Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Dunne began teaching in 1962. At 88 her passion is still obvious and she is alarmingly direct in her opinions about what it takes to be a singer
Boulez was the last of a great avant-garde line. But was Gilbert Kaplan, another conductor who died last week, just faking it?
The Belfast man studied at Cambridge with the goal of becoming a composer, but the lure of conducting led him to a rewarding career in the US
That was the scene internationally, but what would a Dublin music lover have had to choose from?
Orchestra members fulfil vital extracurricular functions such as providing music education and road-testing new music
Norway’s top opera job is being taken up by Annilese Miskimmon. The post comes with its own dramatic history
Times have been hard, but the decision to cut funding to three musical organisations is unnecessarily damaging
New Music Dublin has suffered numerous abuses in its short life and has been postponed for 2016. Can it be fixed?
Only one living Irish composer is part of the NCH’s seven-concert series for the 1916 centenary
Many years ago I wrote about music for a while under a female pseudonym. It was a real eye-opener
The Swedish Chamber Orchestra offered an alternative to ‘stouter’ performances of Brahms's second symphony
NI Opera’s ‘Turandot’ is stunning, while Leif Ove Andsnes enjoys stint at the NCH
The renaming of Wexford Opera House is odd: what’s fine for a festival does not necessarily make sense for a national institution
Some might have found performances with Mahler and Disney at their core to be OTT, but there was plenty to be moved by
Interview: Bardon, a Led Zeppelin fan who came to opera late, is home in Dublin for Mahler’s Resurrection symphony
Olympic drug tests, sleep soundtracks, Jeff Buckley, hotels vs Airbnb, Starck Club, Simone Biles, children vs nature, Vincent Hogan on Michelle Smith, flying etc
A review of The Gloaming's weekend show in Galway
And what does a composer have to do around here to get one of his works banned?
Dave Flynn’s Burren venture is an alternative to the massive 1916 centenary survey – but the fine print is bewildering
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