March/April 2003

Music in 17th and 18th Century Dublin: Part 2

Music in 17th and 18th Century Dublin: Part 2

In the second part of his survey of music in 17th and 18th century Dublin, Douglas Gunn looks at music publishers, instrument makers, and composers Richard Woodward and Philip Cogan.

Published on 1 March 2003

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.

Exotica Anonymous

Exotica Anonymous

A response Bob Quinn, the maker of the Atlantean films, which traced connections between Ireland and North Africa, to 'Sean-nós singing and exoticism', a review by Lillis Ó Laoire of two sean-nós singing CDs, which appeared in the

Published on 1 March 2003

Bob Quinn is a film-maker and writer. Visit conamara.org

Live Reviews: Vox 21

Live Reviews: Vox 21

Vox 21Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Dublin 2, 23rd January 2003Dwyer – Quasi una fantasia Boulez – Dérive I Carroll – Three Chunky Lumps Deane – March oubliée / Catacombs / Seachanges (with Danse Macabre) Mostly Modern...

Published on 1 March 2003

John McLachlan is a composer and member of Aosdána. www.johnmclachlan.info

The Community Music Debate

The Community Music Debate

The first ‘European Community Music Gathering’ takes place in the Irish World Music Centre, University of Limerick, on 28th-30th March 2003.

Published on 1 March 2003

Evelyn Grant lectures in Community Music and Flute Performance at the Cork School of Music. She is involved in a wide-range of community music projects, including Cork Music Works which provides performance opportunity for people with learning disability. As musical director of the Cork Pops Orchestra, she performs to over 20,000 young people annually. She presents the ‘Lyric Pitch’ every Saturday on Lyric FM.

Letters: A Eunuch's Shadow

Letters: A Eunuch's Shadow

Dear Editor,In his wide-ranging article on new music criticism (‘A Eunuch’s Shadow’, Jan/Feb 2003) composer Benjamin Dwyer challenges the role of the music critic in assessing new music through the medium of the newspaper review.

Published on 1 March 2003

Ita Beausang has recently retired from the School of Music and Drama in the Dublin Institute of Technology, where she held various teaching and administrative positions. Her research interests include music education in Ireland, Anglo-Irish music and music criticism.

Letters: The National Ear

Letters: The National Ear

A Eagarthóir,Richard Pine notes in his article ‘The National Ear’ that if the term ‘heritage music of Ireland’, rather than ‘traditional music’, was adopted as a title for our single-melody structured musical inheritance,...

Published on 1 March 2003

Rossa Ó Snodaigh plays percussion and whistles with Kíla.

Báidín Teoirice a d'Imigh go Toraigh

Báidín Teoirice a d'Imigh go Toraigh

A review of Ar Chreag i Lár na Farraige: Amhráin agus Amhránaithe i dToraigh, a new book by Lillis Ó Laoire on the song, music and dance of the Gaeltacht community of Tory Island.

Published on 1 March 2003

Antain Mac Lochlainn is from Coleraine Co. Derry, and has a Ph.D in Irish Studies from the University Of Ulster (1996). He was Irish langauge editor of The Irish Music Manuscripts of Edward Bunting, (Colette Maloney, ITMA, 2000).

The National Ear: Part 2

The National Ear: Part 2

The story so far: in the first extract from his book on music and broadcasting (JMI Vol. 3 No.

Published on 1 March 2003

Richard Pine, Director of the Durrell School of Corfu, is a former Concerts Manager in RTÉ. He is the author and editor of books on Irish music history and of definitive studies of Oscar Wilde, Brian Friel and Lawrence Durrell.