|A Focus for New Music in Ireland|
|||What do we do?|
|||Where are we?|
|||The Contemporary Music Centre's historic home|
|||Archival Recordings Scheme|
|||Meet the Composer!|
|||Contemporary Music Centre Editions|
|History & Funding|
|Board of Directors & Staff|
|||Board of Directors|
|Representation at CMC|
The sound archive contains some 5,000 recordings of twentieth- and twenty-first century Irish classical music in various formats from CDs to records, cassettes and quarter-inch reels. An important resource within this archive is a collection of some two thousand recordings of orchestral, chamber and solo music broadcast by Radio Telefís Éireann (RTE), the Irish national radio and TV station, since its foundation in the 1920s. This material, now available to the public for the first time, was transferred during a two-year project co-funded by RTE and CMC and completed in 1999.
Please note that material in the sound archive is for reference only. For copyright reasons it can only be accessed in person at the Centre and cannot normally be copied. Our Shop carries a wide range of commercially produced CDs for sale on-line. Guidelines and a declaration form for the occasional copying of sound archive material in exceptional circumstances may be downloaded in PDF format.
|Guidelines for the occasional copying of archival recordings
[PDF format ~62K]
[PDF format ~60K]
An Information Pack covering all aspects of the Centre's work and facilities is available without charge and can be ordered from the Shop.
A loose-leaf directory, Irish Composers, updated annually, gives biographical details, a photo, a selected work-list and an introductory 'personal comment' for each of the most prominent Irish composers. Copies are available for sale from the Shop.The Contemporary Music Centre issues a monthly email shot drawing attention to web site updates, forthcoming events, etc. Contact us if you would like to be added to the email list.