David Lang: the line-up of his festival featured composers with an average age of 54 and a range of works with an average year of composition around 2000

For two days last weekend the National Concert Hall was taken over by What? . . . Wow, David Lang’s Festival of Music 2015. Lang is the Los Angeles(...)

 David Lang, whose Man Made will be performed by the RTÉ NSO and So Percussion

A parakeet squawks from a cage in US composer David Lang’s Soho loft in downtown New York. His mate died recently, and Lang was concerned he would (...)

Leicester Tigers coach Richard Cockerill fears that unless officials get a grasp on foul play, players will start to dive to draw penalties and cards. Photograph:   David Davies/PA Wire.

Rugby faces a potential rise in cynical dives and play-acting unless the directives given to referees and television match officials are re-examined, (...)

England’s Ben Morgan. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

England have named Ben Morgan at number eight for Sunday’s pivotal RBS 6 Nations showdown with Wales at Twickenham. Morgan has been pro(...)

Hugh Tinney chose the works on this disc through attachment and association: the two Bach preludes he played in grade exams; Chopin’s Barcarolle broug(...)

 Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore: families need to be given “breathing room”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Special measures to help parents with young children could be in prospect by next year as Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore pushes in pre-budget talks to give “b(...)

England’s Tom Wood will captain Stuart Lancaster’s side against the Barbarians and on their tour of Uruguay and Argentina.  Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Northampton’s Tom Wood will captain a youthful England squad featuring 11 uncapped players for the fixture against the Barbarians and the summe(...)