A review of the recently published Music In Ireland.
In light of the arts council embarking on a consultation process in order to replace the Arts Plan 2002-2006, composer Roger Doyle offers his suggestions for improving and expanding current structures for music.
In response to composer Raymond Deane’s article, ‘Must Music be Accessible?’, which appeared in our July-August issue, we received a letter from the writer Desmond Fennell. We took the opportunity to ask both Raymond Deane and Desmond...
A review of a recent book on the Dublin composer.
CDS 2004Bohola, instrumental group, Bohola 4, Shanachie 78058Canny, Paddy, fiddle; P.J. Hayes, fiddle; Peter O’Loughlin, flute, Meet Paddy Canny, Dublin DU1003.
Introduction: A Flooding TideThe current rate of publication in Irish traditional music, especially of CDs, is unprecedented.
Three concerts in Dublin and a recent release of music by Ian Wilson.
Has the traditional session lost its way? Do traditional musicians still enjoy playing in pubs? Kíla whistle-player and percussionist Rossa Ó Snodaigh wonders why traditional musicians still do it...
There are so many different lines of musical questioning taken in this issue that it would be unwise of me to try and summarise them or somehow join up the ideas as an introduction.
Almost one hundred years have passed since the composition of the atonal works which were largely responsible for instigating musical modernism.