Composer Shaun Davey created the new orchestral work with poet Paul Muldoon. Photograph: Barry Cronin

One Hundred Years a Nation, a new orchestral and choral work to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising has received its world premiere. Thousands (...)

Paul Muldoon: “We are certainly within our rights to reclaim the significance of the Easter Rising from some of the gangs that have hijacked it.” Photograph: Tony Pleavin

About 30 years ago, a mischievous BBC producer invited me to adapt The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn for a 20-minute radio script. Never one to turn(...)

For Courtney Lewis, above, Haydn is a bedrock of the repertoire. Photograph: Travis Anderson

Haydn has not been having a good time with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. A work as popular as his Clock Symphony has been neglected for more t(...)

Psychologist Dr David Carey  believes we should all make singing a part of our everyday lives. “I would encourage everyone to burst into song – make it loud, make it joyous or sad, but make sure you burst into song,” he says.

The Christmas holidays are a busy time for choirs and carol singers who are busy hitting all the right notes and not just for the benefit of the audie(...)

Conductor David Brophy with Ed Sheeran on RTÉ’s ‘The High Hopes Choir’, which has been sold to UKTV. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

RTÉ has sold two of its series, The High Hopes Choir and Rachel Allen’s Coastal Cooking, to British digital broadcaster UKTV. The High Hopes Choir, a (...)

NI Opera’s staging of Puccini’s “Turandot”: set in a kind despotic oriental factory, it benefits from striking designs by Rebecca Ringst and Ingo Krügler

God knows what Gerald Barry might come up with if he were ever given a chance to design a fairground ride. There’s a fair chance he might want to desi(...)

‘Nothing is ordinary in India. And everything is diminished by comparison, even poverty.’ Above, two homeless people in Mumbai.  Photograph:  INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images

A cold February morning in 2005 when I returned to Dublin. A wet dishcloth of a day. And out on the motorway, a grim sort of silence, so that for a mo(...)

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato sang with a kind of effortless aplomb, as if singing of beauty and precision were something that could just be made to happen

The New York Philharmonic’s appearance at the National Concert Hall on Thursday was anything but orthodox for a visiting orchestra. There was no bi(...)

A separate action against Michael Fingleton, involving a claim by State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation for up to €6 billion over losses suffered by the Society, is proceeding on a date yet to be fixed.

A legal action against four former directors of the Irish Nationwide Building Society over alleged “wholly unlawful” delegation of powers of the boar(...)

A legal action against four former directors of the Irish Nationwide Building Society over the alleged “wholly unlawful” delegation of powers of the Board of the Society to its former CEO Michael Fingleton has settled, the Commercial Court has heard. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A legal action against four former directors of the Irish Nationwide Building Society over the alleged “wholly unlawful” delegation of powers of the B(...)