Criticism

CD Reviews: Aogán Lynch, Michelle O'Brien & Gavin Ralston Máire O'Keeffe Aogán Lynch, Michelle O’Brien & Gavin RalstonThe past fifteen years have generated an amazing amount of talented young musicians on all instruments and the musicians on this album, Michelle O’Brien, Aogán Lynch and Gavin Ralston,...
Live Reviews: Bang on a Can All Stars John McLachlan Vicar Street, 23 May 2003Michael Gordon – I Buried PaulConlon Nancarrow – Selected StudiesJulia Wolfe – Big, Beautiful, Dark and Scary Donnacha Dennehy – Streetwalker (world premiere) – Steve Reich – Electric Counterpoint...
Live Reviews: BSc Music Technology Showcase Rachel Holstead McMordie Hall/Harty Room, Queen’s University of Belfast, 31 May 2003Donna O’ Reilly – ArcSinead McLaughlin – PulsationsStephan Curran – Druid’s Dream (2nd movement)Carl Fitzpatrick – SabbathChristine McComb –...
Live Reviews: Concorde Scott McLaughlin Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, 15 June 2003Erkki-Sven Tuur – Architectonics VII (1993)Rob Canning – Room full of Mirrors (2001) Sofia Gubaidulina – Silenzio (1991)Ed Bennett – No Attachment to Dust (2001)This concert brought...
Live Reviews: Galway Early Music Festival Carmel Vesey Students of the Hispanic Studies and Music Departments of Sheffield UniversitySt Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, 17 May 2003Torrejón de Velasco/Calderón – La Púrpura de la RosaWhile North America at the turn of the eighteenth...
CD Reviews: Island to Island - Traditional Music from Newfoundland Liz Doherty Island to Island: Traditional Music from NewfoundlandSeamus Creagh, Colin Carrigan, Aidan Coffey, Mick Daly, Graham Wells, Billy Sutton, Jason Whelan, Paddy Mackey (Ossian Publications)Once described as ‘the fifth province of Ireland’, Canada’s...
Letters: Up North! Reviews Jürgen Simpson Dear Editor,In response to the Cork reader whose recent letter (March/April 2003) expressed dismay at Up North! festival’s ‘dublin-centric’ programming and coverage: You mentioned both the Crash Ensemble and the Whispering Gallery as the...
Letters: Horizons Concert Review Scott McLaughlin Dear Editor,Regarding Simon O’Connor’s review of John McLachlan’s Horizons concert (March/April 2003) , it appears that he has very little sympathy for the music he was reviewing and this seems to have blunted his objectivity. ‘Beauty’...
CD Reviews: Tommy Peoples' Waiting for a Call CD Reviews: Tommy Peoples' Waiting for a Call Dermot McLaughlin Tommy Peoples Waiting for a Call Shanachie (CCF35CD)
CD Reviews: Ronan Browne & Peter O'Loughlin's Touch Me If You Dare Emer Mayock Ronan Browne & Peter O’LoughlinTouch Me If You DareCeirníní Cladaig/Claddagh Records (CCF35CD)Touch Me If You Dare is the successor to Ronan Browne and Peter O’Loughlin’s 1988 release The South West Wind. At that time Tommy...

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