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Music Network presents Andy Sheppard with Shakespeare Songs On tour 13 - 22 March

10 February 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Music inspired by characters from Shakespeare and Renaissance composers
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Music Network presents Andy Sheppard with Shakespeare Songs

10 February 2016

’The great English poet of the saxophone’, jazz virtuoso Andy Sheppard joins forces with drummer Christophe Marguet and pianist Guillaume de Chassy in a musical journey across Shakespeare’s world. Part-improvised and part-written, the music draws inspiration from Shakespeare's plays and Renaissance composers Thomas Morley and William Byrd, the trio unfolding an extraordinary palette of sounds to conjure up everything from star-crossed lovers and brooding Danish princes to the rustling advance of Birnam Wood.
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Double Bill: Cormac O’Brien Quartet feat. Kit Downes and Stan Sulzmann // Paul Dunlea Septet

04 February 2016

The fourth installment of the Phil Ware Concert Series at Triskel Christchurch sees rising star, UK pianist Kit Downes, featuring alongside celebrated saxophonist Stan Sulzmann in Cormac O’Brien’s quartet, sharing a double bill with Cork trombonist, composer and arranger Paul Dunlea’s seven-piece group.
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Commissioned programme notes for Ergodos Musicians

02 February 2016

Composer and co-founder of Ergodos, Garrett Sholdice, wrote the programme notes for the ensemble's tour in February 2016.
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Review of ‘Tudo É Som’, by Philip Watson in the Irish Examiner

01 February 2016

Philip Watson reviews Tudo É Som: Brazil, Jazz and the Genius of Hermeto Pascoal, third installment of the Phil Ware Concert Series initiated by Music Network in partnership with Triskel, supported by Cork City Council.
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No Music Frontiers - Dick O’Riordan preview ahead of Ergodos tour

01 February 2016

Sunday Business Post's Dick O'Riordan previews 'the contemporary collective that ignores music boundaries when it comes to composition or performance'. Ergodos Musicians begin a nationwide tour next Wednesday 3 February.
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News Round Up: Liam Ó Maonlaí, Kevin Burke & Tim Edey January Tour

28 January 2016

Our Spring 2016 Season got off to a great start with a tour featuring one of Ireland’s most charismatic musicians Liam Ó MaonlaÍ who shared the stage with legendary fiddle player Kevin Burke and virtuosic multi-instrumentalist Tim Edey. To read more about the tour, please see [tour event page]. The group visited venues in Dublin, Castlebar, Letterkenny, Birr, Ennis, Wexford, Cork, Newbridge, Clifden and Listowel.
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Music Network Industry Newsletter No. 112, 27/1/16

27 January 2016

A round-up of industry news and opportunities.
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Commissioned programme notes for Liam O Maonlai, Kevin Burke and Time Edey

13 January 2016

For each of our tours, we commission influential writers to add flavour to our programmes.
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