Peter Whelan and his Ensemble Marsyas were showered with praise three years ago for their first exploration of the music of Francesco Barsanti (circa (...)

Powder Her Face, National Opera House, Wexford

Saturday, February 24th   Powder Her Face National Opera House, Wexford, 8pm €30/€27, 053-9122144/1850-467372 and on tour to Kilkenny, Navan, (...)

Peter Whelan: he wants to work on “music that I felt passionate about but that wouldn’t get done anywhere else”

The last time I interviewed Peter Whelan, in 2011, I carried out a background check in my listings files. I came up with a number of Peter Whelans who(...)

FRIDAY 20 The Four Seasons in Song  The Mac, Belfast, until Sun bbc.in/2xLuEWx BBC Northern Ireland is presenting The Four Seasons in Song over (...)

Nora Sourouzian  and Brian Mulligan in dress rehearsals for Thérèse. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

When I was young, six or seven, I saw part of a film being shot in the Phoenix Park. It turned out to be about the most unglamorous thing you could im(...)