The NCH closes its week-long exploration of 100 years of cultural history with a freewheeling journey through traditional music and words
The Canadian singer’s set crackled with energy and invention, until technical faults brought the show down
The BAFTA-winning and Academy Award-nominated composer delivers a mesmerising performance from the Czech National Symphony Orchestra and Hungary’s Kodalay Choir
The references and riffs come thick and fast in a performance that becomes a theatrical, immersive experience
Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer and The National will headline Marlay Park event
The Dundalk band ended their 10-year live hiatus with a secret charity show at the Ruby Sessions. Is it The Right Time for a comeback?
Social history, personal memories feature against backdrop of innovative performance
Band’s first show in city since 1997 combined big songs with overwhelming visuals
Florence Welch is industrious throughout but the odd bit of wildness shows the Machine’s more chaotic potential
What starts out as a small crowd in the Little Big Tent ends up as an appreciative throng
Like an apparition in club gear, she emerges from the smoke
Gorgeous, distinctive vocals deliver set worth five stars
Huge performance but a significant lull in the middle
What’s in a name change?
Pop star deaths like Prince and David Bowie will always receive lavish, widespread media coverage
Tracks from Leon Vynehall, Ciaran Lavery, Dexys, Jacob Collier, MeLo X, Dr John, Anoushka and others
Can the Music of Our Time series at the NCH remedy the weaknesses of the national broadcaster’s long-standing approach to new music?
Music-making does not come much purer than in Masaaki Suzuki’s approach to Bach at the NCH
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