Can anyone remember when we last had a discussion of music or the other performing arts within this forum? Especially considering the contribution of Irish music to tourism and our economy. Must sit down some time and write stuff down.
Anyway, there's a meeting in the University Concert Hall in Limerick next Monday if anyone's around. Discussion topics include "Getting Out The Vote" in the run up to the election, a report from the Arts and Education Committee (an important joint initiative between the Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism and the Department of Education), a report on the Local Music Education Partnerships and the findings of the Arts Council's recent Contemporary Music Review. There will also be information updates on the Federation of Music Collectives becoming First Music Contact, the Arts Council's DEIS funding scheme for the Traditional Arts, and a discussion of the "Challenges in Higher Education".
If you'd like more information about the meeting let me know, it'd be great to have some p.ie types there, especially those with an interest in arts and/or education.