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Karan Casey’s I Walked into My Head, presented by Kilkenny Arts Festival. Photograph: Ste Murray

Who’d have thought, a year ago, that we’d now be in the midst of a second round of annual arts festivals severely restricted by Covid. There was a qui(...)

Olga Barry, director of Kilkenny Arts Festival, says: ‘Sometimes it’s only by keeping trying that you unlock the possibilities.’

One of the great beauties of Ireland’s summer arts festivals has always been the element of random chance. You go to see one thing, and find yourself (...)

Dua Lipa: the pop star will be at Elton John’s online Oscars pre-party, before the Academy Awards highlights are shown on Monday evening

Cuirt International Festival of Literature Until Sunday, April 25th, free (pay what you can), cuirt.ie You couldn’t have written a stranger story than(...)

John Harris: ‘How do we make music together, when we can’t come together to make music?’

It’s not John Harris’s first time around the block when it comes to major cancellations. The director of the New Music Dublin festival had a baptism o(...)

Setting up a shot from Benedict Schlepper-Connolly’s Dust. Photograph:  Kip Carroll

“If I wanted to do this I wouldn’t have started from here.” It’s such an obvious point that nobody has actually yet bothered to make it to me about an(...)

Ronan Leahy and Naomi Louisa O’Connell in Irish National Opera’s Least Like The Other, Searching for Rosemary Kennedy in association with Galway International Arts Festival in the Black Box Theatre. Photograph: Pat Redmond

March is probably not anyone’s favourite month at Irish National Opera. Two years ago the Arctic weather caused by the Beast from the East disrupted t(...)

Dublin Theatre Festival director Willie White says a business model for digital theatre has emerged during lockdown. Photograph: Dave Meehan

It is five months since Willie White, director of  the Dublin Theatre Festival, sat in a theatre. The show was Farm Fatale, a dystopian performan(...)

Bang on a Can All-Stars. Photograph: Timothy Norris, courtesy Ford Theater

SATURDAY 22  Fidelio National Concert Hall, Dublin The honour of performing Beethoven’s uplifting opera Fidelio in this special commemorative y(...)

Irish Youth Wind Ensemble. Photograph: Jude Dunne

The number I have in my head is so crazy it’s probably wrong. I remember reading somewhere about there being 30,000 orchestras in the United States. B(...)

Goderdzi Janelidze as Don Quichotte and Olafur Sigurdarson as Sancho in Don Quichotte by Massenet. Photograph: Clive Barda

Orpha Phelan’s Irish National Opera production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola left me with an odd question when I saw it last Saturday. What is a traditi(...)

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