Artist Brian Lalor

The Ballydehob Museum of Treasures – Artists, Bohemians and Craftspeople of an Iconic Era will open next year in the village’s former bank. This fine (...)

Daria van den Bercken: celebrates the influence of dance music on the piano

Tuesday, November 21 The piano has been dancing Emily Anderson Concert Hall, NUI Galway. 8pm, €18/€20/€6 musicforgalway.ie The Dutch-Russian pianist (...)

German-Korean violinist Viviane Hagner

Every year the West Cork Chamber Music Festival is a musical matchmaker’s gamble. Musicians are brought together from around the world and, apart from(...)

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(...)

Cellist Norah O’Leary from Ensemble Dagda with students from St Brendan’s NS Bantry at the launch of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry, Co Cork. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Mairéad Hickey, Irish violinist Mairéad Hickey: I play trad as well, so that has given me a slightly different, more open outlook on music (...)

When the Hungarian violinist Barnabás Kelemen played Szymanowski’s Second Violin Concerto with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in November he spo(...)

Graham Norton in Bantry. Photograph: Darragh Kane

  1 Stories come from the strangest places What inspires Danielle McLaughlin to write a short story? A character? A situation? At a fr(...)

The Borodin Quartet: their playing was extraordinarily contained, as if any dynamic level could be suggested or conjured without need for major change

The Celtic Tiger was just upon us when the first West Cork Chamber Music Festival took place in summer 1996. And the intervening years have seen th(...)

Swedish soprano Maria Keohane: gets to the heart of everything with unfailing potency and point. Photograph: Anna Thorbjörnsson

The sheer scale of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival is always challenging to come to terms with. There’s music from morning to night, and the e(...)

Pianist Cédric Tiberghien, who will perform at Bantry House at 8pm tomorrow night as part of the festival

Francis Humphrys came late to music. His first musical memories, he says, are “probably from college, believe it or not. There was no music in my f(...)

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