Musicking for peacebuilding

2 Dec

Musicking for peacebuilding Sounding Conflict: From Resistance to Reconciliation by Allan LEONARD 28 November 2019 The state-of-the-art acoustic facility, the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) at Queen’s University Belfast, was a most appropriate meeting place for a two-day symposium that explored the roles of music, from activist resistance to a hopeful tool for reconciliation from conflict. The event was organised by the Mitchell Institute for Global Peace at Queen’s University. Professor Fiona Magowan welcomed several dozen delegates, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor David … Read more

Accordion Crimes

28 Sep

Our new weekly feature offers up some of the best new music from Scotland. To kick us off we have the extraordinary debut album by Leith-based Callum Easter who’s with the Pictish Trails anarchic micro-label Lost Map Records (dedicated to “…