Really, really cool:
JMI: Journal of Music in Ireland today announced that it is unlocking its entire online archive.
The resource, which can be accessed free at http://thejmi.com/archive, comprises the complete back-catalogue of the magazine and contains hundreds of articles, interviews, reviews and listings.
The publishers of JMI believe the move will stimulate international interest in Irish musical life and provide valuable exposure to Irish musicians and composers.
What can you find in there? Post the most interesting links in comments. I notice:
- The Myth of Traditional Music's Popularity, by Hammy Hamilton
- ‘…what happens when you stop playing tunes…’:an interview with Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
- The National Ear: Part 1, by Richard Pine
- Have Traditional Musicians No Ambition Beyond the Session?, by Rossa Ó Snodaigh
- The Price of Happiness?, by Barra Ó Séaghdha
- A First for Roscommon, by Emer Mayock
- ‘Because it's our own’: Breandán Breathnach 1912-85, by Nicholas Carolan
- A Job with No Clock: Séamus Ennis and the Irish Folklore Commission, by Ríonach uí Ógáin
- Real reviewsfrom thoughtful critics
I'm going to be busy with this for quite a while.