Manchester Camerata issue call for Composer in Residence

Manchester Camerata issue call for Composer in Residence

Manchester Camerata issue call for Composer in Residence

Up to two composers will be selected to take part in the residency, which runs until summer 2012.

The return of the Traditional Arts Project Award

The return of the Traditional Arts Project Award

We asked Paul Flynn, Head of Traditional Arts at the Arts Council, to elaborate on why this award was being reinstated, and what he hoped it would achieve.

To pull an eerie twist

To pull an eerie twist

Last month, we followed composer Judith Ring to a rehearsal of her new work 'To pull an eerie twist' in Dublin's Liberties.

Proposals sought for love:live music

Proposals sought for love:live music

Proposals sought for love:live music

Ireland's National Music Day, love:live music, will take place on Friday, 8 April this year. Run by Music Network and now in its second year, the day will feature over 100 free music events nationwide.

Ryan's Mammoth Collection Online

Ryan's Mammoth Collection Online

Ryan's Mammoth Collection Online

The Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA), Dublin, is making scores from its collection available online.

Vaughan Williams Memorial Library goes online

Vaughan Williams Memorial Library goes online

Vaughan Williams Memorial Library goes online

The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML), housed at the English Folk Dance and Song Society in London, is putting its catalogue online.

Development day for Artist in the Community Scheme

Development day for Artist in the Community Scheme

An impoverished existence

An impoverished existence

An impoverished existence

In my destroyed life, my family is all that is left, the last and final ray of light...

Highway of the New

Highway of the New

Highway of the New

Now that we no longer have a common practice in music, novelty moves in different directions and at different speeds, all depending on the context.

The Art of Sound Exhibition

The Art of Sound Exhibition

The Art of Sound Exhibition

Database of traditional music in Ireland

Database of traditional music in Ireland

EasyJet relax baggage restrictions for musicians

EasyJet relax baggage restrictions for musicians

International Council for Traditional Music conference

International Council for Traditional Music conference

Alan Pierson to direct Brooklyn Philharmonic

Alan Pierson to direct Brooklyn Philharmonic

Arts Council Music Commissions

Arts Council Music Commissions

National Music Education Programme

National Music Education Programme

National Music Education Programme

Hungarian artists appeal for protection of European values

Hungarian artists appeal for protection of European values

Hungarian artists appeal for protection of European values

Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2010 shortlist

Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2010 shortlist

Feedback on arts cuts in Northern Ireland

Feedback on arts cuts in Northern Ireland

Berliner Philharmoniker in 3D

Berliner Philharmoniker in 3D

Last day of voting in the Irish Music Awards

Last day of voting in the Irish Music Awards

Fund creative projects

Fund creative projects

How musical are you?

How musical are you?

The Space Programme

The Space Programme

Martin Hayes to judge competition via Skype

Martin Hayes to judge competition via Skype

Just Listening call for works

Just Listening call for works

Call for proposals at the Science Gallery

Call for proposals at the Science Gallery

Crash Ensemble seeks General Manager

Crash Ensemble seeks General Manager

New Editor announced by The Journal of Music

New Editor announced by The Journal of Music

Future Plans

Future Plans

Of the Earth

Of the Earth

12 Points! Stavanger, 11–14 Feb – Dublin’s 12 Points!

New Books

New Books

Richard Wagner: Self-Promotion and the Making of a Brand byNicholas Vazsonyi (Cambridge University Press) examines the innovativeways in which Wagner made himself a celebrity, promoting himself usingevery means available: autobiography, jou

Josephine Foster/Graphic as a Star

Josephine Foster/Graphic as a Star

Josephine Foster, Graphic as a Star, Firerecords (FIRE 136)

The Songs of Sandy Wright

The Songs of Sandy Wright

The Songs of Sandy Wright

Sandy Wright/Various Artists, The Songs of Sandy Wright, Navigator Recordings (Navigator 23)

Ensemble ICC

Ensemble ICC

Ensemble ICC, Daniel Bodwell (double bass), Emmet Byrne (oboe, cor anglais), National Concert Hall, Dublin, 9 December 2009

Ictus

Ictus

ictus, Flagey, Brussels, 3 December 2009

Will Vinson/Lage Lund Quartet

Will Vinson/Lage Lund Quartet

Will Vinson (alto saxophone), Lage Lund (guitar), Ben Street (bass), Jochen Rueckert (drums), JJ Smyth’s, Dublin, 17 January 2010

Snakes and Ladders

Snakes and Ladders

Snakes and Ladders; Daniel Figgis (drums), Cormac Figgis (bass), Roger Doyle (piano), Mark Scully (drums), Colum Jordan (bass), Brian Ó hUiginn (uilleann pipes), Conor Brady (guitar), Symphony Space, New York City, 8 January 2010

Ives Ensemble

Ives Ensemble

Ives Ensemble

Ives Ensemble, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, 19 December 2009

The Master

The Master

The Master

In New York and Dublin in the 1960s, Tony MacMahon lived with, played with and learned from uilleann piper Séamus Ennis.

After Franco

After Franco

After Franco

From the 1950s until the 1980s, Franco Luambo Makiadi and his TPOK Jazz orchestra profoundly shaped the sound of African music across the continent, and subsequently the popular music of the world through artists such as Paul Simon and Talk

Ghost Story

Ghost Story

Ghost Story

Arthur Russell, cellist and composer, was born in 1951. In 1973, he moved to New York City and lived in the same East Village apartment for almost twenty years.

Of the Ether

Of the Ether

Hard TimesKilliecrankie, Perthshire Highlands – It was during a production meeting for this issue that The Journal of Music learnt of the death of the folk singer Kate McGarrigle.

Image from the Archive

Image from the Archive

Image from the Archive

Patrick Byrne or Pádraig Ó Beirn (c.

Competitions

Competitions

Shakuhachi Chamber Music Composition Competition 2010, AustraliaDeadline: 26 February 2010Open to all composers. Works for shakuhachi with piano trio (piano, violin, cello), dur. 10-15 mins.

Online Radio Guide

Online Radio Guide

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...

Contemporary Music Centre

Contemporary Music Centre

LISTINGS FROM THE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CENTREContinued from Dec. 2009–Jan.

Irish Traditional Music Archive

Irish Traditional Music Archive

LISTINGS FROM THE IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC ARCHIVEContinued from Dec. 2009–Jan. 2010CDs PUBLISHED 2009Brady, Paul, singing in English, Welcome Here, Kind Stranger, PeeBee Music PBMCD018.

The Resistible Demise of Michael Jackson

The Resistible Demise of Michael Jackson

The Resistible Demise of Michael Jackson

Where did it all go right – and wrong – for Michael Jackson, asks Peter Rosser.

Bellowhead/Umbrellowhead

Bellowhead/Umbrellowhead

Bellowhead/Umbrellowhead

Bellowhead, Umbrellowhead, Megafone Records (Megafone 112)

Heather O'Donnell/Responses to Ives

Heather O'Donnell/Responses to Ives

Heather O’Donnell, Responses to Ives, Mode Records (Mode 211)

Fidil/3

Fidil/3

Fidil, 3, FID002CD

Cian Ó Cíobháin/An Taobh Tuathail

Cian Ó Cíobháin/An Taobh Tuathail

Cian Ó Cíobháin, An Taobh Tuathail, Vol. III, Psychonavigation (PSY 034)

Jennifer Walshe

Jennifer Walshe

Jennifer Walshe

XXX­_Live_Nude_Girls!!!, Mere Recordings (Mere002)

Radar: The Anarchy of Silence

Radar: The Anarchy of Silence

Radar: The Anarchy of Silence

Silent painting: Robert Rauschenberg’s White Painting (Three Panel) (1951) Barcelona – An exhibition on the life and work of the composer John Cage is running at the Museu D’Art Contemporani De Barcelona until 10 January 2010. It is...

LIFEM: Jenni Roditi / Andrew Poppy

LIFEM: Jenni Roditi / Andrew Poppy

LIFEM: Jenni Roditi / Andrew Poppy

Jenni Roditi / Andrew Poppy, LIFEM (London International Festival of Exploratory Music), Kings Place, London, 4 November 2009

Métier

Métier

Métier

Métier: Michael Buckley (saxophones), Justin Carroll (Fender Rhodes), Joe O’Callaghan (guitar), Ronan Guilfoyle (bass), Sean Carpio (drums), Cabinteely House, County Dublin, 15 October 2009

Dirty Projectors / Tune Yards

Dirty Projectors / Tune Yards

Dirty Projectors / Tune Yards

Dirty Projectors / Tune Yards, Whelan’s, Dublin, 16 September 2009

Inbox: Copyright Storm

Inbox: Copyright Storm

The full range of views currently being aired on the state of copyright and illegal downloading was starkly illustrated in the responses of Mike Hanrahan and Scott McLaughlin to my article (Aug–Sept).

Oddbox: Cyclone of Discord

Oddbox: Cyclone of Discord

Oddbox: Cyclone of Discord

In works by Leitch Ritchie and John Beverley Nichols, Barra Ó Séaghdha discovers why Indian music is not serious art – while China and Scotland have problems too.

Entrepreneur: Tom Rose

Entrepreneur: Tom Rose

Entrepreneur: Tom Rose

Origin early 19th cent. (denoting the director of a musical institution): from French, entreprendre, ‘undertake’

Of the Ether

Of the Ether

Of the Ether

This is really out there

Of the Earth

Of the Earth

Of the Earth

This is really happening

New Books

New Books

New Books

New York cellist and composer Arthur Russell Hold on to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973–1992 by Tim Lawrence (Duke University Press) is the first biography of the cellist and composer Arthur Russell, one of th

The Diary of Julie Fowlis

The Diary of Julie Fowlis

The Diary of Julie Fowlis

Julie Fowlis is a singer from North Uist, a small island in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland.

Radar: New Music Declaration

Radar: New Music Declaration

Radar: New Music Declaration

Composers at Artmusfair (l-r): Patrick Ager (authority on EU politics), Sarah Rodgers (composer, Chairman of British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors), David Stoll (composer, Board member of BASCA), John McLachlan (composer, Di

Christine Tobin

Christine Tobin

Christine Tobin

Christine Tobin, Jury’s Hotel, Cork, 6 October 2009

DEAF: Soap & Skin (Anja Plaschg)/Chip Shop Music/Paddy Glackin, Emer Mayock & Donal Siggins

DEAF: Soap & Skin (Anja Plaschg)/Chip Shop Music/Paddy Glackin, Emer Mayock & Donal Siggins

DEAF: Soap & Skin (Anja Plaschg)/Chip Shop Music/Paddy Glackin, Emer Mayock & Donal Siggins

Soap & Skin (Anja Plaschg), Button Factory, Dublin, 22 October 2009; Chip Shop Music, Ireland Institute, Dublin, 23 October 2009; Pastures New: Paddy Glackin, Emer Mayock and Donal Siggins, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dubli

Soundtracking Iraq

Soundtracking Iraq

Soundtracking Iraq

Music is no longer the preserve of artists protesting about war, it is now a key part of the sounds coming from the battlefield itself. Jonathan Pieslak, author of Sound Targets,reflects on the musical culture of soldiers in the Iraq war.

Radar: Tommy Potts/Synth Britannia

Radar: Tommy Potts/Synth Britannia

Radar: Tommy Potts/Synth Britannia

Paddy Glackin Cérbh é Tommy Potts?The life and music of an extraordinary traditional fiddle player from the twentieth century is set to be explored in a new six-part series on the Irish-language channel TG4. Cérbh É?, which...

To Copy is to Create

To Copy is to Create

To Copy is to Create

Copyright law is being used to protect outdated business models and is frustrating innovation. Creators should be embracing the freedom of the information age and exploring new opportunities, argues composer Scott McLaughlin

Books on Music

Books on Music

Books on Music

The Way We Listen Now, and Other Writings on Music by the music critic and composer Bayan Northcott, edited by Christopher Wintle, was published in May this year by Plumbago Books.

Recent Publications

Recent Publications

LISTINGS FROM THE IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC ARCHIVEContinued from The Journal of Music June–July 2009CDs PUBLISHED 2009Carey, Tom, concertina, Tom Carey, Glór GL0002Comhaltas Craobh na gComarach, instrumental & vocal, Cúil Cheoil, Comhalt

Online Radio

Online Radio

Classical/Early   CD Review Andrew McGregor Sat, 9:00am bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview/Classical Collection Sarah Walker Mon–Fri, 10:00am bbc.co.uk/radio3/classicalcollection Composer of the Week Donal Macleod Mon–Fri,...

Radar

Radar

Radar

U2 Donate 5M Euro to Music EducationMusic education in Ireland is to benefit from a substantial philanthropic gift of €5 million by U2 along with a further €2 million pledged by the Ireland Funds.

Recent Publications

Recent Publications

LISTINGS FROM THE IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC ARCHIVEContinued from The Journal of Music April–May 2009CDS PUBLISHED 2008–2009Blackthorn Band, instrumental & vocal group, The River that Runs Below, Hobgoblin Records HOBCD1009, 2008Burke, Ke

Online Radio Guide

Online Radio Guide

CLASSICAL/EARLYCD 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 Macleod Mon–Fri, 12:00pm www.bbc.co.uk

Radar

Radar

Radar

Seamus HeaneyHeaney in MusicAs part of a major celebration of Seamus Heaney’s 70th birthday, RTÉ has commissioned composers Rachel Holstead, Kevin O’Connell and Ian Wilson to write short pieces for the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet in response...

From the Editor

From the Editor

Welcome to the first issue of The Journal of Music.Our philosophy is simple: we look for the bigger picture in musical life, and we ask those at its coal face – musicians, composers and listeners – to write about it.We connect across genres

Festival Guide

Festival Guide

Ireland   Baltimore Fiddle Fair  Baltimore, Co. Cork 7.5.09 – 10.5.09  Ceardlann Earraigh  Celbridge, Co.Kildare 4.4.09  ceardlannearraigh.comCeiliúradh an Earraigh  Coleman Music Centre, Gurteen,...

Online Radio Guide

Online Radio Guide

Classical/EarlyCD Review – Andrew McGregor, Sat, 9am, www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview/Classical Collection – Sarah Walker, Mon–Fri, 10am, www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/classicalcollectionComposer of the Week – Donal Macleod, Mon–Fri, 12pm,...

Live Reviews: Sa Dingding

Live Reviews: Sa Dingding

Live Reviews: Sa Dingding

Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin24 August 2008Sa Dingding is something of a media phenomenon.

Online Radio Guide

Online Radio Guide

Classical/EarlyCD Review – Andrew McGregor, Sat, 9am, bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview/Classical Collection – Sarah Walker, Mon–Fri, 10am, bbc.co.uk/radio3/classicalcollectionComposer of the Week – Donal Macleod, Mon–Fri, 12pm, bbc.co.uk/radio3/co

Listings from the Irish Traditional Music Archive

Listings from the Irish Traditional Music Archive

Continued from JMI July–August 2008CDS PUBLISHED 2006–2008Boyle, Kathleen, piano accordion, singing in English & Irish, An Cailín Rua (The Red-Haired Girl), Boyle KTR001CD, 2008Brunel, Frank, & Vincent Rosinach, flute & fiddle,.

Live Reviews: Analog

Live Reviews: Analog

Live Reviews: Analog

Grand Canal Dock, Dublin18–20 July 2008Ports are multicultural. They are where the riches of the world arrive and dissipate.

Listings from the Contemporary Music Centre

Listings from the Contemporary Music Centre

Scores, CDs, Books & Articles

Listings from the Irish Traditional Music Archive

Listings from the Irish Traditional Music Archive

CDs, Books, Articles, Serials and DVDs

Notes

Notes

JMI Blog and Podcast; Tradition:DL; lyric fm Composer in Residence; Anna Livia Opera; Sligo Jazz; Scoil Na gCláirseach; Philip Glass in Ireland; Write for JMI

Notes

Notes

Notes

Pauline Oliveros, appearing in Cork in July Quiet Music FestivalThe Quiet Music Festival is a new festival of experimental music running from 29 June to 6 July in Cork.

Listings from the Contemporary Music Centre

Listings from the Contemporary Music Centre

Continued from JMI March–April 2008Works Received, February 2008 – April 2008Ball, Derek, Un amour de Carolan [2008], vc. Ballooning and Bathyscaphing [2007], fl hrp [Irish]. Mettre de l’ambiance 3 [2007], 2 vn va vc. The Woods Around Me...

Listings from the Irish Traditional Music Archive

Listings from the Irish Traditional Music Archive

Continued from JMI March–April 2008CDs Published 2007–2008Ainslie, Ross, & Jarlath Henderson, Border pipes, whistles, & uilleann pipes, low whistle, Partners in Crime, Vertical Records VERTCD085, 2008Ardellis Ceili Band, instrumenta

Notes

Notes

Notes

Paul Hillier (Photo: Benjamin Ealovega) Traditional Musician of the YearFiddle player Martin Hayes has been named TG4 Traditional Musician of the Year.

Live Reviews: The Necks / Paul G. Smyth

Live Reviews: The Necks / Paul G. Smyth

Live Reviews: The Necks / Paul G. Smyth

Daghdha Space, Limerick3 November 2007Chris Abrahams’ hands rest silently on the piano keys, hesitate, reconsider, retreat. A second attempt to begin reveals a single tone, repeated with a silver care, racing ahead and pulling back.

Live Reviews: Remembering Ligeti Festival

Live Reviews: Remembering Ligeti Festival

Liberty Hall Theatre/NCH, Dublin9-11 November 2007György Ligeti was still alive when Benjamin Dwyer had the idea of dedicating a festival to his work; Ligeti had been dead for over a year when the idea eventually came to fruition.

Live Reviews: DEAF

Live Reviews: DEAF

Various venues, Dublin25-29 October 2007Confucius said: ‘Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.’ After last year’s focus on Ireland, this year’s Dublin Electronic Arts Festival turned its gaze eastwards, its theme being...

Live Reviews: Cork Jazz Festival

Live Reviews: Cork Jazz Festival

Various venues, Cork26-29 October 2007The Cork Jazz Festival, held as usual over the October bank holiday weekend, celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, giving jazz fans and more casual attendees its customary selection of challenging

Live Reviews: Eliza Carthy

Live Reviews: Eliza Carthy

Spiegeltent, Queen’s University, Belfast21 October 2007The woman who was going to drag English folk music into the twenty-first century was at the Belfast Festival at Queen’s in Autumn, but watching the middle-aged and middle-class – that..

Live Reviews: Marie Keyrouz and her Vocal Ensemble of Peace

Live Reviews: Marie Keyrouz and her Vocal Ensemble of Peace

Live Reviews: Marie Keyrouz and her Vocal Ensemble of Peace

St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick15 November 2007There are rare moments when one is transported far from the loud buzz of now and flung helplessly and totally into another age.

CD Reviews: Zoid

CD Reviews: Zoid

CD Reviews: Zoid

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