Nigel Kennedy

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Patrick Rafter: “I thought, if I want to do what Nigel Kennedy does, I need to pull myself together.” Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

You wouldn’t think it when you hear him play, but the violinist Patrick Rafter is a highly analytical thinker, with a minute grasp of detail. When he (...)

Eileen Battersby with her horse Sophie in 2010. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eileen Battersby, the late Irish Times literary correspondent, who died on Sunday, December 23rd, after a car crash in Co Meath, was renowned for both(...)

Aisling Casey. Photograph: Fred van’t Slot

Last weekend’s Grammy Awards in New York had an ever-so-slightly greenish tinge after a Canadian soprano and a Dutch-based musical collective set up b(...)

Conductor Andrew Litton

One of the first things Andrew Litton said to me when I met him in the conductor’s room in Bergen’s Grieghallen was: “I like that orchestra very mu(...)

Philip King of Other Voices: ‘In the west of Ireland and in west Kerry, there is a new leaving and exodus going on.’ Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Seismologists in the US have noticed strange tremors and shakes coming from across the Atlantic, where the ocean meets landfall on the edge of Europe.(...)

Aisling Casey: ‘There’s huge interest in Irish music here [Amsterdam]. But I wanted to show that the range of that music is much broader than most people expect.’ Photograph: Fred van’t Slot

Aisling Casey grew up in a house alive with music. But it wasn’t until the age of 20, when she won a place to study in Germany with one of Europe’s le(...)