Soprano Sylvia O’Brien performed at Sounding Out at Seanad Éireann

A couple of years ago I found myself in discussion with a media researcher about a column I had written on gender balance in the arts. My conclusion p(...)

Cellist Natalie Clein took part in a thrusting account of Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata

There was serious competition for the Westport Chamber Music Festival last weekend. The muscle cars of Cannonball Ireland were on their way, and as I (...)

Raphaela Mangan, Andrew Gavin and Rory Musgrave in Opera Collective Ireland’s   ‘The Return of Ulysses’, directed by Patrick Mason and conducted by Christian Curnyn. Photograph: Marshall Light Studio

David Adams St Michael’s Church, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin Sunday September 2nd 8pm €12 087-9048190 David Adams is not just a staple of the annual or(...)

Members of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra: it’s inconceivable that RTÉ could run the NSO and the Concert Orchestra with a total of less than 100 players.  Photograph: RTÉ

The first time I witnessed ballistic was in 1981. Charles Haughey had just appointed Fred O’Donovan to the chairs of both the RTÉ Authority and the ne(...)

Tenor Robin Tritschler was in exemplary form in the NCH John Field Room on Sunday, where his programme embraced Yeats settings with the Vanbrugh String Quartet

‘I have but one art,” declared WB Yeats, “that of speech, and my feeling for music dissociated from speech is very slight, and listening as I do to(...)