Criticism

CD Reviews: Cormac Kenevey Derek Cremin This is Living, Candid Records, CCD 79846 The front and back covers for This is Living suggest a rather jaded theme. The artist is pictured standing with bow tie undone, while on the reverse a similarly posed shot but dressed in a leather jacket and jeans....
Live Reviews: Barry Guy and Mats Gustafsson Barra Ó Séaghdha J.J. Smyth’s, Dublin 2 / 1 November 2006
Live Reviews: Sean Carpio, Simon Jermyn and Joachim Badenhorst Barra Ó Séaghdha Sean Carpio, Simon Jermyn and Joachim BadenhorstSean Carpio’s front room14 September 2006It was the first evening of three on which drummer Sean Carpio and a varying selection of musical accomplices were due to play in his flat as part of the Drama Festival...
Live Reviews: Cork Folk Festival Pat Ahern Cork Folk FestivalVarious venues, Cork City5-10 September 2006After last year’s lavish Capital of Culture edition, Cork Folk Festival 2006 presented a positively minimalist face to the world. Gone were the big concerts in the big venues. In their place,...
Live Reviews: Iarla Ó Lionáird / Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill Barra Ó Séaghdha ESB Beo Celtic Music Festival, NCH, Dublin / 5 August 2006
Live Reviews: Debashish Bhattacharya Barra Ó Séaghdha (chaturangi – 22-string guitar) / Farmleigh Salon Series (programmed by Improvised Music Company), Farmleigh, Castleknock, Dublin, 17 July 2006
Live Reviews: Vijay Iyer Nick Roth VIJAY IYERSugar Club, Dublin27 April 2006Contemporary jazz is an exacting art. As the music grows and absorbs elements from increasingly diverse influences, it seems that as a consequence many contemporary groups are formed to work on very specific concepts...
Live Reviews: Fergus Johnston's 'Brahms Begins the Day' Benedict Schlepper-Connolly Fergus Johnston's 'Brahms Begins the Day'World premiere Brahmsfest, NSO, Baiba Skride (violin), Gerhard Markson (cond.), NCH, Dublin, 28 April 2006Fergus Johnston’s Brahms begins the day is sculpted from unlikely clay: the material ranges...

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