Michael Quinn

Michael Quinn is a freelance music and theatre journalist based in Co. Down.

The Meeting of Known and Unknown
Four recent solo recordings by Kate Ellis, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Cora Venus Lunny and Adrian Hart point to new dialogues in Irish music.
Taking the Listener Everywhere and Nowhere
Michael Quinn listens to two recent piano recordings by new music advocate Mary Dullea.
The End of the Critic?
Is the era of the critic coming to an end? The digital age seems to suggest it is, writes Michael Quinn.
Chris Wood
Albion: An Anthology (Navigator 29)
Jennifer Walshe – XXX­_Live_Nude_Girls!!!
XXX­_Live_Nude_Girls!!!, Mere Recordings (Mere002)
Jordi Savall / Andrew Lawrence-King
The Celtic Viol, Alia Vox (AVSA 9865)
Benjamin Dwyer –  Twelve Études for Guitar
Twelve Études for Guitar / Gamelan Media (GAM0004)
Review: The NMC Songbook
Various artists / The NMC Songbook / NMC D150
CD Review: Roger Doyle
Cool Steel Army / PsychoNavigation Records PSY 028
CD Review: Seóirse Bodley
RTÉ Lyric FM CD121
CD Review: Margaret Burke Sheridan
Un Bel Di… / RTÉ lyric fm CD118
CD Review: Balfe – Falstaff
Falstaff / RTÉ lyric fm CD119
When is a Symphony not a Symphony?
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.
CD Review: Clíona Doris – A Pale Yellow Sky
A Pale Yellow Sky, RTÉ Lyric FM, CD115
Bill Whelan – The Connemara Suite
Cloonisle Records, TARACD 4021
CD Review: Yurodny
Odd Set / Diatribe Recordings / DIACD002
CD Reviews: Ian Wilson
Tundra / Limb from Limb Records / LFL 001
CD Review: The Mornington Singers – Solas
The Mornington Singers – Solas
CD Review: Fovea Hex – Neither Speak Nor Remain Silent
Neither Speak Nor Remain Silent / Die Stadt DS89C
CD Review: Canty
Apostle of Ireland Divine Art DDA25065
CD Review: Garth Knox – D’Amore
Garth Knox – D’Amore (ECM New Series)
CD Reviews: Nóirín Ní Riain
A.M.E.N. / Daisy Discs, DLDC 026
CD Reviews: Fidelio Trio
Bulb / NMC, NMC D147
CD Reviews: John McCormack
Icon of an Age: The Anthology Zampano Productions
CD Review: Raymond Deane
Ripieno, Violin Concerto, Samara / RTÉ, RTÉ CD274