How to Transform Ireland’s Music Business With Covid-19 now reaching endgame, we're about to enter a new situation: a global music marketplace that's grown a whole lot younger and more technological. In order for Ireland to embrace this future, it needs an ambitious new music plan – with record labels at its heart. Gareth Murphy sets out five steps to help transform Ireland's music business.
A Series of Discoveries in Tipperary Finding a Voice, the Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, concert series celebrating the music of women composers from the 12th century to present day, took place online from 5 to 8 March. Anna Murray reviews.
A Society Rallying After the Silence Louth Contemporary Music Society's new album features chamber works by Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov and Raymond Deane. Brendan Finan reviews.
A New Sense of Play Wyvern Lingo's second album 'Awake You Lie' was released last week. Andrea Cleary reviews.
Our Predicament in Sharp Focus Composer Nick Roth's new work 'Crann' is a poem setting and film work for three voices, tree, vessel and currach, commissioned by the literary festival IMRAM. Adrian Smith reviews.
Traumas on the Table Singer-songwriter Anna B Savage has recently released her debut album 'A Common Turn'. Andrea Cleary reviews.
Startling Voice in an Expanded Soundworld Snowpoet – the London-based duo of Lauren Kinsella and Chris Hyson – release their third album 'Wait For Me' tomorrow. Anna Murray reviews.
Tunes from Famine Times Mick O’Brien, Emer Mayock and Aoife Ní Bhriain have just released a second album of tunes from the James Goodman manuscripts, a collection that was made around the time of the Great Famine. Adrian Scahill reviews.
The Worlds Within a Single Work Music for Galway's annual midwinter festival, which took place online at the weekend (22–24 January), focused on a single, relentlessly inventive work: the Goldberg Variations. Brendan Finan reviews.
How RTÉ Can Restore Its Leadership Role in Music Music and broadcasting go hand in hand, but RTÉ's leadership role in music has been shrinking in recent years. Toner Quinn suggests four ways to turn the situation around.