Brian Eno Wallpapers
Over at Q magazine, you can hear a stream of Brian Eno's new album Lux. The album, a seventy-five minute composition in twelve sections, is Eno's first solo record in seven years. The result of an... Read More
Justin Grounds on Tour
Originally from England, but now based in West Cork, the violinist and songwriter Justin Grounds will be touring Ireland in November. Grounds, a member of the Headland Collective, performs with a... Read More
Warp Spasm
The singer Lorcán Mac Mathúna has released a special track to mark Oíche Shamhna, or Halloween. In 'Warp Spasm', Mac Mathúna sings a text from The Book of Leinster, the medieval manuscript which... Read More
Rónán Ó Snodaigh's Perspective Continues
Rónán Ó Snodaigh continues his live re-enactment of his back catalogue at Whelan's with The Playdays album next Tuesday 30 October, featuring Richie Buckley on sax, Martin Brunsden on bass, Hugh O'... Read More
A Quick Guide to Wexford Festival Opera
Wexford Festival Opera – which opened on Wednesday and runs until next Saturday 4 November – has uploaded several videos over the past two weeks that provide a quick guide to this year's operas. On... Read More
Composer Smashes Instruments in Protest
At a performance of the SWR Rundfunkorchester at the Donaueschingen Festival in Germany, the composer Johannes Kreidler destroyed a cello and a violin in protest against the proposed merger of two... Read More
Linda Buckley's Christmas Carol
The current RTÉ Lyric FM Composer-in-Residence, Linda Buckley, has composed a Christmas carol for the station. The sheet music of Stars of Wonder is available from Buckley's blog. Buckley set a poem... Read More
Animation for Ligeti Bagatelle
The saxophone quartet (Ruth Velte on soprano, Alexander Doroshkevich on alto, Adrian Tully on tenor, and Annegret Schmiedl on baritone) is starting a Music Network tour next month.The... Read More
Fintan O'Toole on Classical Music
The writer Fintan O'Toole has written of classical music having split into two distinct strands: a mainstream and an avant-garde. In an article in the Irish Times this week, O'Toole asked... Read More
Early Music Lessons Benefit Children
An article in the New York Times last month cited a recent study that found that children who attended music lessons at a young age reap years of benefits, even if they only play music during... Read More