Brian Dunning

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James Galway: His readiness to speak his mind extends to the banter he likes to engage in with his audiences

James Galway will turn 80 on Sunday. But the RTÉ Concert Orchestra got in early and held its celebration at the National Concert Hall last Wednesday. (...)

Woven Skull: outlier music that sorts the aficionados from the neophytes

Friday 25th OUT WHERE THE TRAINS DON’T RUN Woven Skull – Jigsaw, Belvedere Court, Dublin, 8pm, E8 (byob) facebook.com/WovenSkull – Mysterious, underg(...)

Conductor Cristian Macelaru: a performance full of hustle, bustle and excitement

What does a conductor do with an orchestra? Well, according to the US-based Romanian conductor Cristian Macelaru, he finds a way to let the musicians (...)

The Bimhuis in Amsterdam is frequently mentioned as the best example of what a jazz venue can be

This week, the Improvised Music Company, Ireland’s leading promoter of jazz, will stage a guerilla action in our National Theatre, commandeering th(...)

Dublin singer Aoife Doyle is one of the new generation of jazz musicians that emerged from the BA in Jazz Performance programme at Newpark Music Centr(...)