Criticism

The Dublin Camaraderie The Dublin Camaraderie Sadhbh O'Sullivan In the second review from our new Traditional Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, supported by the Arts Council, Sadhbh O'Sullivan reviews Daoirí Farrell at Temple Bar TradFest, a concert in which he was joined by a range of artists including Seán Keane of the Chieftains.
Characters that Might Disappear into Thin Air Characters that Might Disappear into Thin Air Andrea Cleary David Keenan's debut album 'A Beginner’s Guide to Bravery' displays obvious talent, but it is lost in his love for the past, writes Andrea Cleary.
The Beethoven Connection The Beethoven Connection Toner Quinn The Midwinter Festival in Galway focused on early Beethoven this year, and brought a renowned piano-violin partnership to the west. Toner Quinn reviews.
The Waiting Place The Waiting Place Andrea Cleary Singer-songwriter Aoife Nessa Frances has just released her debut album 'Land of No Junction', a collection of songs rooted in the experience of millennial life. Andrea Cleary reviews.
The Freedom of Finality The Freedom of Finality Jake Tiernan In his latest review for our Galway City and County Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, Jake Tiernan reviews the final concert by rock quartet Otherkin as part of their farewell tour.
Leave Fear at the Door Leave Fear at the Door Kerri Haberlin In her second review for our Galway City and County Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, Kerri Haberlin reviews a performance by songwriter David Keenan at the Róisín Dubh, ahead of the release of his debut album.
Crossing Distance Crossing Distance Massimo Cattaneo Four-piece Nava have just released their latest album blending Irish and Persian music. Massimo Cattaneo reviews.
A New Tune Tapestry A New Tune Tapestry Kevin McCullagh In the first review from our new Traditional Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, supported by the Arts Council's Deis scheme, Kevin McCullagh reviews a performance at the Ulster Folk Museum by the traditional music quartet of Elaine Hogan, Pádraig Rynne, Tara Breen and Conor Crimmins.
Beneath the Brightness Beneath the Brightness Anna Murray Cellist and songwriter Vyvienne Long has recently released her new album 'A Lifetime of High Fives', twelve new songs featuring Laetare Vocal Ensemble and ConTempo Quartet. Anna Murray reviews.
Sharing With Somebody Sharing With Somebody Andrea Cleary Dublin singer-songwriter Sorcha Richardson has recently released her debut album on Faction Records. Andrea Cleary reviews.

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