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Music and Nationalism: Part 1 Music and Nationalism: Part 1 Patrick Zuk In the first part of a two-part review of Musical Constructions of Nationalism, Patrick Zuk discusses the contributions of Michael Murphy and Joseph Ryan and the questions they raise about the influence of nationalist ideologies on musical composition in Ireland.
The Unknown Ravel The Unknown Ravel Garret Cahill Myths, misinterpretations and the quixotoc nature of Ravel's personality.
Anúna: Fifteen Years On Michael McGlynn The story behind Ireland's renowned choir.
Live Reviews: Gig! – Crash Ensemble Conor Kostick Project Arts Centre, Dublin20th December 2001The last concert given by Crash Ensemble as part of their residency at Project Arts Centre took place on Thursday 20th December. This concert programme epitomised the whole philosophy of Crash, combining Irish premiere...
Vox 21 & Judith Mok Judith Mok A preview by Judith Mok of her concert with Vox 21 on 28 March, 2002, at Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Foster Place, Dublin 2.
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'.

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