Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin's 'Concertino for Fiddle' featuring Paddy Glackin (1981)
Gael-Linn have this week re-released Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin's recording of film and radio music from 1981, Cry of the Mountain. Featuring seven tracks, the centrepiece is a sixteen-minute Concertino... Read More
A Sound Map of the World
MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, has launched a sound map of the world, in an attempt to collect field recordings from around the world. Developed by Spencer Kiser, the map is integrated... Read More
Philip Lawson performing Benjamin Dwyer's Etude No. 1
Ahead of the first 'Fractal on Tour' concert in Dublin, listen below to a preview performance by guitarist Philip Lawson of Benjamin Dwyer's Étude No. 1 ('Relentless') Fractal begins its national... Read More
Music Men of the Irish Nation
Movember, the annual campaign to raise money to support cancer research and raise awareness about men's health issues, specifically prostate cancer, is back this November. Irish musicians are doing... Read More
An Interview with Elliott Carter
The American composer Elliott Carter died a month shy of his 104th birthday on 5 November. We came across this recent interview with him by James Tarmy, in which he reveals his thoughts on longevity... Read More
On Travelling With A Double Bass
The Irish bassist Malachy Robinson wrote recently about the job of transporting the double bass — he jokes that people who treat travel as relaxation should consider being a freelance musician. He... Read More
Is There a New Tonality?
Philip Clark, writing in Gramophone magazine, looks at the idea of a new tonality in contemporary composition. 'A composer with a love of sound and a flare for the heuristic? There’s the future of... Read More
Hurricane Sandy Hits New York Music Organisation
The New York based music organisation and record label New Amsterdam suffered horrific damages to its new Brooklyn premises as a result of flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy. Their recently acquired... Read More
What Happens to Old Pianos?
A recent BBC piece by Cordelia Hebblethwaite looks at what happens to pianos when they or no longer wanted, or when they have badly deteriorated. She speaks to piano restorer John Gist in... Read More
Oireachtas na Gaeilge in Letterkenny
Oireachtas na Gaeilge, the annual Irish-language festival that includes the major sean-nós singing event of the year – the Corn Uí Riada competition – started yesterday in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal,... Read More