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Michelle Mulcahy and Caitlín Nic Gabhann Gig
Michelle Mulcahy and Caitlín Nic Gabhann are having a joint launch event for their new albums at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann on Tuesday, 14 August in the Cavan Crystal Hotel at 10pm.   ... Read More
Documentary on Homelands 1999
A short but utterly fascinting documentary on Ireland's first festival of dance music, Homelands 1999, which took place in Mosney and provided a stage for techno, drum and bass, house, trance and... Read More
New Music from Animal Collective
American psych rockers Animal Collective recently uploaded their new single, 'Today's Supernatural', to YouTube, ahead of the much anticipated September release of their new album, Centipede Hz.... Read More
Nico Muhly on Different Ideas of Standard 'Rep'
The always-entertaining Nico Muhly reflects on the different versions of what constitutes standard 'rep'. Muhly highlights how different perspectives shape different standardisations (as opposed to... Read More
This Was Pop in July 2012
It's always great to see pop music getting the critical attention it deserves, and the AV Club's monthly column, 'This Was Pop', in which two of its writers debate the worth of the songs riding high... Read More
A Mexican Celebration
From Mexico, the group Mariachi México Vive joined Dublin-based Mariachi San Patricio in the Sugar Club on 2 August to celebrate mariachi music.      
The Art of Azealia Banks
So much of what we think of as musical experience is shaped by images. Distinctive typography, logos, and other artwork have been crucial in artists and organisations, from the Smiths to Deutsche... Read More
Elsafty, Armstrong, Browne at Concert Hall
Róisín Elsafty (voice), Siobhán Armstrong (harp), and Ronan Browne (pipes and whistles) will be performing a concert together in the John Field Room of the National Concert Hall on Wednesday, 22... Read More
Daniel Barenboim at the Proms
Over the past two weeks or so, Daniel Barenboim and his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra have performed all of Beethoven's nine symphonies, interleaving these works with music by Pierre Boulez. The... Read More
New Book on Text Scores
Tim Rutherford-Johnson reviews what looks to be a fascinating new 'critical anthology' on the theory, concepts and practice of text/verbal scores, by authors John Lely and James Saunders. The book,... Read More

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