Voices So Close In the summer of 2019, David Balfe released his debut album 'For Those I Love' for a brief period before it disappeared from streaming services. After months of hype, it was finally released in March of this year. Andrea Cleary reviews.
The Small Details of Break-ups Emerging group NewDad have recently released their debut EP 'Waves'. Kelly Doherty reviews.
Many Sides to the Galway Cello Music for Galway's inaugural Cellissimo festival, presented in partnership with Galway 2020, took place at the end of March, featuring seven days of cello concerts, workshops, talks, a Bill Whelan world premiere, an exhibition, and a new cello made in Galway. Brendan Finan reviews.
Exploring Musical Life in Ireland in the 1700s Irish Baroque Orchestra's latest release 'The Trials of Tenducci', featuring Tara Erraught, uncovers a number of works with connections to music in Ireland in the eighteenth-century. Brendan Finan reviews.
Bringing All the Ideas Together Flute-player Fintan Vallely has recently released 'Merrijig Creek', a solo album of newly composed tunes. Kevin McCullagh reviews.
Diverse Responses to the Earth and Sea Navona Records have recently released a live album of works for orchestra and large ensemble by Peter Dickson Lopez, Corrina Bonshek and Jane O'Leary. Mark Fitzgerald reviews.
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.