Eímear Noone

Galway woman Eímear Noone will become the first female orchestral conductor to perform during an Oscars television broadcast. Noone thanked the produ(...)

Composer and conductor Eimear Noone

Music has coursed through Eimear Noone’s veins since childhood. Originally from, Kilconnell in Co Galway, the pioneering composer, conductor and arran(...)

Open days provide you with an opportunity to gauge the atmosphere, location  and services of your potential place of learning.

Carlow College, St Patrick's When is open day?  November 14th, from 12-4pm with an evening session from 5-7pm.  Tour the campus, meet staff(...)

 Hugh O’Conor - ‘the cheery Dubliner has emerged as one of our busiest hyphenates.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Hugh O’Conor is pondering the years after his breakthrough role in My Left Foot. “I didn’t do some jobs I was offered,” he says. “My parents said I h(...)

Soprano Anne Devin performs strongly on the latest CD from the Irish Baroque Orchestra.

It is extraordinary how laggardly the development of classical music has been in Ireland since the foundation of the state. There was no full-time sym(...)

Explorium: defying gravity at  the sport and science centre in south Dublin

Easter may be late this year, but, with signs that spring is springing, the two weeks off school means there’s a chance to get out and about for some (...)

Rough Magic’s production of Phaedra, with music by Ellen Cranitch, is Lynne Parker’s choice.

Following the success of the Royal Irish Academy of Music’s (RIAM) presentation Writer’s Choice, in New York, Dublin and Paris throughout 2017, and Ar(...)

The  project aims to explore the idea of creative engagement in schools

What does creativity mean? The answers are as varied as the creative arts themselves. According to four-year-old Jamie Cozma “it’s painting rainbows, (...)

 Royal Irish Academy of Music student Maria Rojas and  Milo O’Brien (7), a participant in   Le Chéile,  at the  launch  of Ireland’s first national orchestra for disabled musicians. Photograph: Alan Betson

Orchestras have always been associated with the musical elite. It would have been inconceivable a generation ago that somebody with an intellectual di(...)

Pupils from Scoil Úna Naofa in Crumlin preparing for their performance in the National Youth Orchestra festival. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

There was no money in our house for music lessons when I was a kid. Yes, I know, get your tiny violins out and play a symphony for me. I do seem to r(...)

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