Author archive for Benedict Schlepper-Connolly

  • Jan182018

    Keepers of the Port Screens in Dublin

    A new film that “brings to life personal reflections, stories and memories of dockworkers, boatmen and port managers” in Dublin,…

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  • Dec112017

    Join the community at Portobello Harbour

    Ergodos’ new HQ in the MART Creative Hub at Portobello Harbour combines a purpose built studio, work space, rehearsal space…

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  • Sep252017

    A real-life mixtape

    With a new season of Santa Rita Concerts kicking off on this week, Benedict Schlepper-Connolly told Culture on RTÉ the…

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  • Sep112017

    There is an Island begin tour of Ireland

    There is an Island kick off a tour of Ireland this week, stopping first at Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, on Thursday, 14 September.

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  • Aug302017

    Crash Ensemble Perform Jonathan Nangle’s Pause at the Hugh Lane Gallery

    Dublin’s celebrated concert series Sundays at Noon, will feature an extensive performance of Jonathan Nangle’s music for strings by Crash Ensemble on Sunday, 3 September.

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  • Aug302017

    Ergodos Studio Featured in Dublin Inquirer

    An article in the Dublin Inquirer tells the story of the new Ergodos studio on Portobello Harbour.

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  • Aug022017

    Jonathan Nangle’s “music of sustained contemplation”

    Pause, Jonathan Nangle’s new album with Crash Ensemble is described as “music of sustained contemplation and balance” in Michael Lee’s eloquent and comprehensive review for GoldenPlec.

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  • Jul262017

    New season of Santa Rita Concerts Announced

    With the 2017/2018 season of Santa Rita Concerts, Dubliners can once again experience magical evenings of fine wine and beautiful music in the heart of the city.

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  • Jul172017

    Jonathan Nangle writes for RTÉ Culture

    Composer Jonathan Nangle was written a revealing essay for RTÉ Culture about his new album with Crash Ensemble, Pause.

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  • Jul132017

    Simon O’Connor appointed director of Ulysses Centre

    We are proud to share the news that composer Simon O’Connor will be the first director of a major new cultural centre in Dublin.

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  • Jul102017

    “…elasticated interruption, momentary stillness…”

    Classical Ear’s Michael Quinn gave Jonathan Nangle’s new album a five-star review this week, describing the title track, Pause, as…

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  • Jul102017

    “No stranger of the soldering iron”

    Jonathan Nangle was the focus of RTÉ lyric fm’s Culture File, covering subjects as diverse as soldering, shopping, knitting and 3D printing.

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  • Jul032017

    A new studio for Dublin

    After months of planning, construction and final touches, we are delighted to announce our new purpose-built composition and post-production studio in the heart of Dublin.

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  • Jun302017

    Jonathan Nangle’s Tessellate

    Tessellate, the second track to be released from Pause, Jonathan Nangle’s new album with Crash Ensemble, hits Spotify, iTunes and many other platforms today.

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  • Jun292017

    “…serenely atmospheric music for strings…”

    The leading USA music publication I Care if You Listen has just premiered Where distant city lights flicker on half-frozen…

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  • Jun202017

    “…music of serene focus…”

    The first track from composer Jonathan Nangle’s stunning new album with Crash Ensemble is now available across digital platforms.

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  • Feb132017

    Past inside the present

    The Journal of Music has published an in-depth article on recent Ergodos releases, writing that the label’s “aesthetic vision over…

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  • Nov172016

    “The stuff of hallucination” – The Wire

    Peter Adriaansz’s recent release, Enclosures is reviewed in The Wire magazine’s December issue. “Listening to the music on Enclosures,” writes…

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  • Nov032016

    “In the vanguard of a generation”

    The November issue of Classical Music magazine includes an in-depth feature on Ergodos, describing the label as being “in the…

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  • Oct262016

    “Perfect for Autumn and the colder months ahead”

    Benedict Schlepper-Connolly’s new record, The weathered stone is “perfect for the Autumn and the colder month’s ahead”, according to the…

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  • Oct182016

    “Filled with a haunting beauty”

    “A wonderful experience for anyone in a quiet mood.” Another fine review for Benedict Schlepper-Connolly’s new release, The weathered stone…

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  • Oct062016

    “A thing of rare, rich beauty.”

    A five star review of Benedict Schlepper-Connolly’s new record, The weathered stone, is just in from ClassicalEar. “Benedict Schlepper-Connolly’s elegant…

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  • Oct052016

    The weathered stone on Arena

    Benedict Schlepper-Connolly was on RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena to talk about his new album, The weathered stone. In the interview,…

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  • Sep102016

    Pre-order The weathered stone

    The new album by composer Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, The weathered stone is now available to pre-order. Due for release on 28…

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  • Aug242016

    Five Stars for Enclosures in De Volkskrant

    Peter Adriaansz’s latest release, Enclosures, received a five-star review in Dutch broadsheet De Volkskrant on 24 August, in a piece…

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  • Jul282016

    “The weathered stone” launches at Smock Alley

    Dublin composer Benedict Schlepper-Connolly launches his new album The weathered stone on 28 September 2016 with an immersive performance of…

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  • Jul182016

    Ergodos announces global distribution with Cargo

    Ergodos is delighted to announce a global distribution deal with Cargo Records. This major development for the Dublin-based label will…

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  • Jul112016

    Ergodos at the London Independent Label Market

    Ergodos will be joining over one hundred other record labels at the Independent Label Market in London on Saturday, 23…

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  • Jun142016

    “Beautifully crafted and very affecting”

    Writing in Sunday Business Post, Dick O’Riordan says that Left Behind was “a searingly sad tribute to the 1916 widows”…

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  • Jun092016

    Peter Adriaansz’ Enclosures Launches in the Hague

    Ergodos is proud to be releasing composer Peter Adriaansz’ new album, Enclosures, on 15 June 2016. Written between 2008 and 2013,…

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  • Apr152016

    Save 33.33% on all vinyl on Record Store Day

    We’re celebrating Record Store Day by offering a 33.33% on all vinyl on 16 April. Simply use the offer code…

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  • Mar162016

    David Collier’s Smacht to Launch on 2 April

    Irish composer David Collier’s debut album, Smacht, will be released on vinyl on 2 April, with a special event in Dublin…

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  • Feb182016

    “…beautifully modulated and full of glistening details…”

    We’ve come across some very positive reviews of violin:piano, our recent release of chamber music by composer Kevin Volans. In…

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  • Feb022016

    Songs on the road

    Ergodos Musicians hit the road from 3 to 11 February, bringing the celebrated Songs project to seven venues around Ireland,…

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  • Dec072015

    The world according to Bob

    Ergodos is proud to be curating and producing a concert in London on in March 2016 as part of a…

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  • Dec072015

    Give vinyl this Christmas

    Thinking about giving the timeless gift of music this Christmas? The Ergodos store is filled with beautiful vinyl records for…

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  • Nov242015

    Ergodos Musicians tour Songs project in February

    Promoted by Music Network, the Ergodos Musician’s Songs project will reach seven venues across Ireland in February 2016. “Prepare to…

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  • Nov202015

    Ergodos at the ECM Weekend Fringe

    Ergodos is honoured to be part of a must-see weekend of events at Triskel in Cork celebrating the German record…

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  • Oct092015

    “A pure delight.”

    Siobhán Long gave a fine response to The master’s return in the Irish Times. In her four star review, Long…

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  • Sep182015

    Music to Lean On

    Ahead of the Sounds from a Safe Harbour festival in Cork, Seán Mac Erlaine has contributed a very fine mixtape…

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  • Sep182015

    Sounds from a Safe Harbour

    If you’re within a few hundred miles of Cork this weekend check out the Sounds from a Safe Harbour festival,…

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  • Sep172015

    The master’s return

    Renowned fiddle player Frankie Gavin, who co-founded the highly influential supergroup Dé Danann, joins forces with the father-and-son duo of…

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  • Aug142015

    Support ‘What is living and what is dead’

    We’re looking for your help to bring out a recording and published score of Simon O’Connor’s landmark solo piano work, What…

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  • Jun102015

    Ioana Petcu-Colan at the Crawford Gallery

    Violinist Ioana Petcu-Colan will feature as part of Cork’s Crawford Gallery lunchtime concert series on Thursday, 11 June 2015, at…

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  • Mar092015

    Central and Remote

    Seán Mac Erlaine was featured in an in-depth interview on the music website Fractured Air recently. The interview, titled ‘Central…

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  • Jan072015

    Remembering Bob

    Today we are in Amsterdam for the funeral of Bob Gilmore, who died in the early hours of Friday, 2…

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  • Dec052014

    “An explorer at the frontiers of sound”

    Writing in the Irish Times about Seán Mac Erlaine’s new release A slender song, Cormac Larkin described the Dublin woodwind…

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  • Dec012014

    “A quite beautiful album”

    Seán Mac Erlaine’s A slender song has received its first review, and it’s a fine one! Stephen Graham, writing at…

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  • Nov282014

    A slender song is out now

    Woodwind instrumentalist and composer Seán Mac Erlaine’s second solo album is a place where haunting melodies are living, growing things,…

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  • Nov042014

    Star now available on vinyl

    Ever since we recorded Star with the Baroque violin and double bass duo of Maya Homburger and Barry Guy in…

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  • Nov042014

    “Contemporary music making at its most intelligent, lyrical and accessible.”

    The smartphone music app Classical Ear gave the Ergodos Musicians’ Songs five stars in a review published today. The album…

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  • Aug152014

    Songs gets ★★★★ in The Irish Times

    Songs, the latest album by Ergodos Musicians is the ‘CD Choice’ in the Irish Times. The Irish Times jazz critic…

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  • Apr072014

    Toner Quinn to Give Francis Roche Memorial Lecture

    Toner Quinn is to give the Francis Roche Memorial Lecture at the Blas International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music…

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  • Apr072014

    The Shape of Irish Jazz to Come

    Seán Mac Erlaine was featured in a Sunday Times piece this week about the current state of Irish jazz, with…

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  • Mar042014

    Premiere of Sholdice Piano Concerto

    Garrett Sholdice’s first piano concerto will receive its premiere performances on 6 and 7 March 2014. Pianist Michael McHale and…

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  • Mar042014

    Quinn and Bourke at Session with the Pipers

    Toner Quinn and Malachy Bourke take part in the Session with the Pipers at the Cobblestone Pub, Smithfield, Dublin, on…

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  • Mar042014

    Seán Mac Erlaine Receives Doctorate

    We were delighted to hear this week that Seán Mac Erlaine became a doctor — a PhD in Music to…

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  • Jan302014

    ‘A desperate plea for beauty in a world gone austere’

    Tonight, Thursday, 30 January, at 8pm, at the Pepper Canister Church, Dublin, a major new work by composer Simon O’Connor…

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  • Dec092013

    Leafzang to Release First Album with Ergodos

    One of the most captivating groups to come out of Ireland in recent times is hoping to release its debut…

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  • Dec092013

    Live at the Steeple Sessions in Irish Times’ Pick of the Year

    Irish Times writer Siobhán Long has selected Toner Quinn and Malachy Bourke’s debut album Live at the Steeple Sessions among…

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  • Dec042013

    Double Praise for Seán Mac Erlaine

    Reeds player Seán Mac Erlaine was the subject of an enthusiastic double review on All About Jazz recently. Not only…

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  • Nov022013

    Toner Quinn and Malachy Bourke Begin Tour of Germany

    Fiddle players Toner Quinn and Malachy Bourke embark on a German tour this week, with four performances in the state…

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  • Oct292013

    31% Off All Releases for Halloween

    To celebrate Halloween this year, we’re offering a ghoulish 31% discount on all purchases from our online shop until 31…

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  • Oct092013

    Seán Mac Erlaine and Donal Dineen Perform in Bray

    One of the most interesting collaborations in Irish music in recent years reaches the Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray on…

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  • Oct092013

    Quinn and Bourke Feature in Cork Folk Festival

    Toner Quinn and Malachy Bourke, who’s album Live at the Steeple Sessions was released this summer, perform as part of…

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  • Oct092013

    ‘A Distilled Delight’

    Toner Quinn and Malachy Bourke’s two-fiddle album Live at the Steeple Sessions received a glowing review from Siobhán Long in…

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  • Sep092013

    New Arrangements for Iarla Ó Lionáird by Benedict Schlepper-Connolly

    The sean nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird has teamed up with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra to commission new arrangements of…

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  • Sep092013

    ‘One of Those Epiphanic Moments’

    Seán Mac Erlaine’s music received a glowing account on Spellbinding Music, a music blog run by Guillaume Janssen. ‘I only…

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  • Jul122013

    Toner Quinn plays The Rakes of Kildare on Clare FM

    Toner Quinn was live on Clare FM this week, marking the launch of his new album with fellow fiddle player…

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  • Jul122013

    Another Country Features on Nova

    RTÉ Lyric FM’s Nova, presented by Bernard Clarke, featured Jonathan Sage’s debut album last weekend and will be out for…

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  • Jul032013

    Quinn and Bourke Album Launched in Miltown Malbay

    We’re excited to be stepping into the world of Irish traditional music, with the launch of an exquisite live fiddle…

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  • Jul012013

    Celebrating Counterpoint Across Centuries of Music

    We are delighted to announce the release of Counterpoint, the debut solo album by English clarinettist Jonathan Sage. Featuring music…

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  • Jun042013

    Free Download in Anticipation of Jonathan Sage Release

    Not only is the clarinettist Jonathan Sage visiting Dublin this week — for an unmissable performance with Ergodos Musicians, but…

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  • Jun042013

    Culture File Interview with Jonathan Sage

    RTÉ Lyric FM’s drivetime culture segment, Culture File focusses on the clarinettist Jonathan Sage on Tuesday, 4 June. The show…

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  • Jun012013

    ‘Space, Stillness and Beauty’

    Both the clarinettist Jonathan Sage and composer Garrett Sholdice were interviewed this week in The Journal of Music about their…

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  • Jun012013

    Garrett Sholdice on Premiere of Am Obersee

    The composer Garrett Sholdice spoke on camera recently about his new work Am Obersee, which will be premiered by Jonathan…

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  • May092013

    Mozart and Sholdice with Jonathan Sage and Ergodos Musicians

    Written just weeks before its composer’s death, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A shows the Austrian composer at the…

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  • May042013

    Simon O’Connor Featured in Programme on Post-Minimal Keyboard Music

    Ergodos Musicians’ new release I Call to You was featured once again on the New York station WNYC’s show New…

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  • Apr292013

    State Feature About Ergodos

    State Magazine has published a new in-depth article about Ergodos, with a special focus on Ergodos Musicians’ I Call to…

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  • Apr262013

    Free Download as Ergodos Musicians Hit the Airwaves

    Ergodos Musicians’ new release, I Call to You has been getting regular airplay on radios around the world this month.…

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  • Feb062013

    Seán Mac Erlaine on Hayden Chisholm

    The multi-instrumentalist Seán Mac Erlaine, whose album Long After the Music is Gone is released on Ergodos Records, spoke to…

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  • Dec032012

    Ioana Petcu-Colan (violin)

    All tickets include a complimentary glass of wine.

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  • Dec022012

    Long After the Music is Gone in Shops

    Long After the Music is Gone, Seán Mac Erlaine’s beautiful new solo album on the Ergodos label is now stocked…

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  • Dec012012

    Michelle O’Rourke at HCMF

    Ergodos Musicians vocalist Michelle O’Rourke will perform her own solo short at the prestigous Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, including the…

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