A high proportion of composers do not like writing about their work but listeners find such context invaluable
In the past 10 years, the grant to Wexford has crept up but OTC's has fallen fast. What’s the rationale?
Great Music in Irish Houses, Killaloe Chamber Music Festival and Cork Chamber Music Festival also reveal their programmes
The Vanbrugh Quartet’s unusual approach played up the contrast between early and late Beethoven
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
Sorrow and loss continue to hold us in greater thrall than the idea of a new order in the offing
Michael Dervan: Two evenings of music and words as part of Ireland 2016 got me thinking about the links that were missed
The NCH room - where the Treaty debates were held - has had a revamp. Will this fix the acoustic problems?
The Irish Chamber Orchestra’s second attempt at taming the Mansion House room’s intractable acoustic brought some progress
She is sometimes said to live up to the prima donna billing, but after a cautious start she shone at the NCH
Freiburger Barockorchester pay no heed to modern approaches to concert structures
A lucky few can follow their favourite groups and repertoires around the world. The rest of us have to take our chances when we can
Despite the clear skill of last year’s Dublin International Piano Competition winner, something was missing at a recent concert
The Irish Chamber Orchestra has moved to the Mansion House’s Round Room, and there are challenges to overcome
The Sound of 2017 may turn out to be the artist behnd the albm of 2016
Tracks from Mor Thiam, Childish Gambino, Dawn Richard, Max Richter, YG, Migos, Margo Price etc
Recent changes in the national broadcaster have serious implications for music groups
Executive Director of RTÉ’s Orchestras, Quartet and Choirs moves to new role
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