Alan Pierson

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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(...)

The Hunger: Iarla Ó Lionáird and Katherine Manley in Donnacha Dennehy’s opera. Photograph: Jack Vartoogian

THE HUNGER Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★☆☆☆ It was the composer Donnacha Dennehy’s discovery of Annals of the Famine in Ireland, a first-hand report by th(...)

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(...)

Malcolm Proud will give an organ recital at St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, on Saturday, August 17th.

Saturday August 17  Kilkenny Arts Festival kilkennyarts.ie There are two appealing concerts in the closing days of Kilkenny Arts Festival. Satur(...)

Donnacha Dennehy: his approach to words and voices is reverential

Sometimes you really don’t end up where you thought you would. Last week the National Concert Hall presented Imagining Home, a series of concerts as (...)

Ian Wilson: his interesting writing for strings was constantly supplanted by the jazz trio and its improvised solos

‘What isn’t music?”A composer put this twist on the classic question – what is music? – at a public interview during the Kilkenny Arts Festival. It wa(...)