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The Wynd You Know – Ronan Browne Ciarán Somers A review of uilleann piper Ronan Browne's first solo CD.
Notions of Notation Roger Doyle On the imperialist attitude taken by many classical musicians to music that is not notated.
The Composer in Society John McLachlan It is essential that composers place a proper value on their work – even if society is slow to do so...
Third-Level Music: A Reply to Barra Boydell Ronan Guilfoyle A reply to Barra Boydell's article in the last issue of JMI on music education at third level.
The Proposed Irish Academy for the Performing Arts Forum for Music in Ireland A submission to the Minister for Education and Science on the Irish Academy for the Performing Arts.
Near Definitive Work on Carolan Douglas Gunn A review of the reissue of Donal O'Sullivan's Carolan: The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper.
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.

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