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‘Lyric has a role in the culture and musical life of Ireland’ – Lyric FM Staff Want Proper Consideration of Station’s Future in New Report

‘Lyric has a role in the culture and musical life of Ireland’ –  Lyric FM Staff Want Proper Consideration of Station’s Future in New Report

‘Lyric has a role in the culture and musical life of Ireland’ – Lyric FM Staff Want Proper Consideration of Station’s Future in New Report

Staff of Lyric FM are relieved decision to close studios has been deferred but now want station's role in Irish music, culture and broadcasting to be fully considered in new commission's report.

Published on 12 December 2019

An Unknown Quantity: Addressing the Neglect of Historical Irish Opera

An Unknown Quantity: Addressing the Neglect of Historical Irish Opera

An Unknown Quantity: Addressing the Neglect of Historical Irish Opera

The neglect of historical Irish opera presents a problem – without performances and recordings, how can we assess their contribution to the wider world of opera?

Published on 16 January 2019

Una Hunt is a pianist, broadcaster and Irish music specialist, and Professor of Performance Research at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.

Against Resignation: An Interview with Raymond Deane

Against Resignation: An Interview with Raymond Deane

Against Resignation: An Interview with Raymond Deane

Is there a lack of solidarity among composers? Will classical music ever become a part of Ireland's national consciousness? And have young Irish composers unwittingly subscribed to a code of musical prohibitions influenced by the US?

Published on 3 October 2018

Adrian Smith is Lecturer in Musicology at TU Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama.

A Visibility Mission: The RTÉ Lyric FM Record Label

A Visibility Mission: The RTÉ Lyric FM Record Label

A Visibility Mission: The RTÉ Lyric FM Record Label

The RTÉ Lyric FM label, established over a decade ago, has now released over forty recordings. Garrett Sholdice listens to the latest six – and considers the 'visibility mission' for Irish music that the label is engaged in.

Published on 21 July 2015

Garrett Sholdice is a composer and a director of the record label and music production company Ergodos.

Live Reviews: Anail Dé

Live Reviews: Anail Dé

Live Reviews: Anail Dé

Gavin Bryars (double bass), Iarla Ó Lionáird (voice), Leo Abrahams (guitar), Lisa Grosman (viola), Cian Ó Dúill (viola), Kate Ellis (cello)Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin, 14 November 2008.

Published on 1 January 2009

Garrett Sholdice is a composer and a director of the record label and music production company Ergodos.

Pacto de Olvido?

Pacto de Olvido?

Pacto de Olvido?

Benjamin Dwyer discusses the treatment of classical music in some recent books on Irish culture.

Published on 1 January 2004

Benjamin Dwyer is a guitarist and composer and the author of 'Different Voices: Irish Music and Music in Ireland'. He is Professor of Music at Middlesex University's Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries.

It's Just Town!

It's Just Town!

It's Just Town!

A review of a recent edition of Horizons on Lyric FM, in which John Schaeffer of WYNC Radio in New York was asked to take an outsider's look at the new music scene in Ireland.

Published on 1 May 2002

Raymond Deane is a composer, pianist, author and activist. Together with the violinist Nigel Kennedy, he is a cultural ambassador of Music Harvest, an organisation seeking to create 'a platform for cultural events and dialogue between internationals and Palestinians...'.