November/December 2003

Letters: JMI's 3rd Birthday

Letters: JMI's 3rd Birthday

Dear Editor,As JMI reaches its third birthday, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on the excellent contribution it has made to the music scene in Ireland.

Published on 1 November 2003

Benjamin Dwyer is a guitarist and composer and the author of 'Different Voices: Irish Music and Music in Ireland'. He is Professor of Music at Middlesex University's School of Media and Performing Arts.

CD Reviews: An Tobar Glé - Neil Mulligan

CD Reviews: An Tobar Glé - Neil Mulligan

Neil Mulligan – An Tobar Glé– Shore Records SCD 1049One of the driving influences in the development of traditional music is the process of transmission. Maybe transmission is not always how it looks and feels at first hand – within...

Published on 1 November 2003

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

Letters: Music and Nationalism

Letters: Music and Nationalism

Dear Editor,What dreary horror to see Patrick Zuk occupying 30 per cent of a 34-page magazine again (JMI, July/August 2003). In this format the potential wisdom of his words becomes just an unmemorable gripe, however revelatory.

Published on 1 November 2003

Fintan Vallely lectures in traditional music at Dundalk Institute of Technology. He is author of several biographical and ethnographic books on the music, and is editor of the A-Z reference work Companion to Irish Traditional Music.