March/April 2001

A Bouncer's Viewpoint

A Bouncer's Viewpoint

Composer and Director of the concert series Mostly Modern, Benjamin Dwyer, discusses performance issues in the contemporary music scene.

Published on 1 March 2001

Benjamin Dwyer is a guitarist and composer and the author of 'Different Voices: Irish Music and Music in Ireland'. He is Professor of Music at Middlesex University's School of Media and Performing Arts.

My Music is A Four-Letter Word ('Ceol')

My Music is A Four-Letter Word ('Ceol')

Composer Frank Corcoran's 'Borrisokane Transcendental Theory of Truth' in music.

Published on 1 March 2001

Since 1983 Frank Corcoran has been Professor of Composition and Theory in the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Hamburg. His CDs include Mad Sweeney (BBM 1026) and Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, & 4 (Marco Polo 8.225107).Frank Corcoran is guest composer and artistic director at the Sligo Contemporary Music Festival, full details of which appear on the back cover of The JMI. Since 1983 Frank Corcoran has been professor of composition and theory in the Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik und darstellende Kunst, Hamburg. His CDs include Mad Sweeney (BBM 1026) and Symphonies Nos. 2,3 & 4 (Marco Polo 8.225107)

Traditional Music in the New Scotland

Traditional Music in the New Scotland

Musician Steve McGrail looks at the prospects for traditional music in Scotland after Scottish devolution.

Published on 1 March 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.