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A European Tour Under Lockdown

A European Tour Under Lockdown

A European Tour Under Lockdown

The Sligo International Chamber Music Festival took place online this year with four concerts and three new commissions from Irish composers. James Camien McGuiggan reviews.

Published on 13 May 2021

James Camien McGuiggan holds a PhD in the philosophy of art from the University of Southampton. Prior to this, he studied music in Maynooth University. He is currently an independent scholar, with interests in the philosophy of music and R. G. Collingwood.

World Premieres by Ring, Gribbin and Schlepper-Connolly at Sligo International Chamber Music Festival this Weekend

World Premieres by Ring, Gribbin and Schlepper-Connolly at Sligo International Chamber Music Festival this Weekend

World Premieres by Ring, Gribbin and Schlepper-Connolly at Sligo International Chamber Music Festival this Weekend

Online festival will feature performances from the Vogler Quartet, Fionnuala Moynihan, Malachy Robinson, Dermot Dunne, Vashti Hunter, Jonian Ilias Kadesha, Mia Cooper and Nick Roth.

Published on 27 April 2021

Surface Tension

Surface Tension

Surface Tension

Caimin Gilmore, double-bass player with groups such as Crash Ensemble and singer/songwriter with the band Sun Collective, has recently released two EPs: a four-track record of new works for solo double bass, and a collection of songs and in

Published on 16 September 2020

Anna Murray is a composer and writer. Her website is www.annamurraymusic.com.

‘There’s an infrastructure that hasn’t been built overnight’: An interview with Benedict Schlepper-Connolly and Garrett Sholdice of Ergodos

‘There’s an infrastructure that hasn’t been built overnight’: An interview with Benedict Schlepper-Connolly and Garrett Sholdice of Ergodos

‘There’s an infrastructure that hasn’t been built overnight’: An interview with Benedict Schlepper-Connolly and Garrett Sholdice of Ergodos

The Irish label Ergodos, run by Benedict Schlepper-Connolly and Garrett Sholdice, has just released its 30th recording, an album by the Ficino Ensemble featuring works by Brahms, Ravel and Sholdice.

Published on 8 May 2019

Toner Quinn is editor of the Journal of Music.

'Tired of the confrontational': An Interview with Seán Clancy

'Tired of the confrontational': An Interview with Seán Clancy

'Tired of the confrontational': An Interview with Seán Clancy

The Journal of Music recently published an extensive interview with the composer Raymond Deane in which he was critical of the new generation of Irish composers, describing some of their work as ‘unchallenging’.

Published on 9 January 2019

Adrian Smith is Lecturer in Musicology at TU Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama.

Against Resignation: An Interview with Raymond Deane

Against Resignation: An Interview with Raymond Deane

Against Resignation: An Interview with Raymond Deane

Is there a lack of solidarity among composers? Will classical music ever become a part of Ireland's national consciousness? And have young Irish composers unwittingly subscribed to a code of musical prohibitions influenced by the US?

Published on 3 October 2018

Adrian Smith is Lecturer in Musicology at TU Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama.