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Hugh Maguire

Violinist and conductor Hugh Maguire, who has died aged 86, co-founded the Irish Youth Orchestra, was a distinguished chamber musician and orchestra l(...)

In these days of e-readers and smartphones, when reading has become just another screen-based activity, the visual and tactile values of the old-fashi(...)

Vadim Gluzman

To see why the West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry is so special, and why it commands a listenership of more than seven million people via Euro(...)

“Teenage dreams so hard to beat.” The words from the Undertones’ joyous hymn to young love have been swabbed out by the overzealous authorities. Photograph: Pacemaker

Living in the North, you learn to value the small things that make you feel normal, the things that make you feel connected to a wider, more multi-dim(...)

Maxime Bourdon and Sébastien Bruas from French company Les Philébulistes performing on giant moving wheels during their acrobatic show Arcane at Eyre Square during the Galway Arts Festival in 2011. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Pick a city where the proposed ban on alcoholic sponsorship of sporting events could have the most significant economic and social impact and that mig(...)

Tourism Ireland: offered exciting examples of effective collaboration across the island of Ireland whilst also pushing the boundaries with new technologies. Photograph: Eric Luke

It has become fashionable in recent years to vilify state agencies on the basis of their allegedly inefficient use of scarce resources. Yet there is v(...)

Centre stage: Michael Colgan, director of the Gate, with Michael Gambon during the theatre’s 2010 production of Krapp’s Last Tape. Colgan believes that, for all the high-voltage celebrity of a minority of stars, actors in general are undervalued. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

One of the most interesting riots in Irish history broke out in January and February 1747 at Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin. It was about many things, (...)

Kirsten Sheridan has completed a script about the late Amy Winehouse. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Writer-director Kirsten Sheridan is writing a biopic about the late singer Amy Winehouse. Sheridan said she had completed a script about Winehouse, wh(...)

Cultural events that could once reliably tap the sponsorship budgets of the banking sector have had to cast a wider net in recent years, but one relat(...)

Rachmaninov’s Vigil suited the resonant acoustic of City Hall’s rotunda

Oskar von Riesemann published his biography of Rachmaninov based on interviews with the composer in 1934. The composer’s favourite was the cantata The(...)

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