Introducing FACÉ 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? All good things are three – behold 'Corcoran's Law of Musical Thermodynamics'.
Draw the Bow – Malachy Bourke A review of fiddle player Malachy Bourke's solo CD.
The Next Best Sound to Silence: The ECM Story 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 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 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 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.
Passage Work: A Path Towards Stillness? Raymond Deane previews the premier of his Passage Work at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin, on 20 December 2001.
25 Years of Concorde The Director of the Irish new music ensemble Concorde looks back over the history of the group.
A Future for Irish Traditional Singing? New factors are affecting the silent spaces that singing used to fill – threatening the survival of popular singing.