Michael Dervan

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Composer Karen Power certainly gets about. The 18 pieces on her new album feature field recordings made in Australia, Cambodia, Crete, Laos, Namibia, (...)

The composer John F Larchet (1884-1967) was a power in the land in the decades after Irish independence. He was music director of the Abbey Theatre, a(...)

Henry Charles Lea’s History of the Inquisition, first published in 1887, says that, “In Ireland the fiery temper of the Franciscan, Richard Ledred, Bi(...)

Don’t, for even the slightest moment, think that Jennifer Walshe’s anthology of early music sounds at all like what the title would lead you to expect(...)

Kevin O’Connell

Tionscadal na nAmhrán Ealaíne Gaeilge (the Irish Language Art Song Project), devised by Dáirine Ní Mheadhra and John Hess, commissioned 50 songs in Ir(...)

Rosetta Cucchi began her Irish career as a répétiteur at the Wexford Festival in 1995.

Wexford Festival Opera has announced the appointment of Rosetta Cucchi as its new artistic director. The 54-year-old will take up her new role in Nove(...)

A recent study by NUI Galway indicated that about 70 per cent of women and 40 per cent of men reported experiencing some level of sexual hostility by the end of their third level studies. Photograph: iStockphoto

Sexual consent classes for students should be embedded across all third level colleges, according to the Minister of State for Higher Education. Mary (...)

The Return of Ulysses

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) was the first great opera composer. Opera Collective Ireland, whose productions give a platform to young, professional (...)

National Symphony Orchestra: moving from RTÉ to the National Concert Hall. Photograph: RTÉ

The Government has agreed in principle that the National Symphony Orchestra should move from being part of RTÉ to come under the remit of the National(...)

Belfast-born composer Deirdre Gribbin’s new piece   Kindersang addresses the   movement that brought 10,000 Jewish children to safety in Britain and Northern Ireland in the months before the outbreak of the second World War

Francis Humphrys, director of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival – which runs in Bantry until Sunday July 8th – is by nature a protester. Give him a(...)

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