Criticism

CD Reviews: Geantraí: Ceol den Scoth ón tSraith Teilifíse Adrian Scahill GeantraíCeol den Scoth ón tSraith TeilifíseGael Linn CEFDVD189, CEFCD 189This DVD and CD marks ten years of the TG4 series Geantraí, and is a useful and thoroughly enjoyable compilation documenting the variety and vigour of contemporary...
CD Reviews: David Quigley CD Reviews: David Quigley Michael Quinn Piano Music from Northern Ireland, Lorelt LNT122
CD Reviews: Cormac Kenevey Derek Cremin This is Living, Candid Records, CCD 79846 The front and back covers for This is Living suggest a rather jaded theme. The artist is pictured standing with bow tie undone, while on the reverse a similarly posed shot but dressed in a leather jacket and jeans....
Live Reviews: Barry Guy and Mats Gustafsson Barra Ó Séaghdha J.J. Smyth’s, Dublin 2 / 1 November 2006
CD Reviews: The West Ocean String Quartet & Matt Molloy Adrian Scahill The Guiding Moon, West Ocean Records, WORCD 101 The West Ocean String Quartet’s second CD exemplifies the continuing interest of musicians in extending the boundaries of traditional music, in this case framing the music within the context of an art music...
CD Reviews: Malachy Bourke & Donnacha Dwyer Ciarán Somers Bourke and Dwyer: Traditional Irish Music on Fiddle, Pipes and Bodhrán Bourke and Dwyer is a CD by two well-known musicians, Malachy Bourke (now Galway-based but formerly Dublin) and Donnacha Dwyer (Dublin), containing thirteen tracks of both instruments...
Live Reviews: Cork Folk Festival Pat Ahern Cork Folk FestivalVarious venues, Cork City5-10 September 2006After last year’s lavish Capital of Culture edition, Cork Folk Festival 2006 presented a positively minimalist face to the world. Gone were the big concerts in the big venues. In their place,...

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