Kevin Volans

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Pianist Finghin Collins  at the launch of the New Ross piano festival on bord the ‘Dunbrody’ Famine Ship. Photograph: Mary Browne

Friday 27th UO/Eivind Gullberg Jensen  Ulster Hall, Belfast, 7.45pm, £10-£29 – ulsterorchestra.org.uk The Ulster Orchestra’s concert under Norwe(...)

RTÉ Contempo Quartet

SUNDAY 17th, SEPTEMBER CLASSICAL Elisaveta Blumina (piano)  Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, noon, Adm free, hughlane.ie Dublin-based, St Peters(...)

Mezzo soprano Tara Erraught, with the   RTÉ NSO/Gavin Maloney, at the NCH, Dublin, on Friday

Friday 14 Tara Erraught (mezzo soprano), RTÉ NSO/Gavin Maloney NCH, Dublin, 8pm €20-€45/€18-€40.50 nch.ie If your pocket stretches you can head abro(...)

Stills from some of the 52 Portraits dances

There’s nothing nice about Monday’s inbox: a bulging headache of weekend emails and last week’s procrastination. Not so for subscribers to 52 Portrait(...)

Check out the work of the Dublin Youth Orchestras, above, at the NCH on January 9th

We’re all familiar with the “tip of the iceberg” notion. What you see or know is sometimes only a fraction of the whole. That fraction can be unbelie(...)

‘Kirkos’s playing was rather rough- edged, the ensemble not yet bedded in, the colours not quite true.’ Photograph: Tara Thomas

It’s turning out to be a good month for musical exploration. Last week I wrote about Kurtág’s Ghosts, in which Italian pianist Marino Formenti took(...)

Opera of a different kind featured on Dublin’s streets over the weekend in Things We Throw Away (above). A public street with pedestrians passing around and sometimes through the performing space is not exactly an easy spot for pop-up opera. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

If you’re of a certain age you’ll remember blackouts from the bad old days of ESB strikes. Different areas of the land would take it in turn to hau(...)

‘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(...)

Paul Hillier: ‘Young people are much more open to contemporary serious music. They won’t have this existential crisis that they’re a concert of new choral music’

When Paul Hillier became artistic director of the National Chamber Choir six years ago, he probably had no accurate idea of what his future wou(...)