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September 30th, 2007

Music in the 2007 Battle of Ideas Festival


I received this email below from the Institute of Ideas in London. I’m fascinated by its activities, and indeed by the very fact of its existence.


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September 13th, 2007

New JMI Gig Guide


We’ve developed an up-to-the-minute Gig Guide on our website covering traditional, jazz, contemporary and related (more…)

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September 3rd, 2007

The Story of Edenvale


There is a story regarding the residence of JMI that needs to be pieced together. ‘Edenvale’, a house on the seafront in Bray, Co. Wicklow, built in the mid-nineteenth century, is where JMI (more…)

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August 30th, 2007

Death of Tom Munnelly


Sad news today that one of Ireland’s most important and respected song collectors, Tom Munnelly, has died. Munnelly made the largest field-collection of Irish traditional song ever compiled by any individual, recording, (more…)

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July 26th, 2007

TRADITION:DL – 1st Dún Laoghaire Festival of Traditional Music


The Pavilion Theatre are putting on TRADITION:DL, the very first Dún Laoghaire Festival of Traditional Music for the August bank holiday weekend next week. The new Artistic Director, Martin Murphy, asked me to become involved last March and below is the programme we’ve worked out. It should be a (more…)

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June 29th, 2007

Popular traditional music articles


The online archive has been up for almost two months now. Interestingly, in June, most of the most popular articles focused on traditional music. Here are three of the most read:

An interview with Frankie Gavin
I carried out this interview with Irish traditional fiddler Frankie Gavin in 2003 because I have been a (more…)

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June 23rd, 2007

The Corporate Takeover of Ireland

One book that was published just before the election, but, in Ireland’s particularly slight critical culture, did not appear to be taken up by the media for debate, was Kieran Allen’s The Corporate Takeover of Ireland. I mention it because Dr Allen published a very interesting article in JMI in 2005 (more…)

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May 27th, 2007

Popular articles from the JMI archive

The JMI archive of all 39 issues since November 2000 has been online and free to view since 8th May. It may interest visitors to know which are the three most-read articles from the archive so far (excluding articles from 2007).


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May 24th, 2007

What is the reality of Irish musical life today?

Placing the entire seven years of JMI on the world wide web – and free to view – has been fascinating for myself as editor. There are many articles worth revisiting and I hope readers will take the time to wander through the over 500 articles so far.


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May 9th, 2007

Music education services: achievable without a critical mass?

Recently, I sent a version of my editorial from the May-June 07 JMI into the Irish Times as a letter. It was published on April 24th (below), and a response came from Deirdre McCrea of Music Network on April 27th (also below).


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