From: Journal of Music in Ireland [info_at_thejmi_dot_com]
Sent: 16 March 2008 20:23
Subject: Martin Hayes in March-April '08 JMI
JMI: Journal of Music in Ireland
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The March-April issue of JMI: Journal of Music in Ireland is now available by subscription, online and in shops nationwide.

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In the latest issue of JMI:

=> Toner Quinn explores the work of fiddle player Martin Hayes, who will receive the TG4 Traditional Musician of the Year award this month.

=> John McKenna reviews Alex Ross' book on twentieth-century music, The Rest is Noise

=> Ciaran Carson remembers flute player Packie Duignan in the first of a series of traditional music columns.

=> Bernard Clarke discovers the bluegrass band, Punch Brothers.

=> Breandán Ó hEaghra asks what our national anthems say about us in his Irish-language column.

=> John McLachlan writes on the recent RTÉ Living Music Festival, which featured the music of Arvo Pärt.

=> Niall Ó Ciosáin reviews a new book on music in nineteenth-century Ireland, and revisits the controversy regarding the influence of nationalism on the development of Irish music.

=> CD Reviews: The Sound We are Now / Transatlantic Sessions 3 / Raymond Deane / Patrick Street / Nóirín Ní Riain / Fidelio Trio / Kevin Brady / John McCormack

=> Live Reviews: Pharoah Sanders Quartet / Horizons / Concorde / Temple Bar Trad / Life After Feldman / Horizons / Nils Økland Trio / Baltic Voices in Ireland

=> Plus a two-month guide to festivals, concerts and sessions, images from the Irish Traditional Music Archive and much more...