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, (...)

Peter Whelan: he wants to work on “music that I felt passionate about but that wouldn’t get done anywhere else”

The last time I interviewed Peter Whelan, in 2011, I carried out a background check in my listings files. I came up with a number of Peter Whelans who(...)

FRIDAY 20 The Four Seasons in Song  The Mac, Belfast, until Sun bbc.in/2xLuEWx BBC Northern Ireland is presenting The Four Seasons in Song over (...)

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(...)

The Proud Bassoon

It was Johann Mattheson who referred to “the proud bassoon” as long ago as 1713. The baroque bassoon is a kind of dancing bear, one gifted with the(...)