Simon O’Connor’s set of intimate songs, imagining 1916 through the experience of the wives of the rebel leaders, is currently on tour

The first musical celebration of the 1916 centenary that I came across was Simon O’Connor’s Left Behind, which was first heard in Dublin this time la(...)

Women serving in the Army, Navy and Air Corps form a guard of honour for President Michael D Higgins at a ceremony to honour the role of women from 1916 to 2016, on International Women’s Day, at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Society must recall as fully as possible the part that women played in the 1916 Rising in laying the foundations for the Ireland of today, President (...)

Derelict mews buildings at the rear of the Little Museum on St Stephen’s Green Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The last two remaining Georgian mews buildings on St Stephen’s Green are being offered for sale by Dublin City Council despite calls from Dublin Ci(...)

‘Left Behind’ is a set of songs marking the Rising through poems by Simon O’Connor (above), which imagine 1916 and its fallout through the experiences of the wives of the rebel leaders. Photograph: Eric Luke

The landmark musical celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising was a specially commissioned cantata. Brian Boydell’s A Terrible Beau(...)

At the Little Museum of Dublin are Conor Pope, right, with Monika Wright and Jean Michel Clermont-Goulet, the French-Canadian couple whom he advised how to spend their limited time in Dublin. Photograph: Simon O’Connor

I feel the weight of the city on my shoulders as I stand on the first floor of a grand old Georgian house in Dublin and wait for the young French-C(...)

You only have to look at Ireland’s Crash Ensemble (above) and Concorde to see how divergent programming patterns can be

History is written by the victors. And that applies to musical history, too: Mozart and Beethoven rather than Clementi; Wölfl or Steibelt; Wagner rath(...)