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Don’t gloss over the detail of the pale text in the images reproduced on the front and back of Chamber Choir Ireland’s new CD. Tarik O’Regan’s palindr(...)

Christopher Bell

Cast your mind back to the start of the year. The World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a public health emergency of international concern in Ja(...)

Mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty

Thursday, 23rd Resound: NCH & Sounding the Feminists series National Concert Hall, Kevin Barry Recital Room, Dublin nch.ie The National Concert (...)

The Ficino Quartet has put together one of the most intriguing programmes of the National Concert Hall’s Sunday afternoon string quartet concerts

Sunday 8 Elizabeth Hilliard, Lina Andonovska Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin The Hugh Lane Gallery’s free Sundays at Noon concert has a contemporary cast(...)

Percussionist Colin Currie

Normally, the bread-and-butter programming of Great Music in Irish Houses comes mostly from the core classical repertoire. Last week, the 49th ed(...)

Colin Currie: ‘You’re either on the note or you’re off.’

“Depending on how you cut it,” Colin Currie says wittily, “percussion is one of the newest old instruments or the oldest new instrument in classical m(...)

SUNDAY 3 Before Bach & After III St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street 3.30pm €20/€15 chamberchoirireland.com Chamber Choir Ireland’s current concert se(...)

Magdalena Kozená

This year has been rich in turning points. There was the launch of Irish National Opera in January. March brought the news that David Agler, artistic (...)

Clarinettist Katherine Spencer

Saturday Nov 10 Yury Revich, Benedict Kloeckner Birr Theatre & Arts Centre 8pm €16/€14/€8 birrtheatre.com; also Sun, Sligo; Mon, Castlebar; music(...)

Eugene Downes: his weaknesses in Kilkenny were as clear as his strengths. Photograph: Bryan Meade

The curtain has fallen, and the Eugene Downes years at Kilkenny Arts Festival have come to an end. Musically, Downes left as he had started, with an e(...)

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