Michael Dervan

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The works on this new Navona selection of live recordings are from three different decades. American composer Peter Dickson Lopez’s The Ship of Death (...)

That great 18th-century musical observer Charles Burney responded to Haydn’s Op 76 quartets by describing them as being “full of invention, fire, good(...)

Finghin Collins: ‘It’s the first time in my life that I’ve actually had time to sit down and say what do I want to learn that I don’t necessarily need to learn for an actual engagement’

It’s almost an inevitable question now, when you catch up with someone you’ve not been in touch with during the Covid-19 pandemic – What have you been(...)

Irish-American composer Swan Hennessy (1866-1929) wore a range of musical hats. The best-known is his Celtic one, which has already been celebrated in(...)

This new CD is the first in Louth Contemporary Music Society’s new Out of Silence series – recordings made during the pandemic of music by “composers (...)

Don’t gloss over the detail of the pale text in the images reproduced on the front and back of Chamber Choir Ireland’s new CD. Tarik O’Regan’s palindr(...)

Slow down. Chill out. Pull the curtains. Turn down the lights. These six works by Kinsale composer Linda Buckley engage with time as a sort of glacial(...)

Jörg Widmann, clarinettist, composer and principal conductor of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, is an ardent romantic. In a note for his new album, he la(...)

Ohrwurm is the word for earworm in recorder player Tabea Debus’s native German. The word appears to have arrived in English, with a credit to its Germ(...)

 The members of the inaugural Wexford Factory, pictured in the National Opera House. The inaugural Wexford Factory, a professional development academy for young Irish/Irish-based singers began this week. Photograph: Mark Stedman

The Wexford Factory, Wexford Festival Opera’s academy that offers professional and financial support to singers in the early stages of their careers, (...)

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