A collection of press including record & live performance reviews.


The River Holds Its Breath reviews:
Irish Times – 4/5 Stars
Hot Press – 8/10 Stars (jpg 1, jpg 2, jpg 3)

– Nominee for Folk Instrumentalist of the Year, Fiddler and composer by RTÉ

Popmatters review & photos of Muldoon’s Picnic gig at Irish Arts Center NYC (March)

– Interview for Irish Examiner August 12, 2016 – Have Violin, Used to Travel
Review of Colm’s gig at the Great Escape – on Testwood – One of the most beautiful live sets of music I’ve ever witnessed, not only at The Great Escape but anywhere.
Chat with Olaf Tyaransen at Eurosonic in Groningen, NL
– “And Now The Weather” was nominated for the Choice Music Prize shortlist – Colm performed at the awards in March 2016.

Set of photos from December Vicar Street gig by Gingham Sky Photography
And Now The Weather is #31 on Jim Carroll’s Top 50 for 2015 in The Irish Times
– Colm picks some songs from his music collection for Jim Carroll at The Irish Times
– 10 Questions with Colm at alustforlife.com
– Selections for the PlayIrish USA Playlist
And Now The Weather gets 3.5 stars at Sydney Morning Herald
– Melbourne Fest gig review at ArtsHub
– Melbourne Fest gig review at Sydney Morning Herald
– Melbourne Fest gig preview in Australia’s The Age
– Interview with Irish Echo in Australia
Interview with Rhythms Magazine in Australia
Golden Plec photos from the Scratcher Sessions NYC Sept 2015
Brooklyn Vegan photos from Rockwood Music Hall & Housingworks NYC Sept 2015
Sydney Morning Herald interview ahead of October’s Melbourne Music Festival
– Hot Press picks Colm’s GIAF gig as Gig of the Day
– Galway International Arts Festival gig preview
Photos from support of Damien Rice at Iveagh Gardens July 11
Interview with Alan Meany
Gig Review & Photos from the Pavilion at Dun Laoghaire
Interview with Jim Carroll at The Irish Times
This Much I Know – a column by Colm at The Irish Examiner
Interview with NÓS
Interview with There Goes the Fear blog at SXSW
– Nialler9’s New Irish Music mention

Reviews of And Now The Weather (Agus Anois An Aimsir)
Hot Press
The Irish Times – Album of the Week
Between the Bars blog


A Question of Culture at The Irish Independent
PopLives Q&A at Irish Times

Reviews from Other Voices Derry:
Irish Times – Foy Vance & Bell X1 Dazzle as Other Voices Returns to Derry
Irish Times Pop Life – Notes from Other Voices Derry
The Guardian – Other Voices Festival Derry Review
Culture Northern Ireland – Music Review: Other Voices

Billy Bragg lists The Hare’s Corner as one of his favorite albums at The Quietus – March 2013
Irish Fiddle Virtuoso Plays Like a Hare on a G String gig preview by Bruce Elder at The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia

The Hare’s Corner reviews:
Uncut Magazine, UK 2011 (jpg)
No Depression 2008
Drop-D music blog 2008