Michael Quinn is a freelance music and theatre journalist based in Co. Down.
Four recent solo recordings by Kate Ellis, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Cora Venus Lunny and Adrian Hart point to new dialogues in Irish music.
Michael Quinn listens to two recent piano recordings by new music advocate Mary Dullea.
Is the era of the critic coming to an end? The digital age seems to suggest it is, writes Michael Quinn.
Albion: An Anthology (Navigator 29)
XXX_Live_Nude_Girls!!!, Mere Recordings (Mere002)
The Celtic Viol, Alia Vox (AVSA 9865)
Twelve Études for Guitar / Gamelan Media (GAM0004)
Various artists / The NMC Songbook / NMC D150
Cool Steel Army / PsychoNavigation Records PSY 028
RTÉ Lyric FM CD121
Un Bel Di… / RTÉ lyric fm CD118
Falstaff / RTÉ lyric fm CD119
On the attractions of the cinematic canon
The great works of the classical canon abide because they have something to say about the here and now. We need to stop devaluing them, writes Michael Quinn.
A Pale Yellow Sky, RTÉ Lyric FM, CD115
Cloonisle Records, TARACD 4021
Odd Set / Diatribe Recordings / DIACD002
Tundra / Limb from Limb Records / LFL 001
The Mornington Singers – Solas
Neither Speak Nor Remain Silent / Die Stadt DS89C
Apostle of Ireland Divine Art DDA25065
Garth Knox – D’Amore (ECM New Series)
A.M.E.N. / Daisy Discs, DLDC 026
Bulb / NMC, NMC D147
Icon of an Age: The Anthology Zampano Productions
Ripieno, Violin Concerto, Samara / RTÉ, RTÉ CD274
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