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Microdisney: if the band  had been a person, they would have been a bit arrogant, always sarcastic, well read, funny, cynical, sometimes pretentious, sometimes too smart-arsed; seemingly incapable of giving you a serious, straight answer. Photograph: David Corio/Redferns

The Ryanair Generation was arguably the first that didn’t regard emigration as a disaster. Because of the cheap flights, London didn’t seem so far awa(...)

Capacity of main auditorium to increase to 1,350 seats

After nearly 40 years as a venue and 12 million people in its auditorium, the National Concert Hall has “stood up well”, says its chief executive Simo(...)

The Gloaming Live at the National Concert Hall in March 2018. Photograph: York Tillyer

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm Rock star and charity campaigner Bob Geldof leads the names joining Ryan Tubridy on Good Friday’s Late La(...)

  Neil Martin: song-cycle based on Seamus Heaney’s ‘Sweeney Astray’

Not much can be said with certainty about the Battle of Mag Rath, which happened near what is now Moira, Co Down, in 637. But we know it was big, be(...)

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(...)

Our critics have picked their best beats from 2017 and now it’s over to you. Click on irishtimes.com/ticketawards to vote for your favourite arti(...)

Drummer Han Bennink is presenting his madcap children’s show at the NCH on Saturday

Saturday 4 Bim Bam Bennink NCH, Dublin, 1pm, €8 per child (free for one accompanying adult), improvisedmusic.ie Children are an oft-ignored audienc(...)

Donny McCaslin
The best jazz gigs to see this week
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  • October 20, 2017, 05:00

Saturday 21st Zrazy. Baggots Hutton, Dublin, 8.30pm, €12, baggotshutton.com –Jazzy-pop (or is that poppy-jazz?) duo Zrazy - singer/flautist Maria Wal(...)

Claudia Boyle

NEW YEAR’S EVE Turning Pirate NYE Mix Tape Vicar Street, Dublin 7.30pm €36 ticketmaster.ie It didn’t take long, but this New Year’s Eve bash at Vi(...)

Tallis Scholars achieved the strongest connections between scores and sound, sound and listener. Photograph: Nick Rutte

The music at two concerts I attended last week was separated by around 400 years. Those four centuries saw huge and fundamental changes in art, litera(...)

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