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Thread #93449   Message #1805973
Posted By: GUEST
10-Aug-06 - 03:57 AM
Thread Name: EFDSS Role in the 21st Century
Subject: RE: EFDSS Role in the 21st Century
For a fascinating article on Comhaltas you should seek out a piece entitled 'Labhrás ó Murchú' (much of it dealing with the unholy alliance between Comhaltas and the Irish Musical Rights Organisation) in the 'Pillars of Society column of Phoenix magazine - Dec 6th-19 2002 (now made somewhat out-of-date by recent grants). At the time profits were announced as £1.5m; this did not take into account the various grants received.
Also follow the debate surrounding ó Murchú's report of some years ago on the state of Irish music, which was such an embarrassment that the Irish government was forced to shelve it.
It is appalling that a music organisation which has been in existence as long as it has, has neither an accessible library or archive, no serious Journal (Treoir is a joke) and carries out no serious research.
Jim Carroll