The Arts Council has sent its congratulations to Toner Quinn, Editor of the Journal of Music on winning the Utne Independent Press Award for arts coverage.
This award is in recognition of the quality of the publication on an international stage. The magazine is distinctive in covering a wide range of music genres in its pages. By making a virtue of its ability to effortlessly and authoritatively transcend the conventional genre boundaries, The Journal of Music has engaged the interests of musicians and music lovers from a very broad range of backgrounds. In articles written by musicians but meant for all, this magazine skillfully takes the reader behind the music itself and introduces the people who make, perform and engage with that music.
Once again, the message which can be taken from this success, when it comes to Ireland's international reputation is clear and simple: art matters.
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