The National Ear: Part 2 The National Ear: Part 2 Richard Pine The story so far: in the first extract from his book on music and broadcasting (JMI Vol. 3 No. 2) Richard Pine outlined the instability of the political and social environment in which the government established 2RN, the state broadcasting service, in 1926, and the cultural uncertainties attending the development of Irish identity. In this concluding extract he examines the responses of Irish composers to the question of identity and the role played by broadcasting in sustaining musical activity.
Music in 17th and 18th Century Dublin: Part 2 Music in 17th and 18th Century Dublin: Part 2 Douglas Gunn In the second part of his survey of music in 17th and 18th century Dublin, Douglas Gunn looks at music publishers, instrument makers, and composers Richard Woodward and Philip Cogan.
The Community Music Debate The Community Music Debate Evelyn Grant The first ‘European Community Music Gathering’ takes place in the Irish World Music Centre, University of Limerick, on 28th-30th March 2003. Here, Evelyn Grant, Lecturer in Community Music at the Cork School of Music, presents her views on the subject.
Live Reviews: Vox 21 John McLachlan Vox 21Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Dublin 2, 23rd January 2003Dwyer – Quasi una fantasia Boulez – Dérive I Carroll – Three Chunky Lumps Deane – March oubliée / Catacombs / Seachanges (with Danse Macabre) Mostly Modern...
Live Reviews: Roger Doyle & Friends Scott McLaughlin Roger Doyle & FriendsMermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow25th January 2003with Trevor Knight (piano/keyboards) and Tim Redfern (interactive video)Salome; Budawanny 2002; The Nightshow from Babel; The Idea and its Shadow; 3 Pieces; Passade; Improvisation;...
Live Review: Deirdre Gribbin's Empire States Scott McLaughlin National Symphony Orchestra / William Eddins, conductor / National Concert Hall, Dublin / 31st January 2003
Live Reviews: Horizons: John McLachlan Simon O'Connor National Symphony OrchestraWilliam Eddins, conductorNational Concert Hall, Dublin4th Feb 2003Horizons 1 – Featured Composer: John McLachlanMcLachlan – Concerto for Chamber OrchestraLutoslawski – Jeux vénitiensFoss – Ode for OrchestraMcLachlan...
Live Reviews: Horizons: Stephen Gardner Jürgen Simpson National Symphony Orchestra William Eddins, conductor National Concert Hall, Dublin 28th January 2003
'uno spirito sottile' Ian Wilson A preview of the Sligo New Music Festival 2003.
The National Ear: Part 1 The National Ear: Part 1 Richard Pine In the first of two extracts from his forthcoming book, Ceol-Áras: music and broadcasting in Ireland 1926-2001, Richard Pine describes the context of musical life in Ireland when RTÉ was established.