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Harpsichordist Malcolm Proud curates three Bach concerts in the NCH’s Chamber Music Series, with the first on Wednesday 11th

Monday 9 BACH COLLEGIUM JAPAN/MASAAKI SUZUKI National Concert Hall, Dublin The Bach Collegium Japan, founded by Masaaki Suzuki in 1990, returns to t(...)

Hugh Tinney

Saturday, February 29th New Music Dublin National Concert Hall and other venues; The last two days of the New Music Dublin festival(...)

Pianist Simon Trpceski will play Brahms and Liszt

Saturday 15th   Tionscadal na nAmhrán Ealaíne Gaeilge /Irish Language Art Song Project National Concert Hall, Kevin Barry Recital Room, Dublin (...)

Conor Biggs (standing) and Michel Stas’s  huge Schubert song survey, Schubertreise will open the 54-concert series

Everyone loves them, those compositions where different composers are invited to write different parts of the one work, or write pieces on the same or(...)

To Have To Shoot Irishmen by  Lizzie Nunnery runs at the Omnibus Theatre in Clapham from October 2nd to 20th.

As the artistic director of an Off-West End theatre in South London, it’s been in my mind to programme an Irish season for the last five years. I’ve w(...)

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 (...)

Patrick Lonergan: ‘The collapse of the Celtic Tiger has been met with a blurring of distinctions in our theatre: between devised and scripted work, between adaptations and originals, between the personal and the global, between Ireland and the rest of the world - between the actor, the director, the author and the audience - and between male and female, gay and straight, rich and poor.’ Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

In 2005, Irish theatre had one of its worst ever years. Symbolising a growing crisis in the production of new Irish writing, the Dublin Theatre Festiv(...)

Irene Kelleher, Mary McEvoy and Áine Ryan in Desolate Heaven. Photograph: Darragh Kane
Desolate Heaven
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  • February 5, 2014, 18:02

Desolate HeavenEveryman, Cork***Production values are a substitute for thematic tension in this new play by Ailis Ní Riain, which is a Granary Theatre(...)

What Tuesday’s concert showed was that Niall O’Sullivan’s playing is in an altogether higher league than his publicity.

Sometimes you just don’t know what to expect. Take the Irish trumpeter Niall O’Sullivan, who appeared as soloist at the RTÉ National Symphony Orche(...)

As a writer and composer, Ailís Ní Ríain is a significant talent

Exit Strategy; The Tallest Man in the World Cork Arts Theatre / Triskel Arts Centre **/** Put a frog into boiling water and it will leap(...)

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