Bibliography (selected)

  • “Irish Folk Tunes and Minimalist Techniques in the Musical Language of 

Eric Sweeney: Concerto for Guitar (2004)”, Irish Musical Studies-11 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2013)

  • “Recycling the Series: contextualisation in Eric Sweeney’s Ceol (2011) & The Invader (2013)”,  Society for Musicology in Ireland Conference, NUI Mayooth (2013)

Best of Coast and Country –  Rockfield.Carrigavantry, Tramore, Co. Waterford   Sunday Independent 15 March 2020

Eric Sweeney looks back.  Waterford News and Star (December 4, 2018)

Composer in residence – Waterford Healing Arts Trust

“Sweeney’s soaring Seraphim” review of The Bright Seraphim CD launch at Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford 28 October, as part of the Imagine Festival, by Pat McEvoy, Waterford News and Star 5th November 2018

“Hail the Bright Seraphim. Hail Eric Sweeney, maker of music” review of The Bright Seraphim CD launch at Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford 28 October, as part of the Imagine Festival by Liam Murphy, Arts Correspondent, Munster Express 11 November 2018

Goff, A. ‘Musical Interpretations of Fenian Literature’, (Niamh of the Golden Hair 2004) (Re)Imagining Irish Folklore: New Crops, Old Fields  (Belfast: Lang, 2017), 83–98.

Goff, A. ‘The Ulster Cycle: Cultural Significance for Irish Composers’,( Deirdre 1989) Estudios Irlandeses Special Issue: New Perspectives on Irish Folklore, 12.2 (Spain: AEDEI, 2017), 47–61

Three Choirs Concert by Eric Sweeney, Soundboard, Church Music and Musicians. July 2017 –

Musician’s Song paper by Eric Sweeney for the Brian Boydell Centenary Conference, Trinity College Dublin 27th June 2017

‘Peripheral Music’, MA research project by Roger Brown, Hope University Liverpool, discusses Three Things (2017) for cello and piano by Eric Sweeney

Sweeney/Roper return with new opera. Review of The Green One,Pat McEvoy, Arts Correspondent, Waterford News and Star  November 8th 2016

The Green One Review by Liam Murphy, Arts Correspondent, Munster Express, of excerpts performed at Culture Night in Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford 27th September 2016

The Invader. Between the Lines Liam Murphy, Muster Express 3/5/2014

The Invader, Theatre Royal Waterford Cathy Desmond, Irish Examiner, 27/5/2014

The Invader, Theatre Royal Waterford Pat O’Kelly Irish Independant 27/5/2014

Erotic energy fuels Waterford’s opera The Invader. Dick O’Riordan, The Sunday Business Post June/1/2014

Opera houses survive, even thrive, despite Boulez’s pessimism. Micheal Dervan, Irish Times (27/5/14)

The Invader conquers the Theatre Royal Pat McEvoy, Arts Correspondent, Waterford News and Star (27/5/2014)

A View from the Green RoomThe Invader is coming – an interview with Eric Sweeney. Pat McEvoy, Arts Correspondent, Waterford News and Star (22/4/2014)

Eric Sweeney – Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland, NUI, Maynooth
Hazel Farrel (2013)

The Portrayal of Characters from Fenian Literature in Post-War Irish Composition Eric Sweeney’s Niamh of the Golden Hair
Angela Horgan-Goff, Waterford New Music Week February (2013)

Choirland: an anthology of Irish choral musicThere is no rose. Eric Sweeney Contemporary Music Centre (2012)

Challenging Convention? Eric Sweeney’s Violin Concerto (2011)
Hazel Farrell Society for Musicology in Ireland conference, Dundalk Institute of Technology, June (2012)

Eric Sweeney’s Hymn to Gaia
Safari Kent Broadcast on Culture File, RTE Lyric FM (6/4/11)

Looking at the M word: The Meaning of Minimalism
Eric Sweeney. Journal of Music in Ireland vol.7 no.5 September-October (2007)

Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart
G. Cox and A. Klein (2006)

Arts and Culture of the South East
Frank Taylor. START Magazine, Autumn (2005)

Choral Directors of Ireland: Eric Sweeney
Nicola O’Sullivan. In Choir, Newsletter of the Association of Irish Choirs, Autumn (2004)

Choral and Organ Music by Eric Sweeney
Paul Hale. Organists Review, August (2004)

Minimalism in Irish Contemporary Composition: Eric Sweeney’s String Quartet (1996)
Hazel Farrell, Society for Musicology in Ireland (2003)

Aspects of Pitch Structure and Pitch Selection in Post-War Irish Composition: An Analytical Study of Tonal and Post-Tonal Referential Collections in Selected Works by Irish Composers
Hazel Farrell PhD, UL, 69-125, (2002) NGrove D2

Would the Real Composer Please Stand Up
Eric Sweeney. The Journal of Music in Ireland, July/Aug (2002)

‘Eric Sweeney’, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, vi, ed. Stanley Sadie
Gareth Cox, London & New York: Macmillan 2nd edn (2001)

The Plastic Shamrock Meets the Minimalists
Eric Sweeney Royal Musical Association meeting, Music Department, Waterford Institute of Technology (1999)

Eric Sweeney and Minimalism
Christopher Brown BA Music project, University of Reading, Dept of Music (1999)

Die Musik Irlands im 20. Jahrhundert
Axel Klein, Die Musik Irlands im 20. Jajrhundert (Hildesheim), Georg Olms (1996)

Necessary Absence: A Deconstructionist Critique of the First Movement of Eric Sweeney’s String Quartet
John Dunne. unpublished essay for MA programme MIC, University of Limerick (1995)

Music in Transition: Sechs Kleine Klaviersteuke op.19 by Arnold Schoenberg
Eric Sweeney, International Musicological Conference, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, NUI (1995)

The Irish Composer Today
Eric Sweeney (1995) Arts 95, Kilkenny People

A Folio of Original Composition
Eric Sweeney (1993) D.Phil submission, University of Ulster