Episode #2893

Traditionally Rooted New Irish Music

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

New Music from Ireland is in the spotlight for this New Sounds program.  Ireland has seen a renaissance in the past 5-10 years or so in contemporary music, with works drawing on minimalism, post-minimalism, electronica, and world music.  To that end, we'll hear composer and heavy metal guitarist David Flynn's post-minimalist string quartet “The Cranning.” 

There's also music from producer and composer Daniel Figgis, along with music from composer and founder of the Crash Ensemble, Donnacha Dennehy.  Plus, listen to selections by composer/vocalist Michael McGlynn, founder of the Irish choral ensemble Anúna.  And more.

PROGRAM # 2893, New Music from Ireland (First aired on Wed. 1-28-09)





Daniel Figgis


The Please Front, excerpt [1:30]

Black Burst Records #005, distr. by Rough Trade Info at

Ioana Petcu-Colan

Private CD

David Flynn: Tar Eis an Caoineadh {12:00]

Not commercially available. Info at



McGlynn: O Maria [6:00]

Danu 023

The Crash Ensemble & Iarla O Lionaird

Live, Merkin Concert Hall, March 28, 2007

Donnacha Dennehy: Gra Agus Bas [30:00]

For info on Donnacha Dennehy’s works, and available recordings, go to



McGlynn: O Ignis Spiritus [6:00]

See above.

Daniel Figgis


Alison Creaking [3:30]
The Please Front [3:30]

See above.

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