Chiaroscuro Quartet provided a remarkable listening experience.

LP Hartley’s great line, “the past is a foreign country: they do things differently there”, certainly applies to the world of the string quartet. Take(...)

Percussionist Colin Currie

Normally, the bread-and-butter programming of Great Music in Irish Houses comes mostly from the core classical repertoire. Last week, the 49th ed(...)

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(...)

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, whose music will be heard again in March at the New Music Dublin festival and in Louth  Contemporary Music Society’s Stations of the Sun in Dundalk in June. Photograph: Andrew Campbell

In October 2015 news of Waking the Nation, the Abbey Theatre’s 2016 season, begat Waking the Feminists. The issue was the paltry representation of wom(...)

Contempo Quartet

Music for Galway has been running a mid-January chamber music festival for the last 15 years. It took place at Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe from 2004 to (...)

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(...)

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan, RIAM director Deborah Kelleher, Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor and (front row) Cormac Mac Canna (10), Yikai Zhao (7), Sarah Brazil (10) and Charlotte Croke (11) during Thursday’s announcement. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Royal Irish Academy of Music will almost double student numbers after a €20 million transformation of its Dublin campus on Westland Row, to make I(...)

The big musical focus of Kilkenny Arts Festival is the chamber music of Brahms. Festival director Eugene Downes has found space for songs, choral musi(...)

The festival is presenting its first full-scale staged opera, The Return of Ulysses, Claudio Monteverdi’s retelling of Homer’s Odyssey, which has never before been staged in Ireland.

With Galway International Arts Festival safely (and, by most accounts, successfully) packed away for another year, the stage is set for the summer’s l(...)

Soprano Sinéad Campbell-Wallace: lunchtime at the NCH

Tuesday, July 31 RTÉCO/David Brophy NCH, Dublin 1.05pm €12 nch.ie The RTÉ Concert Orchestra is taking over RTÉ summer orchestral slots on Tuesdays an(...)

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