The seventh Irish Culture Night takes place on Friday, 21 September, with free cultural events across the island in thirty-four regions.
Alvina Grosu has been appointed to the Arts Council position, in which she will implement a scheme that examines diversity in artists' work and people's experience of the arts.
Adam Harper examines whether the concept of 'new music' makes sense in the twenty-first century, and discusses music's 'infinite' possibilities.
Stephen Graham listens to a range of new pop singles from artists such as Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen, and considers whether it makes sense to think of there being a traditional form of pop music.
Stephen Graham reflects on the nature of musicology as a discipline, particularly on its failure to gain a foothold in public debate, and considers the state of musicology in Ireland ahead of the symposium on the same subject at UCD on 4 Ap
Madonna's new single seen in light of the tendency she has displayed throughout her career for obsessive pursuit of the new.
The direct impact the new digital culture is having on music, in terms of access, dissemination and copyright, is well documented, but the indirect impact less so.
‘I mbliana ní raibh aon urraíocht ar fáil faraor, leis an tseachtain ealaíne is oidhreachta a reachtáil mar a bhíonns againn go hiondúil.’ Or, in English: ‘Unfortunately, no sponsorship was...
"The story of how Cowell came to love ‘Jedward’ is the story of how capital, given enough time, consumes even that which appears to be inconsumable." Despite its cheapness, music is the winner in The X Factor, argues Stephen Graha
The search for a sustainable business model for the producing and selling of music in the digital age persists, but it is crippled by a narrow view of the internet.
Barra Ó Séaghdha discovers that music is a curious medicine
For nine years, I have been poised as a magazine publisher, ready to leap into the virtual world entirely. From about 2006, I was expecting it every month. It has yet to happen.
Classical/Early CD Review Andrew McGregor Sat, 9:00am www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview/Classical Collection Sarah Walker Mon–Fri, 10:00am www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/classicalcollection Composer of the Week Donal...
Those interested in our cultural space must abandon the fashionably apolitical, argued former Labour TD and Minister for the Arts and now President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, writing in 2001.