A member of the Iraqi security stands guard as Ameen Mukdad, a violinist from Mosul, performs at Nabi Yunis shrine in the eastern part of the city. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

A 28-year-old Iraqi violinist who was forced to go into hiding when the Islamic State terror group took control of his home city of Mosul has returned(...)

The Vanbrugh Quartet: they will receive the National Concert Hall Lifetime Achievement Award at a gala concert on Sunday

The Vanbrugh String Quartet, RTÉ’s quartet in residence from 1986 to 2013, will receive the National Concert Hall Lifetime Achievement Award at a gala(...)

Paul Ben-Haim (1897-1984) was born Paul Frankenburger in Frankfurt, and worked in opera houses in Munich and Augsburg before settling in Palestine (...)