Come the hour, come the artists. Separately, Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi have mined the fertile depths of their respective traditions (Amer(...)

‘We’re rare birds’: Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi

The ties that bind, and the bridges that unite us. These recurring themes  form the basis of the musical alchemy that Rhiannon Giddens (...)

ConTempo Quartet

ConTempo String Quartet St Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway Tuesday June 5th 1.10pm Adm free thegalwaymusicresidency.ie The members of Galway’s Con(...)

Yurodny produce a rich synthesis of wildly celebratory music and epic songs of loss and longing

At a time when broad swathes of the world are focusing ever inward, music has a funny way of coaxing our gaze outward again. Yurodny embody that outwa(...)

Donny McCaslin
The best jazz gigs to see this week
  • Music
  • October 20, 2017, 05:00

Saturday 21st Zrazy. Baggots Hutton, Dublin, 8.30pm, €12, baggotshutton.com –Jazzy-pop (or is that poppy-jazz?) duo Zrazy - singer/flautist Maria Wal(...)

Dubliner Sue Rynhart’s first collection of songs, Crossings, was a blast of fresh air, a set of musical haiku that flew past the genre nets, borne onl(...)

The Bimhuis in Amsterdam is frequently mentioned as the best example of what a jazz venue can be

This week, the Improvised Music Company, Ireland’s leading promoter of jazz, will stage a guerilla action in our National Theatre, commandeering th(...)

Review: Tundra

Tundra **** Samuel Beckett Theatre We feel and hear the Arctic wind howling across the imagined tundra of Emma Martin Dance, and watch (...)

Scene from Russell Maliphant’s Still Current. Photograph: Warren du Preez

Reading Russell Maliphant’s CV, nothing fits together: ballet, t’ai chi, martial arts and deep-tissue massage. Watching his choreography, it comes tog(...)

Francesco Turrisi: Grigio
  • Music
  • November 8, 2013, 00:00

European jazz musicians of recent generations have been keen to forge identities of their own, distinct from the blues-based American form . One of th(...)

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