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Crash Ensemble celebrated its 20th birthday with 20 commissions which, through its CrashLands project, it brought to rural locations that it has identified as both ‘unusual’ and ‘iconic’

Just in case you missed it, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has weighed in on the controversy about cutbacks at RTÉ’s orchestras. He was put on the spot by a D(...)

Celine Byrne.

Maria Callas probably put it best: “You are born an artist or you are not. And you stay an artist, dear, even if your voice is less of a firework. The(...)

Veronica Dunne: Ireland’s most influential singing teacher. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Tuesday, August 1st RTÉ CO/Robert Houlihan NCH, Dublin, 1.05pm, €12, nch.ie It’s all Russian fare as the RTÉ Concert Orchestra takes over the summe(...)

Veronica Dunne: ‘I love what I do, I love teaching and I love young people’

“I love it. If I had to give it up, I’d say I wouldn’t live six months,” says 89-year-old Veronica Dunne of her 56 years teaching opera singers their (...)

Paul Linehan (Annie Moore’s Irish relative), genealogist Megan Smokenyak and Michael Schulman (Annie Moore’s American relative) with a photograph of Annie Moore arriving at Ellis Island on January 1st, 1892 with her brothers, Anthony and Philip. Photograph: Megan Smolenyak

An Irish descendant of Annie Moore, the first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island, has spoken about meeting Moore’s American relatives for the fir(...)

Egyptian soprano Fatma Said:  first prize at the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition

The award of the first prize in last week’s Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition to 24-year-old Egyptian soprano Fatma Said is a reminder(...)

Veronica Dunne with competition hopefuls Maria McGrath, Niamh O’Sullivan, Rachel Croash, Aoife Gibney and Sarah Richmond. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall

Veronica Dunne, “Ronnie” to the world at large, is a legend in her own lifetime. In her career as a singer she shared the stage with the likes of Kat(...)

The best-known Irish musical name was that of tenor John McCormack (above), who abandoned the opera house in favour of a concert career

We’re in 2016, and the subject of 1916 is going to be with us for the duration, although the scars in Dublin seem minor compared with the war that wa(...)

Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Everyone in Dublin seems to know and like Veronica Dunne. I am mildly surprised to see the Irish Times photographer greet her with a hug of recognitio(...)

When Patricia Bardon sings Carmen at the National Concert Hall this Saturday, it will be her Dublin debut in a part she has performed as far away as Los Angeles. And that’s just one of the roles in a vast repertoire of which an English opera critic wrote: “I have never seen her give anything less than a world-class performance.”

As a young singer growing up in Dublin, Patricia Bardon used to dream of becoming another Aretha Franklin, or even a Tina Turner. Tragically, it was n(...)