July/August 2005

Banners, Turf and Liquefied Gas

Banners, Turf and Liquefied Gas

Banners, Turf and Liquefied Gas

New recordings and writings by Tommy Sands, Gerry O'Connor, Harry Bradley, Paul O'Shaughnessy and Paul Brock.

Published on 1 July 2005

Fintan Vallely lectures in traditional music at Dundalk Institute of Technology. He is author of several biographical and ethnographic books on the music, and is editor of the A-Z reference work Companion to Irish Traditional Music.

Clasaiceach agus Gaelach: 'Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire' le Peadar Ó Riada

Clasaiceach agus Gaelach: 'Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire' le Peadar Ó Riada

Clasaiceach agus Gaelach: 'Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire' le Peadar Ó Riada

Go stairiúil, ní mórán de cheangal atá idir an Ghaeilge ná an Ghaeltacht agus ceol clasaiceach de bharr deighilt aicme agus tíreolaíochta. Iontas na n-iontas mar sin go bhfuil ceoltóir/cumadóir...

Published on 1 July 2005

Deirdre Ní Chonghaile is a PhD student in UCC’s Music Department. Her thesis is on the music and song of the Aran Islands. 

Letters: RTÉ lyric fm

Letters: RTÉ lyric fm

Dear Editor,The more the Head of RTÉ lyric fm Aodán Ó Dubhghaill defends that station’s position on its broadcasting of Irish music in the last issue of the JMI, the more he exposes the weaknesses of his arguments. Five per cent...

Published on 1 July 2005

Roger Doyle is a Dublin-based Irish composer working in electronic music.

Letters: RTÉ Living Music Festival 2005

Letters: RTÉ Living Music Festival 2005

Dear Editor,Kevin O’Connell boasts that ‘there was more than twice as much music by Henze in the 2005 Festival as there was by Boulez in the 2004 “Boulez Festival”’. However, there never was a ‘Boulez Festival’....

Published on 1 July 2005

Raymond Deane is a composer, pianist, author and activist. Together with the violinist Nigel Kennedy, he is a cultural ambassador of Music Harvest, an organisation seeking to create 'a platform for cultural events and dialogue between internationals and Palestinians...'.