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When Louis Met...: Louis Theroux with Jimmy Savile. Photograph: BBC

A LARGE PART OF LOUIS THEROUX’S NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHY IS DEVOTED TO HIS ENCOUNTERS WITH JIMMY SAVILE – THE LATE BBC PRESENTER, WE NOW KNOW, WAS A SEX(...)

Kaija Saariaho

Kaija Saariaho, Finnish composer First intense musical memory? One I mention often, but it might not be the first, I was six years old and I was lis(...)

Robert Armstrong, ‘Kiribat’

Robert Armstrong: Squeegee Paintings ★★★★☆ Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Chancery Lane, Dublin  Soon, Robert Armstrong is off to Hong Kong for a spe(...)

Sebastian Heindl: senior section winner of 2017’s Northern Ireland International Organ Competition

Saturday, July 30th West Cork Chamber Music Festival Various venues; Bantry, Co. Cork; until Sunday, July 8th; westcorkmusic.ie The West Cork Chamber(...)

Reykjavi?kurdætur: the sisterhood has developed as a force to be reckoned with

What: Body&Soul-bound all-female group Where: Iceland Why: The recent success of Cardi B in hip-hop, a female MC succeeding in a crowded male sp(...)

Somadrone: in suburban Dublin, circa 1993, I was a leading connoisseur in the art of home taping

“Home taping is killing music.” This was printed on cassette tapes back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, in an attempt by the music industry to stop(...)

A promo picture for the Irish National Opera's production of 'Le nozze di Figaro'

Thursday, April 12th Music Current 2018 Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, smockalley.com; until Saturday Music Current, Dublin Sound Lab’s annual festival(...)

Liam O’Flynn: the uilleann pipes were at his core, and he inhabited them like nobody before him ever had. Photograph: David Sleator

Traditional music lost one of its finest exponents with the passing of Liam O’Flynn. He was, without question, the most significant figure in uilleann(...)

Musicians Neil Martin and Christy Moore were among those to carry the coffin of uilleann piper Liam O’Flynn at his funeral in Kill, Co Kildare.  . Photograph: Alan Betson

Liam O’Flynn “understood simplicity in a way few people did. He understood space. He understood silence,” recalled the late uileann piper’s friend and(...)

Issue 5+6 of Aspen magazine:  edited and designed by Brian O’Doherty in 1967, it challenged the idea of magazines and art. Photograph: © Aspen Magazine/Authors

What is it? Aspen 5+6 is a double issue of the experimental magazine which appeared in just 10 instalments between 1965 and 1971. The double issue wa(...)

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