Episode #2024

Program #2024

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Sunday, February 08, 2004

While Irish folk music is well-known to a broad public in the United States, that small country's contemporary composers struggle for greater recognition. On this New Sounds, listen to interviews and music recorded on location in Ireland, where the new-music scene is especially rich. Get a taste of the radiant vocals of Dublin-based choir Anúna (which recently embarked on its first-ever US tour) as well as such composers and performers as Daniel Figgis, Roger Doyle, Judith Ring, and Joanna MacGregor.

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PROGRAM #2024, Horizons, on Ireland's LYRIC FM. Special Edition (First aired on 3/26/02)





Niorin Ni Riain & Monks of Glenstal Abbey


Seacht nDolas [4:30] produced by Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin

Six Degress #214524441. ** Available at*

Joanna MacGregor (pf)

By the new time

Donnacha Dennehy : pAt

Silver Door - SIDO 010 CD
Available online

Daniel Figgis


Daniel Figgis: The Please Front [3:00]

Available at*

Judith Ring

By the new time

Judith Ring: Accumulation (Washing machine music) [3:30]

See above.

Roger Doyle

By the new time

The Idea and its Shadow[5:00]

See above.

Gerald Barry

Gerald Barry Orchestral Works

Barry: Chevaux de Frise, excerpt [2:00]

Marco Polo 1997. # 8.225006. Available at*

Kevin Volans (pf), Gerald Barry (pf)

Things that gain.

Barry: Ø, excerpt [2:00]

Black Box Music 1998. BBM1011. Available at*



Michael McGlynn:
When the War is Over [3:00]

Danú 012*
Available at*


Deep Dead Blue

Medieval, arr. Michael McGlynn: Nobilis Humilis [2:00]

Danú 007
Available online at OR Anúna
Box 4468, Churchtown, Dublin 14 Ireland

Donnacha Dennehy

Private CD - the Crash Ensemble

Junk Box Fraud, excerpt [3:00]

Not commercially available.

Related Links:

Horizons on Lyric FM (

Irish World Music Centre (

Trinity College Dublin (

Piers Hellawell (

Kevin Volans (

Donnacha Dennehy (

Crash Ensemble (

Jane O'Leary (

Daniel Figgis (

Judith Ring (

Roger Doyle (

Gerald Barry (

Michael McGlynn (

Anuna (

Irish Arts Council (

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