Opening show: Hugh Tinney and Catherine Leonard, who played at, and are joint artistic directors of, Westport Festival of Chamber Music

It’s not just when times are good that good things happen. Dublin Grand Opera Society, which dominated operatic life in Dublin for nearly seven decade(...)

Robyn Dann-Cooney, Oni McNamara, Aoife Harrison and Aileen Palmer with their cake at the birthday party to launch the 18th Baboró International Arts Festival for Children in Ard Bia at Nimmos at Galway’s Spanish Arch yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

  Ireland’s international commitment to the importance of culture and creativity for the very young is a theme of this year’s Baboró Inter(...)

Sir John Betjeman: “The bold turrets so suited in their mouldings and terminations to the beautiful granite of which they are constructed . . . ” he wrote,  “make Monkstown church one of my first favourites . . . ”

Monkstown Parish Church (Anglican) will be focal point for the first Music in Monkstown (MiM) festival next weekend. It begins on Friday with music by(...)

 John Lynch who died along with this partner Kevin Devine Crete.

Tribute has been paid to the late John Lynch by colleague John Finucane, principal clarinet with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and founder of th(...)

Finghin Collins: by some distance the most successful Irish pianist of his generation

It was an imaginative idea for Mark Duley’s Resurgam choir to team up with Erin Headley’s international early- music ensemble Atalante for the prod(...)

Pupils from St. Molaga’s N.S., Balbriggan Co. Dublin, Caitlin Tiernan and Tomas Baxter  pull faces as part of their warm up at Feis Ceoil 2014. Photograph: PA

If you walk past the RDS today and listen carefully you will hear the faint sound of music; a staccato of scales and songs drifting over the ai(...)

Anne Marie O’Farrell and her daughter Carmel at the launch of this year’s ESB Feis Ceoil which takes place in the RDS from March 31st to April 11th. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Up to 5,000 young musicians from around the country will compete in 186 competitions in this year’s ESB Feis (...)

Kicking off last year’s Kilkenny Tradfest: Dervish, Dónal Lunny, Sharon Shannon, Phil Coulter and more are in town for this year’s festival. Photograph: Evelyn McNamara

You didn’t get a float ready in time; you’ve had your fill of vintage cars and floral tractors; green doesn’t suit you or crowds don’t agree with y(...)

Majestic scenery, cute hoors and Gaelic Football; three of the most difficult things to avoid whilst galavanting through the Kingdom of Kerry. (...)

Heineken Cup Leinster rugby squad will play the Ospreys at 8pm on Friday at the RDS arena. The Irish side are four points ahead of Northampton after 2(...)

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