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This “docu-cantata” by Donnacha Dennehy featuring Alarm Will Sound, conductor Alan Pierson, soprano Katherine Manley, and sean nós singer Iarla Ó Lion(...)

Sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird at  rehearsal: “I’m sort of the everyman.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird is digging a grave on a special earth-filled platform in Wesley House off Dublin’s Leeson Street. Standing near h(...)

John Godfrey: “So, really, the primary, core thinking behind quiet music is that this is a music you choose to engage with, and if you don’t want to it’s not going to shout at you.”

John Godfrey arrived at the University of York as what he calls “a very strait-laced classical musician”. Wilfrid Mellers was still in charge of the(...)

Kilkenny Arts Festival 2019: Rough Magic is staging Much Ado about Nothing. Photograph: Ste Murray

Two new collaborations with Rough Magic Theatre Company and a promenade production of Thomas Kilroy’s novel The Big Chapel staged in the town of Calla(...)

Keaton Henson

Saturday, April 13th DUBLIN IS SOUND Pillow Queens Grand Social, Dublin, 1pm €12/€10 thegrandsocial.ie Co-presented by Nialler9 (ak(...)

Keaton Henson: “I’ve always been willing to put myself through other hardships to avoid the specific feeling of being confronted by hundreds or thousands of people”

In addition to believing that the human brain is the most incredible thing in the entire universe, the late Oliver Sacks always maintained that music (...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Jonathan Pearson: “I prefer to spend money on things I like doing, rather than saving for a rainy day.”

Are you a saver or a spender? This is a complex one. I do put a small amount away each month but also take out a small amount when needs be. I’ll asha(...)

Bryce and Aaron Dessner performs at The Everyman in Cork, Ireland, 2017. Photograph: Kieran Frost/Redferns

Aaron and Bryce Dessner could certainly be said to be living the dream. As twin brothers and band members of the popular Cincinnati rock band The Nati(...)

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