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Irish soprano Anna Devin

ANNA DEVIN, IRISH SOPRANO First intense musical memory? Seeing Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro in the Gaiety. Regina Nathan was singing Susanna and (...)

Chiaroscuro quartet plays at The West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry

The big summer festivals are on the way. The Great Music in Irish Houses festival June 11th-16th, the West Cork Chamber Music Festival June 29th to Ju(...)

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(...)

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, whose music will be heard again in March at the New Music Dublin festival and in Louth  Contemporary Music Society’s Stations of the Sun in Dundalk in June. Photograph: Andrew Campbell

In October 2015 news of Waking the Nation, the Abbey Theatre’s 2016 season, begat Waking the Feminists. The issue was the paltry representation of wom(...)

The Fidelio Trio played a selection of works by Clara Schumann, Joan Trimble, Rebecca Clarke and Lili Boulanger

Waking the Feminists came into being in 2015. It was a response to the niggardly representation of women in Waking the Nation, the Abbey Theatre’s pro(...)

Hugh Tinney

Sae Yoon Chon National Opera House, Wexford Saturday October 27th11am €25/€30 wexfordopera.com South Korea’s Sae Yoon Chon took the top prize at the(...)

RIAM season: the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho

Waking the Feminists has inspired moves within the musical world to improve the lot for female composers. The Minister for Culture, Josepha Madigan, d(...)

The ConTempo Quartet: Their two programmes in the NCH’s International Concert Series feature  pieces by Jennifer Walshe and Linda Buckley

The first of the 13 concerts in the National Concert Hall’s new International Concert Series gets under way tonight with the Baltimore Symphony Orches(...)

Eugenio Maria Fagiani. Photograph: YouTube

Sunday, July 15 Eugenio Fagiani St Michael’s Church, Dún Laoghaire, 8pm, €12, 087-9048190 There’s a widespread belief that classical musicians don’(...)

Organist David Leigh

Sunday, July 8th David Leigh St Michael’s Church, Dún Laoghaire; 8pm; €12; dunlaoghaireorganconcerts.ie David Leigh’s programme for St Michael’s, Dún(...)