Criticism

CD Reviews: Charlie Lennon & Johnny Óg Connolly Matt Cranitch Dusk till DawnCharlie Lennon & Johnny Óg ConnollyWorldMusic (WOM110)Dusk till Dawn features Charlie Lennon on fiddle, viola and piano, and Johnny Óg Connolly on accordion, with guest appearance by Gary Ó Briain on mandocello and guitar....
CD Reviews: Aogán Lynch, Michelle O'Brien & Gavin Ralston Máire O'Keeffe Aogán Lynch, Michelle O’Brien & Gavin RalstonThe past fifteen years have generated an amazing amount of talented young musicians on all instruments and the musicians on this album, Michelle O’Brien, Aogán Lynch and Gavin Ralston,...
Live Reviews: Bang on a Can All Stars John McLachlan Vicar Street, 23 May 2003Michael Gordon – I Buried PaulConlon Nancarrow – Selected StudiesJulia Wolfe – Big, Beautiful, Dark and Scary Donnacha Dennehy – Streetwalker (world premiere) – Steve Reich – Electric Counterpoint...
Live Reviews: BSc Music Technology Showcase Rachel Holstead McMordie Hall/Harty Room, Queen’s University of Belfast, 31 May 2003Donna O’ Reilly – ArcSinead McLaughlin – PulsationsStephan Curran – Druid’s Dream (2nd movement)Carl Fitzpatrick – SabbathChristine McComb –...
Live Reviews: Concorde Scott McLaughlin Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, 15 June 2003Erkki-Sven Tuur – Architectonics VII (1993)Rob Canning – Room full of Mirrors (2001) Sofia Gubaidulina – Silenzio (1991)Ed Bennett – No Attachment to Dust (2001)This concert brought...
Live Reviews: Galway Early Music Festival Carmel Vesey Students of the Hispanic Studies and Music Departments of Sheffield UniversitySt Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, 17 May 2003Torrejón de Velasco/Calderón – La Púrpura de la RosaWhile North America at the turn of the eighteenth...
CD Reviews: Niall and Cillian Vallely's Callan Bridge Ciarán Somers Niall and Cillian VallelyCallan BridgeCompass RecordsThe sleeve notes of this album, written by Don Meade, refer to the ‘near-telepathic musical understanding’ and ‘note for note synchronicity achieved in their duet selections’. The...
Live Reviews: Jennifer Walshe's Now Wash Your Hands Scott McLaughlin Now Wash Your HandsProgrammed by Jennifer Walshe Project Theatre, Dublin, 22 March 2003.Michael Maierhof – Splitting 5James Saunders – #220303Amnon Wolman – Peter and the WolfPeter Edwards – For a moment, windowsJennifer Walshe –...
Live Reviews: Composers' Choice – Gerald Barry John McLachlan NCH, 13th April 2003The Composers EnsembleStravinsky – La Marseillaise Barry – ‘______’ Ives – Sonata No. 4 / ‘Children’s Day at Camp Meeting’Barry – In the asylumLehár – Waltz from the Merry...
Live Reviews: Composers' Choice – Whispering Gallery John McLachlan NCH, 14th April 2003Elaine Clarke (vn), Malachy Robinson (db), Roy Holmes (pf), Ruth Hickey (b.cl), Kate Ellis (vc), and the Elysium TrioJürgen Simpson – Piano Piece I Simon O’Connor – Dedicated to Death Donnacha Costello – r.i.3.1...

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