The best names in Irish and International Music – featured previously on Offbeat.

As I begin planning the new instalment of my critically-acclaimed radio show Offbeat, I am convinced that both classical and contemporary music need a program like this back online and on the airwaves. We need a forum for academic, performative and collaborative musical discussion; we need in-depth interviews with scholars and performers, with globally famous […]

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Returning Soon…

My critically acclaimed radio program Offbeat for 103.2 Dublin City FM was on the airwaves  from October 2008 to June 2013; next month I will make available a selection of episodes and interviews from the archives before resuming as a podcast-only show later this year. Readers and listeners can look forward to a new version […]

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‘Keeping the Score’ – Music Analysis workshop by Karishmeh Felfeli-Crawford, Cantabile Institute, India.

Photos from a major workshop I presented on musical analysis at the Cantabile Institute for Music, Pune, India. Some of the city’s finest pianists and piano teachers were present, as were students and participants who had travelled from other parts of the country to be there. I explored topics such as technique, theory and performance, […]

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7 Things I Learned as a Music Examiner in Dublin, Ireland [Royal Irish Academy of Music].

Playing a musical instrument is always very hard work, especially if you train for any music exam system. It rarely gets easier doing a music exam; the examiner must always be firm, professional but ultimately compassionate towards the student sitting down to play in the exam room. Nerves and performance anxiety is a complex area […]

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