Criticism

Live Reviews: Remembering Ligeti Festival Barra Ó Séaghdha Liberty Hall Theatre/NCH, Dublin9-11 November 2007György Ligeti was still alive when Benjamin Dwyer had the idea of dedicating a festival to his work; Ligeti had been dead for over a year when the idea eventually came to fruition. It was, however, very...
Live Reviews: The Necks / Paul G. Smyth Live Reviews: The Necks / Paul G. Smyth Benedict Schlepper-Connolly Daghdha Space, Limerick3 November 2007Chris Abrahams’ hands rest silently on the piano keys, hesitate, reconsider, retreat. A second attempt to begin reveals a single tone, repeated with a silver care, racing ahead and pulling back. Drummer Tony...
Live Reviews: Fred Hersch Trio Kevin Stevens Fred Hersch (piano), John Hebert (bass) and Eric McPherson (drums) / Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin / 17 November 2007
Live Reviews: ConTempo String Quartet / RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet Barra Ó Séaghdha Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin / National Gallery, Dublin / 2 December 2007
Live Reviews: Rolf Hind (piano) & David Alberman (violin) Seán Clancy Printing House, Trinity College, Dublin4 December 2007Theloosely-themed programme of New Sound Worlds in December focussed on the developments made in twentieth and twenty-first century violin and piano music, highlighting the distance travelled between early...
CD Reviews: ConTempo Quartet, Máirtín O’Connor, Garry O’Briain, Cathal Hayden – Spiccato Junction Adrian Scahill Spiccato JunctionGalway Ensemble in Residence GER-CD-002Máirtín O’Connor and Cathal Hayden have been two of the most dynamic performers of Irish traditional music over the past few years, and on this sparkling CD they collaborate with the...
CD Reviews: Slide – Overneath CD Reviews: Slide – Overneath Niall Keegan Niall Keegan reviews Slide - Overneath.
CD Reviews: Eliot Grasso – Up Against the Flatirons Adrian Scahill Up Against the FlatironsNa Píobairí Uilleann NPUCD014It’s a measure of the strength and depth of Irish traditional music in America that the first in a new series of CDs issued by Na Píobairí Uilleann, entitled The Ace and...
CD Reviews: The Smith Quartet – Ghost Stories CD Reviews: The Smith Quartet – Ghost Stories Michael Quinn Ghost Stories / Signum Classics SIGCD088

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