David Adams: recital at St Michael’s Church focused on music from Pope Francis’s home country, Argentina, and country of residence, Italy

The opening work in David Adams’s wide-ranging organ recital at St Michael’s Church, Dún Laoghaire, on Sunday was the key link for most of what follow(...)

Gavan Ring: playing his native Cahersiveen

Sunday, August 5th Tara Erraught, Gavan Ring Daniel O’Connell Memorial Church, Cahersiveen; 4pm; €25; 087 2211667 Irish baritone Gavan Ring, who make(...)

Nicholas Ransley and Gavan Ring in Lismore Opera Festival’s Cosi fan tutte. Photograph: Frances Marshall

The Brussels Philharmonic made its Irish debut in style at the National Concert Hall on May 31st. The orchestra, which was founded by the Belgian pub(...)

Catherine Hammond painting.

MONDAY McKenna’s Fort The New Theatre, Dublin. Previews Mar 21-22. Opens Mar 21-Apr 2 7.30pm €16/€12.50 thenewtheatre.com With the centenary of the(...)

Wide Open Opera has brought the work to Dublin. Australian baritone Barry Ryan (above) is a thoughtful Nixon

Who would have predicted that minimalism and opera would combine in a popular partnership? Back in the 1960s, the idea of operas from the likes of Phi(...)

Conductor Killian Farrell (19) prepares for an ambitious Dublin performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion.

Killian Farrell is a young man in a hurry. He took up the piano aged six, started conducting in his teens, and staged his first orchestral prod(...)