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.
A review of Richard Pine's book Music and Broadcasting in Ireland.
Various venues, Temple Bar, Dublin, 26-29 January 2006Anyone who can play as Tommy Peoples can is entitled to operate by his own rules.
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
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,...
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co.
NCH, Dublin, 17 January 2006Lutoslawski – Musique Funèbre (á la mémoire de Béla Bartók); Agnew – Slasp; Kats-Chernin – Heaven is Closed; Agnew – Straight to the PointRTÉ National Symphony Orchestra;...
Serenade by Mick McAuley and Winifred Horan and Paul Dooley's Music from the Robert ap Huw Manuscript.
'Open form', Luigi Nono and Morton Feldman.
Is the idea of Irish culture we promote abroad ‘bogus’?
The Festival de Jazz et de Free Music in Mulhouse, France.
Tradition in the midst of a flowering in Come West Along The Road, a DVD of traditional music from the 1960s, 70s and 80s.
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.
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.
PERFORMANCES & FESTIVALS* performances start at 8pm unless specified otherwise6.3.06 Cassie Yukawa & Rosey Chan (piano duo), Linenhall Arts Centre Castlebar; 7.3.06 Tadhg Maher (song), Alan Colfer (guitar) & Michael Daly
Continued from JMI Jan-Feb 2006NEW WORKS RECEIVEDDECEMBER 2005–JANUARY 2006Ball, Derek, Equepieces , 2 tpt hn trb tuba; Meicnic Sreabhach , fl ob cl bn hn; At Time’s End , cl vn vc pf; Les Sentiers Étincelants , 3...
Continued from JMI Jan-Feb 2006CDS PUBLISHED 2005/2006Butcher, Eddie, singing in English, Adam in Paradise, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Irish Traditional Music Archive UFTM-ITMA101, 2005 (re-issue of EP)Cran, instrumental & voca
NCH, Dublin, 31 January 2006 Andrew Hamilton – Map; Volans – Cello Concerto; Stravinsky – Four Études for Orchestra; Volans – Strip-weaveRTÉ National Symphony Orchestra;Gavriel Lipkind, cello; Robert Houlihan, conductorThe...
Alliance Française, Dublin, 3 February 2006 As part of a drive to promote leading figures in Irish jazz, 2006 sees the Improvised Music Company running a series of concerts that feature an Irish musician performing in a complimentary intern
The Boom Boom Room, Dublin28 January 2006The Remote Viewing Workshops are a series of monthly nights organised by Wire Horizon, a Dublin-based collective of musicians and promoters (www.wirehorizon.com).