Sharon Carty has the ability to cross from mainstream opera to period performance.

Sunday, April 28th Sharon Carty, Siobhán Armstrong Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin hughlane.ie Mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty is one of those Irish singers wh(...)

Tara Erraught, Ireland’s most successful mezzo-soprano.

Friday 26th Tara Erraught, John O’Conor NCH, Dublin It’s a first-time collaboration between Tara Erraught, Ireland’s most successful mezzo-soprano, a(...)

Jennifer Walshe: one of the first women to be commissioned under an NCH and Sounding the Feminists scheme

In what way were Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Andorra the laggards of Europe? In respect of granting women the right to vote in national elections, (...)

Seahorse is a sharp and funny play about the anxiety of being a woman in modern Ireland.

Women’s day is leaking. The international day, which has been around for more than 100 years, these days sees events and campaigns starting days befor(...)

Barry Douglass

TUESDAY MARCH 5 Barry Douglas Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, 7.30pm €20/€18/€5 droghedaclassicalmusic.com Barry Douglas’s international career was la(...)

RIAM season: the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho

Waking the Feminists has inspired moves within the musical world to improve the lot for female composers. The Minister for Culture, Josepha Madigan, d(...)

The ConTempo Quartet: Their two programmes in the NCH’s International Concert Series feature  pieces by Jennifer Walshe and Linda Buckley

The first of the 13 concerts in the National Concert Hall’s new International Concert Series gets under way tonight with the Baltimore Symphony Orches(...)

In rehearsal at the National Concert Hall ahead of the  Chamber Music Gathering,  were, from left, David McElroy (violin), Siun Milne (violin), Ed Creedon (viola), Beth McNinch (viola) and Christopher Ellis (cello). Photograph: Mark Stedman

The National Concert Hall held its second Chamber Music Gathering last Saturday. The hall’s chief executive Simon Taylor describes the three-concert e(...)