Stephen Graham

Thank God for The Jimmy Cake
In The Jimmy Cake's fourth album, what's always at stake is 'compulsion', writes Stephen Graham, of the musicians, the material and the listeners.
Family Phonography
Stephen Graham listens to Roger Doyle's Chalant — Memento Mori, in which answer phone messages from the late-1980s serve as the basis for music of great poignance.
Gaming Tactics
Stephen Graham talks to Irish composer Jennifer Walshe ahead of the world premiere of her opera Die Taktik, which will take place at Staatstheater Stuttgart.
Call Me Traditional?
Stephen Graham listens to a range of new pop singles from artists such as Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen, and considers whether it makes sense to think of there being a traditional form of pop music.
Irish Composers' Collective Present David Adams
David Adams will perform music by Irish Composers' Collective members in the National Concert Hall on 20 April.
Lights, Cameras, Action!
As Kate Ellis takes on the role of Co-Artistic Director of Crash Ensemble, Stephen Graham talks to her about her many exciting musical projects, from her residency at Cork Opera House, to her monthly 'music salon', Kaleidoscope Night.
Waterford New Music Week Begins 16 April
Waterford New Music Week 2012 runs from 16 to 20 April and features an array of events based on the theme of improvisation.
Kate Ellis Announced as Co-Artistic Director of Crash Ensemble
Cellist and curator Kate Ellis has been announced as the new Co-Artistic Director of Crash Ensemble, a position she will hold alongside current Artistic Director, Donnacha Dennehy.
Talk About Ligeti at Trinity
Musicologist Wolfgang Marx will give a talk on the Hungarian composer's late music at Trinity College, Dublin, on 5 April.
Julie Feeney To Play Ten Nights in New York
Julie Feeney will perform in an off-Broadway music and theatre production in late-April and early-May.
RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet at New Sound Worlds
The RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet will perform a programme of contemporary music at the National Concert Hall on 25 April.
Musicology (in Ireland)
Stephen Graham reflects on the nature of musicology as a discipline, particularly on its failure to gain a foothold in public debate, and considers the state of musicology in Ireland ahead of the symposium on the same subject at UCD on 4 April.
Concorde Call For Student Scores
Concorde Ensemble have issued a call for scores from composers currently registered as students in Ireland for performance in July.
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra April Tours
The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra will tour Galway, Limerick and Cork with Barry Douglas, and Dublin and Sligo with Gautier Capuçon and Paul McCreesh, in April.
Spring Sing at the Ark
Gitika Partington will lead adults and children in a group singing experience at the Ark on 24 March.
Music in Drumcliffe 2012
Music in Drumcliffe will take place from 5 to 7 May in Sligo and features a range of music centred on the Vogler Quartet.
Izumi Kimura and David Bremner at the National Concert Hall
The Irish Composers' Collective will present Kimura and Bremner at the NCH on 29 March.
Huddersfield Festival Announces 2012 Composer in Residence
Maja S.K. Ratkje will be Composer in Residence at this year's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
World Carnival at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
World Carnival, featuring two hundred children singing a collection of music from around the world with support from members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, takes place on 21 March.
Hugo Ticciati NewSoundWorlds Concert
The violinist Hugo Ticciati performs as part of NewSoundWorlds on 21 March at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.
Callino Quartet and Sarah Beaty Tour
The Callino Quartet and clarinettist Sarah Beaty play four dates around Ireland in late-March.
'We are like a family.'
The contemporary music ensemble Concorde is celebrating its thirty-fifth year in existence. Stephen Graham talks to the ensemble's founding Artistic Director and pianist, Jane O'Leary, about the ways in which life has changed for the group in the last three and a half decades.
Screening of Salomé With Live Music
Charles Bryant's 1923 film of Salomé is to be performed with live musical accompaniment in Newbridge on 8 March.
Annual Student New Music Marathon
The CMC's Annual Student New Music Marathon will take place at DIT in March, and feature new music composed by students from across Ireland.
Dublin Orchestral Players and Mornington Singers Collaborate
Dublin Orchestral Players and Mornington Singers Perform Mozart’s Requiem in Dublin on 10 March.
 Music Nation in Belfast
The RTÉ and Ulster Concert Orchestras collaborate in Belfast on 4 March as part of Music Nation.
New Donnacha Dennehy Song Cycle Premieres to Acclaim in Minnesota
Donnacha Dennehy's song cycle If He Died, What Then is based on a first hand account of the Irish famine of the 1840s, and features Dawn Upshaw as soloist.
The Bad Plus perform The Rite of Spring
American jazz trio the Bad Plus will perform Stravinsky's Rite of Spring in Dublin.
Composing Improvisation
Stephen Graham talks to composer and jazz musician Dylan Rynhart ahead of his Fuzzy Logic 3D Audio concert at Dublin's Centre for Creative Practices on 29 February.
Fidelio Trio and Carol McGonnell Tour Ireland
Fidelio Trio and Carol McGonnell tour Brahms, Messiaen and Bartok in March and April.