Peter Moran

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Soprano Anne Devin performs strongly on the latest CD from the Irish Baroque Orchestra.

It is extraordinary how laggardly the development of classical music has been in Ireland since the foundation of the state. There was no full-time sym(...)

The late Valerie and Michael Greaney of Cobh, Co  Cork. Photograph: Provision

A man kissed his daughter and told her to take care of her mother just moments after he had killed his wife and just before he took his own life, an (...)

A member of Fidget Feet pictured during their performance at The Customs House in Dublin as part of The NYF Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

New Year’s Eve used to be a straightforward affair - a party somewhere, a countdown and then Auld Lang Syne. It has not tended to mean watching a ro(...)

Flooding along the banks of the Shannon River near Athlone Town this week. In October 1954, the Athlone correspondent of The Irish Times “reported that the river had risen to a height never experienced before”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A few days before Christmas in 1932, Peter Moran from Drumsna, Co Leitrim, nearly drowned because of the flooding caused by the River Shannon bursting(...)

Lang Lang:  there may be nothing better for a man with such startling facility and strong ideas than music so new that its performing traditions have yet to be established

When I went to hear Lang Lang in Birmingham earlier this month, the person seated next to me was a Chinese girl, who struck up a conversation a(...)