Seán Mac Erlaine: A Slender Song

Seán Mac Erlaine - A Slender Song (2014)

Currently involved in a multitude of projects - with contemporary folk band This Is How We Fly or with Cork-based experimental group Quiet Music Ensemble among others - Dublin-based woodwind instrumentalist Seán Mac Erlaine has also been devoting … [Read more]

Anouar Brahem: Souvenance

Anouar Brahem - Souvenance (2015)

Since the late 1980s and through an impeccable discography with the Munich-based ECM Record Label, Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem has been flirting with jazz improvisation, fusion, modern classical or chamber music while recording solo, with small … [Read more]

The Unthanks: Mount the Air

The Unthanks - Mount the Air (2015)

Two years in the making, the newly-released album by British contemporary folk band The Unthanks is a majestic collection. If all the lyrics are still curated from old poetry and song collections, learnt from other singers or newly written in the … [Read more]

Samaris: Silkidrangar

Samaris - Silkidrangar (2014)

Formed in 2011 in Reykjavik, Samaris is an electronic music trio of young musicians still in their early twenties blending haunting vocals (Jófríður Ákadóttir) with electronics (Þórður Kári Steinþórsson) and acoustic clarinet (Áslaug Brún … [Read more]

Eithne Ní Uallacháin: Bilingua

Eithne Ní Uallacháin - Bilingua (2014)

Recorded more than 15 years ago but only released at the end of 2014 on the Gael Linn record label, “Bilingua” is an exquisite treasury of old verses and new songs performed by Irish traditional musician Eithne Ní Uallacháin (1957 - 1999), one of the … [Read more]