‘Ireland’s music scene needs and deserves a
meaningful forum where crucial issues can be aired properly,
and JMI is
In the latest issue of
=> 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
=> Ciaran Carson remembers flute player Packie Duignan in the first of a series of
traditional music columns.
=> Bernard Clarke discovers the bluegrass band,
=> 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
=> 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