We are delighted to announce that final year BA Arts-Music student, Karl Nesbitt, has just launched his latest album 'Return'. The album can be streamed and purchased on Karl's Bandcamp page, https://karlnesbitt.bandcamp.com/album/returnRead more
26 Mar 2021
New video created to highlight the impact of music on brain and mental health has UCC Stomping Out loud!19 Mar 2021
Dr. Eva McMullan, lecturer at UCC’s Department of Music has created a video featuring APC Microbiome Ireland researchers, the UCC Choir, body percussion composed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas from the percussion group STOMP and an Allen Billingsley arrangement of the Pentatonix cover of Fleet Foxes’ White Winter Hymnal. ‘Stomping Out loud! Music and the Brain’ will premiere for the public, virtually on the 11am coffee break next Monday 22 March. The launch coincides with the Spring Equinox which takes place this weekend on Saturday 20 March and comes on the heels of Brain Awareness Week 15 - 21 March.
Link to watch premiere https://bit.ly/2QkJjmS
Facebook event to use for inviting your friends https://fb.me/e/1ZsZl05e4
26 Feb 2021
19 Feb 2021
FUAIM Music at UCC returns this week with our Spring 2021 season of Friday lunchtime concerts live-streamed from the Glucksman Gallery. And what better way to start than with a performance by The Vanbrugh? For this concert, the trio will be joined by Siun Milne, David Kenny and Yseult Cooper-Stockdale for a performance of Antonín Dvořák's String Sextet in A Major, Op. 48.
Live online: https://www.youtube.com/user/musicatUCC
04 Feb 2021
The Sidney Regan Music Masterclass Online Series: Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich, polkas and slides 28/01/202125 Jan 2021
Is mór an onóir do Roinn an Cheoil fáilte a chur roim dhuine de mhórcheoltóirí Chorca Dhuibhne, Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich, a bheidh ag gabháilt do cheardlann polcaí agus sleamhnán ar líne le mic léinn cheoil UCC Déardaoin na seachtaine seo ar a 6pm. The Department of Music is delighted to announce that the acclaimed West Kerry accordionist, Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich, will deliver the next workshop as part of the Sidney Regan Music Masterclass Online Series this Thursday 28 January 2020 at 6pm. The workshop is open to UCC Music students. What a great start to the semester! Tús maith, leath na hoibre mar a deirteaRead more
25 Jan 2021
The Music Department is delighted to announce that acclaimed conductor, David Brophy, will be delivering the next Sidney Regan Music Masterclass Online Series workshop tonight at 6pm with the UCC Choir and UCC Choral Studies students under the direction of Dr. Eva McMullan.Read more
15 Jan 2021Generations of musical talent from Seán Ó Riada to Ann Cleare have learned their trade at University College Cork - and now future cohorts of musicians will benefit as its Department of Music has been awarded the largest gift in its 113 year history.Read more
Mary Bergin to deliver a tin whistle workshop as part of the Sydney Regan Music Masterclass Online Series at University College Cork17 Dec 2020
The Department of Music is delighted to announce that Mary Bergin, one of the greatest ever exponents of Irish Traditional Music, will be giving a whistle workshop to UCC Music Students as part of the Sydney Regan Music Masterclass Online Series on 18 Friday 2020. There is immense excitement among the traditional music community in the Department of Music at University College Cork!Read more
03 Dec 2020
The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (UCC) and the School of Film, Music, and Theatre (UCC), in association with The Arts Council, announce the appointment of the internationally renowned performer and composer, Nollaig Casey, as the Traditional Artist in Residence at University College Cork 2021. Casey will deliver a series of concerts, workshops, and classes over the course of her 1-year residency, beginning in January 2021.Read more
24 Nov 2020
The Music Department is delighted to announce that the first workshop of the Sydney Regan Music Masterclass Online Series will be delivered by the renowned piano specialist and teacher, Aidan Duggan, this Friday 27th November at 11am.
29 Oct 2020
We are delighted to announce the first of our FUAIM Autumn series concerts featuring Niall Vallely on concertina.Read more
25 Aug 2020
The faculty of Music at University College Cork are deeply saddened by the passing of Professor David Harold Cox last Tuesday evening on the 18 August 2020.Read more
30 Jul 2020
Down Syndrome Cork has teamed up with University College Cork, Music4Children and singer songwriter Brian Kennedy to release a heart-warming video to coincide with International Friendship Day, which takes place this year on July 30th.Read more
11 Mar 2020
The UCC Department of Music is coming together with Citadel, World Music from Kinsale Road to create this event to raise funds for Citadel. We will perform together to create a wonderful evening of sounds from Ireland and the world.
A raffle of Sudanese refugee Nasir's painting will be held that evening. Not to Be missed!
Asylum seekers go free. Supported by UCC and Cork City of Sanctuary.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/231796621287111/
11 Feb 2020
• Call out for hip hop fans to name their top five artists
• World’s first academic journal on hip hop launches
A global search for the defining gems of Hip Hop is on, as the world’s first global study of hip hop
launches at University College Cork (UCC).Read more
10 Feb 2020Dr. Emily Gale is our new Lecturer in Popular Music Studies and her research explores intersections between sentimentalism, gender, class, and race -- it's titled: Sentimental Songs for Sentimental People. She's teaching on the MA programs now and will start on undergrad popular music courses in the fall. More on Emily here:
Flip the Script: European Hip Hop and the Politics of Postcoloniality, wins Ruth Stone Prize from the Society for Ethnomusicology.09 Dec 2019
UCC Music is proud to announce that Professor Griff Rollefson's book, Flip the Script: European Hip Hop and the Politics of Postcoloniality, has been announced as the inaugural recipient of the Ruth Stone Prize from the Society for Ethnomusicology. The Stone Prize “recognizes the most distinguished English-language monograph in the field of ethnomusicology, published as the author’s first monograph.”
05 Dec 2019
You are cordially invited to, MAGDALENE, the new audio-visual installation by Mary J. King (UCC Music). The installation runs at The Glucksman from 5-20 Dec. It is free, open to the public, and part of a wonderfully curated set of critically insightful pieces in the Gallery's second-floor Sisk Spaces.
16 Nov 2019
Congratulations to Karen Desmond (BMus, 1992, and former lecturer, 2011-13) whose volume Music and the moderni, 1300-1350: The ars nova in Theory and Practice, published by Cambridge University Press, has been awarded the Lewis Lockwood Award by the American Musicological Society.Read more
16 Oct 2019
All prospective Music students, their parents and Music teachers are warmly invited to our annual Open Day. It’s the best way to learn about our unique degree programmes, meet staff and students, see the Music Building and hear performances by current students, who are enjoying some of the most exciting music-making opportunities Ireland has to offer.
12 Jun 2019
This Music Teachers’ CPD course is unique in Ireland in focusing on the development of teaching and learning approaches to Early Music performance and listening for post-primary level.Read more
10 Jun 2019Huge congratulations to Ann Cleare who is the first Irish artist ever to win an Ernst Von Siemens award for international composers of exceptional promise.
07 Jun 2019
02 Apr 2019
RTE's Céilí House were in the O'Riada Hall recently recording two shows featuring Traditional Artist in Residence Jack Talty with staff and students from the Department of Music.Read more
25 Mar 2019
UCC’s department of music presents Sound Sound Day at Nano Nagle Place; a program of established artists in experimental sound and an exhibition of music from graduates of UCC experimental sound practice masters.Read more
11 Mar 2019
The Department of Music is delighted to welcome Dr Alexander Khalil to the post of Lecturer in Ethnomusicology.Read more
29 Nov 2018
UCC lecturer in Popular Music Studies, Dr J. Griffith Rollefson has secured a €2m research grant to undertake the world’s first global study of hip hop music and culture. The award from the European Research Council will fund a five year project to study hip hop on six continents.Read more
21 Nov 2018
Singing Ideas: Performance, Politics and Oral Poetry (Berghahn 2018) by Dr. Tríona Ní Shíocháin, Department of Music, UCC, will be launched Wednesday 28 November at 4.30pm in the Lowercase Bookshop, UCC.
08 Nov 2018
Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin RIP/An tOllamh Micheál Ó Súilleabháin ar shlí na fírinne
It is with great sadness that UCC has learned of the passing of musician, composer, academic and educator, Professor Emeritus Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, former colleague and friend. During his tenure at UCC, 1975 – 1993, he was responsible for developing the study of Irish Traditional Music and taking it to a whole new level. He raised its profile and status, not only within the university, but also on a national and international stage. His sensitive and innovative approach made it accessible to all, while at the same time he was instrumental in gathering the music at its source and in the setting up of numerous archives.
26 Sep 2018
The Department of Music is delighted to present the FUAIM Autumn 2018 season which kicks off this Friday with a performance by Colin Dunne.
29 May 2018
At the National Famine Commemoration 2018 held in UCC on the 12th of May The Vanbrugh together with UCC staff members Niall Vallely and Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby and UCC graduate Bríd McGowan performed two newly commissioned pieces composed by Seán Doherty, 'Father McCarthy's Lament' and Prof. Boole's Farewell'.Read more
16 Apr 2018
The Staff and Students of the Music Department UCC are very sad to announce that tutor Long Fen passed away on 12 April 2018 in China after a long battle with cancer. She had celebrated her 40th birthday just a few days earlier.Read more
04 Apr 2018
with special guest CHRIS WATSON
11am - 10pm, Saturday 14 April 2018
Ó Riada Hall, Music Department, St. Vincent’s, Sunday’s Well Road, Cork
UCC Music is proud to present SOUND SOUND DAY, a multifaceted celebration of the profound world of sound. It features special guest Chris Watson, BAFTA Award-winning sound recordist, who will talk about his recording expedition to the Antarctic for the Attenborough documentary Frozen Planet and present a live quadrophonic diffusion of recordings made at Galley Lighthouse for RTÉ.tRead more
29 Mar 2018
You are all cordially invited to what promises to be the most exciting book launch you'll attend this year!
27 Mar 2018
UCC’s new and ground-breaking MA in Experimental Sound Practice is now open to applications! It is designed for artists of any discipline whose practice involves an adventurous engagement with sound. Taught Modules explore many areas including music technology, improvisation, experimental music, sound art, field recording and sound studies, and lead up to a large-scale portfolio of creative work involving sound in any discipline.Read more
12 Feb 2018
UCC wishes to appoint an ethnomusicologist of distinction to the permanent position of Lecturer in Ethnomusicology. We are seeking an ethnomusicologist whose specialisms are complemental to existing staff, and whose contributions will enhance and develop our current strengths in both research and teaching.Read more
06 Nov 2017
Dance Workshops with Colin Dunne,Read more
UCC Traditional Artist in Residence 2017 - 18 will commence on
Thursday 9th of November
at 1.00pm and at 3.00pm in the Ó Riada Hall,
Music Building, Sundays Well Road, UCC
03 Oct 2017
The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (UCC) and the School of Music and Theatre (UCC), in association with The Arts Council, announce the appointment of the internationally renowned performer and teacher, Colin Dunne, as the Traditional Artist in Residence at University College Cork 2017-18. Dunne will deliver a series of concerts, workshops, and classes over the course of his 1-year residency, beginning in October.Read more
20 Apr 2017
JJ Riordan is a composer, performer and student on the MA in Ethnomusicology programme at UCC. JJ recently accepted a challenge to make a beat using a pug owned by a friend. The result was a music video that was picked up by social media channels, receiving almost 4m views. JJ has since gone on to make similar 'found sound' videos with subjects including a mini cooper, his family farm, and the Music Building at UCC.Read more
29 Mar 2017
The Palgrave Handbook of Sound Design and Music in Screen Media: Integrated Soundtracks
This new book co-edited by UCC Lecturer in Music Dr Danijela Kulezic-Wilson and Dr Liz Greene (Liverpool John Moores University) bridges the gap between film sound and film music studies by bringing together scholars from both disciplines.Read more
16 Mar 2017
THE DONAL (DOC) GLEESON INSTRUMENTAL TUITION AWARDS
FUAIM is very proud to present the winners of this year's Donal 'Doc' Gleeson Awards for undergraduate performance. They are Rebecca Saich, Ricky Kelleher, Ciara McGarrigle and Conor Soltan.
In memory of their colleague, Donal Gleeson, the Dublin Postal Clerks Branch of the Communication Workers' Union has established a fund to enable the University to provide a number of Instrumental Tuition Awards. Up to four awards are made each year to deserving undergraduate music students. This week's Friday lunchtime concert will feature four short performances by Rebecca, Ricky, Ciara and Conor, including Irish traditional, popular, Western Art and Indian classical musics.
20 Mar 2017
“A colorful, sometimes violent and revelatory listening experience that infuses modern aesthetics with the spirit of the ancient.” John Morrison (Jazz Right Now).
FUAIM and UCC Music Department are excited to be presenting a performance and workshop by Sirene 1009. With funding from the Arts Council of Ireland, the ensemble makes their Cork debut with a free concert at 1:10pm on Friday, 7 April 2017 at the Aula Maxima, UCC.Read more
07 Oct 2016
The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (UCC) and the School of Music and Theatre (UCC), in association with the Arts Council, announce the appointment of the internationally renowned singer and performer Karan Casey, as the Traditional Artist in Residence at University College Cork 2016-17. Casey will deliver a series of concerts, workshops, lectures and seminars over the course of her 1-year residency, beginning October 1.Read more
03 Nov 2016
We’re delighted to announce that Dr Tríona Ní Shíocháin, currently at University of Limerick, has been appointed to the role of Lecturer in Irish Traditional Music here at UCC.Read more
16 Mar 2016
Mary O’Brien (PhD Composition) recently premiered a new piece for multiple choirs and string quartet in the St Patrick’s Day Concert in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh.Read more
06 Oct 2016
Congratulations to Dylan Murphy, recipient of the 2016 Staf Gebruers Annual Memorial Award at UCC, which is awarded for excellence in Music. Dylan is a graduate of the HDip course and a current student on the MA in Music as Cultural History.Read more
21 Sep 2016
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Eva McMullan-Glossop has been awarded a UCC Staff Recognition Award for 2016. The award, in the Impact category, recognises the significant contribution Eva has made to the cultural and social life of UCC and the wider community. Congratulations Eva!!Read more
13 Jun 2017
Ann Cleare is a composer working in the areas of concert music, opera, extended sonic environments and hybrid instrumental design. She also lectures in composition at the University of York. Her work has been presented by broadcasters such as the BBC and RTE and she recently featured in the New York Times in advance of her inclusion in the Composer Portraits series at Columbia University.Read more
17 Jul 2017
Applications are invited from well-renowned and accomplished traditional artists (musicians, singers, dancers) of distinction, for the above residencyRead more
24 Nov 2017
Máire Ní Cheilleachair, University College Cork’s sean-nós singing tutor, has been awarded the very prestigious Gradam Ceoil TG4 Amhránaí naBliana (Singer of the Year) award at the launch event in Belfast’s City Hall on Monday 20th November.
Máire is a multi-award winning singer and she performs regularly both nationally and internationally. Máire’s singing can be heard on the CD Guth ar Fán.Read more
13 Dec 2017
Postdoctoral researcher Lijuan Qian is currently on fieldwork in Yunnan Province, SW China, looking at music as a potential form of women’s sustainable development.Read more
15 Apr 2020
Please see Music Entrance Test 2020 for more details.Read more