May/June 2003

Don't Expect a Seachange in Music Education...

Don't Expect a Seachange in Music Education...

Don't Expect a Seachange in Music Education...

Raymond Deane reflects on what happened next when his piece Seachanges (with danse macabre) was selected for inclusion in the Leaving Certificate examination.

Published on 1 May 2003

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...'.

Tobar an Dualchais

Tobar an Dualchais

Getting music back to the community...

Published on 1 May 2003

Steve McGrail was a singer, musician and writer from Scotland. He wrote several articles for The Journal of Music and was a great supporter of the magazine from its very first issue. Steve sadly died on 11 May 2016, aged 69.

A Reply to Bob Quinn & Jean-Yves Bériou

A Reply to Bob Quinn & Jean-Yves Bériou

This is a reply to two articles, by Bob Quinn and Jean-Yves Bériou, which appeared in the March/April issue of JMI. The review referred to by Lillis Ó Laoire appeared in the Jan/Feb issue.

Published on 1 May 2003

Lillis Ó Laoire is a sean-nós singer from Gort A' Choirce, Co. Donegal, who teaches courses in Irish language, folklore and Celtic Civilisation in the School of Irish, NUI Galway. His book On a Rock in the Middle of the Ocean: Songs and Singers in Tory Island has just been published in Ireland by Cló Iar-Chonnachta in association with Scarecrow Press.

Live Reviews: Composers' Choice – Whispering Gallery

Live Reviews: Composers' Choice – Whispering Gallery

NCH, 14th April 2003Elaine Clarke (vn), Malachy Robinson (db), Roy Holmes (pf), Ruth Hickey (b.cl), Kate Ellis (vc), and the Elysium TrioJürgen Simpson – Piano Piece I Simon O’Connor – Dedicated to Death Donnacha Costello – r.i.3.1...

Published on 1 May 2003

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