Live Reviews: The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant Gerald Barry – The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant – Friday 27 September 2002, world premiere, RTÉ Music Commission / National Symphony Orchestra / Gerard Markson, conductor / Orla Boylan, soprano / Mary Plazas, soprano
Why Séamus? Séamus Ennis, Traditional Music, and Irish Cultural History.
The Critic? Who Cares? The Role of the Classical Music Critic in Ireland.
Live Reviews: Ronan Guilfoyle's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Ronan Guilfoyle’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, with Conor Linehan (piano) and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra (Laurent Wagner, conductor) on 16 August 2002. On Friday 16th August, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra played the world premier of Ronan...
The MEND Report What next for Irish music education?
Funding for Opera and The Arts Plan The huge cost of old operas limits funding for every other music activity in this country, argues composer Roger Doyle.
Songs of Irish Rebellion A review of the re-issued Songs of Irish Rebellion: Irish Political Street Ballads and Rebel Songs, 1780-1900, by Georges Denis Zimmermann.
RTÉ's First RTÉ Living Music Festival 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.
What We Won't Tell the Visitors this Summer Traditional musicians and Aosdána.
Knocking on the Castle Door: A Place for Traditional Music at Third Level? Making the case for traditional music as an independent area of study in the Irish education system.