Music

Friday 8th September

Album reviews

Sinead Gleeson and Simon Maher review "Unfinished Business" from Paul Brady, "Sleep Well Beast" from The National and "Native Invader" from Tori Amos

Wednesday 6th September

Simon Quigley Ensemble at the Skerries Soundwaves 2017 Festival

Pianist/composer Simon Quigley who is one of the performers at the upcoming Skerries Soundwaves Festival, with a piece called "Crimson Gown" which he composed with Fiach Moriarty Full details:   https://skerriessoundwaves.com/

"You Won't Forget Me: A Centenary Celebration of writer Maeve Brennan in Words and Music"

Emilie Conway chats about the show she created "You Won’t Forget Me: A Centenary Celebration of writer Maeve Brennan in Words and Music" at the National Concert Hall next week ...

Monday 4th September

Music In Monkstown Festival 2017

John Finucane, clarinettist with the National Symphony Orchestra and organiser of the Music In Monkstown Festival which takes place this coming weekend Full details:  www.musicinmonkstown.ie 

Friday 1st September

Album reviews

Aoife Barry and Eamon Sweeney review "American Dream" from LCD Soundsystem, "Freedom Child" from The Script and "Hearts That Strain" from Jake Bugg

Thursday 31st August

"Celebrating Callas - The Life, Loves & Music of Maria Callas", written and produced by Niall Morris

Niall Morris, writer/producer of "Celebrating Callas - The Life, Loves & Music of Maria Callas" at the National Concert Hall, marking the 40th anniversary of the death of the great ...

Wednesday 30th August

"Wilderness Notes", a collaboration between Kirkos Ensemble and the Experimental Film Society

Robert Coleman of the Kirkos Ensemble explains their collaboration with the Experimental Film Society on "Wilderness Notes", where an original score is performed live during the screening of new and ...

Tuesday 29th August

"Muldoon's Picnic", an evening of poetry, prose and music

Julie Feeney and Cáit O'Riordan, two of the artists performing in "Muldoon's Picnic", an evening of literature and music in the company of Paul Muldoon + Rogue Oliphant Further details: ...

Review: "Grant & I: Inside and Outside The Go-Betweens" by Robert Forster

Tony Clayton Lea reviews "Grant & I: Inside and Outside The Go-Betweens" by Robert Forster (published by Omnibus Press)  

Monday 28th August

The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir at the National Concert Hall

Sorcha Kenny spoke to Stephen Merritt of the American band The Magnetic Fields about the live performance at the National Concert Hall of their latest album "50 Song Memoir", an ...

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