September/October 2005

Letters: Looking for the Irish Bartók

Letters: Looking for the Irish Bartók

Dear Editor,A ghost haunts the JMI – the ghost of the Irish Bartók. When last seen some years back, this fearsome spectre was safely tucked in his tomb, a sprig of garlic in his gob and a shamrock up each hairy nostril.

Published on 1 September 2005

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...'.

Letters: Looking for the Irish Bartók

Letters: Looking for the Irish Bartók

Dear EditorI applaud David Flynn’s search for the ‘Irish Bartók’, and I agree with almost everything he says, but I am afraid his ideas don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell. On one side are people who say ‘Irish...

Published on 1 September 2005

Richard Pine, Director of the Durrell School of Corfu, is a former Concerts Manager in RTÉ. He is the author and editor of books on Irish music history and of definitive studies of Oscar Wilde, Brian Friel and Lawrence Durrell.

Editorial: Influences

Editorial: Influences

I am sure that our lead article will ring a bell with anyone who has ever tried to explain their area of musical speciality to someone with entirely different musical interests.

Published on 1 September 2005

Toner Quinn is Editor of The Journal of Music. His personal website is www.tonerquinn.com.

Where do we go from here?

Where do we go from here?

Music schools, the IAMS and music education in Ireland.

Published on 1 September 2005

Ita Beausang has recently retired from the School of Music and Drama in the Dublin Institute of Technology, where she held various teaching and administrative positions. Her research interests include music education in Ireland, Anglo-Irish music and music criticism.