Was There Such a Genre as Funerary Violin?
Led by Mano Divina, the Divine Hand Ensemble is a chamber group from Philadelphia consisting of a Thereminist, string quartet, classical guitarist, two harpists, a soprano, and a tenor.Here the... Read More
Adding Needless Triplets to Already Crowded Numbers
Just chanced upon this moody, Dukan-esque spoken-word song about the spirits of the dead interfering at music sessions ('adding needless triplets') by Leitrim-based songwriter Padraig Meehan (ex... Read More
The xx Album Stream and Visualiser
The xx have made their hotly anticipated new album Coexist, which will be officially released on 10 September, available to stream for free. In addition, the streaming site features a visualisation... Read More
A Song from Slide's Forthcoming Album
The group Slide have released on YouTube a rough-and-ready 'video' to a song from their forthcoming album – their fourth in the line of Flying Pig, Harmonic Motion, Over'neath and Beo-Live... Read More
Dublin City FM Documentary on Maud McCarthy
A documentary on Maud McCarthy, the Tipperary born virtuoso violinist who died in 1967, was broadcast on 18 July on Dublin City FM. It was presented and produced by Karishmeh Felfeli, and featured... Read More
This is How We Fly ... in Cork
This is How We Fly (Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh on fiddle and hardanger fiddle, Seán Mac Erlaine on clarinets and live electronics, Nic Gareiss on percussive dance, and Petter Berndalen on drums and... Read More
Crash Ensemble in the Guardian
Crash Ensemble performing Donnacha Dennehy's Grá agus Bás. Crash Ensemble's portrait concert of Donnacha Dennehy, which opens this year's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, has been picked... Read More
A Great Silence
Sound recordist and biophonist Bernie Krause has had a long and illustrious career, collaborating with such key underground figures as Rolf Julius, and formerly being part of the wonderful duo Beaver... Read More
Sample Some Music from a New McSherry Trio
The Olllam is Belfast-born uilleann piper John McSherry and Detroit natives Tyler Duncan and Michael Shimmin. The trio are shortly to release an eponymous album of seven extended instrumental tracks... Read More
Roxy Music as Music
Rock history is filled with stodgy myths and canonical understandings, which often choke debate and dissent when rock history comes to be told and re-told. Amongst those myths and canonical... Read More