Chain of Envy

In the New Music Connoisseur in May, the centenarian US composer Elliott Carter, commenting on why his music is better known in England than his homeland, said:  ‘…contemporary music is very much more accepted in England than it is here, in general for many different reasons, but one of them is that it’s just been played more and Continue reading


Crash Ensemble’s first concert

Our latest issue leads with an article on the Crash Ensemble as it celebrates its tenth birthday. I suddenly remembered, listening to a recent edition of Nova, which focused on Crash, that I was at their first concert in 1997.

I can recall that I attended with the sean-nós dancer and musician Seosamh O Neachtain. At the time I was Continue reading

Introducing The Journal of Music in Ireland

Welcome to The Journal of Music in Ireland. Appearing every two months, JMIaims to bring together new writing on classical, jazz and traditional music in Ireland. Although we have called it a journal, it is not to define it as anything academic. The simple aim behind JMI is to provide a space where those involved at the grassroots level of Continue reading