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Jörg Widmann, clarinettist, composer and principal conductor of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, is an ardent romantic. In a note for his new album, he la(...)

Ohrwurm is the word for earworm in recorder player Tabea Debus’s native German. The word appears to have arrived in English, with a credit to its Germ(...)

 The members of the inaugural Wexford Factory, pictured in the National Opera House. The inaugural Wexford Factory, a professional development academy for young Irish/Irish-based singers began this week. Photograph: Mark Stedman

The Wexford Factory, Wexford Festival Opera’s academy that offers professional and financial support to singers in the early stages of their careers, (...)

Composer Karen Power certainly gets about. The 18 pieces on her new album feature field recordings made in Australia, Cambodia, Crete, Laos, Namibia, (...)

The composer John F Larchet (1884-1967) was a power in the land in the decades after Irish independence. He was music director of the Abbey Theatre, a(...)

Henry Charles Lea’s History of the Inquisition, first published in 1887, says that, “In Ireland the fiery temper of the Franciscan, Richard Ledred, Bi(...)

Don’t, for even the slightest moment, think that Jennifer Walshe’s anthology of early music sounds at all like what the title would lead you to expect(...)

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Tionscadal na nAmhrán Ealaíne Gaeilge (the Irish Language Art Song Project), devised by Dáirine Ní Mheadhra and John Hess, commissioned 50 songs in Ir(...)

Rosetta Cucchi began her Irish career as a répétiteur at the Wexford Festival in 1995.

Wexford Festival Opera has announced the appointment of Rosetta Cucchi as its new artistic director. The 54-year-old will take up her new role in Nove(...)

A recent study by NUI Galway indicated that about 70 per cent of women and 40 per cent of men reported experiencing some level of sexual hostility by the end of their third level studies. Photograph: iStockphoto

Sexual consent classes for students should be embedded across all third level colleges, according to the Minister of State for Higher Education. Mary (...)

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