July/August 2001

The Centre for Political Song

The Centre for Political Song

A report from the new Centre for Political Song in Glasgow Caledonian University.

Published on 1 July 2001

Steve McGrail was a singer, musician and writer from Scotland. He wrote several articles for The Journal of Music and was a great supporter of the magazine from its very first issue. Steve sadly died on 11 May 2016, aged 69.

Compact Discord

Compact Discord

The conclusion of a critic after trawling through 2000 CDs of Irish traditional music.

Published on 1 July 2001

Geoff Wallis is a freelance writer on music and travel and co-author of The Rough Guides to Irish music, Dublin and Ireland.

Near Definitive Work on Carolan

Near Definitive Work on Carolan

A review of the reissue of Donal O'Sullivan's Carolan: The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper.

Published on 1 July 2001

Douglas Gunn specialises in early music and is perhaps best known for his work with the Douglas Gunn Ensemble. He has made a special study of music by Irish composers of the 17th and 18th centuries and has arranged, performed and recorded much of Carolan's music. He is also a composer.

About the 2" and No. 3

About the 2" and No. 3

A review of Contemporary Music from Ireland Volume Three from the Contemporary Music Centre.

Published on 1 July 2001

Fergus Johnston is a Dublin-based composer. His CD Ard Fhearta has just been released and is available in Tower Records, the National Concert Hall shop, and the Contemporary Music Centre.