Dylan-Killin’ Villains Ireland’s singer-songwriter plague.
For Teachers: Wind and Brass Experienced music teachers share their thoughts on various aspects of instrumental tuition.
Receiving Music The first concert of the Young Composers' Collective and new music from Northern Ireland.
Arnold Bax, the Fleischmanns and Cork ‘We all felt very lonely after you had gone. Your visit was like a part of an Irish fairy tale...’. Part and parcel of the British Composer Arnold Bax’s attachment to Ireland was his warm friendship with the Fleischmanns in Cork. Drawing on original letters between the composer and this musical family, Séamas de Barra tells the story.
The Arts Council and Traditional Music: A Road Map The recently published Arts Council document on the traditional arts in Ireland - Towards a Policy for the Traditional Arts / I dTreo Bheartas um na hEalaíona Traidisiúnta.
What was Modernism?: Part 2 In the second and final part of his article on Arnold Schoenberg, Patrick Zuk traces the development of the modernist composer’s social and political vision and explores how it influenced his music.
When Musicians Became Bolder A review of Seoltaí Séidte's recent 2CD release.
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.
Pedal with Your Ear In a new series of articles, experienced instrumental teachers share their thoughts on various aspects of instrumental tuition. Each issue wil focus on a different instrument. The series begins with an article on pedalling in piano playing by Réamonn Keary of the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
Amhráin Chomhaimseartha Gaeilge: Cá Bhfuil Siad? Dá n-úsáidfí amhráin nuachumtha chun sláinte teanga a thomhais, is fadó gur chóir an Ghaeilge a bheith clúdaithe ó chois go ceann i mbindealáin agus líonta go cluas le drugaí....