Letters: Music and Loss in England

Michael Quinn, Co. Down, writes:Having lost track of JMI over the past year or so, it was a delight to rediscover the title again and to find it much improved – as much a pleasure to look at now as it has always been to read.In particular, Chris Wood’s...

Michael Quinn, Co. Down, writes:

Having lost track of JMI over the past year or so, it was a delight to rediscover the title again and to find it much improved – as much a pleasure to look at now as it has always been to read.

In particular, Chris Wood’s articulate and cogently argued piece in the March-April issue (‘Not Icons but Jewels: Music and Loss in England’) is something that I’ll return to again and jealously quote from in the future. In the context of other pieces in the same issue – not least Barra Ó Séaghdha’s ‘The Sound of Discovery’ – Wood’s troubled, questing advocacy acquired additional weight and worth.

I can’t think of another music magazine anywhere in the world that is so beautifully designed and so intelligently written. More please!

Published on 1 May 2006

Michael Quinn is a freelance music and theatre journalist based in Co. Down.

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