The Myth of Traditional Music's Popularity Flute player Hammy Hamilton counters the view that traditional music is widely popular in Ireland.
Life on the Ground (or How to survive a less than glorious music career) Singer songwriter Patsy O'Brien tells it like it is...
Breaking the Sound Barriers: Why all the musical boxes? There are only two things you can say about music, argues RTÉ lyric fm presenter Tim Thurston, ‘I like it’ or ‘I don’t like it’.
Music in the Primary School A submission on music education to the Government from the Forum for Music in Ireland.
Golfballs Out, Containers In A review of a new CD that comes from a project involving composers, furniture designers and clarinetist Paul Roe.
A Case in Point! The art of getting your musical instrument onto a plane.
A Bouncer's Viewpoint Composer and Director of the concert series Mostly Modern, Benjamin Dwyer, discusses performance issues in the contemporary music scene.
Nua Traditional / Ceol Nua Dúchasach Kíla multi-instrumentalist Rossa Ó Snodaigh suggests a new way of looking at traditional music practice today.
Lost in the Loop - Liz Carroll A review of a new CD by Irish-American fiddle-player and tune composer Liz Carroll.
The Age of Revolution in the Irish Song Tradition 1776 to 1815 – Edited by Terry Moylan A review of a significant new anthology of songs, poems and tunes.