new music::new Ireland 2 reviewed

My review of new music::new Ireland 2, a concert given at King’s Place a week or so ago, is up now on Musical Pointers:

The second of two autumn concerts organised by the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland, brought representatives of Ireland’s more lyrical streams of composition to King’s Place. The performers on this occasion were Iona Petcu-Colan and Michael McHale, both young players little-heard here, but with impressive international CVs.

Perhaps as a result of having to squeeze several pieces into a short (one-hour) recital, their programme choices didn’t present the most musically profound statements in recent Irish music. Nevertheless, there was enough here to hint at greater depths for those wishing to explore further. (The CMC are very accommodating in this respect, producing a series of free promotional CDs. As an introduction to and survey of the state of Irish music these can be highly recommended.)

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