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Elaine Kelly: ‘Opera is the ultimate’

Cork musician Elaine Kelly won the the inaugural ESB Feis Ceoil Orchestral Conducting Competition back in April 2014. The competition was held in conj(...)

John Harris: ‘How do we make music together, when we can’t come together to make music?’

It’s not John Harris’s first time around the block when it comes to major cancellations. The director of the New Music Dublin festival had a baptism o(...)

Christopher Bell

Cast your mind back to the start of the year. The World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a public health emergency of international concern in Ja(...)

Rove founder and chief executive Brian Kearney: he expects a rebound in adventure tourism once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted around the world

Rove, an Irish travel-tech start-up that is focused on the €150 billion adventure tourism sector, has raised €450,000 in seed funding from backers. T(...)

On First Dates Hotel, lovesick individuals lounge around the hotel pool before eating what looks like chipper food but artfully arranged

In the world of the reality-television show First Dates Hotel (Channel 4, Thursday), lovelorn mopers are sent away on a special holiday where kindly m(...)

JoAnn Falletta conducts the RTÉ NSO in a programme of Strauss and Respighi at the NCH on Friday November 1st

Saturday 26  PHILIP GLASS RESIDENCY National Concert Hall, Dublin (also Sunday 27)  There’s a Philip Glass marathon at the National Concert(...)

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(...)

 Shaun Davey and his partner Rita Connolly, who will perform in his tribute concert to the piper Liam O’Flynn.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As he enters his eighth decade, and after a fallow period of two years, composer Shaun Davey has resolved to “spend the next years writing the best mu(...)

Gavan Ring

Saturday 20  Fidelio Trio NCH Kevin Barry Recital Room, Dublin The Fidelio Trio, with cellist, present a programme by members of the Irish Compo(...)

Irish violinist Mairéad Hickey.

Virtually everything I’ve come across about Galway’s stint as European Capital of Culture next year, has been negative. However, one shining beacon on(...)

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