Criticism

Live Reviews: Bobby McFerrin Aengus Ó Maoláin National Concert Hall, Dublin26 May 2008When I was eight years old, the biggest thrill of the week was the ten o’clock children’s mass. As the reverend monsignor skipped his way through the formalities of the service, all we children wanted was...
CD Review: Ceol agus Foinn – Music and Songs from the Willie Clancy Summer School CD Review: Ceol agus Foinn – Music and Songs from the Willie Clancy Summer School Adrian Scahill Ceol agus Foinn: Music and Songs from the Willie Clancy Summer SchoolRTÉ 280CDReleased to coincide with the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Willie Clancy Summer School, this generous double CD also celebrates Raidió na Gaeltachta’s...
CD Review: Karan Casey – Ships in the Forest CD Review: Karan Casey – Ships in the Forest Rory McCabe Ships in the Forest / Crow Valley Music CVCD001
CD Review: Cormac Kenevey – The Art of Dreaming CD Review: Cormac Kenevey – The Art of Dreaming Kevin Stevens The Art of Dreaming, Candid Records, CCD 79853
CD Review: Geraldine Bradley CD Review: Geraldine Bradley Ciarán Ó Con Cheanainn From the Rising Spring – Cloch Fhuaráin / Coolnacran Records 001
CD Reviews: Catherine McEvoy CD Reviews: Catherine McEvoy Rory McCabe The Home RulerCló Iar-Chonnachta CICD172No matter how open and objective you may try to be, one cannot help but form various pre-judgements when encountering new traditional music recordings. You begin to recognise patterns in production and presentation...
CD Review: The Jimmy Cake – Spectre & Crown CD Review: The Jimmy Cake – Spectre & Crown Seán Ó Máille Spectre & Crown – Pilatus Records, PILCD-004
Live Reviews: Folk From Here Live Reviews: Folk From Here Garrett Sholdice Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York, England 7 May 2008
Live Reviews: Phill Niblock Seán Ó Máille Crash Ensemble, Trio Scordatura, Susan Stenger (flute)Temple Bar Galleries, Dublin23 April 2008This concert of music by Phill Niblock – the ‘forgotten minimalist’ – had the feel of a ‘happening’, spread out over the four...

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