Irish violinist Mairéad Hickey.

Virtually everything I’ve come across about Galway’s stint as European Capital of Culture next year, has been negative. However, one shining beacon on(...)

Anna Devin.

Saturday, July 6th West Cork Chamber Music Festival Saturday, Sunday, westcorkmusic.ie If you caught soprano Anna Devin as Pamina in Irish National O(...)

German-Korean violinist Viviane Hagner

Every year the West Cork Chamber Music Festival is a musical matchmaker’s gamble. Musicians are brought together from around the world and, apart from(...)

‘Left Behind’ is a set of songs marking the Rising through poems by Simon O’Connor (above), which imagine 1916 and its fallout through the experiences of the wives of the rebel leaders. Photograph: Eric Luke

The landmark musical celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising was a specially commissioned cantata. Brian Boydell’s A Terrible Beau(...)

 Alan Buribayev launches the NSO season with a free concert today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Oftentimes the things that matter most are not the ones that are talked about the most. Think of practices in the medical profession that can c(...)