President Michael D Higgins at the University of Leipzig during a state visit to Germany: also attended a concert in Berlin’s Kreuzberg area. Photograph: Peter Endig

Aoife Ní Bhriain began her week in a massive copper beer cauldron in Bavaria: a recording session, she insists, not a drinking session. On Thursday e(...)

Radiohead: the band have given Wooden Elephant the okay to record their version of Kid A

At the turn of the last decade, Rolling Stone and Pitchfork hailed Radiohead’s Kid A as the greatest album of the 2000s. On its release, Kid A was wid(...)

Bram Stoker Festival: the Dublin event runs from Friday until Monday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall

The final bank-holiday weekend before we give up the ghost for the year has, happily, plenty of ghostcentric events – and a whole lot more besides, ri(...)

Tallis Scholars achieved the strongest connections between scores and sound, sound and listener. Photograph: Nick Rutte

The music at two concerts I attended last week was separated by around 400 years. Those four centuries saw huge and fundamental changes in art, litera(...)

All the musicians from Into the Tradition on stage at the  NCH

Elemental and meandering, our music, songs and poetry have carved themselves into the fabric of who we are, and this celebration of the last 100 years(...)