The Research Foundation for Music in Ireland
The Research Foundation for Music in Ireland, based at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, promotes the dynamic musical life of Ireland manifested in performance, musicology, pedagogy, and composition. It encompasses the broadest spectrum of musical experience that is both music in Ireland and music of Ireland.
Given the centrality of music to Ireland’s culture, the Research Foundation advances the study and performance of music in Ireland to national and international audiences, to the scholarly community and to the music industry.
The Foundation houses and manages several comprehensive databases on musical activity in Ireland and actively promotes these through international collaborations with Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM) and Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM). This recording of Beethoven’s Irish Songs to new texts is one of the many projects being undertaken by the Foundation with our partners.
Dr Kerry Houston
Director, Research Foundation for Music in Ireland