September/October 2003

CD Reviews: Séamus Quinn and Gary Hastings

CD Reviews: Séamus Quinn and Gary Hastings

Séamus Quinn and Gary Hastings Slán le Loch Éirne – Stories to Tell Cló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 152This is very fine recording from two excellent musicians. Séamus Quinn and Gary Hastings played a lot of music together while...

Published on 1 September 2003

Robbie Hannan is an uilleann piper and is Curator of Musicology at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.

CD Reviews: Kíla - Luna Park

CD Reviews: Kíla - Luna Park

KílaLuna Parkkíla recordsPushing boundaries, wrestling with the form, taking ‘liberties’ with the sacrosanct immutable tradition (mar dheá), fusing/fusion, hybridisation, attitude. These are some of the things that come to...

Published on 1 September 2003

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

Music in 18th-Century Cork

Music in 18th-Century Cork

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Published on 1 September 2003

Douglas Gunn specialises in early music and is perhaps best known for his work with the Douglas Gunn Ensemble. He has made a special study of music by Irish composers of the 17th and 18th centuries and has arranged, performed and recorded much of Carolan's music. He is also a composer.

Time for the State to Honour its Commitment

Time for the State to Honour its Commitment

Music Network – Ireland’s national music development organisation – has recently proposed an innovative system of national music education services based on national research.

Published on 1 September 2003

Martin Drury (Theatre Director and Arts Consultant) was the Independent Chairman of the Expert Advisory Group that oversaw the research and development of Music Network’s report. 

The Politics of Debate

The Politics of Debate

How discussion of culture and society is stymied

Published on 1 September 2003

John Waters is a journalist and editor and for the past twelve years has been a columnist with the Irish Times. He is the author of four books – Jiving at the Crossroads, Every Day Like Sunday?, Race of Angels: Ireland and the Genesis of U2 and An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Modern Ireland. He has also written several plays for stage and radio, including Long Black Coat, Easter Dues and Holy Secrets.