Francesco Turrisi

The Bishop's Zeal

The Bishop's Zeal

The Bishop's Zeal

The recently released album 'The Red Book of Ossory' by Anakronos is a meeting of medieval music and jazz, inspired by the curious fourteenth-century poems by Richard de Ledrede. Adrian Smith reviews.

Published on 14 August 2020

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

Dark Clouds Will Gather 'Round Me

Dark Clouds Will Gather 'Round Me

Dark Clouds Will Gather 'Round Me

Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi's opening concert from their current Irish tour had a leitmotif of displacement, writes James Camien McGuiggan, as well as political moments.

Published on 12 March 2019

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.

Three Leaders

Three Leaders

Three Leaders

Recent recordings by RedivideR, Lauren Kinsella and Alex Huber, and Francesco Turrisi's Zahr suggest three different leadership styles in improvised music.

Published on 19 March 2012

Patrick Groenland is an Irish guitarist and composer. Having studied at the Berklee College of Music, Boston, he is now based in Dublin. www.patrickgroenland.com

One by One

One by One

One by One

Playing solo brings a whole set of musical problems. How do you balance the musical elements? How do you develop ideas?

Published on 11 August 2011

Patrick Groenland is an Irish guitarist and composer. Having studied at the Berklee College of Music, Boston, he is now based in Dublin. www.patrickgroenland.com