May/June 2002

Changes in Music Education in Ireland: Part 1

Changes in Music Education in Ireland: Part 1

Changes in Music Education in Ireland: Part 1

Ita Beausang charts the changes in music education in Ireland in instrumental tuition, music in schools, and third level music education.

Published on 1 May 2002

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.

Live Reviews: Imagination and Music

Live Reviews: Imagination and Music

Composer’s Choice: Jennifer Walshe', National Concert Hall, Dublin, 27 March 2002One of the concerts during Composer’s Choice week at the National Concert Hall was that selected by Jennifer Walshe.

Published on 1 May 2002

Conor Kostick is a writer and journalist. He is the author of Revolution in Ireland (1996) and, with Lorcan Collins, The Easter Rising (2000).

It's Just Town!

It's Just Town!

A review of a recent edition of Horizons on Lyric FM, in which John Schaeffer of WYNC Radio in New York was asked to take an outsider's look at the new music scene in Ireland.

Published on 1 May 2002

Raymond Deane is a composer, pianist, author and activist. Together with the violinist Nigel Kennedy, he is a cultural ambassador of Music Harvest, an organisation seeking to create 'a platform for cultural events and dialogue between internationals and Palestinians...'.

Letters: An Ideal Critic

Letters: An Ideal Critic

Dear Editor,As a great supporter of the JMI may I suggest an area of musical discourse that still needs to be more thoroughly addressed, now that you have established the magazine and have the space that the newspapers don't have for i

Published on 1 May 2002

Roger Doyle is a Dublin-based Irish composer working in electronic music.