John Field

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Michael McHale here offers two highly contrasted Irish piano concertos. One is forward-looking, John Field’s Third of 1811, the other backward-lookin(...)

The Ludgate Hub: “This is the model for rural Ireland’s future,” says founding board member Sean O’Driscoll, of Glen Dimplex.

There are exposed beams, a high ceiling, open-plan offices, funky colours, breakout spaces and an orange kitchen. The Ludgate Hub looks for all the w(...)

   “The words of Beckett poured forth from a spot-lit Lisa Dwan into a void of blackness and quiet (except for the usual epidemic of coughing that made the place sound like a sanitorium).” Photograph: Eric Luke

On Wednesday night, not for the first time, I found myself outflanked by Fintan O’Toole. Speaking as MC at an event in the National Concert Hall, he m(...)

Lisa Dwan on stage at the NCH. Photograph: Frances Marshall

The latest night in the NCH’s celebration of Ireland’s centenary set a course for the continent, and examined through words and music how the nation s(...)

NCH chairman Gerry Kearney, Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys and NCH chief executive Simon Taylor with Martin Hayes (fiddle) and Dennis Cahill (guitar) at the launch of Imagining Home

Last week the National Concert Hall announced a series of seven concerts under the title Imagining Home. The venture, which will run through Easter(...)

The George pub on South Great Georges Street in  Dublin is part of the Danu portfolio. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“Oi . . . you rock!” exclaims operations director Nathan Evans to kitchen staff at the end of the launch night of the Smith & Wollensky steakhouse(...)

‘Of all the arts centres and theatres outside of Dublin where I’ve heard OTC productions, the Solstice [above] in Navan is in a league of its own.’ Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Music Network’s December 10th concert was one of those annual thank-yous to stakeholders and friends. On December 13th the Crash Ensemble played th(...)

The Vanbrughs, whose final years at RTÉ were marked by patchy publicity and promotion, may well feel that they have had a narrow escape

A couple of years ago RTÉ announced changes to its support of chamber music. The national broadcaster didn’t propose to wipe the slate clean: RTÉ’s(...)

Pianist Una Hunt has been doing sterling work unearthing the music of Limerick’s George Alexander Osborne and others

The 1742 premiere of Handel’s Messiah is a red letter day in the history of music in Dublin. The occasion is celebrated every year by Our Lady’s Ch(...)

Sounds Irish: The Dubliners in 1966. Photograph: Brian Shuel/Redferns/Getty
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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.(...)

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