John Field

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Nicole Lizée: clearly a woman with a fascination for film

The festival season starts in earnest every year in the run-up to the May bank holiday weekend. And all the major musical festivals have divulged deta(...)

 The title page of the printed programme for the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra’s concert at the National Concert Hall on Friday has a banner headline “Towards 2022”. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

What are you looking forward to in 2022? The Winter Olympics? The Fifa World Cup? The Commonwealth Games? Or, perhaps less likely because they are ann(...)

Italian pianist Alessandro Taverna, has become a regular visitor to Ireland since taking the third prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition of 2009

THURSDAY 14 ICO/Thomas Zehetmair Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin, 8pm, €25/€22/€10/€5, irishchamberorchestra.com; also Fri, Limerick The public profi(...)

Adrienne Harrington, CEO of The Ludgate Hub and Aodh O'Donnell Managing Director of O'Donnell Design pictured at the O'Donnell Design factory in Skibbereen, West Cork.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Two years ago, it took up a day to download a file at O’Donnell Design, a west Cork furniture firm whose biggest market is the United Kingdom hotel se(...)

Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov:  ‘What he does with his hands is technically incredible,’ according to one of  the world’s greatest living pianists,  Martha Argerich

There was a real sense of special occasion for last week’s NCH debut by the of the 26-year-old Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov. And why not? Trifonov (...)

Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov performs at the NCH, Dublin, on Tuesday

Sunday, December 3 RTÉ Contempo Quartet Chapter House, St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny 4pm €15 orchestras.rte.ie i, and on tour to Limerick, Dublin and(...)

Outgoing UL president Prof Don Barry. Photograph: Oireachtas.ie screengrab

Two people who raised concerns about expenses claims at University of Limerick remain suspended on full pay, two years after making a complaint of bul(...)

Michael McHale here offers two highly contrasted Irish piano concertos. One is forward-looking, John Field’s Third of 1811, the other backward-lookin(...)

The Ludgate Hub: “This is the model for rural Ireland’s future,” says founding board member Sean O’Driscoll, of Glen Dimplex.

There are exposed beams, a high ceiling, open-plan offices, funky colours, breakout spaces and an orange kitchen. The Ludgate Hub looks for all the w(...)

   “The words of Beckett poured forth from a spot-lit Lisa Dwan into a void of blackness and quiet (except for the usual epidemic of coughing that made the place sound like a sanitorium).” Photograph: Eric Luke

On Wednesday night, not for the first time, I found myself outflanked by Fintan O’Toole. Speaking as MC at an event in the National Concert Hall, he m(...)

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