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Paul Morley: “I now understood that I was in no position to save classical music.” Photograph: Kevin Cummins

Cult pop conceptualist Paul Morley on post-punk mythmaking and his discovery of classical music What to do when you’re a fiftysomething writer a(...)

Xenia Pestova Bennett introduced Irish listeners to the sounds of the Magnetic Resonator Piano.  Photograph: Paul Hudson

Remember the National Concert Hall’s old Kevin Barry Room? The one which turned Earlsfort Terrace into a destination for experimental and offbeat musi(...)

Philip Glass: ‘Moving furniture was a perfect job.’ Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times

In late October avant-garde composer, opera creator and musician Philip Glass will undertake a residency at the National Concert Hall that will includ(...)

Ivan Ilic at the Hugh Lane Gallery’s free Sundays at noon series

Sunday, September 29th The Book of Sounds Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, hughlane.ie/forthcoming-sunday-concerts American composer Tom Johnson, a major (...)

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(...)

Nicole Lizée: clearly a woman with a fascination for film

The festival season starts in earnest every year in the run-up to the May bank holiday weekend. And all the major musical festivals have divulged deta(...)

There was always something a little different about Saint Sister. When the Northern Irish duo first arrived on the scene in 2014, it wasn’t just Gemma(...)

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 (...)

The Gloaming: The Gloaming: “women in our musical world need more access, more support, and more respect”

The National Concert Hall is a sacred space in the history of The Gloaming. Not many acts can claim to have played their first gig on Earlsfort Terrac(...)

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