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Songs on the road

2.02.16

Ergodos Musicians hit the road from 3 to 11 February, bringing the celebrated Songs project to seven venues around Ireland, presented by Music Network.

“Nothing could better exemplify the continued vitality of the song tradition,” wrote the Irish Times about the music that will reach Dundrum, Carrick-on-Shannon, Clifden, Carlow, Bray, Tralee and Waterford. read more

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The world according to Bob

7.12.15

Ergodos is proud to be curating and producing a concert in London on in March 2016 as part of a two-day event to remember the musician and musicologist Bob Gilmore, who died earlier this year. read more

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Give vinyl this Christmas

7.12.15

Thinking about giving the timeless gift of music this Christmas? The Ergodos store is filled with beautiful vinyl records for the music lover in your life. From exhilarating orange vinyl to stunning artwork, these are wonderful objects to unwrap, hold and own. read more

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Ergodos Musicians tour Songs project in February

24.11.15

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

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Ergodos at the ECM Weekend Fringe

20.11.15

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

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“A pure delight.”

9.10.15

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

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The master’s return

17.09.15

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

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Launch concert for new Kevin Volans album

4.09.15

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

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The feeling of remembering

29.08.15

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

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Support ‘What is living and what is dead’

14.08.15

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

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“…musical states exposed to time…”

27.04.15

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

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Praise for ‘Rise up, my love’ on Classical Ear

1.04.15

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

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Central and Remote

9.03.15

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

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Irish Youth Chamber Choir to tour debut EP

15.02.15

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