Nick Roth

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.

'When we think about Ireland... what do we want included in the dataset?': Jennifer Walshe on the World Premiere of Her New Work 'Ireland: A Dataset'

'When we think about Ireland... what do we want included in the dataset?': Jennifer Walshe on the World Premiere of Her New Work 'Ireland: A Dataset'

'When we think about Ireland... what do we want included in the dataset?': Jennifer Walshe on the World Premiere of Her New Work 'Ireland: A Dataset'

This Saturday night at 8pm, the National Concert Hall will live-stream the world premiere of Jennifer Walshe's 'Ireland: A Dataset'. The composer spoke to the Journal of Music about the ideas behind the work.

Published on 24 September 2020

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.

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.

'It ends when the sea is too deep’: Kirkos to Present Climate Crisis Inspired 'Biosphere' in Dublin this September

'It ends when the sea is too deep’: Kirkos to Present Climate Crisis Inspired 'Biosphere' in Dublin this September

'It ends when the sea is too deep’: Kirkos to Present Climate Crisis Inspired 'Biosphere' in Dublin this September

Experimental group to present free outdoor-based encounters on 1-6 September in a number of locations around Dublin.

Published on 14 August 2020

The Breadth of Contemporary Flute

The Breadth of Contemporary Flute

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.

Published on 9 April 2020

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.

New Music Up a Notch

New Music Up a Notch

New Music Up a Notch

Ireland's largest contemporary music festival New Music Dublin took place at the National Concert Hall and nearby venues last weekend and featured twenty concerts and twenty-two world premieres. Adrian Smith reviews.

Published on 5 March 2020

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

‘People want to break down boundaries’: An interview with Nick Roth and Matthew Jacobson of Diatribe Records

‘People want to break down boundaries’: An interview with Nick Roth and Matthew Jacobson of Diatribe Records

‘People want to break down boundaries’: An interview with Nick Roth and Matthew Jacobson of Diatribe Records

The Irish record label Diatribe is hosting a stage for five concerts and releasing seven albums during the forthcoming New Music Dublin festival.

Published on 19 February 2020

A New Edge to the West

A New Edge to the West

A New Edge to the West

The Galway Jazz Festival has a new momentum and was bigger again this year – Toner Quinn attended a mix of concerts, from the Radio String Quartet to Peter Broderick, plus a debate on Brexit.

Published on 15 October 2018

Toner Quinn is editor of the Journal of Music.

Irish Composers in Paris

Irish Composers in Paris

Irish Composers in Paris

Raymond Deane recounts a weekend on which music from Ireland flooded the French capital at the Centre Culturel Irlandais.

Published on 9 November 2012

Raymond Deane is a composer, pianist, author and activist. Together with the violinist Nigel Kennedy, he is a cultural ambassador of Music Harvest, an organisation seeking to create 'a platform for cultural events and dialogue between internationals and Palestinians...'.

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