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Breaking the Sound Barriers: Why all the musical boxes? Tim Thurston There are only two things you can say about music, argues RTÉ lyric fm presenter Tim Thurston, ‘I like it’ or ‘I don’t like it’.
Music in the Primary School Music in the Primary School Forum for Music in Ireland A submission on music education to the Government from the Forum for Music in Ireland.
Golfballs Out, Containers In Donal MacErlaine A review of a new CD that comes from a project involving composers, furniture designers and clarinetist Paul Roe.
A Case in Point! Joe Brennan The art of getting your musical instrument onto a plane.
A Bouncer's Viewpoint Benjamin Dwyer Composer and Director of the concert series Mostly Modern, Benjamin Dwyer, discusses performance issues in the contemporary music scene.
Nua Traditional / Ceol Nua Dúchasach Rossa Ó Snodaigh Kíla multi-instrumentalist Rossa Ó Snodaigh suggests a new way of looking at traditional music practice today.
Lost in the Loop - Liz Carroll Ciarán Somers A review of a new CD by Irish-American fiddle-player and tune composer Liz Carroll.
Seachanges / Orchestral Music – Raymond Deane Axel Klein A review of two recent CDs by Irish composer Raymond Deane.
Singing Between the Cracks Bob Quinn Popular appeal should be none of the serious composer's business, argues film-maker Bob Quinn.

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