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COMPOSER Shaun Davey has been nominated for both BAFTA and Ivor Novello Awards for the score of last year's BBC Northern Ireland drama series, The Hanging Gale, set during the Famine. .. Christopher Fitz-Simon's 90-minute radio play, Distant Music, inspired by Joyce's short story The Dead, was first broadcast last year on BBC Radio Four and will be the network's entry for the Radio Drama Award in the 1996 Prix Italia, to be announced in late June. .. Cork Arts Theatre is hosting its annual One Act Writers' Competition. Send your original, un-performed, one-act plays before May 1st. Tel: 021-508398...

Applications are sought for auditions for the 1996 Irish Youth Choir, a mixed voice choir for singers between the ages of 17 and 29 from all over Ireland. Tel: 021-312296... There is a Theatre Festival in Almada, Portugal, from July 4 - 18th, with a number of places available in a seminar for young "under 35 and published" theatre critics. Accommodation and an allowance are provided, but not travel expenses. If interested, contact Ian Hill, l'Association Internationale des Critiques de Theatre, tel. Belfast 682860 or fax Belfast 338807... Newpark Music Centre in Dublin now offers a Professional Musician Training Course, starting next September, auditions in May. Tel: 01-2883740.