March/April 2006

Not Icons but Jewels

Not Icons but Jewels

Not Icons but Jewels

Currently experiencing an upsurge in the popularity of its folk music – termed ‘the second folk revival’ – English society is at the same time attempting to address the issue of national identity.

Published on 1 March 2006

Chris Wood’s most recent solo recording is The Lark Descending (R.U.F. Records). Visit his website: www.englishacousticcollective.org.uk 

'Octets have a habit of growing into symphony orchestras'

'Octets have a habit of growing into symphony orchestras'

A review of Richard Pine's book Music and Broadcasting in Ireland.

Published on 1 March 2006

Barra Boydell is Senior Lecturer in Music at NUI Maynooth and currently holds a Senior Research Fellowship from the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. He is Hon. Secretary of the Society for Musicology in Ireland and has published widely on the history of music in Ireland. He is general editor, with Harry White, of the Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland to be published by UCD Press, Dublin. 

Live Reviews: Temple Bar Trad 2006, Festival Concerts – Thursday & Friday

Live Reviews: Temple Bar Trad 2006, Festival Concerts – Thursday & Friday

Various venues, Temple Bar, Dublin, 26-29 January 2006Although Dublin has the greatest concentration of traditional musicians in the country, Temple Bar Trad, which took place over the last weekend in January, was the first broad-based fest

Published on 1 March 2006

Toner Quinn is Editor of The Journal of Music. His personal website is www.tonerquinn.com.

Live Reviews: Horizons – Roger Doyle

Live Reviews: Horizons – Roger Doyle

NCH, Dublin, 24 January 2006Thea Musgrave – Memento Vitae; Doyle – Four Sketches for Orchestra; Raymond Deane – Embers; Doyle – Fragments from These Unsolved Mysteries; Doyle – All the Rage.RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra,...

Published on 1 March 2006

Benedict Schlepper-Connolly is a composer and a director of Ergodos, a production company and record label. schlepperconnolly.com

A Tradition Flowering

A Tradition Flowering

Tradition in the midst of a flowering in Come West Along The Road, a DVD of traditional music from the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

Published on 1 March 2006

Niall Keegan is a traditional flute player and Associate Director at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.

Editorial: Images of England

Editorial: Images of England

For all the ties that bind Ireland to England – not least in family and employment – it remains in our perception a force to be pushed against. In this jostling, there are expressions of English culture which we are prone to overlook.

Published on 1 March 2006

Toner Quinn is Editor of The Journal of Music. His personal website is www.tonerquinn.com.

Notes

Notes

AOSDÁNA ELECT LUNNYDonal Lunny has been elected to Aosdána, the Irish state-sponsored academy of artists. The influential musician, arranger and producer is the first professional traditional musician to be elected to this body.

Published on 1 March 2006