Criticism

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 Last week, 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.
A Modern Tour of Ancient Music A Modern Tour of Ancient Music Brendan Finan The 25th Galway Early Music Festival took place on 21–23 May, featuring Enea Sorini and Peppe Frana, the Irish Consort and Siobhán Armstrong, Aisling Kenny, Róisín Elsafty, Resurgam and more. Brendan Finan reviews.
Exciting Scene Let Down by Stagnant Staging Exciting Scene Let Down by Stagnant Staging Andrea Cleary Andrea Cleary reviews 'Extraterrestrial' – an evening of music and spoken word at the National Concert Hall celebrating Black Irish artists.

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