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
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?
Water charges refunds would pay the total annual cost of Aosdána for more than 30 years. So why is the Arts Council attacking it
Recollections of Ireland at NCH focused on rarely-heard music composed before 1917
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