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don't do PERMISSION ISN'T

The Music of Jennifer Walshe

'...free from every misfortune...'

'...free from every misfortune...'

Séamus Ennis' Travel Diaries

New Work Notes: The Life of Riley

New Work Notes: The Life of Riley

Terry Riley in Drogheda and Benjamin Dwyer's Guitar Concerto No. 2

In Safe Hands?

In Safe Hands?

Dermot McLaughlin discusses traditional music and the role of the Arts Council

Letters: Musical Texts of the Elite

Letters: Musical Texts of the Elite

Professor Leith Davis, Simon Fraser University, Canada, writes:First, my thanks for including a review of my Music, Postcolonialism and Gender in the May/June issue of JMI.

Letters: John Adams and Accessible Music

Letters: John Adams and Accessible Music

Dave Flynn, Spiddal, Co. Galway, writes:In his ‘New Work Notes’ column, John McLachlan has criticised music which he deems ‘simplistic’ or ‘accessible’. In his most recent article he reverts to Adorno-like extremes by stating:...

Letters: Traditional Music in a Music Education Movement

Letters: Traditional Music in a Music Education Movement

Dr Evelyn Grant, Chair, Forum for Music in Ireland/Fóram don Cheol in Éirinn, writes:Your editorial in the May-June issue outlines ‘two movements’ in music education in Ireland. You refer to the Forum for Music in Ireland and Music...

Letters: Traditional Music in a Music Education Movement

Letters: Traditional Music in a Music Education Movement

Gay McKeon, CEO, Na Píobairí Uilleann, Dublin 1, writes:Traditional Irish music is, for a variety of reasons, often banished to the margins of mainstream music debate.

Letters: Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland

Letters: Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland

Dr Barra Boydell, Co-General Editor, Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland, writes:I write on behalf of the editors and publishers of the Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland to express our surprise that you saw fit in the March-April issue of JMI

Notes

Notes

DOYLE WINS MAGISTERIUM AWARDIrish composer Roger Doyle has won the prestigious Magisterium Award at the Bourges International Electro-acoustic Music Competition in France for his work The Ninth Set.

Editorial: About the Money

Editorial: About the Money

What is new in the Arts Council’s relationship with the traditional arts?

Tom Munnelly at the Willie Clancy Summer School, Miltown Malbay, Clare, 1980

Tom Munnelly at the Willie Clancy Summer School, Miltown Malbay, Clare, 1980

Tom Munnelly at the Willie Clancy Summer School, Miltown Malbay, Clare, 1980

Traditional-song collector Tom Munnelly (second, left) with Clare traditional singers Tom Lenihan, Miltown Malbay; Kate Droney, Ballyvaughan; Martin Reidy, Connolly; and Michael ‘Straighty’ Flanagan, Inagh, at the Willie Clancy Summer Schoo

Letters: John Adams at the RTÉ Living Music Festival

Letters: John Adams at the RTÉ Living Music Festival

Ronan Guifoyle, Artistic Director of the 2007 RTÉ Living Music Festival, writes:I would like to respond to a couple of points about the RTÉ LMF made in the last issue of the JMI. First off, with regard to Barra Ó Séaghdha’s...

July - August Music Guide

July - August Music Guide

PERFORMANCES & FESTIVALS * performances start at 8pm unless specified otherwise CLASSICAL/CONTEMPORARY 30.6.07 – 8.7.07 West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry House, Bantry, Co.

Listings from the Contemporary Music Centre

Listings from the Contemporary Music Centre

Continued from JMI May–June 2007Works Received Feb–June 2007Barry, Gerald, La Plus Forte [n.d.], S-solo, 3333 4331 str, 2 actors. Oxford University Press.Bodley, Seoirse, Three Congregational Masses [1977-1981], cntr, unison voices, org.

Listings from the Irish Traditional Music Archive

Listings from the Irish Traditional Music Archive

Continued from JMI May–June 2007CDs PUBLISHED 2007Cór Thaobh a’ Leithid, singing in Irish, Siansaí. Traditional Gaelic Choir, Mac Giolla Bhríde DMGB002Dennehy, Tim, singing in English & Irish, Old Boots and Flying Sandals,...

Live Reviews: Galway Early Music Festival: The Irish Consort / Red Priest

Live Reviews: Galway Early Music Festival: The Irish Consort / Red Priest

The Life and Times of Grace O’Malley, the 16th Century-Century Irish Pirate Queen Augustinian Church, Galway, 17 May 2007Pirates of the BaroqueSt Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway, 18 May 2007 In spite of the Arts Council’s mind-numbingly

Live Reviews: Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill & Bill Frisell

Live Reviews: Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill & Bill Frisell

The Hayes/Cahill brand has extended far beyond the conventional audience for traditional music, a fact that makes them natural candidates for crossover experiments such as the recent series of gigs with guitarist Bill Frisell.

Live Reviews: 12 Points! Festival: Light Airborne / Dimitar Bodurov / Nils Berg

Live Reviews: 12 Points! Festival: Light Airborne / Dimitar Bodurov / Nils Berg

Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 227 April 2007Improvised Music Company’s 12 Points!

CD Reviews: Phil Ware Trio

CD Reviews: Phil Ware Trio

In Our Own TimePewter Music (689076561365)The English pianist Phil Ware is a familiar figure on the Irish jazz scene.

CD Reviews: Ian Wilson

CD Reviews: Ian Wilson

VeerRiverrun Records RVRCD77The Callino QuartetWith a playing time of just one hour, this concentrated clutch of three string quartets and a suite of ‘elegiac pieces’ offers itself up as a clenched fist of a programme that the listener must

CD Reviews: Donnacha Dennehy

CD Reviews: Donnacha Dennehy

Elastic Harmonic NMC D133 Joanna MacGregor, Tatiana Koleva, Crash Ensemble, ensemble Intégrales, Darragh Morgan, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra/Gavin Maloney The direction at the beginning of the score for Glamour Sleeper, the track that

CD Reviews: Aoife Granville

CD Reviews: Aoife Granville

Sráid Eoin ShuffleAG001This solidly traditional album comes from an interesting musician – Aoife Granville is a typically bimusical traditional player, with a long history of involvement in art music in addition to her deep roots within loc

CD Reviews: Niamh Ní Charra

CD Reviews: Niamh Ní Charra

Ón Dá Thaobh/From Both SidesImeartas Records IMCD001An apt title reflects Ní Charra’s fluency and proficiency on both concertina and fiddle, as well as her ability to fluidly slide between different refractions of the music. The...

CD Reviews: Cór Thaobh a’ Leithid

CD Reviews: Cór Thaobh a’ Leithid

Cór Thaobh a’ Leithid, called for a hill that divides the parish of Gaoth Dobhair from Cloich Cheannfhaola in North-West Donegal, is described as a traditional Gaelic choir. Formed by Doiminic Mac Giolla Bhríde, a young local sean-nós...

Sketches of Spain

Sketches of Spain

Sligo New Music Festival 2007 · Contemporary Music from Spain