Edited by Michael Dervan
Michael Dervan is Ireland’s most widely read music writer.
He edited the music magazines Soundpost and Music Ireland. He has been Music Critic of The Irish Times since 1986 and won the first AT Cross Critic of the Year Award in 1988. His radio series, Countdown, Sampling the Century, a 100-programme, year-by-year survey of the music of the twentieth century, was broadcast on RTÉ Lyric FM in 1999. He has contributed widely to publications at home and abroad, including the Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland.