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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 (...)

David Power: world premiere at the National Concert Hall of a new work inspired by his version of a very old Irish tune, ‘Gol na mBán san Ár’

It has long been well known in Ireland that, around this time of year, the wind may shake the barley. There’s even a ballad on the subject to warn us.(...)

While John Harris wants to ‘salvage as much as we  can’, pressure  of time and space are weighing against him

Snow has been everywhere this last week and the New Music Dublin Festival was among the casualties. It can’t have been easy for festival director John(...)

Powder Her Face, National Opera House, Wexford

Saturday, February 24th   Powder Her Face National Opera House, Wexford, 8pm €30/€27, 053-9122144/1850-467372 and on tour to Kilkenny, Navan, (...)

David Power. Photograph: Con Kelleher

The 17th-century Gaelic warrior Alisdair MacColla is now all but forgotten, except to specialist historians. But he made a big impression in his time,(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said: ‘We should make an objective assessment of what the two full orchestras would cost and take that out of the licence fee and ringfence it.’ File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Everyone seems to be on the same page when it comes to RTÉ and its orchestras. The belief that the national broadcaster is readying itself either to d(...)

Pianist Finghin Collins  at the launch of the New Ross piano festival on bord the ‘Dunbrody’ Famine Ship. Photograph: Mary Browne

Friday 27th UO/Eivind Gullberg Jensen  Ulster Hall, Belfast, 7.45pm, £10-£29 – ulsterorchestra.org.uk The Ulster Orchestra’s concert under Norwe(...)

RTÉ Contempo Quartet

SUNDAY 17th, SEPTEMBER CLASSICAL Elisaveta Blumina (piano)  Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, noon, Adm free, hughlane.ie Dublin-based, St Peters(...)

Mezzo soprano Tara Erraught, with the   RTÉ NSO/Gavin Maloney, at the NCH, Dublin, on Friday

Friday 14 Tara Erraught (mezzo soprano), RTÉ NSO/Gavin Maloney NCH, Dublin, 8pm €20-€45/€18-€40.50 nch.ie If your pocket stretches you can head abro(...)

Stills from some of the 52 Portraits dances

There’s nothing nice about Monday’s inbox: a bulging headache of weekend emails and last week’s procrastination. Not so for subscribers to 52 Portrait(...)

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