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Violinist Patrick Rafter: Far-sighted musical vision. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

There is no escaping the fact that Kilkenny Arts Festival’s music programme has been taken in a new direction by Olga Barry, whose first festival as a(...)

Soprano Majella Cullagh sings two arias for RTÉ Concert Orchestra’s latest lunchtime   concert on Tuesday

 Tuesday 6 RTÉ COConcert Orchestra/Conor Palliser NCH, Dublin Cork comes to Dublin for the RTÉ Concert Orchestra’s latest lunchtime (1.05pm) con(...)

Chiaroscuro quartet plays at The West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry

The big summer festivals are on the way. The Great Music in Irish Houses festival June 11th-16th, the West Cork Chamber Music Festival June 29th to Ju(...)

Soprano Anne Devin performs strongly on the latest CD from the Irish Baroque Orchestra.

It is extraordinary how laggardly the development of classical music has been in Ireland since the foundation of the state. There was no full-time sym(...)

Ensemble Musicfabrik

The New Music Dublin festival, which ran from Thursday to Sunday, has a naming problem. It’s not a problem of the festival’s making, but it’s a proble(...)

Nigel North: His programme at the NCH in Dublin on Wednesday is an all-Bach affair

Wednesday February 27th Nigel North NCH Kevin Barry Recital Room, Dublin 7.30pm €17.50 nch.ie Leading English lutenist Nigel North is the cuckoo in (...)

Magdalena Kozená

This year has been rich in turning points. There was the launch of Irish National Opera in January. March brought the news that David Agler, artistic (...)

Clarinettist Katherine Spencer

Saturday Nov 10 Yury Revich, Benedict Kloeckner Birr Theatre & Arts Centre 8pm €16/€14/€8 birrtheatre.com; also Sun, Sligo; Mon, Castlebar; music(...)

Wu Wei played at New Music Dublin 2018: Defrosted at the weekend.

You just can’t envy John Harris, the director of the New Music Dublin festival. At the beginning of March the so-called Beast from the East and Storm (...)

Siobhán Cleary: declined a lucrative Arts Council commission on the basis of gender bias. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The news that an established Irish composer declined a lucrative Arts Council commission on the basis of gender bias has to be a matter for serious co(...)

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