Travelling with Instruments
A petition has been created to lobby European Commissioner Siim Kallas for the fair treatment of musicians travelling on airlines with their musical instruments. At present, many airlines do not... Read More
Tara Connaghan and Derek McGinley at Steeple Sessions
Tara Connaghan and Derek McGinley playing a set at the Steeple Sessions at the Unitarian Church, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin during the summer.
Review of Iarla Ó Lionáird and Steve Cooney at Féile An Droichead
Terry Blain, reviewing for Culture Northern Ireland a concert recent given by Iarla Ó Lionáird and Steve Cooney at the start of Féile an Droichead in Belfast recently, writes of Ó Lionáird'... Read More
Mossy Nolan at Electric Picnic
Mossy Nolan is playing at the Global Green area of the Electric Picnic this Saturday, 1 September at 2pm. Here he is performing at the Purple Sessions in Boyles of Slane earlier this summer.... Read More
Dán at Kilkenny Arts Festival
A few samples of the music played by the Dán ensemble – comprising Guidewires, Kan, four Breton masters and Scottish singer Alyth McCormack – from St. Canice's Cathedral on the closing night of... Read More
Refusing to Crossover
It's been a strange sight in recent years to witness formerly under the radar artists making (comparatively) big critical and commercial splashes. Though Ariel Pink was perhaps the biggest surprise,... Read More
Atmosphere not Acoustics
Anyone who has been to one of the main programmes of the BBC Proms will be aware of the desperate acoustical situation in the Royal Albert Hall. Singers, particularly, suffer in its cavernous,... Read More
Workshop Performance of Lorcán Mac Mathúna's 'Scread cean Sualtaim'
This is a workshop performance of Lorcán Mac Mathúna's song 'Scread cean Sualtaim' from his An Táin music by students at the Tocane St. Apre Irish festival summer school in France this... Read More
'An Art of Enlightenment and Revelation'
Stockhausen's Mittwoch, from his monumental Licht cycle of operas, finally received its stage premiere last week in Birmingham. The event inspired a range of reactions, but one of the most personal,... Read More
Archaeology of a Sound
The Roland Alpha Juno (and Juno 2) hybrid analogue synthesiser has been used on countless numbers of electronic, pop and dance tracks over the past twenty seven years or so. Perhaps its most famous... Read More