Alfred Brendel on Coughers, Clappers, Sneezers and Whistlers
Brendel is not just a celebrated pianist. He has published a number of essay and poetry collections. This poem is from his 1998 collection, One Finger Too Many (reproduced from here). A PoemThe... Read More
A Kaleidoscopic Reel
This is a live recording from the the August Kaleidoscope night of Malachy Bourke and Toner Quinn finishing up their set with a Frankie Gavin reel called 'Michael Greaney's Favourite'. The... Read More
Death Metal Versus Neoliberalism
Great post here from It's Her Factory reflecting on the differences between liberalism and neoliberalism as described by thinkers such as Deleuze and Foucault, and the possible ways that 'hyper-... Read More
Trian Playing a Pair of Paddy O'Brien's
Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey and Dáithí Sproule recorded recently at the Irish Fair in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA playing an old Trian set.  
Step In The Ring
Since Katie Taylor's gold win at the Olympics this week, musical tributes have flooded the internet from across the world, including this track by Dublin hip-hop artist Temper-Mental MissElayneous.... Read More
Irish Composers Living Abroad
As part of its Blue of the Night programme of 5 August, RTÉ Lyric FM broadcast a feature on Irish composers living abroad. The piece included interviews with Ed Bennett, Seán Clancy, Garrett Sholdice... Read More
A Magnum of Majestic Marches
This is the Raw Bar Collective performing a set of three marches last year on that balcony in Temple Bar. Just back from a tour with Nell Ní Chróinín in Newfoundland, they are playing the Steeple... Read More
International Perspective on Willie Clancy Summer School
China Central Television offer an international perspective on this year's Willie Clancy Summer School:
Syberberg's Parsifal Free Stream
Hans Jürgen Syberberg's famous and deeply impressive 1981 film version of Wagner's Parsifal will be streamed for free for twenty-four hours on 11 August on The following video... Read More
Documentary on Classical Music in the Media
As part of his MA in Journalism and Media Communications at Griffith College, Paul-Valette Devine directed a short documentary about classical music in Ireland, reflecting on audiences, media image... Read More