January/February 2007

Sean-nós dancer Máire Áine Ní hIarnáin, 15 November 2006

Sean-nós dancer Máire Áine Ní hIarnáin, 15 November 2006

Sean-nós dancer Máire Áine Ní hIarnáin, 15 November 2006

Sean-nós dancer Máire Áine Ní hIarnáin from Leitir Caladh, Conamara, dancing a reel to the playing of Irish Traditional Music Archive Board members Dermot McLaughlin from Derry and Paddy Glackin from Dublin, at Merrion Square,...

Published on 1 January 2007

Recent Publications: Listings from the Contemporary Music Centre

Recent Publications: Listings from the Contemporary Music Centre

Continued from JMI Nov-Dec 2006NEW WORKS RECEIVED, OCT-NOV 2006Ball, Derek, Dublin Street-Names [2006], 2 tpt, hn, trb, tuba; Rigaudons et Troicas d’Haute Provence [2006], 2 tpt hn trb tuba; Unstable Textures [2006], 2 tpt hn trb tuba; A Br

Published on 1 January 2007

Recent Publications: Listings from the Irish Traditional Music Archive

Recent Publications: Listings from the Irish Traditional Music Archive

Continued from JMI Nov–Dec 2006CDs PUBLISHED 2006Altnaveigh House/Piping Hot & Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland, instrumental groups, The Crossing, Altnaveigh House & CBOI n.n.Arcanadh, vocal & instrumental group, Turning of a

Published on 1 January 2007

CD Reviews: David Quigley

CD Reviews: David Quigley

Piano Music from Northern Ireland, Lorelt LNT122 Reaching 30 this year and a onetime BBC Young Musician of the Year finalist and piano section-winner of RTÉ’s Young Musician of the Future Competition, David Quigley has matured into a fine a

Published on 1 January 2007

Michael Quinn is a freelance music and theatre journalist based in Co. Down.

CD Reviews: Roger Doyle

CD Reviews: Roger Doyle

Baby Grand, BVHaast 1505 Search for listings of Roger Doyle’s Baby Grand on internet retail sites and you’ll find it variously filed under ‘jazz’, ‘modern classical’, ‘new age’, ‘pop/rock’, ‘musique...

Published on 1 January 2007

Michael Quinn is a freelance music and theatre journalist based in Co. Down.

CD Reviews: The West Ocean String Quartet & Matt Molloy

CD Reviews: The West Ocean String Quartet & Matt Molloy

The Guiding Moon, West Ocean Records, WORCD 101 The West Ocean String Quartet’s second CD exemplifies the continuing interest of musicians in extending the boundaries of traditional music, in this case framing the music within the context o

Published on 1 January 2007

Adrian Scahill is a lecturer in traditional music at Maynooth University.

chARTer 07

chARTer 07

There is now only six months to the Irish General Election. How can arts organisations make it work for them and us? The only way, argues Martin Murphy, is to pull together.

Published on 1 January 2007

Improvising the Voice of America

Improvising the Voice of America

Bob Gilmore discusses the upcoming RTÉ Living Music Festival with Artistic Director Ronan Guilfoyle.

Published on 1 January 2007

Bob Gilmore (1961–2015) was a musicologist, educator and keyboard player. Born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, he studied at York University, Queen's University Belfast, and at the University of California.

Between 2005 and 2012, Bob Gilmore published several articles in The Journal of Music, including seven significant profiles of Irish composers.

His books include Harry Partch: a biography (Yale University Press, 1998) and Ben Johnston: Maximum Clarity and other writings on music (University of Illinois Press, 2006), both of which were recipients of the Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP. He wrote extensively on the American experimental tradition, microtonal music and spectral music, including the work of such figures as James Tenney, Horațiu Rădulescu, Claude Vivier, and Frank Denyer. 

Bob Gilmore taught at Queens University, Belfast, Dartington College of Arts, Brunel University in London, and was a Research Fellow at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent. He was the founder, director and keyboard player of Trio Scordatura, an Amsterdam-based ensemble dedicated to the performance of microtonal music, and for the year 2014 was the Editor of Tempo, a quarterly journal of new music. His biography of French-Canadian composer Claude Vivier was published by University of Rochester Press in June 2014.

The Crack Goes On

The Crack Goes On

Writer, poet and flute-player Ciaran Carson remembers the traditional music group Planxty and reviews a recent book on the pioneering band.

Published on 1 January 2007

Ciaran Carson is a poet, prose writer, translator and flute-player, and the author of Last Night’s Fun, a book about Irish traditional music. He is is Professor of Poetry at Queen’s University Belfast.

Notes

Notes

JMI WINS DESIGN AWARD Simon O’Connor has won the ‘Designer of the Year’ award at the PPAI national magazine awards for his redesign of the JMI.

Published on 1 January 2007

Editorial: The Public

Editorial: The Public

Just as this issue is going to print, the Arts Council has published its report, The Public and the Arts 2006, providing a snapshot of the behaviour and attitudes of Irish people as regards the arts.

Published on 1 January 2007

Toner Quinn is Editor of The Journal of Music. His personal website is www.tonerquinn.com.