Crossing Distance Four-piece Nava have just released their latest album blending Irish and Persian music. Massimo Cattaneo reviews.
A New Tune Tapestry 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.
The Harp and Soul of Ireland Irish harping has been given recognition by UNESCO. It is an important moment for Irish music, writes Toner Quinn.
Beneath the Brightness 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 Dublin singer-songwriter Sorcha Richardson has recently released her debut album on Faction Records. Andrea Cleary reviews.
Miracle in Drumcondra The 7th Fidelio Trio Winter Chamber Music Festival took place last weekend, featuring the Apple Hill String Quartet and world premieres by Brian Irvine and Louis Karchin. Adrian Smith reviews the Saturday and Sunday concerts.
Missing the Main Theme John Kinsella's 11th symphony received its world premiere last weekend, conducted by Jean Deroyer. Adrian Smith reviews.
What Now for RTÉ Lyric FM? – An Interview with Aodán Ó Dubhghaill It is now over three weeks since RTÉ announced that it was closing the Lyric FM studios in Limerick and moving production of the national music and arts radio station to Cork and Dublin. What does this mean for the station's content and staff, and will the decision be reversed? The Journal of Music spoke to the Head of Lyric, Aodán Ó Dubhghaill.
Universal Connection Northern Irish singer Kitt Philippa's debut album has recently been released on Paragon Records. Shannon McNamee reviews.
An Alchemy That Makes You Wonder The second Quiet Lights festival took place in Cork at the weekend. Don O’Mahony attends a selection of concerts including Caimin Gilmore, Lōwli, Lemoncello and Rosa Nutty on Saturday, and Junior Brother and Rozi Plain on Sunday.