La Belle et la Bête

Jean Cocteau’s extravagant 1946 fantasy reacquaints a familiar nursery tale – a beautiful young girl goes as a hostage for her father to live with a h(...)

From dive-bombing bats in Cork to blood-sucking mosquitoes in Colombia, the Dublin Guitar Quartet takes it all in its stride. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The ups and downs of the music business are all in a day’s work for the Dublin Guitar Quartet. We’re not just talking scales and arpeggios here; the e(...)

Class act overkill

A few years back I talked to the irrepressible Terence Davies about his film The Deep Blue Sea. I admired his decision to include Samuel Barber’s Conc(...)

HHHYou will be unsurprised to hear that this documentary on the trials of Tibet does not argue in favour of China’s continued occupation of that count(...)

Piano technician Martin Walsh is fully on the side of Hamburg Steinways over the New York-made version

The website and printed material for the new Dublin International Piano Festival & Summer Academy are emblazoned with a night-time image of the Co(...)

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