The Mayo composer and pianist Conor Walsh has been making some impressive neo-classical electronic-smudged tracks that would equally be at home on a film soundtrack as they would on your headphones. So his teaming up with the classical/contemporary-leaning collective Ensemble makes a lot of sense for his debut  EP The Front which gets a 12″ vinyl… Read more »

Posted on October 13th, 2015

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 LOAH is a new soulful contemporary jazz-leaning singer you might have seen at Electric Picnic or Body & Soul’s Shapeshifter’s Ball this year. She’s playing her debut headline gig with Ensemble Music on Saturday in Twisted Pepper and on evidence of the above video for her song ‘Cortége’, you might want to be there. The song title refers… Read more »

Posted on November 11th, 2014

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Ford Lopatin

Two years ago, I ran a series of guest posts from people involved in Irish music featuring their top 5 Irish acts at that moment. This time around, I thought I’d shift the focus to international and ask a similar question – “Who are your top 5 new artists of 2011?”. Musicians, bloggers, record shop… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2011

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