Alan Rusbridger: in Galway on Sunday for an encounter with the Irish pianist Finghin Collins

Sunday, April 29th Play It Again Town Hall Theatre, Galway; 8pm; €18, €20/€6; 091-705962, tht.ie Five years ago, when he was editor of the Guardian, (...)

The Far Flung Trio plays the Model, Sligo

Friday, April 6th Theodora Clonard Monastery, Belfast 7.30pm £10/£15/£10 bit.ly/2G89UxA; also Sat, Derry; Sun, Dublin  Theodora, Handel’s othe(...)

Egyptian soprao Fatma Said performs at RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Christmas Gala

Wednesday, December 13 RTÉ NSO Christmas Gala National Opera House, Wexford 7.30pm €25-€45 bit.ly/2zF9WFS; also Dublin, Thurs; Drogheda, Fri This y(...)

Selected highlights chosen by Michael Dervan, Jim Carroll, Tony Clayton-Lea, Siobhán Long, Aidan Dunne, Peter Crawley and Cormac Larkin GOOD FRIDAY (...)

Dave Flynn’s nose for the timely, publicity-friendly, anti-establishment gesture is not to be denied. Photograph: John O’Neill

September’s three-week festival Composing the Island (National Concert Hall, Wednesday 5th to Sunday 25th) was bound to ruffle feathers. It’s a huge (...)

“It was through George Bernard Shaw I discovered that the shape of 19th century concerts was radically different to what we are used to today”

I don’t know when I first became interested in how concerts have changed over the years. It could have been from my teenage reading of the musical cr(...)

John Buckley is one of the most fastidious craftsmen, and the orchestra gives him the greatest palette

The featured composer for the last of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra’s Horizons concerts (NCH, February 3rd) was John Buckley who compiled a c(...)

Opening show: Hugh Tinney and Catherine Leonard, who played at, and are joint artistic directors of, Westport Festival of Chamber Music

It’s not just when times are good that good things happen. Dublin Grand Opera Society, which dominated operatic life in Dublin for nearly seven decade(...)

The performance of Mendelssohn’s youthful Octet, led by Katherine Hunka (above), buzzed with energy. The audience loved it. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The Killaloe Music Festival has got a new lease of life, although it’s not quite the same Killaloe Music Festival that the Irish Chamber Orchestra (...)

Katherine Hunka. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
Review: ICO/Katherine Hunka

Irish Chamber Orchestra/ Kat herine Hunka Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire ***** Tchaikovsky – Souvenir de Florence Op 70 (exc). Noctur(...)

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