Articles

Louis the First
Trailblazer and standard setter – with Louis Stewart's passing in August, Irish jazz has lost its most iconic figure, writes Ronan Guilfoyle.
From Bleeps and Bloops to the Epic Theme: The Rise of Video Game Music
Ahead of this weekend’s 2nd Dublin International Games Music Festival, iDIGmusicFest (29 April– 1 May), composer, conductor and festival founder Eimear Noone explores the extraordinary rise of video game music.
Which Political Party Should Get the Music Vote?
The Journal of Music looks at what the parties are promising for music.
When Stravinsky Came to Dublin in 1963
RTÉ orchestras will perform two nights of music by Stravinsky this weekend. We take the opportunity to look back on the composer's visit to Ireland in June 1963.
Will 2016 be a Turning Point for the Irish Harp?
Having a harp on our coins only really matters if we give meaning to that symbolism, writes Toner Quinn.
Time to Reignite the Fight for Music in 2016
RTÉ Lyric FM is in the news because of its schedule changes, but the strength of the response is a positive thing.
The Star of the Folk Revival
What was it about Micho Russell's music and performances that was so unique and compelling, and that made him into a star of the folk revival? Niall Keegan listens to a recent double-CD collection which includes a range of previously unpublished recordings.
Feeling and Thinking About Music
Alfred Brendel's new book is a reminder of how the really dedicated musician goes about things, writes John McLachlan.
The Walls Have Ears
Cellist Ernst Reijseger was among the improvisers featured at Bottlenote collective's recent performance during the Dublin Fringe. Anna Murray attended one of the six improvisations, which took place in a dilapidated Georgian house.
This is Curatorship
Since 2006, Louth Contemporary Music Society has been commissioning internationally renowned composers such as Arvo Pärt and Terry Riley, hosting ambitious concerts, and has issued several recordings. Garrett Sholdice listens to some of the promoter's most recent releases.