Polina Gagarina favoured to take top spot in Vienna song contest final on Saturday
The Merry Widow is an old favourite, but Lyric Opera is looking to win a few new admirers in this production with Irish National Youth Ballet
Marina Carr’s new translation puts Rigoletto in the ring: can the formidable back room team whip it into shape for a knockout?
Britpop stalwarts will be joined by Sam Smith, Grace Jones and Interpol
Steven Ellison set out new musical territory with his new album, and he’s got a live show that’s every bit as ambitious
A pair of deeply persuasive performers showcase fringe instruments
Festival celebrates the capital’s music scene including choruses from Handel’s ‘Messiah’
Josh Tillman’s alter ego is a master of performance, and live his perfectionism can be a double-edged sword
The Icelandic star is the latest to drop an album without warning, and it’s a triumph
El-P and Killer Mike have an awful lot to live up to in concert, and the Run the Jewels pair don’t disappoint
Cork Academy of Dramatic Art spares no horses in this high octane offering
Ian Rankin is asking the questions; Marty Whelan is declaiming poetry; so what happens when Van eventually gets round to some music?
Rapturous reception for songwriter capping off sensational year with short Irish tour
Popular Amercan singer dazzles in pink polka dot squid outfit with giant tentacles
A Banter conversation with the video director at Eventbrite's Do Business Better series at Cork's Opera House
Tunes from Ace Wilder, Flo Morrissey, Walls, Nocturnal Sunshine, Janelle Monae, Gay Nineties, Soul II Soul and others
O’Conor has done what many people thought impossible by putting Dublin on the piano map via the Dublin International Piano Competition. But now he worries for its future
Gilbert, conductor of the New York orchestra, will step down in 2017 after an innovative eight-season tenure that brought contemporary music to the fore. So, what next?
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