Ann Murray (left) meets Enda Kenny backstage in Castlebar, Co Mayo, after a performance of Beyond the Barricade

“Nobody ever said Gerard was dying. We just took a diagnosis, abided by the treatment and went ahead with that. It was a bewildering time.” Ann Murray(...)

Late Schumann is often dismissed, with the composer’s mental illness as a justification. Ann Murray, herself now in the sunset of a distinguish(...)

How do you assess the success of a musical career? By the fees commanded? The number of engagements? The prestige of the venues?

It’s an oft-heard contention: given the small size of the country, we punch above our weight when it comes to producing musicians. People usually poin(...)