Tradition and Aspiration Fiddle-player Martin Hayes on traditional music in the twenty-first century
Crisis? What Crisis? In the last issue of JMI, composer Patrick Zuk argued that contemporary music composition is in crisis. Composer and Artistic Director of the 2004 Sligo Contemporary Music festival, Ian Wilson, bats back...
Needed: Flight Simulator Would-be orchestral musicians in Ireland are at a disadvantage – despite several attempts over the years to address the problem, there is no training orchestra or postgraduate diploma in orchestral studies which could prepare players for positions in Irish orchestras.
Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin – An Dealg Óir/The Golden Thorn Oriel’s RefloweringAn Dealg Óir/The Golden ThornPádraigín Ní Uallacháin(Gael Linn CEFCD 183)In his introduction to The Hidden Ireland, published in 1925, Daniel Corkery wrote that until ‘a comprehensive study...
Breathing on the Embers A review of a recent publication on the music of Ulster.
Crash and Bang... The 2003 Crash Festival at the Project (Dublin) presented a wide range of formats and activities, from solo piano to video + electronics + percussion to interview. Responses too were varied. Reporting for the JMI, Barra Ó Seaghdha presents one set of variations on a festival theme.
Live Reviews: Raymond Deane – Violin Concerto Raymond Deane: Violin Concerto / RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra / Conductor Gerhard Markson / Soloist Christine Pryn / National Concert Hall, 24 October 2003
Pacto de Olvido? Benjamin Dwyer discusses the treatment of classical music in some recent books on Irish culture.
Preview: RTÉ Living Music 2004 Helix Arts Centre, Dublin, 20–22 February 2004The first RTÉ Living Music Festival was held in October 2002 and centred on the music of Berio. That festival presented a satisfying mix of orchestral and chamber music, brought to Ireland international...
RTÉ Living Music Festival: A Personal View A preview of RTÉ LMF 2004 from the Artistic Director.