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MacMahon from Clare – Tony MacMahon MacMahon from Clare – Tony MacMahon Toner Quinn A review of accordion player Tony MacMahon's first solo recording in over thirty years.
Babel – Roger Doyle Aad van Nieuwkerk A review of Roger Doyle's magnum opus – his five-CD Babel.
Harmonica – Mick Kinsella Joe Brennan A review of harmonica vituroso Mick Kinsella's first CD.
Death of a Medium Roger Doyle Composer Roger Doyle on the death of a beautiful art form.
Guitaracism and other stories ... Joe Brennan A review of a new book on guitar accompaniment in traditional Irish music.
Pie Jesu – National Chamber Choir Fergus Johnston A review by composer Fergus Johnston of a new CD of contemporary Irish music.
The Art Problem Desmond Fennell We have an 'art problem', argues Irish writer Desmond Fennell.
The Sligo Festival of Contemporary Music, November 24-26, 2000 Frank Corcoran A preview of the Sligo Festival of Contemporary Music by Artistic Director and composer Frank Corcoran.
Pure Bodhran – The Definitive Collection Toner Quinn A review of a CD compilation by Robbie Harris of leading bodhrán players.
Bird - Ronan Guilfoyle and Lingua Franca Hugh O'Neill A CD review by trumpeter Hugh O'Neill of a new recording by jazz bassist Ronan Guilfoyle with his band Lingua Franca.

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