Healing and the Music of Damien Dempsey Healing and the Music of Damien Dempsey Shannon McNamee 'Love Yourself Today' – centred around a 2019 Damien Dempsey concert at Vicar Street – premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh last week. Shannon McNamee reviews.
Exploring Loss Under Lockdown Exploring Loss Under Lockdown Adrian Scahill A new short film about the passing of the great fiddle-player Ben Lennon during lockdown last year, as narrated by his brother Charlie, was premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh. Adrian Scahill reviews.
Gathering and Scattering Sounds Gathering and Scattering Sounds Brendan Finan The Galway orchestra Luminosa recently premiered a new adventurous work by Sam Perkin as part of its second 'Arcadia' concert. Brendan Finan reviews.
Personal Departure Personal Departure Kevin McCullagh Danny Diamond's recently released album with Brian Miller, 'Let Fly', marks a change from earlier recordings. Kevin McCullagh reviews.
Between Oppositions Between Oppositions Adrian Smith In July, the Dutch Ragazze Quartet premiered Garth Knox's new work 'Four Into Twenty' as part of the online West Cork Chamber Music Festival. Adrian Smith reviews.
Elusive Sounds Elusive Sounds Andrea Cleary Saint Sister recently released their second album 'Where I Should End'. Andrea Cleary reviews.
Midsummer Reinvention Midsummer Reinvention Adrian Smith The world premiere of David Fennessy's 'Rosewoods' for guitar and orchestra took place on Monday 21 June as part of the Dublin International Chamber Music Festival. Adrian Smith reviews.
Within the Stillness Within the Stillness James Camien McGuiggan Released in March, 'Lipids' features three works by Barry O'Halpin performed by Crash Ensemble and the composer. James Camien McGuiggan reviews.
Avoiding Convention Avoiding Convention Mark Fitzgerald The first CD devoted entirely to the work of Irish composer John McLachlan has recently been released on Farpoint Recordings. Mark Fitzgerald reviews.
Through the Darkness Through the Darkness Don O'Mahony Cork house music duo Fish Go Deep have recently released a new album, 'This Bit of Earth'. Don O'Mahony reviews.