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Hi there 

Get yourself down to Meeting House Square tomorrow for 12 Points PLUS, featuring Pixel (Norway), WorldService Project (UK) and Mixtapes from the Underground. We have those fantastic umbrellas in the square, so this is an all weather event. Only a fiver on the door and it goes to charity. You'd be mad not to. 

Loads of other things coming up this month, including Jazzahead, new release from Yurodny, and a ton of great gigs. Check it all out below. 

Yours in music making, 

Rob, Kenneth and Aoife

Catch some 12 Points-style action tomorrow in Meeting House Square with incredible live acts performing as part of Musictown. WorldService Project (UK) and Pixel (Norway) are two stand-out acts from the 'away' editions of 12 Points in 2012 and 2014, and we are excited to present them on home turf, alongside one of the best live acts Dublin has to offer - hip-hop collective Mixtapes from the Underground. Tickets only €5, with all proceeds to charity. 

You can view a playlist of the acts here. 
IMC at Jazzahead

IMC are heading to Jazzahead! next week. For the first time, IMC will be manning a "jazz from Ireland" booth at this annual trade fair. We will be  presenting and promoting the great domestic jazz scene in Ireland to our European peers. We’ll fill you in when we get back at the Monthly Musician meet in May.


Arts Council:
Making Great Art Work Open Call 21st Apr
Travel & Training Award Ongoing

IMRO: Travel Grant Ongoing

Culture Ireland:
See Here Ongoing
Showcase Grant Ongoing


Sibu Jazz Festival 2nd May

Womex Call for Proposals 15th April

China Shenzhen Culture & Media company seeks to introduce UK shows 30th Apr

Releases & News
Yurodny – Haivka
"hi-tech, avant-garde Balkan folk grooves"
**** – Irish Times

Yurodny released their new album on Diatribe last week. You can give it a listen and purchase here.


'Jazz has been trapped'
An Interview with Kamasi Washington w/ Charlie Rose

Watch Kamasi Washington’s full interview with Charlie Rose and in-studio performance here

Pressed to the Edge: Why vinyl hype is destroying the record 

Interesting read on the state of the vinyl industry. Click here to read.
IMC Monthly Musician Meet
Bit of a change with next Musician Meet. We'll be moving to Tuesday 5th May next month due to the May Bank holiday. We'll be in the usual Mercantile Bar, Dame Street. Come down at 6pm, have a chat over a pint, and keep us in the loop. We'll be there until 9pm.
String Theory – The State of the Art Guitar
Bottlenote, in association with Improvised Music Company and Note Productions, present String Theory, a new international festival of contemporary electric guitar. 

The inaugural String Theory festival will present leading international exponents of contemporary improvised guitar alongside their Irish counterparts. Performances on guitar by percussionist Seán Carpio, sculptor Karl Burke and Shane Latimer alongside Keith Rowe (UK), Stian Westerhus (Norway) and Frank Möbus (Germany).

Limited early bird tickets at €12 are available here.
The Live List
Click underlined for more info.

[IMC] Wed 13th Apr 1930 // 12 Points PLUS // Meeting House Square // €5

Fri 15th Apr 2000 // Feather // Workman's Club // €10/8

Fri 15th Apr 2000 // Mark Lettieri & The Funky Knuckles // Sugar Club // €17.50

Sat 16th Apr 1800 // Crash Ensemble with Iarla O'Lionaird & Linda Buckley // NCH // €18/15

Sat 16th Apr 1900 // A Timeless Place // International Bar // €5

Wed 20th Apr 1900 // Adams and Nangle: Improvisations // dlr Lexicon // Free but ticketed

Thu 21st Apr 2030 // OBrien/Felton/Jacobson Trio plus 1 // JJ Smyths // €10

Sat 23rd Apr 2000 //
ZASKA Got to Go Single launch // Sugar Club // €12/8

Sun 1st May 1930 // Umbra EP Launch at Bray Jazz // The Harbour Bar // Free

Tues 5th May 2000 //
Slow Moving Clouds // Bello Bar // €10/7

[IMC] Tues 5th May 1800 // IMC Monthly Musician Meet // Mercantile

[IMC] Wed 6th May 2130 // Kevin Brady Album Launch 'ENSAM' with Bill Carrothers & Norma Winstone // JJ Smyths // €15

[IMC] Fri 20th May 1930 // String Theory // 13 North Great George's St // €12

If you wish to submit an event listing you can do so here
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