Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

Dancing About Architecture #1

Just a few quick lines about Dancing About Architecture, the four-week course in music journalism which began last night in McGrattan’s in Dublin and runs for the next three Tuesdays. There was a really good turnout to hear Sophie Gorman …

Wed, Nov 3, 2010, 09:48

   

Just a few quick lines about Dancing About Architecture, the four-week course in music journalism which began last night in McGrattan’s in Dublin and runs for the next three Tuesdays.

There was a really good turnout to hear Sophie Gorman (editor Day & Night), Una Mullally (Sunday Tribune, Ceol Ar An Imeall, the person who put this entire thing together in the first place and the one who will be keeping the show on the road) and myself talk about getting started in music journalism.

I always guage the success of panel things like this by the quality of questions and comments from the audience and there were some thought-provoking contributions from the floor. Hopefully, we managed to convey some useful tips and pieces of information and that anyone be a music journalism – the trick is to start and keep writing about music. Unfortunately, some technical SNAFUs (ie someone said they’d do it and they didn’t) meant the evening wasn’t recorded, but this should be rectified for future lectures (ie if you’re in a position to rectify this, let Una know via the DAA site).

Next week, it’s the turn of the DAA Visiting Professor of Digitalism Nialler9 and guests talking about all things digital. Keep an eye on the DAA site for more updates and reading lists – you’ll find my list of the 30 books you should read here.

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