Sharon Carty has the ability to cross from mainstream opera to period performance.

Sunday, April 28th Sharon Carty, Siobhán Armstrong Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin hughlane.ie Mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty is one of those Irish singers wh(...)

Some tales weather well. They travel through generations and captivate their listeners as much now as they did when they were first conjured. Romeo an(...)

The Far Flung Trio plays the Model, Sligo

Friday, April 6th Theodora Clonard Monastery, Belfast 7.30pm £10/£15/£10 bit.ly/2G89UxA; also Sat, Derry; Sun, Dublin  Theodora, Handel’s othe(...)

Crashlands in the community hall in Innisbofin. Photograph: Brendan Canty

“It’s a bit bonkers.” Malachy Robinson is sitting at the dining room table of a house on Long Island, a small but picturesque outcrop 600 metres off t(...)

The Spackling Band takes its name from Francis “Spackling” Dowdall, a member of the state orchestra at Dublin Castle in the early 18th century. The(...)

Lang Lang: ‘Every night, onstage, you need to be in the same condition. That is very difficult for a lot of people’

The Michelin Guide’s new star ratings for restaurants were announced last week. And everyone who loves to hate the verdicts handed down by the anon(...)

You only have to look at Ireland’s Crash Ensemble (above) and Concorde to see how divergent programming patterns can be

History is written by the victors. And that applies to musical history, too: Mozart and Beethoven rather than Clementi; Wölfl or Steibelt; Wagner rath(...)

Alison Balsom gave a wry trumpet commentary as part of Camerata Ireland’s Shostakovich performance

It’s been a week full of piano playing, from the tutors and students of the new Dublin International Piano Festival to the Dublin debut of West Cork r(...)