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Another Partial Portrait Raymond Deane A review of Portrait of the Irish Artist directed by Seán Ó Mordha and broadcast on RTÉ 1 on 16 December 2001.
A Profile of Angel Climent Séamas de Barra The Irish Youth Choir has recently launched This Is My Will, a CD of sacred choral music by Angel Climent, the Spanish-born composer who has lived and worked in Cork for the past forty years. Séamas de Barra outlines his career and tells the story of how he came to Cork.
'It's getting bland, and Ireland was never bland' Steve McGrail An interview with singer-songwriter Jimmy Crowley
Introducing FACÉ Steve Cooney A new affiliation of traditional musicians, singers and poets has just had two of its members – Dónal Lunny and Liam Ó Maonlaí – elected to the board of IMRO. Renowned musician and producer Steve Cooney introduces FACÉ – Filí, Amhráinithe agus Ceoltóirí na h-Éireann.
Do Dolmen's Lament? Frank Corcoran All good things are three – behold 'Corcoran's Law of Musical Thermodynamics'.
Draw the Bow – Malachy Bourke Peter Woods A review of fiddle player Malachy Bourke's solo CD.
The Next Best Sound to Silence: The ECM Story The Next Best Sound to Silence: The ECM Story Tim Thurston For over 30 years the Munich based record label ECM have issued a unique series of recordings which, says Tim Thurston, have not only redefined jazz, but have changed the face of contemporary music.
Live Reviews: Corcoran, Ligeti, Leyendecker, and Hamel Conor Kostick Corcoran, Ligeti, Leyendecker, and Hamel – Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin, 14 October 2001The ‘Sundays at noon’ concert series at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art provide a rare and very welcome opportunity to hear contemporary...
'Bímse ag Seinnt Ceoil: A 1965 Interview with Seán Ó Riada 'Bímse ag Seinnt Ceoil: A 1965 Interview with Seán Ó Riada Nollaig Ó Gadhra As a student in UCC in the sixties, Nollaig Ó Gadhra gained a unique interview with Seán Ó Riada which was subsequently published in a college journal. On the thirtieth anniversary of his death on 3 October 1971 we republish the interview here.
Time to Kill off the Revival Toner Quinn Irish traditional music still lives under the shadow of the folk revival myth of the 1960s and 1970s, but more and more we will find that our music today will make no sense to folk revival thinking or language.

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