominee, David Lyttle, as Artist In Residence.

Supported by the David H Irvine Award and working from The MAC Belfast, David will spend early 2016 writing new music, delivering workshops, mentoring, and performing, on the run up to the Brilliant Corners jazz festival in March.

“Moving on Music, through support from the David H Irvine Award, is delighted to be working with David Lyttle, who’s work within the music sector and particularly jazz, has been incredibly important. This is evident with his well-deserved MOBO Award nomination this year, making him the first Irish artist ever, to be nominated in the urban music awards.” – Michael Bonner, Moving On Music

As part of the Artist in Residence programme, David will work with a small number of young musicians to create new ensembles, offer advice, rehearsal space, developmental work, and writing new music. There will also be performance opportunities within the Brilliant Corners festival in March 2016.

This is a call for young musicians (aged 16 – 22 yrs. old) who would like to take part in this exciting project. Applicants must be available for meeting and rehearsing evenings and weekends, between 10th January and 7th March at the MAC Belfast.

To apply, email info@movingonmusic.com with a short paragraph about yourself and your musical experience, along with a video/audio link to some of your music.

Closing date is Thursday 10th December


Good news and bad news.

Bad news first. Unfortunately Josephine Foster is not able to perform at this year’s Beat Root. She was due to play in a double bill alongside Trembling Bells (Sat 10th Sept), but alas it’s not to be. Josephine’s statement below;

“I regret to share that due to unforseen personal circumstances I’m unable to travel for the time being. My wish is that this is only a postponement of these events.”

Good news now! By way of good fortune (and freakishly lucky availability) we’ve managed to secure an incredible replacement. Brigid Mae Power.
Though a relative newcomer, the London born, Galway raised musician is already racking the reviews and listeners with the release of her self titled debut album.

“A masterpiece” – 9/10 Uncut

4/5 – The Guardian

7.5 – Pitchfork

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, but are confident the new double bill of Brigid Mae Power + Trembling Bells will not disappoint!


Full info


Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walshe receive a British Composer Award nomination

We are delighted to announce Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walshe have been nominated for a British Composer Award for 13 Vices.

We are delighted to announce Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walshe have been nominated for a British Composer Award for 13 Vices.

The original new work for ensemble, improvisers, voice and conductor toured across Ireland and to London in April 2015 with a performance in Aberdeen later that year. It was subsequently selected by the PRSF New Music Biennial with featured performances in 2017 Hull City of Culture and London’s South Bank Centre in July 2017.

Inspired in part by a sculpture Brian Irvine came across in 2006 while in Moscow (Mihail Chemiakin’s – Children are the victims of adult vices), 13 Vices explores the weird, funny, dark and exotic world of contemporary vices. Past performances have included everything from emoji’s, selfies, One Direction, trash TV, and drunks on a bus. 13 Vices is visceral and abstract, ear-splitting, serene and melodic in turn.

This unique work is performed by a specially formed ensemble that combines three of Europe’s most explosive free improvisers – Paul Dunmall (saxophone), Paul Rogers (double bass) and Mark Sanders (percussion) together with the strings of the acclaimed Scottish based contemporary music group – Red Note Ensemble.

Thirteen Vices melts the boundaries between disciplines and dominates the space that lies somewhere between theatre, contemporary classical, free improvisation, opera, conduction, poetry, thrash and trash!

Moving On Music’s Brian Carson said “we are delighted Brian and Jennifer have received a British Composer Award nomination. It’s great to see a new work that has a life beyond its commission, especially for a weird and wonderful contemporary music project such as 13 Vices.”

The awards will take place Tuesday 6th December, with full information online. Best of luck to Brian and Jennifer.

“Artists like Irvine and Walshe almost never get invited to perform the national anthem before big sports events but life would be far more entertaining if they were allowed a little carte blanche. Energetic and energizing, the musically adventurous, tempestuous fiesta that was 13 Vices proved that entertainment and intellectual stimulation are not incompatible. Sometimes they go hand in hand in wholly unexpected guises”Ian Patterson ‘All About Jazz’

The Moving on Music *GUARANTEE*

We promote the very best music around. If it’s new, underground, or under-represented, it’s our job to convince you to take a chance. This is where our guarantee comes in.
We promote the very best music around. If it’s new, underground, or under-represented, it’s our job to convince you to take a chance. This is where our guarantee comes in.

So confident you’ll enjoy our concerts, we’ll guarantee it! Come along and if you leave disappointed*, we’ll arrange a full refund**

We’ll be trying this idea out for a selection of events throughout the year, so keep an eye out for the MOM Guarantee.

Trust us***
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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