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Kate Ellis: Sraith is a lonely and absorbing meditation for cello and electronics where  Ellis  in effect duets with herself, partnered by the notes she has already played and which then are manipulated by a sound engineer

“Just beyond the confines of Western tuning” is how composer Barry O’Halpin (b. 1987) neatly describes one aspect of his piece grave goods for solo el(...)

Tributes: the late Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

As news of the death of the pioneering composer and musician Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin spread today, tributes to his music and his influence flowed. Pre(...)

It is remarkable that until now, Ireland has not had a children’s science centre. Photo: iStock

Imagine the BT Young Scientist for 365 days of the year! Imagine a science centre for young people where they could interact with state-of-the-art exh(...)

Bram Stoker Festival: the Dublin event runs from Friday until Monday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall

The final bank-holiday weekend before we give up the ghost for the year has, happily, plenty of ghostcentric events – and a whole lot more besides, ri(...)

Irish composer: Jennifer Walshe. Photograph: Blackie Bouffant

“It was a Jennifer Walshe sandwich.” The cellist Adrian Mantu was speaking to the audience, introducing the Irish composer’s Minard/Nithsdale and desc(...)

The Gloaming: Martin Hayes, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Thomas Bartlett, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Dennis Cahill. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

The Gloaming will play seven dates at the National Concert Hall in March 2019, their only Irish performances next year. The traditional-music supergro(...)

Pianist Louis Schwizgebel: demonstrated some of the technical pizzazz that helped him place second in Leeds in 2012. Photograph: Marco Borggreve

There is a hazardous tightrope walk in classical concert programming. What music do you present that draws and satisfies not only the committed concer(...)

Wu Wei played at New Music Dublin 2018: Defrosted at the weekend.

You just can’t envy John Harris, the director of the New Music Dublin festival. At the beginning of March the so-called Beast from the East and Storm (...)

David Power: world premiere at the National Concert Hall of a new work inspired by his version of a very old Irish tune, ‘Gol na mBán san Ár’

It has long been well known in Ireland that, around this time of year, the wind may shake the barley. There’s even a ballad on the subject to warn us.(...)

Gavan Ring: playing his native Cahersiveen

Sunday, August 5th Tara Erraught, Gavan Ring Daniel O’Connell Memorial Church, Cahersiveen; 4pm; €25; 087 2211667 Irish baritone Gavan Ring, who make(...)

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