New Music: Audiences John McLachlan Three concerts in Dublin and a recent release of music by Ian Wilson.
Recent Publications in Irish Traditional Music Nicholas Carolan Introduction: A Flooding TideThe current rate of publication in Irish traditional music, especially of CDs, is unprecedented. Since the economic revival of the early 1990s, a tide of publication has mounted which now threatens to overwhelm even the most avid...
The Life and Music of Brian Boydell      The Life and Music of Brian Boydell Benjamin Dwyer A review of a recent book on the Irish composer.
What was Modernism? What was Modernism? Patrick Zuk Almost one hundred years have passed since the composition of the atonal works which were largely responsible for instigating musical modernism. in the first part of a two-part article, Patrick Zuk argues against claims made for Schoenberg’s historical position and the supposed implications of his innovations for the practice of other composers...
A Challenge to Academics and Pundits A Challenge to Academics and Pundits Fintan Vallely A review of the recently published Music In Ireland.
Cutting-Hedge Music and the Arts Council Cutting-Hedge Music and the Arts Council Roger Doyle In light of the arts council embarking on a consultation process in order to replace the Arts Plan 2002-2006, composer Roger Doyle offers his suggestions for improving and expanding current structures for music.
The Price of Happiness? Barra Ó Séaghdha Has too much been sacrificed by Irish traditional music in embracing the values of modern Ireland? Barra Ó Séaghdha takes some snapshots of a country with 'societal amnesia' and wonders where all the slow airs have gone...
Opening Up Hidden Fermanagh Opening Up Hidden Fermanagh Fintan Vallely A new book by Cyril Maguire on the music of County Fermanagh.