May/June 2007

Live Reviews: Chris Wood

Live Reviews: Chris Wood

Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, 28 March 2007We first knew Chris Wood in these parts as the fiddle-playing half of a musically rich and good-humoured partnership with the accordion player, Andy Cutting.

Published on 1 May 2007

Pat Ahern is a musician and producer. He lectures in mathematics at Cork Institute of Technology.

Live Reviews: Ronan Guilfoyle - Terms and Conditions Apply

Live Reviews: Ronan Guilfoyle - Terms and Conditions Apply

Paul Williamson (trumpet), Michael Buckley (saxes and flute), Joe O Callaghan (guitar), Justin Carroll (keyboards), Ronan Guilfoyle (bass), Sean Carpio (drums)Projects Arts Centre, Dublin, 7 April 2007Ronan Guilfoyle’s seven-part suite Term

Published on 1 May 2007

Kevin Stevens is is a Dublin-based novelist and writer on history, literature, and jazz.

His Pencil Poised...

His Pencil Poised...

One hundred years after the publication of The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems…, Caoimhín Mac Aoidh's book on James O'Neill throws new light on the O'Neill collections.

Published on 1 May 2007

Peter Woods is a radio producer and is co-author of The Living Note: The Heartbeat of Irish Music (1996).

Ní ón ngaoth a fuair sé é: Aloys Fleischmann (1910-92)

Ní ón ngaoth a fuair sé é: Aloys Fleischmann (1910-92)

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin remembers a seminal figure in Irish musical life.

Published on 1 May 2007

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin is one of Ireland's best known musicians. He has over ten CD recordings on release of his own compositions and arrangements performed by the Irish Chamber Orchestra under his direction.  As a pianist, he is widely acknowledged as having originated a unique Irish piano style out of an Irish traditional base. Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin is Professor of Music at the University of Limerick where he founded the Irish World Music Centre in 1994, which has now grown into the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.

CD Reviews: Finghin Collins

CD Reviews: Finghin Collins

Schumann: Works for Piano, Volume 1Claves 50-2601/02 (2 CDs)Pianist Finghin Collins turns 30 this year, but this marvellously inventive and imaginatively realised first volume of a projected Schumann series, on the Swiss-based Claves label,

Published on 1 May 2007

Michael Quinn is a freelance music and theatre journalist based in Co. Down.

CD Reviews: Barry Douglas, Camerata Ireland

CD Reviews: Barry Douglas, Camerata Ireland

Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 5, ‘Emperor’Satirino SR063Camerata Ireland’s lightly shaped, fleetly delivered Beethoven concerto series reaches its mid-way point with performances of the First and the Fifth, the noble Emperor, that..

Published on 1 May 2007

Michael Quinn is a freelance music and theatre journalist based in Co. Down.

CD Reviews: Cyprian Love

CD Reviews: Cyprian Love

Musica Jubilans: Sounds of GlenstalGlenstal Abbey SDGCD 646The beautiful, low-lying Normanesque Glenstal Abbey in Murroe, a short distance from Limerick city, is much else apart from the Irish headquarters of the Benedictines.

Published on 1 May 2007

Michael Quinn is a freelance music and theatre journalist based in Co. Down.

CD Reviews: Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh

CD Reviews: Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh

Inside OutMORCD002This second solo album from Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh reinforces the strong impact that he made back in 2001 with his début The Nervous Man. For his second album Ó Raghallaigh stays close enough to the formula...

Published on 1 May 2007

Dermot McLaughlin is a fiddle player and currently Chairman of the Irish Traditional Music Archive.

Live Reviews: i-and-e festival

Live Reviews: i-and-e festival

Fergus Kelly/Judith Ring, Will Guthrie, Joe Colley, Wade Matthews/Andrea NeumannPrinting House, Trinity College, Dublin, 30 March 2007In its three-year existence, the i-and-e festival has become one of the most interesting annual events in

Published on 1 May 2007

Paul Watts is a DJ, promoter and radio host. He lectures in theoretical physics at UCD.