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(...)

John Wilson makes his debut as principal conductor of the RTÉ CO in a Hollywood Rhapsody programme on Thursday. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

It was so quick and quiet that you might not have noticed it, but there’s been a major departure from the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Two days be(...)

Benjamin Britten and John Elwes in Kingsway Hall, London, in 1961

Tenor John Elwes starts a new Music Network tour on Sunday, Benjamin Britten as I Knew Him, a story that concentrates on a few years when Elwes was a (...)

‘Applause between movements? Whenever I hear it, I welcome it, because I take it to mean that there’s someone in the hall who probably hasn’t been to a classical concert before.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Do you remember the first time you went to a classical concert? And how you viewed its peculiar rituals and formalities? Nobody talks during the music(...)

Flautist James Galway. Photograph: Alan Betson

The National Concert Hall recently honoured two Irish musicians at opposite ends of their careers. Überflautist James Galway became the second recipie(...)

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