Synthesis of Traditions 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 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 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 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 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 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 Dublin four-piece The Scratch blend metal and folk with boisterous performances. Andrea Cleary reviews their debut album, 'Couldn't Give a Rats'.
There is No Going Back Now: Live Music and the Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic means we are going to witness another radical shift in music in the digital age, writes Toner Quinn.
Arc of the Seasons Galway songwriter Anna Mullarkey has recently released her debut album 'Spéir', commissioned by Galway 2020. Shannon McNamee reviews.
The More Things Change Dublin rap artist Lethal Dialect has recently released 'LD50 Part 3', the third release in his LD50 project documenting the split in modern Ireland's social fabric. Andrea Cleary reviews.