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Welcome to the October edition of our newsletter
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Arts Council Community Engagement Guidelines
Call for applications: Writer in Residence positions in Irish universities in 2021
Festivals team to host two virtual clinics for the Capacity Building Support Scheme in October 2020
Traditional Artist in Residence
FILM ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT UCC - Call for applications
Research consultants appointed for Culture Night
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Roscommon County Council Music Commission 2020/2021
Open House Dublin - The Extraordinary Ordinary Online + On-Site, 8–11 October 2020
Pipers and harpers invited to enter Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal competition
Roscommon County Council Music Commission 2020/2021

Roscommon County Council Arts Office invites professional composers to submit applications for consideration for The King House Piano Commission 2020/2021.

This marks the first in a series of music commissions by Roscommon County Council, in celebration of the grand piano at King House. 

The commission invites composers to respond with a work for small ensemble (approx. 4 players). This work must include piano and should be developed in collaboration with a pianist.The 2020 commission (for performance in 2021) should cross the genres of classical and traditional Irish music. The piece will be premiered by the ensemble at a concert during Boyle Arts Festival 2021 (15th – 24th July).

The commission is funded by the Arts Office of Roscommon County Council together with the Arts Council of Ireland, in collaboration with Boyle Arts Festival and in association with the Contemporary Music Centre.  

For further details on the criteria and application process visit:




Closing date for applications is 4pm Friday 30th October, 2020