Michael Palin will be appearing in a virtual pub chat. Photograph: Tom Jamieson/The New York Times

A Night in with Robert Webb Thursday, April 29th, 6.30pm, £8-£15, https://www.fane.co.uk Comedian and author Robert Webb. File photograph: (...)

Paul McNamara performing in Wagner’s Tannhäuser at Würzburg opera house in 2009. File photograph

Limerick-born tenor Paul McNamara’s lifelong love of singing has turned the world into his stage on which he has performed Mozart, Verdi, Rossini and (...)

Best of 2020: top album-makers

The year of the pandemic produced outstanding, thoughtful music across all forms Top 10 lists from the votes of Joe Breen, Louise Bruton, Tony C(...)

Abbey will host Theatre for One - comprised of six five-minute plays by leading Irish playwrights. File photograph: Ros Kavanagh

A series of “test live performances” will begin next weekend in the National Concert Hall and the Abbey Theatre, the Minister for Arts and Culture Cat(...)

Stanley Townsend will perform in Rough Magic’s production of Mike McCormack’s award-winning novel Solar Bones. Photograph: Peter Searle

Like everyone, most of my culture over the past few months has been online. And a great deal of what I have seen, while occasionally wonderful, has se(...)

The NCH receives approximately €2.8m in State funding per year. Photograph: Mark Stedman

The National Concert Hall (NCH) must consider the “changing nature of music tastes” in future programming to reduce financial losses, the venue’s boa(...)

 Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks during a UN climate summit  in New York City, US, in September. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Climate activist Greta Thunberg’s fury is one of the defining expressions of our time. She’s right. She knows she’s right. And most everyone else know(...)

(From left) President Patrick Hillery with Lindsay Armstrong of the New Irish Chamber Orchestra,  as well as Garech Browne and his wife Purna, at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, in May 1982. Photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

Lindsay Armstrong’s new book, The Manager’s Tale: New Irish Chamber Orchestra 1970-1980, gives one man’s view of a remarkable achievement in Irish mus(...)

 Horslips are due to play Féile ’19. Photograph: Rob Hearne

There was a nostalgia tsunami last year when the return of Féile was announced. Ah, yes, the Trip to Tipp, recalled many people of a certain age, the (...)

Kevin Thornton: ‘We hope to make Food for Life at Féile a highlight for attendees.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Double Michelin-starred chef Kevin Thornton will curate a festival food area at this year’s Féile weekend in Thurles. Festival attendees can enjoy a(...)

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