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Sounds Irish: The Dubliners in 1966. Photograph: Brian Shuel/Redferns/Getty
An A-Z of music in Ireland
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  • October 19, 2013, 01:00

Air The air, or slow air, is a piece of traditional music that is generally not set in a given time signature and is without a regular sense of metre.(...)

Brenda Clifford from Co Kildare with her daughter, three-year-old Rowan Clifford, who is a patient in Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin, listening to the National Concert Hall Kids’ Classics players Gráinne Hope (cello), Julie Maisel (flute) and Liam Merriman (guitar). Photograph: Aidan Crawley

‘Where words fail, music speaks.” So said fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen. His observation couldn’t be more apt when applied to Kids’ Classic(...)

Let's keep it clean, now

DO YOU have a favourite pair of jeans? Had you a shoe whose loss of sole was long lamented, or a T-shirt worn out from being worn out? Some things (...)

 Alan Buribayev launches the NSO season with a free concert today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Oftentimes the things that matter most are not the ones that are talked about the most. Think of practices in the medical profession that can c(...)

Mark Ivanir, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener in A Late Quartet

Yaron Zilberman’s fascinating new film, A Late Quartet, has people thinking and talking and(...)

Great art always leaves a memory in your mind. In this case, I’m in the woody corner of a big field in Co Laois and the Electric Picnic is in f(...)

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