Monthly Archives: March 2017

Comhaltas Cabaret Gets The Mix Just Right

The Wexford town branch of Comhaltas, Craobh Loch Garman, presented a unique St Patrick’s Weekend event to a packed house at Wexford Arts Centre last Saturday. The Comhaltas Cabaret brought together some of the county’s top traditional musicians, singers and dancers along … Continue reading

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A Storyteller at the height of his powers

The practise of storytelling is as old as mankind. The way we tell our stories now, in this time of mass communication, may have changed. However, the art of good storytelling is still as vital as ever. Len Graham is … Continue reading

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County Wexford Youth Orchestra at NCH

County Wexford Youth Orchestra travelled to the National Concert Hall in Dublin on 11th February for the 22nd Festival of Youth Orchestras. This is an annual gathering of some of the top youth orchestras in the country. CWYO was one … Continue reading

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Schaerer’s extravagant and exhuberant style pays off

The Big Wig: Andreas Schaerer Hildegard Lernt Fliegen meets the Orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy (CD/DVD) Label: ACT Music The Lucerne Festival Academy was founded by the great French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez (1925-2016). Andreas Schaerer, a huge … Continue reading

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Herskedal’s Arabian Rhapsody

The Roc – Daniel Herskedal (Edition Records) I have listened to this album over and over. As I have listened, I have sat with pen poised, ready to note down those comments which, painstakingly distilled, would lead to a peerless review. 10 … Continue reading

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