Weekly interview-based podcast brought to you by the Journal of Music. Presented by editor Toner Quinn.
How Should the State Respond to the Covid-19 Arts Crisis?
As the arts sector faces a prolonged period of uncertainty, what needs to be done? How much will it cost? And how should the government respond?
We begin with some extracts from a debate on the arts that took place in Dáil Éireann, the Irish parliament, last Thursday 14 May, and editor Toner Quinn then speaks to Louise Donlon, director of the Lime Tree Theatre in Limerick and a former member of the Arts Council, and musician and independent consultant Dermot McLaughlin.
Podcast: Irish Music Through the Lens – An Interview with Myles O'Reilly
'When the words don't work, visually I can explain what it is' – For this latest episode of the Journal of Music podcast, Toner Quinn speaks to music documentary film-maker Myles O'Reilly.
Podcast: 'Folk music... can't be underestimated as a source of huge inspiration': An Interview with Cathy Jordan of Dervish
The traditional Irish group Dervish recently celebrated thirty years together and received a BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. Their most recent album is the Great Irish Songbook which features artists such as David Gray, the actor Brendan Gleeson, Andrea Corr and Rhiannon Giddens.
For this Journal of Music podcast, editor Toner Quinn spoke to singer Cathy Jordan about the early days of the group, the band’s recordings over the years including At the End of the Day and Travelling Show, the experience of performing at the Eurovision Song Contest and the impact that had on the band, the new album, writing her own songs and the importance of folk music.
For more on Dervish, visit www.dervish.ie.
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The Journal of Music podcast is issued every Wednesday. Listen on Soundcloud or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Recent topics include ‘COVID-19: Artists Around the World’ (including contributions from Jennifer Walshe, Simon Jermyn, Anna Murray and Martin Hayes) and interviews include fiddle-player Kevin Burke and singer Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh. Browse all of our recent podcasts here.
Podcast: From the Bothy Band to the Celtic Fiddle Festival – An Interview with Fiddle-player Kevin Burke
Toner Quinn speaks to renowned fiddle-player Kevin Burke about his music and recordings and his work with groups such as the Bothy Band and Celtic Fiddle Festival.
COVID-19 – Artists Around the World
In this week’s podcast, editor Toner Quinn speaks to four Irish artists who are abroad during the COVID-19 crisis and finds out what impact the pandemic is having where they are. The contributors are composer Jennifer Walshe in London, bass guitarist Simon Jermyn in New York, composer Anna Murray in Tokyo and fiddle-player Martin Hayes in Asturias, Spain.
COVID-19 – The Impact on Festivals
In this week’s podcast, editor Toner Quinn speaks to four people who run music festivals in Ireland but who have had to cancel or postpone the event because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The contributors are Louise Tangney from Vantastival, Anna Lardi Fogarty from Music for Galway and Cellissimo, Elaine Fitzgerald from the Cork International Choral Festival and Declan McCarthy from Fiddle Fair.