Investing in Tradition European audiences have been offered African music as a kind of dichotomy, i.e. either very traditional rural acoustic music or urban dance bands, with very little in between. This article looks at the way in which one African musician, Chartwell Dutiro, has subverted this polarity.
Music and Nationalism: Part 2 In the second part of his review of Musical Constructions of Nationalism, a new book edited by Michael Murphy and Harry White, Patrick Zuk discusses the ideas on music and Irish cultural history of musicologist Harry White.
Music and Nationalism: Part 1 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 Myths, misinterpretations and the quixotoc nature of Ravel's personality.
Anúna: Fifteen Years On The story behind Ireland's renowned choir.
Live Reviews: Gig! – Crash Ensemble 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 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 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 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' An interview with singer-songwriter Jimmy Crowley