At its core, Kinky Boots is a musical about tolerance and acceptance.

When Cyndi Lauper was a child, she used to wile away the hours listening to cast recordings of Broadway musicals like My Fair Lady and South Pacific.&(...)

David Adams: recital at St Michael’s Church focused on music from Pope Francis’s home country, Argentina, and country of residence, Italy

The opening work in David Adams’s wide-ranging organ recital at St Michael’s Church, Dún Laoghaire, on Sunday was the key link for most of what follow(...)

Raphaela Mangan, Andrew Gavin and Rory Musgrave in Opera Collective Ireland’s   ‘The Return of Ulysses’, directed by Patrick Mason and conducted by Christian Curnyn. Photograph: Marshall Light Studio

David Adams St Michael’s Church, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin Sunday September 2nd 8pm €12 087-9048190 David Adams is not just a staple of the annual or(...)

The Far Flung Trio plays the Model, Sligo

Friday, April 6th Theodora Clonard Monastery, Belfast 7.30pm £10/£15/£10 bit.ly/2G89UxA; also Sat, Derry; Sun, Dublin  Theodora, Handel’s othe(...)

John O’Conor and Veronica McSwiney at the NCH

It’s a remarkable fact that John O’Conor and Veronica McSwiney never gave a concert together before last Wednesday. These two Irish pianists have know(...)

Tango dancers hold banners for Pope Francis who celebrated his 78th birthday on Wednesday. Tango dancers from around the world gathered in the Vatican to wish the Argentinian Pope a happy birthday. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

It’s not every day you see hundreds of couples dancing the evocative Tango in St. Peter’s Square. However, that was the scene at midday on Wednesday i(...)

Astor Piazzolla’s broadening of the world of tango made headway abroad before it won wide acceptance in his native Argentina. And, although he studied(...)

Olwen Fouéré as El Duende in the Cork Opera House production of Maria De Buenos Aires. Photograph: Clare Keogh

THE key to tango dancing is “to listen to your partner and to be guided,” says American choreographer John Heginbotham. As part of the rehearsal proce(...)