Criticism

CD Reviews: Niamh Ní Charra Adrian Scahill Ón Dá Thaobh/From Both SidesImeartas Records IMCD001An apt title reflects Ní Charra’s fluency and proficiency on both concertina and fiddle, as well as her ability to fluidly slide between different refractions of the music. The...
CD Reviews: Aoife Granville Adrian Scahill Sráid Eoin ShuffleAG001This solidly traditional album comes from an interesting musician – Aoife Granville is a typically bimusical traditional player, with a long history of involvement in art music in addition to her deep roots within local...
CD Reviews: Ian Wilson CD Reviews: Ian Wilson Michael Quinn Veer / Riverrun Records RVRCD77 / The Callino Quartet
CD Reviews: Phil Ware Trio    CD Reviews: Phil Ware Trio Kevin Stevens In Our Own Time / Pewter Music (689076561365)
Live Reviews: 12 Points! Festival: Light Airborne / Dimitar Bodurov / Nils Berg Kevin Stevens Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 227 April 2007Improvised Music Company’s 12 Points! festival of new European jazz, which took place over four nights in late April at the Project, was a great idea waiting for someone like IMC artistic director...
Live Reviews: Galway Early Music Festival: The Irish Consort / Red Priest Fred Johnston The Life and Times of Grace O’Malley, the 16th Century-Century Irish Pirate Queen Augustinian Church, Galway, 17 May 2007Pirates of the BaroqueSt Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway, 18 May 2007 In spite of the Arts Council’s mind-numbingly culture-killing...
Live Reviews: Chris Wood Pat Ahern Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, 28 March 2007We first knew Chris Wood in these parts as the fiddle-playing half of a musically rich and good-humoured partnership with the accordion player, Andy Cutting. In more recent times, we have known him for his robust campaign...
Live Reviews: i-and-e festival Paul Watts Fergus Kelly/Judith Ring, Will Guthrie, Joe Colley, Wade Matthews/Andrea NeumannPrinting House, Trinity College, Dublin, 30 March 2007In its three-year existence, the i-and-e festival has become one of the most interesting annual events in Dublin. The purpose...

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