Reviews

The Breadth of Contemporary Flute
Flute-player Lina Andonovska's much-anticipated debut album 'A Way a Lone a Last' features five new works by Barry O'Halpin, Nick Roth, Donnacha Dennehy and Judith Ring. James Camien McGuiggan reviews.
Collins' New Collaboration
On Finghin Collins' latest release on Claves records, he is joined by Roseanne Philippens, Istvan Várdai and Máté Szücs for a performance of Mozart's two Piano Quartets. Brendan Finan reviews.
Bringing the Absent Party
Dublin four-piece The Scratch blend metal and folk with boisterous performances. Andrea Cleary reviews their debut album, 'Couldn't Give a Rats'.
The More Things Change
Dublin rap artist Lethal Dialect has recently released 'LD50 Part 3', the third release in his LD50 project documenting the split in modern Ireland's social fabric. Andrea Cleary reviews.
Arc of the Seasons
Galway songwriter Anna Mullarkey has recently released her debut album 'Spéir', commissioned by Galway 2020. Shannon McNamee reviews.
Sweet Siblings
Irish National Opera's most recent production was a version of 'Hansel and Gretel' directed by Louis Lovett and Muireann Ahern. Tara Broderick reviews the Galway performance.
New Music Up a Notch
Ireland's largest contemporary music festival New Music Dublin took place at the National Concert Hall and nearby venues last weekend and featured twenty concerts and twenty-two world premieres. Adrian Smith reviews.
The Land From Which it Came
In the fourth review from our new Traditional Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, supported by the Arts Council, Moya Sweeney reviews the latest recording from the Donegal traditional group Fidil.
A New Time for the Irish Language and Classical Music
A new collection of Irish-language art songs, written by a range of Irish and international composers, is being premiered in three concerts at the National Concert Hall. Brendan Finan reviews the first concert which took place on 15 February.
Transforming the Traditional Sound
In the third review from our new Traditional Music Writer Mentoring Scheme, supported by the Arts Council, Ciara O'Leary Fitzpatrick reviews a Music Network concert in Cork featuring Galician piper Anxo Lorenzo, Dónal O’Connor, Jim Murray and Jack Talty.