Sharon Shannon: playing August 1st. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Last Saturday night, just after 9pm,  singer-songwriter Freddie White picked up his guitar and walked onto a stage in Doolin, Co Clare.(...)

O’Casey In the Estate follows striving actors from Dublin’s East Wall

Even if you’re a bit fuzzy regarding Seán O’Casey and why he matters, O’Casey In The Estate (RTÉ One, Thursday) is a treat. More than that it’s a balm(...)

Goderdzi Janelidze as Don Quichotte and Olafur Sigurdarson as Sancho in Don Quichotte by Massenet. Photograph: Clive Barda

Orpha Phelan’s Irish National Opera production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola left me with an odd question when I saw it last Saturday. What is a traditi(...)

Soprano Amy Ní Fhearraigh

Wednesday, September 25th Cara — A Celebration NCH, Dublin   It was a story you wouldn’t dare to make up. Mozart’s Così fan tutte is a tale of i(...)

Citysong: Whatever your stage in life, wherever your home, you are reflected in Dylan Coburn Gray’s careful map. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

CITYSONG Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★★☆ It takes a moment to recognise the shape within Sarah Bacon’s set: a shattered, jagged mirror that provides the (...)

Director Caitríona McLaughlin and writer Dylan Coburn Gray: ‘I’m always struck by how many people say the city comes through in the play,’ says Coburn Gray. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

To begin at the beginning. For years Dylan Coburn Gray’s father would quote one playfully circuitous line from Under Milk Wood, Dylan Thomas’s transc(...)

Citysong

CITYSONG Abbey Theatre, Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1. Previews May 25th-28th, opens May 29th-June 8th, 7.30pm (Saturday matinée 2pm). abbeytheat(...)

Rough Magic’s production of Phaedra, with music by Ellen Cranitch, is Lynne Parker’s choice.

Following the success of the Royal Irish Academy of Music’s (RIAM) presentation Writer’s Choice, in New York, Dublin and Paris throughout 2017, and Ar(...)

Aaron Monaghan, Garrett Lombard, John Olohan and Jane Brennan in Druid Theatre’s  Richard III. Photograph:  Robbie Jack

Now is the winter of our discontent made... if not quite glorious summer, perhaps a more agreeably temperate spring. After a cold snap of criticism an(...)

RTÉ ConTempo Quartet

Sunday January 13 RTÉ CONTEMPO QUARTET  The Model, Sligo 3pm €20/€10/€5 con-brio.org Luisa McConville’s Con Brio Sligo Music Series is celebrati(...)

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