Criticism

Live Reviews: BSc Music Technology Showcase Rachel Holstead McMordie Hall/Harty Room, Queen’s University of Belfast, 31 May 2003Donna O’ Reilly – ArcSinead McLaughlin – PulsationsStephan Curran – Druid’s Dream (2nd movement)Carl Fitzpatrick – SabbathChristine McComb –...
Live Reviews: Concorde Scott McLaughlin Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, 15 June 2003Erkki-Sven Tuur – Architectonics VII (1993)Rob Canning – Room full of Mirrors (2001) Sofia Gubaidulina – Silenzio (1991)Ed Bennett – No Attachment to Dust (2001)This concert brought...
Live Reviews: Galway Early Music Festival Carmel Vesey Students of the Hispanic Studies and Music Departments of Sheffield UniversitySt Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, 17 May 2003Torrejón de Velasco/Calderón – La Púrpura de la RosaWhile North America at the turn of the eighteenth...
CD Reviews: Island to Island - Traditional Music from Newfoundland Liz Doherty Island to Island: Traditional Music from NewfoundlandSeamus Creagh, Colin Carrigan, Aidan Coffey, Mick Daly, Graham Wells, Billy Sutton, Jason Whelan, Paddy Mackey (Ossian Publications)Once described as ‘the fifth province of Ireland’, Canada’s...
Letters: Up North! Reviews Jürgen Simpson Dear Editor,In response to the Cork reader whose recent letter (March/April 2003) expressed dismay at Up North! festival’s ‘dublin-centric’ programming and coverage: You mentioned both the Crash Ensemble and the Whispering Gallery as the...
Letters: Horizons Concert Review Scott McLaughlin Dear Editor,Regarding Simon O’Connor’s review of John McLachlan’s Horizons concert (March/April 2003) , it appears that he has very little sympathy for the music he was reviewing and this seems to have blunted his objectivity. ‘Beauty’...
CD Reviews: Tommy Peoples' Waiting for a Call CD Reviews: Tommy Peoples' Waiting for a Call Dermot McLaughlin Tommy Peoples Waiting for a Call Shanachie (CCF35CD)
CD Reviews: Ronan Browne & Peter O'Loughlin's Touch Me If You Dare Emer Mayock Ronan Browne & Peter O’LoughlinTouch Me If You DareCeirníní Cladaig/Claddagh Records (CCF35CD)Touch Me If You Dare is the successor to Ronan Browne and Peter O’Loughlin’s 1988 release The South West Wind. At that time Tommy...
CD Reviews: The McCarthys' Family Album Máire O'Keeffe The McCarthysThe Family AlbumMaree MusicThe Family Album is a collection of traditional dance music recordings put together by the McCarthys, one of the most respected and highly regarded families in Irish traditional music. Jacqueline, Marion, Bernadette...
CD Reviews: Niall and Cillian Vallely's Callan Bridge Ciarán Somers Niall and Cillian VallelyCallan BridgeCompass RecordsThe sleeve notes of this album, written by Don Meade, refer to the ‘near-telepathic musical understanding’ and ‘note for note synchronicity achieved in their duet selections’. The...

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