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Brian Conniffe and Suzanne Walsh with Diarmuid MacDiarmada : live 24/02/2011 (excerpt) by Brian Conniffe

Photos courtesy of Dave Walsh

An excerpt taken from the set played at the SSTN gig in The Joinery last month by Brian Conniffe & Suzanne Walsh with Diarmuid Mac Diarmada. Gland & Conduit's liveset will be posted here soon.

Thanks to all who came down on the night!

A Shadow - The Sun Sets Over Rusted Warehouses from Kevin O'Brien on Vimeo.

Stunning new video by Kevin O'Brien for an A Shadow track from his forthcoming album When All Is Said And Done, What Is Left To Say And Do.

Get A Shadow's free four track EP Ebb and Flow at

Interesting program for the next Free State concert by the Crash Ensemble that includes SSTN-friend Amanda Feery with a great piece for bass clarinet called 'Rattle'. You can hear this piece below performed by Paul Roe.

Rattle (for Bass Clarinet) by amandafeery

Crash Ensemble continues its commitment to showcasing the work of Ireland’s brightest composers in Free State VI, paying homage to new talent in this annual concert.

For one night only, the Irish Museum of Modern Art will play host to a full spectrum of Irish contemporary talent, ranging from Judith Ring’s ‘Up to My F-holes’ for solo cello and tape to Andrew Hamilton’s ‘Music for People Who Like Art’ for full ensemble and soprano. This concert will also feature the world premiere of a new piece by Dan Trueman, specially commissioned for Free State VI by Crash Ensemble.

It's on Friday 1 April, 2011 at IMMA with tickets €20/15. IMMA works really well as a venue for Crash stuff, Rothko Chapel sounded great out there.

Check or the event Facebook page for more information.

We featured Zvuku awhile back in our Strings Series and he now has a new EP out on Heat Death Records. Full of beautiful post-minimalist drones and ambient textures, this collection is well worth checking out. It is released on 15 March and you can pre-order now on bandcamp.