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Liam Kelly – Sweetwood Liam Kelly – Sweetwood Adrian Scahill Liam Kelly – Sweetwood (Cló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 179)
Live Reviews: For You, Only You Live Reviews: For You, Only You Ian Wilson Alamire, Mikhail KarikisVarious venues, Sligo 1–2 November 2008For you, only you is a music project conceived by British artist Sonia Boyce. It lasts about forty-five minutes and was performed over two days in three different venues around Sligo...
Live Reviews: Anail Dé Live Reviews: Anail Dé Garrett Sholdice Gavin Bryars (double bass), Iarla Ó Lionáird (voice), Leo Abrahams (guitar), Lisa Grosman (viola), Cian Ó Dúill (viola), Kate Ellis (cello)Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin14 November 2008Anáil Dé is an evening-length...
Live Reviews: At First Light Live Reviews: At First Light Barra Ó Séaghdha The Cherry Tree, Dublin14 November 2008When two string players and what looked dangerously like a percussionist came out on stage at the Cherrytree in Walkinstown with the piper and the fiddler, I’ll admit I felt a little tremor of pessimism. Friends...
Live Reviews: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival: James Tenney Retrospective Live Reviews: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival: James Tenney Retrospective Garrett Sholdice Quatuor Bozzini; Rick Sacks (percussion), Eve Egoyan (piano), Miriam Shalinsky (double bass), local instrumentalistsHuddersfield, Yorkshire24–26 November 2008Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival’s James Tenney retrospective was the largest...
Live Reviews: Crash Ensemble: Free State III / World View UK Live Reviews: Crash Ensemble: Free State III / World View UK Barra Ó Séaghdha Crash Ensemble, Darragh Morgan (violin), Alan Pierson (conductor)O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin27–28 November 2008Now well over ten years old, the Crash Ensemble has become a fixture of the new music scene in Ireland. It is unclear as yet whether a reconfigured...
CD Reviews: Trihornophone CD Reviews: Trihornophone Kevin Stevens Breathing TimeDiatribe DIACD004 Since forming in Dublin four years ago, the lively, progressive quartet Trihornophone has been intriguing audiences with improvised music that is playful, open, and always fresh. With Breathing Time, their second album,...
CD Reviews: Charlie Lennon CD Reviews: Charlie Lennon Adrian Scahill 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 CD Reviews: Margaret Burke Sheridan Michael Quinn 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 CD Reviews: Organics Kevin Stevens 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...

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