No Movement Without Rhythm Rian is a collaboration between the musician Liam Ó Maonlaí and the choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan. For Jack Talty at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin, the lines between music and dance began to disappear.
I Wanna Riot of My Own A new collection of essays suggests that Punk is best described as a cultural movement that doesn't move: it is a moment, a punctuation mark, an animal urge, occurring without unity of purpose or logic.
Laptops, Activated The Dublin Laptop Orchestra crouched, bent, stretched, circled and swooped, making each piece as much a work of performance art as music. Here, Anna Murray found the physicality and energy of acoustic music translated to electronic performance.
Golden Syrup The barriers between electronica and rock are being dismantled in Irish music, writes Anna Murray. Patrick Kelleher's new album is part of this, and yet at odds with its contemporaries.
Máirtín O’Connor, Cathal Hayden and Seamie O’Dowd Crossroads (MCSCD001)
Jennifer Walshe XXX_Live_Nude_Girls!!!, Mere Recordings (Mere002)
Liam Kelly – Sweetwood Liam Kelly – Sweetwood (Cló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 179)
CD Reviews: Charlie Lennon Turning the TuneCló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 166One of a select number of traditional composers whose corpus of tunes enjoys a wide currency among musicians, and a highly-respected fiddler and piano accompanist in his own right, Charlie Lennon’s new...
CD Reviews: Margaret Burke Sheridan Un Bel Di…RTÉ lyric fm CD118This tribute to the County Mayo-born soprano Margaret Burke Sheridan has been released to mark the fiftieth anniversary of her death, although its appearance chimes poignantly with the death in September of the only...
CD Reviews: Organics Liquid SunshineLiving Room Project LRP 003The Hammond organ has a venerable jazz history. After its invention in 1934, its widespread adoption by African-American churches gave it rich, gospel overtones that carried into jazz and R&B in the 50s and...