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Singing Between the Cracks Bob Quinn Popular appeal should be none of the serious composer's business, argues film-maker Bob Quinn.
My Music is A Four-Letter Word ('Ceol') My Music is A Four-Letter Word ('Ceol') Frank Corcoran Composer Frank Corcoran's 'Borrisokane Transcendental Theory of Truth' in music.
Traditional Music in the New Scotland Steve McGrail Musician Steve McGrail looks at the prospects for traditional music in Scotland after Scottish devolution.
Ó Riada is Dead – Long Live Ó Riada! Ó Riada is Dead – Long Live Ó Riada! Raymond Deane Composer Raymond Deane tackles the ongoing 'Ó Riada myth'.
Towards the Far Country – Ian Wilson Towards the Far Country – Ian Wilson Jane O'Leary A review by composer Jane O'Leary of a CD of Ian Wilson's string quartets.
In Two – Mike Nielsen and Tommy Halferty Seán MacErlaine A review of a new recording by two of Ireland's finest jazz guitarists.
A Dedicated Jazz Venue for Ireland A Dedicated Jazz Venue for Ireland Gerry Godley Gerry Godley of the Improvised Music Company makes the case for a custom-made venue for jazz.
Aloys Fleischmann (1910-1992): A Life for Music in Ireland Aloys Fleischmann (1910-1992): A Life for Music in Ireland Anne M. Murphy A review of a collections of articles and essays on the composer Aloys Fleischmann, compiled by his daughter Ruth Fleischmann.
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.

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