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The Changing Face of Music Education in Ireland Barry Burgess Barry Burgess presents an overview of his experiences in music education in Northern Ireland.
The Centre for Political Song Steve McGrail A report from the new Centre for Political Song in Glasgow Caledonian University.
Compact Discord Geoff Wallis The conclusion of a critic after trawling through 2000 CDs of Irish traditional music.
Jane O'Leary's Apart/Together Declan Townsend A fly on the wall view of the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet's rehearsals for Jane O'Leary's new work Apart/Together.
About the 2" and No. 3 Fergus Johnston A review of Contemporary Music from Ireland Volume Three from the Contemporary Music Centre.
Third-level Jazz: The Situation in Ireland Third-level Jazz: The Situation in Ireland Ronan Guilfoyle Ronan Guilfoyle makes the case for third-level jazz education in Ireland.
Humpty Dumpty and Acoustic Bicycles Terry Moylan Terry Moylan replies to Rossa Ó Snodaigh's article in the last JMI on the concept of 'Nua Traditional' music.
Third-level Music and the Leaving Certificate Barra Boydell Lecturer in Music in NUI Maynooth, Barra Boydell discusses the slide in standards in third-level music in Ireland.
The Myth of Traditional Music's Popularity Hammy Hamilton Flute player Hammy Hamilton counters the view that traditional music is widely popular in Ireland.
Life on the Ground (or How to survive a less than glorious music career) Patsy O'Brien Singer songwriter Patsy O'Brien tells it like it is...

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