Sharon Carty has the ability to cross from mainstream opera to period performance.

Sunday, April 28th Sharon Carty, Siobhán Armstrong Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin hughlane.ie Mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty is one of those Irish singers wh(...)

Tara Erraught, Ireland’s most successful mezzo-soprano.

Friday 26th Tara Erraught, John O’Conor NCH, Dublin It’s a first-time collaboration between Tara Erraught, Ireland’s most successful mezzo-soprano, a(...)

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(...)

Garech Browne and Anthony Palliser at Luggala, Co Wicklow.

The first time I visited Anthony Palliser’s Paris home, back in 2007, I found the poets Derek Mahon and John Montague in the Anglo-Belgian painter’s s(...)

A raffle will take place to allocate a limited number of tickets which will provide entry to Áras an Uachtaráin, the presidential home of Michael D Higgins (pictured)  and his wife Sabina, on Friday, 16th September to mark Culture Night. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Áras an Uachtaráin will open its doors to the public as part of Culture Night 2016. It was announced on Monday that a raffle will take place to allo(...)

Alvin Lucier sat impassively, letting his engineer see what he could do. Photograph: Amanda Lucier

Talking to Alvin Lucier for the interview published on this page last Friday, I asked him whether his piece I Am Sitting in a Room was as straightf(...)

Bold, angular lines intersect this timely reimagining of Seán Ó Riada’s widely admired 1968 mass by Uzbek composer Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, commissioned(...)

Monica Huggett drives into music ‘with a sense of edginess, of danger’

It was in the early 18th century that people seem to have first become concerned about early music. An Academy of Vocal Music was set up in Lon(...)