Bob Quinn

The Jaundiced Ear
The overwhelming technology and commercialism of Leonard Cohen's concerts diminish even the great minstrel himself, writes Bob Quinn.
The Atlantean Irish: Irish Music's North-African Connections
In an extract from his forthcoming book on Ireland's oriental and maritime heritage, film-maker Bob Quinn looks at the musical connections between Ireland and the Arab Lands.
A response Bob Quinn, the maker of the Atlantean films, which traced connections between Ireland and North Africa, to 'Sean-nós singing and exoticism', a review by Lillis Ó Laoire of two sean-nós singing CDs, which appeared in the Jan/Feb issue of JMI.
Dear Editor,For some time I have listened in distress to Phil Coulter's 'Ireland's Call' at rugby internationals. A minor consolation was that rugby buffs and players realised its triviality and mumbled incoherently during the thing. However,...
Popular appeal should be none of the serious composer's business, argues film-maker Bob Quinn.