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SHE HAS played the piano dangling high from a crane in Sãu Paolo; she has played it while being pulled by a car past the canals of Amsterdam; but never let these distract from the fact that Daria van den Bercken is one of the most outstanding young classical pianists at work today.
Sibéal Ní Chasaide will join The Moy Singers as the special guest for their Christmas concert on Friday, December 1, in the Great National Hotel, Ballina. Mary Ruane Brogan, chairperson of the Moy Singers, said: “We are so honoured and excited to be welcoming such a high profile guest to Ballina for our annual Carols by Candlelight Christmas Concert.”
“A CROSS between a DJ, a comedian, and a human sound-sample library," is how The Guardian described Beardyman. It could have also added front-rank improv artist and entertainer to that description.
THEY ARE the "superheroes of the new music world," say the Boston Globe; while the Washington Post call them "the go-to quartet for contemporary music, tying impeccable musicianship to intellectual ferocity and a take-no-prisoners sense of commitment."
"OVERHEAD THE albatross, hangs motionless upon the air, and deep beneath the rolling waves, in labyrinths of coral caves, an echo of a distant time, comes willowing across the sand, and everything is green and submarine."
Sometimes when I think of Galway’s relationship with the sea, I am reminded of the insult that the famous conductor Sir Thomas Beecham uttered to a cellist who had performed poorly. “Madam,” he said, “you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands... and all you can do is scratch it.”
WHEN GEORGE Frideric Handel was writing and casting his play Radamisto in 1720, he intended the title role to be performed by Francesco Bernardi, the singer better known as Senesino. However, when Senesino became unavailable, Handel gave that male role to Margherita Durastanti instead.
KORMAC, THE bandleader, producer, and DJ normally at the helm of Kormac’s Big Band is stepping out into more minial territory territory, by leading a three-piece band, and bringing his new audio-visual show on tour across Ireland.
MUSIC BY Schubert, Boccherini and Dohnanyi will be heard when the ensemble Musici Ireland play the Hotel Meyrick’s Oyster Bar on Thursday February 11 at 1.05pm.
THE MUSIC of Bach, Liszt, Kreisler, Piazzola, and Offenbach, as well as Jewish klezmer music, and the songs of Edith Piaf, will be heard when the Far Flung Trio play two shows in County Galway.