Sebastian Adams of Kirkos Ensemble: I was always drawn to trying to do weirder things

It’s not exactly easy to describe the musical world of Sebastian Adams, who co-directs the ensemble Kirkos with fellow composer Robert Coleman. One of(...)

Xenia Pestova Bennett introduced Irish listeners to the sounds of the Magnetic Resonator Piano.  Photograph: Paul Hudson

Remember the National Concert Hall’s old Kevin Barry Room? The one which turned Earlsfort Terrace into a destination for experimental and offbeat musi(...)

Songs by composer Jennifer Walshe feature in Wednesday’s concert from the Irish Language Irish Art Song Project.

The list of accidental discoveries is long and varied: super glue, chocolate chip cookies, penicillin, Velcro, Vaseline. Sometimes, it seems, you need(...)

Kevin O’Connell

Tionscadal na nAmhrán Ealaíne Gaeilge (the Irish Language Art Song Project), devised by Dáirine Ní Mheadhra and John Hess, commissioned 50 songs in Ir(...)

Pianist Simon Trpceski will play Brahms and Liszt

Saturday 15th   Tionscadal na nAmhrán Ealaíne Gaeilge /Irish Language Art Song Project National Concert Hall, Kevin Barry Recital Room, Dublin (...)

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(...)

Wu Wei played at New Music Dublin 2018: Defrosted at the weekend.

You just can’t envy John Harris, the director of the New Music Dublin festival. At the beginning of March the so-called Beast from the East and Storm (...)

Most music is a form of takeover, a takeover that banishes silence. But there is music that chooses to hover around the edge of inaudibility, repeated(...)

Annilese Miskimmon, above, was not the only applicant with an Irish connection who applied for the job

Belfast opera director Annilese Miskimmon has been appointed to Norway’s top opera job. She will take up her new post as opera director of Den Norske (...)