Classical Notes: Crash and Bang as Dublin booms to sound of the new
New Music Dublin is back, bringing with it a stellar array of artists from Crash Ensemble to the Ligeti Quartet
Some say that contemporary music is mainly for musicians, but that doesn’t explain the surge of excitement that runs through the music system generally when festivals like New Music Dublin comes to town.
There is nothing like an explosion of thrilling new compositions to whet the appetite of new audiences, and that is exactly what this festival generates. ‘Expect the Unexpected’ could be the mantra for this annual bash.
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Album reviews: Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, Imelda May and London Grammar
Folk songs by way of North Carolina and Limerick, a new album from the Liberties singer/songwriter and an electronic/pop trio’s third record are all reviewed this week
Rhythm Nation: Sam Rasmussen of the Paper Kites selects the playlist
The Australian indie folk-rocker pick the tunes that have inspired him
Classical Notes: Veronica Dunne leaves a noble legacy to young singers
The internationally renowned opera singer’s spirit will live on through the countless young singers she helped to develop down the years
Getting schooled by Grammar: Hannah Reid interviewed
After years of feeling belittled in a predominantly male business, Hannah Reid decided enough was enough and, with her band London Grammar, has produced a record that confronts sexism in the music industry