Mozart is the focus of this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival, and the English performer’s approach is unconventional
You might think that Brexit will not have much effect for music in Ireland. If only
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
Mark Padmore’s singing is riveting, with an exceptional sense of intimacy and adaptability
West Cork Chamber Music Festival heard pieces by Deirdre Gribbin and Seán Doherty
Composing the Island festival is huge, but it neglects women and living composers under 30
Ten years after I first heard of Wandelweiser, Louth Contemporary Music Society has brought it to Ireland
Sung in the city’s unmistakable twang, ‘Long Story Short: The Belfast Opera’ is fresh, contemporary and slightly daring
While no longer strictly in houses, the Great Music in Irish Houses festival has found good new homes
The Brussels Philharmonic made a stylish debut at the NCH, but Mozart at Lismore Music Festival needed a lighter touch
As the principal conductors of the NSO and the CO finish up, the question arises: how best to deal with their succession?
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
Your reading list including David Rodigan, Stan Smith, Paul Smith, Bryson Morris, department stores, Mamba Negra, Donald Trump's handshakes etc
The RTE radio broadcaster's weekend competition proves that most pop lyrics are not exactly poetry
Dublin International Piano Competition winner 2012 Nikolay Khozyainov on form
Of all new music, large-scale works with words travel least freely internationally
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