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Save the Ulster Orchestra – sign the petition

Please sign the petition calling for a long term, meaningful and financial commitment to funding and promoting The Ulster Orchestra. We encourage all who value the arts and musical culture to support the petition.

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TRAC to train next generation of traditional folk music tutors

TRAC, Wales' folk development organisation, has announced details of its brand new community folk music tutor training course aimed at turning traditional music performers into folk music workshop tutors.

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MU to be an official partner of Venues' Day

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On Tuesday 9 December 2014, 250 delegates from across the UK will gather at the Purcell Rooms at London's South Bank, for the first ever networking event specifically aimed at celebrating the work of independent live music venues.

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Challenge Poverty Week, STUC March and Rally For A Just Scotland, 18 October

Creating decent work and providing dignity for those who cannot work is at the heart of the battle against austerity and tackling inequality.

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Visa issues for UK musicians travelling to the US

The MU together with British Underground and UK Music have sent the US Embassy a list of questions, for them to respond to.

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Notice for members working on cruise ships

The Union have been made aware that any musicians engaged on cruise ships or by owners of luxury yachts are now subject to the minimum conditions set out in a new 'seafarers agreement'.

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Fundraising training in the South West

Join UK Fundraising's Howard Lake for an essential introductory course on digital fundraising. Later next month, there's a chance to join Indigo Ltd's Sarah Gee for a strategic course on how to approach fundraising communications.

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Casual Orchestral Concert Rates (Non ABO) for 2014 - 2015

The Orchestra Section is pleased to announce the arrival of the new Casual Orchestral Concert Rates (Non ABO) for 2014 - 2015.

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Scandal in Rome: the mayor dismantles the Opera

In an outrageous act of cultural vandalism, the mayor of Rome has announced his decision to dismiss all the artists, i.e. 200 orchestra musicians and choir members, working for the Rome Opera.

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For musicians travelling overseas with their instrument

Do you have ivory; Brazilian rosewood; abalone; tortoise shell, whalebone or other materials built into your instrument? Are you travelling overseas with your instrument? If so, there are certain precautions you should take to protect your instrument, especially if travelling to the USA.

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