Music Network

At Music Network, it’s our mission to make high quality live music accessible to communities throughout Ireland and to help musicians develop fulfilling careers. We believe passionately that live music is integral to a healthy, vibrant society, and we work to enrich many aspects of music-making across Ireland. In total, over one million people engaged with Music Network in 2021 through a mixture of live concerts, online performances, workshops, residencies and learning programmes.





Type of organisation:

NGO/ community-based organisation/ charity


  • Arts and Culture


  • Development of education and training materials and programmes
  • European learning networks and exchanges
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Cultural and artistic innovation

EU Project Experience

Some experience

The Music in Healthcare/ Mental Health project was developed under the Culture and Health Strand of Cork 2005 - European Capital of Culture, and in association with the HSE Southern Area and Music Network. The programme was developed in two mental health facilities in Cork. It brought clients and staff together with professional musicians in a collaborative process that encouraged individual and group creativity.

The programme delivered a range of positive personal, social and artistic outcomes and helped to enhance the therapeutic environment and quality of life on offer to both clients and staff. The programme also added to the skills and experience of the two musicians employed to facilitate the workshops, who successfully adapted their existing creative and facilitative skills to a new setting.

EU Funding Goals

Short-term: interested in forming new partnerships with aligned organisations across the EU.

Long-term: work to develop new and diverse audiences for live music in Ireland and abroad.


Music Network’s musician partnerships and relationships are next to none in Ireland. Our access to the top musicians allows us to tailor-make events for a wide range of communities and create transformative experiences through music.

Currently, we work with over 40 promoters nationwide, making us the right organisation to advocate for music access in “hard to reach” communities.


Contact Name:

Catherine Hearn

Job Title:

Development Officer

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