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Quiet Music Ensemble performance

The QME perform their first event of 2011 next week at the National Concert Hall as guests of the Irish Composers Collective. QME Artistic Director John Godfrey will give a brief talk before the gig so drop in early to … Continue reading

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Bits & Pieces

Before too much times passes I just want to make a quick note of a few things! First, to say goodbye to Frances Mitchell of Crash Ensemble fame. Under Frances’ watchful eye Crash went from strength to strength. She is … Continue reading

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musical nostalgia

I spent a chilly afternoon on Saturday last in the warm surrounds of the Concert Hall, at the 16th festival of youth orchestras. The event is presented by the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras, and I was delighted to be … Continue reading

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Culture Notes

So I found a little while to write a quick blog post while chatting with my brother (while he torments some sort of ghost army in Wolfenstein so the chat is really me talking and him shouting “OH MY GOD, where … Continue reading

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Upcoming Gigs

I’ve been away for a few weeks on an unexpected extended personal leave so have loads to catch up on. Bear with me… This coming Monday (13 July) sees the Kronos Quartet making an appearance as guests of Louth Contemporary … Continue reading

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Gamelan Sekar Petak

The Kevin Barry room in the National Concert Hall was last night host to Gamelan Sekar Petak (“for all your York based gamelan needs…”), an orchestra of Javanese gamelan housed in University of York. The orchestra consists of almost thirty performers, including director Neil Sorrell, and … Continue reading

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Another great ticket giveaway!

On Tuesday evening next Improvised Music Company (IMC) present way out west, a showcase of jazz from Ireland. IMC have offered readers of this wee blog a pair of tickets to the launch and a copy of the way out … Continue reading

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