March/April 2004

Good Listeners

Good Listeners

New albums by The Tap Room Trio (Jesse Smith, Harry Bradley and John Blake) and Mick O'Brien and Caomhín Ó Raghallaigh.

Published on 1 March 2004

Dermot McLaughlin is a fiddle player and currently Chairman of the Irish Traditional Music Archive.

The Many Sides of the Drum

The Many Sides of the Drum

A new book by Gary Hastings on the fife and Lambeg drum tradition of the North of Ireland.

Published on 1 March 2004

Dr Hammy Hamilton has been a professional flutemaker since 1979. He taught Irish music at UCC and WIT, and was a Fulbright scholar at UCLA. Currently he is an independent academic, living and working in the West Cork gaeltacht. He is the author of The Irish Fluteplayer's Handbook.

Sirs William, Jack and Thomas...

Sirs William, Jack and Thomas...

In an extract from a major new book, The Cork Choral Festival 1954-2004, edited by Ruth Fleischmann, Irish composer Seoirse Bodley shares his memories of the Festival’s seminar on contemporary music through the years as well as his experien

Published on 1 March 2004

Seoirse Bodley is an Irish composer and Emeritus Professor at University College Dublin.