John Berryman with Jack Ryan, owner of the Beggars Bush public house, c.1966/1967
100 years of John Berryman
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  • October 11, 2014, 01:00

Born in Oklahoma in 1914, John Berryman was one of the most original American poets of his generation. In the decade before he took his own life, in 1(...)

Håkan Hardenberger: makes the trumpet sound conversational rather than rawly, militarily assertive

The churning in Ireland’s orchestras continues. The Ulster Orchestra has once again parted company early with a chief executive. Just over a ye(...)

Monica Huggett drives into music ‘with a sense of edginess, of danger’

It was in the early 18th century that people seem to have first become concerned about early music. An Academy of Vocal Music was set up in Lon(...)

Gráinne Yeats: In the course of her career, she performed in concerts and recitals in Ireland, the UK, North America and many of Europe’s capitals as well as Russia, India and Japan. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Gráinne Yeats was a harpist, singer and historian of the Irish harp, and is credited with the revival of the traditional wire-strung harp. She (...)