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.(...)

Ailís Ní Ríain: “He phoned again.  I could barely form the words but I managed, and we discussed how I proposed using his work.”

The Time of My Life is a weekly column about a moment that changed someone’s life – for the better or the worse I remember watching the poet Brendan (...)

Sylwia Zablotna, originally from Poland, received Irish citizenship at the NCH ceremony. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Just moments after taking her oath of Irish citizenship, Miriam Kaczar stepped on to the stage of the National Concert Hall (NCH) in Dublin, flute in (...)

Karlin Lillington, who received her  Irish citizenship at the Citizenship ceremony held at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.

I am Irish. As of mid-Monday morning, that is. That’s when I joined approximately 480 others of every hue and creed from 68 different countries, in t(...)

The search for new psychiatric drugs should focus on which brain ‘wire’ to change, Prof Kay Tye told the Schrödinger at 75 conference at the NCH. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In the search for new drug therapies for psychiatric illness, the old view that “the brain is a soup” should no longer apply. It would be better if it(...)

TCD chancellor and former president Mary Robinson said Schrödinger inspired generations of scientists.

Some of the world’s leading scientists who have gathered in Dublin to consider issues of immense importance such as “what is life?” and “the future of(...)

Theoretical physicist Erwin Schrödinger who ventured into biology to ask the question, ‘What is Life?’ in a series of lectures in TCD during 1943. Photo: Getty Images.

Some of the world’s leading scientists in biology and medicine are gathering in Dublin this week to work on unfinished business in determining “What i(...)

Ólafur Arnalds: “Ultimately, I have to fight for my right to do what I want to do”

There are various reasons why Icelandic musicians don’t bother to fit into any defined or assigned role, says Ólafur Arnalds, and they include the fol(...)

Researchers have also found that musical memory is one of the last types of memory people with dementia lose

The human capacity to build cognitive reserve (ways to protect the brain against memory loss) has become a prominent area of research in dementia. The(...)

Kate Nash, who plays Indiependence festival 2018

Saturday, July 28th Le Boom Róisín Dubh, Galway; 11pm; €10; roisindubh.net Two years ago, Aimie Mallon and Christy Leech were but a faint whisper in(...)

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