A studio recording of Left Behind: Songs of the 1916 Widows by Simon O’Connor and Michelle O’Rourke is now available to buy via the Ergodos webshop.
Recorded in the beautiful acoustic of St. read more
We’re celebrating Record Store Day by offering a 33.33% on all vinyl on 16 April. Simply use the offer code “lovelyrecords” at the checkout and enjoy beautiful music in a timeless format. read more
Left Behind, a beautiful, transcendent music project marking the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, will tour Ireland in April and May 2016.
Written by composer and curator Simon O’Connor, and commissioned and presented by vocalist Michelle O’Rourke, Left Behind: Songs of the 1916 Widows is a new collection of songs which draw on the experiences of the wives of prominent rebel leaders in the 1916 Rising. read more
Irish composer David Collier’s debut album, Smacht, will be released on vinyl on 2 April, with a special event in Dublin to mark the occasion.
Admission to this event is free, but booking required: for full details on the launch event, which will feature live music by an all-star string quartet, plus a screening of a new film by director Bob Gallagher, see here. read more
Ergodos is proud to be curating and producing “The World According to Bob: A night of Irish music” which takes place in London’s Cafe OTO this Wednesday, 2 March. Tickets here. read more
The South African launch of Kevin Volans’ violin:piano takes place in Johannesburg this Sunday, 28 February 2016. Pianist Jill Richards and violinist / violist Waldo Alexander will perform music from the album. read more
We’ve come across some very positive reviews of violin:piano, our recent release of chamber music by composer Kevin Volans.
In The Wire, the release is described as an “absorbing release”, with the comment that “violin:piano” shows a composer “too flexible to be locked into expectations”. read more
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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