Tuesday, January 29, 2013

‘An Indigo Sky’ launch concert

I was privileged to be at the launch of the West Ocean String Quartet’s new album, An Indigo Sky, in St Werbugh’s Church in Dublin last Friday.
Many years ago I was at school with their cellist Neil Martin, who is also the quartet’s primary composer and arranger.  Neil is a terrific raconteur and is great craic, as we say here in Ireland, so it is always a bit of a surprise for me when I am confronted with the extraordinary beauty of the music that he and the West Oceans create.
In her  Irish Times review of the  concert Siobhan Long writes how Neil has "infused the new material with a rich melancholia ....albeit with a glint in the eye". 
Take a moment an have a listen.

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