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Arts Council Announces Increased Funding for Music, Opera and Traditional Arts Organisations

Arts Council Announces Increased Funding for Music, Opera and Traditional Arts Organisations

Arts Council Announces Increased Funding for Music, Opera and Traditional Arts Organisations

Strategic Funding scheme provides €1m extra for opera, €836k increase for music organisations, and an additional €230k for the traditional arts compared to last year.

Published on 2 March 2021

‘Over the last 15 years, the numbers have really increased’: Telling the Story of Women Uilleann Pipers

‘Over the last 15 years, the numbers have really increased’: Telling the Story of Women Uilleann Pipers

‘Over the last 15 years, the numbers have really increased’: Telling the Story of Women Uilleann Pipers

This February at the Imbolc festival in Derry, Louise Mulcahy will give a talk on the rarely heard history of women uilleann pipers. She speaks to The Journal of Music about her continuing journey of discovering new material.

Published on 16 January 2019

'It's a line I'm conscious of': Paddy Glackin on the Art of Balancing Experimentation with the Solo Tradition

'It's a line I'm conscious of': Paddy Glackin on the Art of Balancing Experimentation with the Solo Tradition

'It's a line I'm conscious of': Paddy Glackin on the Art of Balancing Experimentation with the Solo Tradition

Ahead of a rare duo performance with uilleann piper Paddy Keenan in Armagh this November, fiddle-player Paddy Glackin speaks to The Journal of Music about solo playing, experimentation and how the Irish traditional music scene has changed r

Published on 31 October 2018

A Guide to a Global, Hybrid Music

A Guide to a Global, Hybrid Music

A Guide to a Global, Hybrid Music

Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin's reissued book 'A Short History of Irish Traditional Music' stands the test of time, writes Aileen Dillane, and contains new material on female musicians as well as the expanding presence of Irish music

Published on 13 September 2017

Aileen Dillane is an ethnomusicologist and musician based in the Irish World Academy, University of Limerick.

Seamus Ennis, Peadar Mercier, Dan O’Dowd & Proinnsias Ní Dhorchaí

Seamus Ennis, Peadar Mercier, Dan O’Dowd & Proinnsias Ní Dhorchaí

Seamus Ennis, Peadar Mercier, Dan O’Dowd & Proinnsias Ní Dhorchaí

Seamus Ennis, uilleann pipes (second from right), with Peadar Mercier, bodhrán; Dan O’Dowd, uilleann pipes; and (?) Proinnsias Ní Dhorchaí, flute; by river Liffey, c. late 1970s, photographer unknown.

Published on 1 November 2007

Tiger Ireland, Turd Sniffers & Meta-Trad: People, Power and the Pursuit of Privileged Status in Music in Ireland

Tiger Ireland, Turd Sniffers & Meta-Trad: People, Power and the Pursuit of Privileged Status in Music in Ireland

Tiger Ireland, Turd Sniffers & Meta-Trad: People, Power and the Pursuit of Privileged Status in Music in Ireland

At a recent conference on 'Music and Identity in Ireland' one of the general editors of the forthcoming Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland implied that traditional music is lacking in scholarly analysis.

Published on 1 March 2007

Fintan Vallely lectures in traditional music at Dundalk Institute of Technology. He is author of several biographical and ethnographic books on the music, and is editor of the A-Z reference work Companion to Irish Traditional Music.

‘Because it's our own’: Breandán Breathnach 1912-85

‘Because it's our own’: Breandán Breathnach 1912-85

‘Because it's our own’: Breandán Breathnach 1912-85

Uilleann piper, writer, publisher, organiser, and one of the great music collectors, Breandán Breathnach’s name is known throughout the world of Irish traditional music for his five volumes of Ceol Rince na hÉireann as well as for his wide

Published on 1 May 2005

Nicholas Carolan is Director Emeritus of the Irish Traditional Music Archive.