September/October 2002

RTÉ's First RTÉ Living Music Festival

RTÉ's First RTÉ Living Music Festival

A preview by Artistic Director Raymond Deane of the first RTÉ Living Music Festival on 2-27 October, 2002, at the Helix, Dublin 9, with Featured Composer Luciano Berio.

Published on 1 September 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...'.

Songs of Irish Rebellion

Songs of Irish Rebellion

A review of the re-issued Songs of Irish Rebellion: Irish Political Street Ballads and Rebel Songs, 1780-1900, by Georges Denis Zimmermann.

Published on 1 September 2002

Terry Moylan is a researcher and archivist with Na Píobairí Uilleann. He is the author of The Age of Revolution in the Irish Song Tradition 1776-1815.

Live Reviews: Ronan Guilfoyle's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

Live Reviews: Ronan Guilfoyle's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

Ronan Guilfoyle’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, with Conor Linehan (piano) and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra (Laurent Wagner, conductor) on 16 August 2002.

Published on 1 September 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).

Why Séamus?

Why Séamus?

Séamus Ennis, Traditional Music, and Irish Cultural History.

Published on 1 September 2002

Dr Christopher J. Smith is Assistant Professor of Music History and Literature at Texas Tech University School of Music in Lubbock, Texas, USA. His research interests are in traditional Irish music, American and twentieth-century music, vernacular music and culture, improvisation, and historical performance. He is the author of Celtic Backup for All Instrumentalists, and has published articles and presented papers on many topics in jazz, classical, and world musics.

The Critic? Who Cares?

The Critic? Who Cares?

The Role of the Classical Music Critic in Ireland.

Published on 1 September 2002

  Ian Fox wrote his first criticism for the Irish Times in 1969 and has been music critic of the Sunday Tribune since 1988. He is Irish correspondent for Opera (London) and Opera Canada, and is a member of the Critics' Circle, London. He founded and edited the first Irish classical music magazine, Counterpoint, in 1969. He is a Governor of the Royal Irish Academy of Music and a Council member of the Wexford Festival.

Letters: Look Who's Talking!

Letters: Look Who's Talking!

Dear Editor,There was always an old journalists’ pact that dog doesn’t eat dog and I am sorry to see that this has not penetrated to your journal. However, if Mr Barra Ó Séaghdha wishes to criticise other writers, he should first...

Published on 1 September 2002

  Ian Fox wrote his first criticism for the Irish Times in 1969 and has been music critic of the Sunday Tribune since 1988. He is Irish correspondent for Opera (London) and Opera Canada, and is a member of the Critics' Circle, London. He founded and edited the first Irish classical music magazine, Counterpoint, in 1969. He is a Governor of the Royal Irish Academy of Music and a Council member of the Wexford Festival.