Reviews

The Freedom of Finality
In his latest review for our Galway City and County Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, Jake Tiernan reviews the final concert by rock quartet Otherkin as part of their farewell tour.
Leave Fear at the Door
In her second review for our Galway City and County Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, Kerri Haberlin reviews a performance by songwriter David Keenan at the Róisín Dubh, ahead of the release of his debut album.
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.
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.
Missing the Main Theme
John Kinsella's 11th symphony received its world premiere last weekend, conducted by Jean Deroyer. Adrian Smith 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.
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.
Universal Connection
Northern Irish singer Kitt Philippa's debut album has recently been released on Paragon Records. Shannon McNamee reviews.