Ensemble Eriú Premiere
Soon to release their debut album, Ensemble Eriú (Neil O'Loghlen, bass, flute, whistle; Jack Talty, concertina, electronics; Jeremy Spencer, fiddle; Matt Berrill, clarinet; Carolyn Goodwin, bass... Read More
'It wasn’t dissonant, it wasn’t serial, it wasn’t disconnected.'
The Irish composer Seán Clancy is undertaking to write about the pieces of music that have had a significant impact on him — and he's publishing his thoughts in a fortnightly series on his website.... Read More
'Middlebrow Classical Music was Saved'
The music journalist Paul Morley published a highly critical account of this year's Classic BRIT Awards ceremony. Writing for the new classical music website Sinfini, Morley wrote: Tears were... Read More
'I was meant to be a composer, and will be I'm sure.'
In 1919 the composer Samuel Barber, then aged nine, wrote a letter to his mother, in which he pleaded with her not to make him play football, and to accept that he was 'meant to be a composer'. The... Read More
Interview with Fergus Shiel
The Wagnerian website has been covering Wide Open Opera's production of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde in various posts, including an interview with the production's conductor and company founder,... Read More
RTÉ Big Music Week Launches with Five-Minute, One-Take Video
RTÉ has launched Big Music Week, 10–16 October, with a five-minute, one-take video using the Stunning hit, 'Brewing Up A Storm'.
'I Suppose I Am Escapist.'
Ahead of a performance of his music in the Netherlands, the Irish composer Andrew Hamilton spoke about what makes him passionate about composing music: Often I am trying to recreate what made me... Read More
New Track from Buille
Buille have a new tour coming up, starting on 18 October and reaching Cork, Waterford, the Naul, Bray, Ennis and Sligo. In advance of the tour, they have a new track called 'Junctions', which was... Read More
Dreamtime, Revisited at the Irish Film Institute
Featuring music by Peadar Ó Riada, Dreamtime, Revisited is a film exploring the work of Kerry writer, poet and philosopher John Moriarty who died in 2007. Directed by Dónal Ó... Read More