Music

Thursday 3rd November

Swan Hennessy, Terence McSwiney and Quartet Day at Triskel

Dr Axel Klein profiles the American composer Swan Hennessy, whose string quartet based on the life of Irish republican hunger-striker Terence MacSwiney will feature in a concert at the Triskel ...

Oh Pep in session

Chat and live music from Olivia Hally and Pepita Emmerichs of Australian folk/pop band Oh Pep ahead of their Irish tour with their debut album “Stadium Cake” Official website:   www.ohpep.com ...

Wednesday 2nd November

Booka Brass Band in session

Chat with Paul Kiernan and and Jack Marks of the 8-piece Booka Brass Band who perform tracks from their new EP “Chilled Milk” Official website:   http://bookabrass.com (for copyright reasons this item ...

"ICC Speak" by the Irish Composers Collective

Chris Moriarty Pearson, Chairman of the Irish Composers Collective explains “ICC Speak”, eight art installations at the Irish Architectural Archives comprising of new works from composers with the aim of ...

Tuesday 1st November

We Raise Bears in session

Conor Miley and Sharon Murphy of the band We Raise Bears chat about their musical inspiration and their forthcoming self-titled debut EP  Official website:   www.breakingtunes.com/weraisebears (for copyright reasons this item is ...

Monday 31st October

“The Bible In Music: A Dictionary of Songs, Works and More” by Siobhán Dowling Long and John F.A. Sawyer

A special celebrating the publication of “The Bible In Music: A Dictionary of Songs, Works and More” by scholars Siobhán Dowling Long and John F.A. Sawyer (published by Roman & ...

Friday 28th October

Album reviews

Aoife Barry and John Meagher review “In Full Colour” by Declan O’Rourke, “Can’t Touch Us Now” by Madness and “Let It Be You” by Joan As Policewoman with Benjamin Lazar Davis

Thursday 27th October

"The Music of Arvo Part" at the National Concert Hall

Abie Philbin Bowman was at rehearsals for “The Music of Arvo Part”, a celebration of the music of the Estonian composer which will be performed by the RTE National Symphony Orchestra ...

Wednesday 26th October

Pleasure Beach in session

Belfast band Pleasure Beach in session ahead of their appearance at the Jameson Bow Street Sessions in Cork tomorrow Official website:   https://pleasurebeach.bandcamp.com Bow Street Sessions details:   www.hotpress.com/bowstreetsessions  (for copyright reasons this ...

Wexford Festival Opera 2016

A report on the programme of events for this year’s Wexford Festival Opera by Abie Philbin Bowman Full details:   www.wexfordopera.com 

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