Promoted by Music Network, the Ergodos Musician’s Songs project will reach seven venues across Ireland in February 2016.
“Prepare to be utterly entranced as five of Ireland’s finest contemporary musicians celebrate the undying power of song, the most constant of musical forms,” write Music Network. read more
Ergodos is honoured to be part of a must-see weekend of events at Triskel in Cork celebrating the German record label ECM.
On Saturday, 28 November, Ergodos founders Garrett Sholdice and Benedict Schlepper-Connolly are joined by Michelle O’Rourke (voice), Seán Mac Erlaine (bass clarinet) and Linda Buckley (voice/electronics) in a performance in the Triskel Project Space. read more
Siobhán Long gave a fine response to The master’s return in the Irish Times. In her four star review, Long writes that “hearing the spry notes hop and skip through the ether conjures worlds long gone, but hankered after, for all their devil-may-care nonchalance”. read more
Ahead of the Sounds from a Safe Harbour festival in Cork, Seán Mac Erlaine has contributed a very fine mixtape to the Fractured Air website. “These are musicians I feel I can trust, to lean on, to deliver the goods when you might need them,” he writes. read more
If you’re within a few hundred miles of Cork this weekend check out the Sounds from a Safe Harbour festival, which features a number of artists on the Ergodos label.
Seán Mac Erlaine performs twice at the event – once with This is How We Fly and once in a specially curated show by Eat My Noise. read more
Renowned fiddle player Frankie Gavin, who co-founded the highly influential supergroup Dé Danann, joins forces with the father-and-son duo of Malachy Bourke (fiddle) and Brian Bourke (bodhrán) to explore the spry and athletic repertoire of early twentieth-century Sligo-American fiddler, Paddy Killoran (1904-1965). read more
We celebrate the launch of violin:piano, a new record of scintillating chamber music by composer Kevin Volans, with a very special concert from pianist Jill Richards and violinist / violist Waldo Alexander in Dublin’s atmospheric Pepper Canister Church on Sunday 4 October at 8pm. read more
A luxuriant set of recordings, The feeling of remembering (released on CD) and re:play (released on vinyl), present music for cello by the singular English composer Christopher Fox. Both formats share much of the same music – but each format frames the material in its own unique way, making for a beautiful, mutually enriching, collectable pair. read more
We are delighted to announce the second season of Santa Rita Concerts at The Little Museum of Dublin, which will run between September 2015 and March 2016. read more
We’re looking for your help to bring out a recording and published score of Simon O’Connor’s landmark solo piano work, What is living and what is dead. Today, we launched a FundIt crowd-funding campaign, and we would be grateful for your support bring about this compelling project. read more
Violinist Ioana Petcu-Colan will feature as part of Cork’s Crawford Gallery lunchtime concert series on Thursday, 11 June 2015, at 1.10pm. read more
Ergodos is the subject of an in-depth feature article written by Matt Mendez for the latest issue of the digital new music magazine I Care if You Listen. read more
Garrett Sholdice’s Unter Träumen for female voice and lever harp will receive its first performances at Kaleidoscope’s “Songs that Fall on the Turn” events in Dublin on 6 May 2015 and Cork on 7 May 2015. read more
Robinson Panoramic Quartet, a unique string quartet comprising Malachy Robinson, double bass, Kate Ellis, cello, Robin Panter, viola and Anita Vedres, violin, will perform Benedict Schlepper-Connolly’s elegantly virtuosic A view from Above, this Sunday in Dublin. read more
All the ends of the earth, the most recent album from Ergodos Musicians, has been featured on New Sounds, the contemporary music programme of New York radio station, WNYC. read more
Rise up, my love, the debut EP from the Irish Youth Chamber Choir under conductor Greg Beardsell, has been hailed as “a triumph” by Tim Thurston, presenter of Gloria, RTÉ lyric fm‘s weekly choral music programme. read more
Woodwind instrumentalist and composer Seán Mac Erlaine has received yet another glowing review for his second solo album, A slender song, released on Ergodos in late 2014 – this time from the music blog Spellbinding Music. read more
Ergodos Musicians present material from their critically acclaimed ‘Songs’ project, along with brand new versions of arias by Baroque master G.F. Handel, as part of Dublin’s MusicTown festival at 8pm on April 14 in The Little Museum of Dublin. read more
Our friends at Crash Ensemble kick off their Born in the 80s tour on Thursday 2 April at the Wexford Arts Centre. The programme will feature music by Barry O’Halpin, Emma O’Halloran, Jonathan Nangle, Amanda Feery and Ergodos director Benedict Schlepper-Connolly. read more
We were delighted to finish our current Santa Rita Concerts series at The Little Museum of Dublin with Left Behind: Songs of the 1916 Widows. Written by composer and curator Simon O’Connor, and commissioned and presented by vocalist Michelle O’Rourke, Left Behind is a new collection of songs to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. read more
Rise up, my love by the Irish Youth Chamber Choir, has received a glowing review from Michael Quinn writing for the smartphone music app Classical Ear.
“As a marker of the still infant ensemble’s abilities, this first recording – a 22-minute-long EP – serves as a musical calling card of consummate elegance,” writes Quinn. read more
We’re delighted to announce details of Left Behind, an exciting new collaboration, to round off the first season of Santa Rita Concerts at the Little Museum of Dublin. Join us at 7pm on Wednesday, 25 March, for an evening of fine wine and beautiful music in the intimate, candlelit setting of Dublin’s most charming museum. read more
Seán Mac Erlaine was featured in an in-depth interview on the music website Fractured Air recently. The interview, titled ‘Central and Remote’ and conducted by Mark Carry, goes into the making of Mac Erlaine’s two solo albums and delves right back to the earliest stages of Mac Erlaine’s musical development. read more
The Irish Youth Chamber Choir will tour their new EP in venues around Ireland this Spring. Released on the Ergodos label in January, Rise up, my love, is a fresh and vital debut, featuring music by contemporary choral masters Howard Skempton, Gabriel Jackson, Pēteris Vasks and Eric Whitacre. read more
The Santa Rita Concerts, our series of music and wine evenings in the Little Museum of Dublin, continues on Wednesday 25 February with SnowPoet.
London-based SnowPoet was born out of a musical friendship and understanding. read more