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Our critics have picked their best beats from 2017 and now it’s over to you. Click on irishtimes.com/ticketawards to vote for your favourite arti(...)

Drummer Han Bennink is presenting his madcap children’s show at the NCH on Saturday

Saturday 4 Bim Bam Bennink NCH, Dublin, 1pm, €8 per child (free for one accompanying adult), improvisedmusic.ie Children are an oft-ignored audienc(...)

Donny McCaslin
The best jazz gigs to see this week
  • Music
  • October 20, 2017, 05:00

Saturday 21st Zrazy. Baggots Hutton, Dublin, 8.30pm, €12, baggotshutton.com –Jazzy-pop (or is that poppy-jazz?) duo Zrazy - singer/flautist Maria Wal(...)

Claudia Boyle

NEW YEAR’S EVE Turning Pirate NYE Mix Tape Vicar Street, Dublin 7.30pm €36 ticketmaster.ie It didn’t take long, but this New Year’s Eve bash at Vi(...)

Tallis Scholars achieved the strongest connections between scores and sound, sound and listener. Photograph: Nick Rutte

The music at two concerts I attended last week was separated by around 400 years. Those four centuries saw huge and fundamental changes in art, litera(...)

Laurie Anderson at the National Concert Hall.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Audiences are not a fixed entity, and neither are cultural institutions nor venues. Adapt or die, and all that. As a teenager, I sang in choirs at the(...)

Martin Hayes Quartet: Martin Hayes, Liz Knowles, Doug Wieselman and Dennis Cahill

Deep in the bowels of the National Concert Hall Martin Hayes and Barry Douglas are sitting at a table in an empty dressing room. They’ve just arrived (...)

   Chris Thile: mesmerising performance. Photograph: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images

It was not without certain misgivings that I attended the National Concert Hall on Tuesday night to hear a performance by Chris Thile, described on po(...)

“What I always think about in terms of art in any form is tolerance,” says 16-year-old spoken word artist Natalya O’Flaherty. “People may not underst(...)

Karl Jenkins: one critic has described him as classical music’s “Marmite Man”

For several weeks recently, my Dublin neighbourhood was mystified (or at least I was mystified on its behalf) by a daily broadcast of the Muslim call (...)

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