Sam Perkin

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Claudia Boyle takes on multiple roles in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffman, on tour nationwide

Roll Over Beethoven – ICO/Jean-Christophe Spinosi Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin Thursday September 13th 8pm €25/€22/€10/€5 irishchamberorchestra.co(...)

The big musical focus of Kilkenny Arts Festival is the chamber music of Brahms. Festival director Eugene Downes has found space for songs, choral musi(...)

New York-based Irish clarinettist Carol McGonnell played at the Airbnb International Hub on Hanover Quay

Kilkenny Arts Festival has announced full details of its 2018 programme which will run from Thursday, August 9th to Sunday, August 19th. It is the las(...)

Mezzo-soprano Gemma Ní Bhriain: the first of three recitals in the Dublin Song Series

The human voice is everywhere in the world of music. Whole traditions and genres depend on it. Without it there would be no love songs, no choirs, no (...)

Anna Devin: she is one of those singers whose sheer fluency and ease of command can quite mask the extremity of some of the demands she masters in performance

The first half of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir’s concert under Kaspars Putnins at the National Concert Hall last Wednesday was devoted to m(...)

Czech mezzo soprano Magdalena Kozená is the soloist with Le Concert d’Astrée at the NCH on Thursday

  Piano Gourmand Emily Anderson Concert Hall, NUI Galway, Sunday February 4th, 3pm & 4.30pm, €20/€18/€6 per concert, €30/€27/€10 for both mu(...)

RTÉ Concert Orchestra:  what’s the score? Photograph: Mark Stedman

People ask me questions all the time. Well, not literally. But, since my face is known, people I’ve never met do regularly come up to me at concerts w(...)

The Irish Chamber Orchestra

FRIDAY 22 CLASSICAL New Ross Piano Festival New Ross, Co Wexford Fri-Sun newrosspianofestival.com The flavour of this year’s New Ross Piano Festiv(...)

English pianist Julius Drake: expressive vehemence

Francis Humphrys, director of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, has chalked another piece of music off his bucket list. Sunday night saw the festi(...)

Simon O’Connor’s set of intimate songs, imagining 1916 through the experience of the wives of the rebel leaders, is currently on tour

The first musical celebration of the 1916 centenary that I came across was Simon O’Connor’s Left Behind, which was first heard in Dublin this time la(...)

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