University College Cork’s new sound studio, which consists of a fully-equipped live room, vocal booth and control room, will officially open on Tuesday.

Generations of musical talent from Seán Ó Riada to Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin have learned their craft at University College Cork (UCC) and now future mus(...)

Christopher Bell

Cast your mind back to the start of the year. The World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a public health emergency of international concern in Ja(...)

Songs by composer Jennifer Walshe feature in Wednesday’s concert from the Irish Language Irish Art Song Project.

The list of accidental discoveries is long and varied: super glue, chocolate chip cookies, penicillin, Velcro, Vaseline. Sometimes, it seems, you need(...)

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. What is new in this election is that the country’s orchestral life comes in for a mention in both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil manifestos. Photograph: RTÉ

Even if I hadn’t heard any news for months I would have been able to tell you when the general election was called. You just can’t miss it when a care(...)

‘The work of Irish composers has suffered from the same kind of do-goodery that has hampered the Irish language.’ File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Last Friday’s concert by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) set my mind racing. It wasn’t anything to do with George Jackson’s conducting of t(...)

The first member of his family to attend university, Mícheál Ó Suilleabháin revealed that trademark curiosity about, and profound connection with, music from the time he was a toddler, and embarked on a musical path that would bring him to UCC. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

News of the passing of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin – pianist, composer, visionary educationalist and founder/director of the Irish World Academy of Music &(...)

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin “left a rich legacy through his own music, as well as the academy he founded”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The funeral of the musician and composer Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin will take place in Kilrush, Co Clare on Monday, November 12th. Ó Súilleabháin, who wa(...)

Tributes: the late Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

As news of the death of the pioneering composer and musician Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin spread today, tributes to his music and his influence flowed. Pre(...)

Mícheál  Ó Súilleabháin:  forged an immediately recognisable keyboard style. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

The death of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin has robbed Ireland of a giant figure. Ó Súilleabháin was an empire builder. He was one of those people out of whom(...)

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin: the University of Limerick paid tribute to its professor’s “pioneering solo albums, which repositioned his chosen instrument, the piano, at the heart of Irish traditional music”

Tributes have poured in for Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, the pioneering musician and composer, who has died “after a prolonged illness”, his family said. (...)

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