Northern Perspective on New Music Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble from Northern Ireland have recently released their debut album, 'A Terrible Beauty' – a double-CD of 12 compositions. Mark Fitzgerald reviews.
Radio Experimental Celebrating five years of broadcasting, Dublin Digital Radio hosted its first festival of experimental music and sound last week (27–31 October). Anna Murray reviews.
Hear Him Out Composer Dave Flynn has recently released an album of string quartet and chamber works, 'Irish Minimalism', which combines traditional Irish and contemporary music. James Camien McGuiggan reviews.
The Weight That Cultural Spaces Hold The latest release from Ergodos is a collection of duets recorded by Ross Turner in the off-stage spaces of the National Concert Hall. Andrea Cleary reviews.
Hollowed Out by Her Past Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh's new opera, 'The First Child', premiered at the Dublin Theatre Festival at the weekend. Adrian Smith reviews.
Female Grief, Sorrow and Sacrifice Roger Doyle has recently released his second electronic opera, 'iGirl', with a libretto by Marina Carr. Michael Quinn reviews.
Shouting About Housing 'Music for Cranes', a site-specific performance by Kirkos ensemble, recently took place as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival. James Camien McGuiggan reviews.
A Glimpse into Her Inner World A collection of songs by Ina Boyle has been just released on Delphian Records and features Paula Murrihy, Robin Tritschler, Ben McAteer and Iain Burnside performing 33 works by the twentieth-century Irish composer. Adrian Smith reviews.
An Opera of Sympathy and Fury A new version of 'Least Like the Other' by Brian Irvine and Netia Jones premiered in Dublin this month. Brendan Finan reviews.
After the Silence The return of live music to the Lime Tree Theatre in Limerick featured Iarla Ó Lionáird, Úna Monaghan and Kevin Murphy on a Music Network tour. Toner Quinn reviews.