After the Silence After the Silence Toner Quinn 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.
Sounds and Sadness in South Dublin Sounds and Sadness in South Dublin James Camien McGuiggan The latest release from Farpoint Recordings is a combination of field recordings from Dún Laoghaire by Anthony Kelly and improvisations from pianist Izumi Kimura and violinist Cora Venus Lunny. James Camien McGuiggan reviews.
A Distant and Different World A Distant and Different World Adrian Scahill What was the sound world of Ireland like during the fractious 1500s? A recent album by the Irish Consort directed by Siobhán Armstrong, 'Music, Ireland and the Sixteenth Century', provides us with a range of musical insights. Adrian Scahill reviews.
The Retelling of Female Desire The Retelling of Female Desire Anna Murray The premiere of Amanda Feery and Megan Nolan's new opera 'A Thing I Cannot Name' took place online in July. Anna Murray reviews.
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.