Tracing connections between North African and Celtic culture.
A preview by Artistic Director Raymond Deane of the first RTÉ Living Music Festival on 2-27 October, 2002, at the Helix, Dublin 9, with Featured Composer Luciano Berio.
A review of the re-issued Songs of Irish Rebellion: Irish Political Street Ballads and Rebel Songs, 1780-1900, by Georges Denis Zimmermann.
The huge cost of old operas limits funding for every other music activity in this country, argues composer Roger Doyle.
What next for Irish music education?
Ronan Guilfoyle’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, with Conor Linehan (piano) and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra (Laurent Wagner, conductor) on 16 August 2002.
Séamus Ennis, Traditional Music, and Irish Cultural History.
Barra Ó Cinnéide's new book, Riverdance: The Phenomenon, presents a market idea of self-confidence – 'now you have it – now you don't'.
The Role of the Classical Music Critic in Ireland.
Dear Editor,Like Barra Ó Séaghdha, I too lament the demise of Fintan Vallely’s excellent traditional music column in the Sunday Tribune. However, I might point out that there’s still a dedicated space (albeit an increasingly small...
Dear Editor,There was always an old journalists’ pact that dog doesn’t eat dog and I am sorry to see that this has not penetrated to your journal. However, if Mr Barra Ó Séaghdha wishes to criticise other writers, he should first...
Dear Editor,Axel Klein’s letter in the last edition of the JMI, which censures both the manner and force of Patrick Zuk’s review of Musical Constructions of Nationalism, struck me as being distinctly odd.
Dear Editor,In his letter to the last issue of the JMI, Axel Klein does not address a single point in Patrick Zuk’s review of Musical Constructions of Nationalism.
Dear Editor,I was intrigued by Axel Klein's response to Patrick Zuk's review of Harry White’s writings on music and nationalism. It is noteworthy that Dr Klein does not take issue with any specific point raised by Zuk.
Dear Editor,Given how pertinent the issue of nationalism is for all who are interested in Irish cultural life, a lively discussion in these pages on the subject would have been welcome in the wake of my recent review of Musical Construction