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.)

Continue reading here.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s