Would-be orchestral musicians in Ireland are at a disadvantage – despite several attempts over the years to address the problem, there is no training orchestra or postgraduate diploma in orchestral studies which could prepare players for po
Benjamin Dwyer discusses the treatment of classical music in some recent books on Irish culture.
Raymond Deane: Violin ConcertoRTÉ National Symphony OrchestraCond.
The 2003 Crash Festival at the Project (Dublin) presented a wide range of formats and activities, from solo piano to video + electronics + percussion to interview. Responses too were varied.
Dear Editor,Fintan Vallely is quite right to regard The Keeper’s Recital as an important contribution to recent writing on music in Ireland.
A review of a recent publication on the music of Ulster.
Oriel’s RefloweringAn Dealg Óir/The Golden ThornPádraigín Ní Uallacháin(Gael Linn CEFCD 183)In his introduction to The Hidden Ireland, published in 1925, Daniel Corkery wrote that until ‘a comprehensive study...
In the last issue of JMI, composer Patrick Zuk argued that contemporary music composition is in crisis. Composer and Artistic Director of the 2004 Sligo Contemporary Music festival, Ian Wilson, bats back...
‘The Inside Track’ was a day long seminar on traditional music which took place in the Glór Irish Music Centre, Ennis, at the end of last November.
Expression and subversion.
A preview of RTÉ LMF 2004 from the Artistic Director.
Helix Arts Centre, Dublin, 20–22 February 2004The first RTÉ Living Music Festival was held in October 2002 and centred on the music of Berio.
In the latter part of his essay ‘The Search for Samhita’ (JMI, November-December) Benjamin Dwyer wonders ‘what the role of the artist might be in a Western contemporary society dominated by technology’. Specifically, he speculates on...
Fiddle-player Martin Hayes on traditional music in the twenty-first century