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Pie Jesu – National Chamber Choir Fergus Johnston A review by composer Fergus Johnston of a new CD of contemporary Irish music.
The Art Problem Desmond Fennell We have an 'art problem', argues Irish writer Desmond Fennell.
The Sligo Festival of Contemporary Music, November 24-26, 2000 Frank Corcoran A preview of the Sligo Festival of Contemporary Music by Artistic Director and composer Frank Corcoran.
Pure Bodhran – The Definitive Collection Toner Quinn A review of a CD compilation by Robbie Harris of leading bodhrán players.
Bird - Ronan Guilfoyle and Lingua Franca Hugh O'Neill A CD review by trumpeter Hugh O'Neill of a new recording by jazz bassist Ronan Guilfoyle with his band Lingua Franca.
Death of the Concert? John McLachlan Composer John McLachlan asks what needs to change in the modern concert.
The Companion to Irish Traditional Music – edited by Fintan Vallely Toner Quinn A review of a the first enyclopaedia of Irish traditional music.
The Composer as Prophet? The Composer as Prophet? Ian Wilson Where are our prophets today, asks composer Ian Wilson.

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