John Kinsella

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James Galway: His readiness to speak his mind extends to the banter he likes to engage in with his audiences

James Galway will turn 80 on Sunday. But the RTÉ Concert Orchestra got in early and held its celebration at the National Concert Hall last Wednesday. (...)

John Kinsella: ‘As I get older my music seems to get faster or more obsessed with speed and continuity and surprises.’

John Kinsella describes his Eleventh Symphony as “another nod in the direction of the great man”. The great man in question is Finnish composer Jean S(...)

The programme, devised by the choir’s chief conductor Justin Doyle, weaves arrangements by Reger, Holst, Vaughan Williams, Quilter and Doyle himself through the evening as well.

Saturday, 23rd  RIAS Kammerchor/Justin Doyle National Concert Hall, Dublin nch.ie Brahms’s two sets of Liebeslieder are at the heart of the fi(...)

Conor Biggs (standing) and Michel Stas’s  huge Schubert song survey, Schubertreise will open the 54-concert series

Everyone loves them, those compositions where different composers are invited to write different parts of the one work, or write pieces on the same or(...)

Percussionist Colin Currie

Normally, the bread-and-butter programming of Great Music in Irish Houses comes mostly from the core classical repertoire. Last week, the 49th ed(...)

Principal guest conductor Nathalie Stutzmann with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Photograph: Maxwell

The new season’s offerings of both the National Concert Hall and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra were announced at the end of last month. It’s a p(...)

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(...)

Contempo Quartet

Music for Galway has been running a mid-January chamber music festival for the last 15 years. It took place at Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe from 2004 to (...)

RTÉ ConTempo Quartet

Sunday January 13 RTÉ CONTEMPO QUARTET  The Model, Sligo 3pm €20/€10/€5 con-brio.org Luisa McConville’s Con Brio Sligo Music Series is celebrati(...)

John Kinsella is pictured leaving the Four Courts in Dublin. Photograph: Collins

A farmer who was jailed over his refusal to obey a High Court injunction not to trespass on or come within 100m of lands in Co Wexford has walked free(...)

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