Boeing, whose 707 helped define the jet age in the 1950s, claims that today’s planes have ‘a 90 per cent smaller noise footprint area’ compared to the earlier jets. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

The statistics about noise are pretty bad. A just released European Environment Agency (EEA) report on Environmental noise in Europe suggests that lon(...)

Dundalk mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught.  Photograph: Ross Kavanagh

Saturday, February 1st Celebrating the Voice with Tara Erraught St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda droghedaclassicalmusic.com Dundalk mezzo-(...)

Mackenzie Davis in contemporary horror mode as Kate Mandell in The Turning

It’s generally seen as bad form to reveal anything about the end of a film. Happily, when it comes to the latest disembowelling of The Turn of the Scr(...)

Co Armagh man Conor Mitchell set up the Belfast Ensemble in 2017.

Even by his own exacting standards, the last two years of Conor Mitchell’s career as a composer and theatre maker have been nothing less than remarkab(...)

Chinese pianist Zee Zee aka Zhang Zuo. Photograph: Marco Borggreve

Tuesday 16 RTÉCO/JONATHAN BLOXHAM NCH, Dublin 8pm €12-€39.50 nch.ie Chinese pianist Zee Zee, aka Zhang Zuo, has come up with a moniker that’s bound (...)

Paula Murrihy will play Judith in the upcoming production of Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle for the Dublin Theatre Festival

Mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy’s journey from Kerry to the stages of the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Salzburg Festival, not to mention her reg(...)

Cellist Natalie Clein took part in a thrusting account of Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata

There was serious competition for the Westport Chamber Music Festival last weekend. The muscle cars of Cannonball Ireland were on their way, and as I (...)

Peter OReilly, Benjamin Russell and Christopher Cull in    Benjamin Britten’s opera ‘Owen Wingrave’. Photograph: Frances Marshall

Opera in the cinema may be all the rage. But opera on television has a much longer history, dating back to the earliest days of the medium in the 1930(...)

Irish baritone Benjamin Russell returns from his base in Germany to play the title role in Benjamin Britten’s Owen Wingrave.

I moved to Germany in June of 2014 and I wasn’t quite sure what was in store for me in Wiesbaden. I had previously spent a year in the International O(...)

Scottish/Japanese guitarist Sean Shibe’s first solo CD celebrates works commissioned from English composers by the great Julian Bream. Shibe is a char(...)

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