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Humours of the Sea Humours of the Sea Sadhbh O'Sullivan Singer Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh's latest album 'Thar Toinn / Seaborne' explores themes of the ocean and our cultural connection to it. Sadhbh O'Sullivan reviews.
Language of Trauma Language of Trauma Andrea Cleary Singer-songwriter Hilary Woods recently released 'Birthmarks', a follow up to the acclaimed 'Colt'. Andrea Cleary reviews.
‘The funding model for public service media …  is not working’: Eoin Brady Leaves RTÉ Lyric FM ‘The funding model for public service media … is not working’: Eoin Brady Leaves RTÉ Lyric FM Senior producer and manager of Lyric FM record label leaves station for university role.
Synthesis of Traditions Synthesis of Traditions Miceál Mullen In the fifth review from our new Traditional Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, supported by the Arts Council, Miceál Mullen reviews the debut solo album by composer and pianist Ryan Molloy.
Nostalgia, Decay and Defiance Nostalgia, Decay and Defiance Anna Murray Pianist and composer Xenia Pestova Bennett recently released her new album ‘Atomic Legacies’ on Diatribe Records. Anna Murray reviews.
Marking an Important Decade in Irish Orchestral History Marking an Important Decade in Irish Orchestral History Lucy Hayward O'Leary In a recently published memoir, 'The Manager's Tale: New Irish Chamber Orchestra – 1970–1980', Lindsay Armstrong tells the story of the intrepid group he co-founded and managed. Lucy Hayward reviews.
Carrying So Much: Liam O'Flynn and the Tradition Carrying So Much: Liam O'Flynn and the Tradition Toner Quinn A new feature-length documentary on the great piper Liam O'Flynn was broadcast on TG4 at the weekend. Toner Quinn reviews.
Collins' New Collaboration Collins' New Collaboration Brendan Finan On Finghin Collins' latest release on Claves records, he is joined by Roseanne Philippens, Istvan Várdai and Máté Szücs for a performance of Mozart's two Piano Quartets. Brendan Finan reviews.
The Breadth of Contemporary Flute The Breadth of Contemporary Flute James Camien McGuiggan Flute-player Lina Andonovska's much-anticipated debut album 'A Way a Lone a Last' features five new works by Barry O'Halpin, Nick Roth, Donnacha Dennehy and Judith Ring. James Camien McGuiggan reviews.
Bringing the Absent Party Bringing the Absent Party Andrea Cleary Dublin four-piece The Scratch blend metal and folk with boisterous performances. Andrea Cleary reviews their debut album, 'Couldn't Give a Rats'.

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