Miriam Murphy

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37 Bushy Park Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6: former home of Veronica Dunne extends to 3,353sq ft and is laid out over three floors

If walls could talk, there would certainly be a lot of chatter from the formal drawing room of 37 Bushy Park Road, one of Rathgar’s finest avenues, wh(...)

Veronica Dunne continued to teach at the Leinster School of Music and the Royal Irish Academy of Music and in 2014, aged 87, she was still teaching 39 hours a week. File photograph: The Irish Times

Renowned Irish opera singer Veronica Dunne has died aged 93. She was a constant and highly respected, figure in Irish opera for more than 60 years, fi(...)

Irish National Opera is teaming up with Theatre Lovett and the Abbey Theatre for an English-language production of Humperdinck’s opera Hansel and Gretel. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Saturday, February 8th Hansel and Gretel Abbey Theatre, Dublin, and on tour irishnationalopera.ie Irish National Opera (INO) is teaming up with Theat(...)

Jimmy Vaughan has been gone a long time from his native Dublin. His name does crop up from time to time in recitals with singers, or on a competition (...)

Gavan Ring, Jennifer Davis, Fergus Sheil, performing with the RTÉNSO.  Photograph: Ste Murray

The new Irish National Opera company presented itself to the world last week. In its first year the company will present seven productions with a tota(...)

Claudia Boyle will be one of 12 leading Irish singers taking part in the Big Bang! at the NCH on Tuesday. Photograph: Kip Carroll

  Chamber Music Gathering NCH Kevin Barry Recital Room, Dublin, Saturday January 6th, 11am; NCH Studio, Saturday January 6th, 1pm; Newman Univer(...)

Veronica Dunne: Ireland’s most influential singing teacher. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Tuesday, August 1st RTÉ CO/Robert Houlihan NCH, Dublin, 1.05pm, €12, nch.ie It’s all Russian fare as the RTÉ Concert Orchestra takes over the summe(...)

‘Kirkos’s playing was rather rough- edged, the ensemble not yet bedded in, the colours not quite true.’ Photograph: Tara Thomas

It’s turning out to be a good month for musical exploration. Last week I wrote about Kurtág’s Ghosts, in which Italian pianist Marino Formenti took(...)

Rachmaninov: After his death in 1943, it was mainly his piano music that kept his name in concert repertoires, but even then critical opinion was polarised

It can be fascinating to trace the changing reputations of composers and their music. Take the case of Louis Spohr. Sixteen years before his death in (...)