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Xenia Pestova Bennett introduced Irish listeners to the sounds of the Magnetic Resonator Piano.  Photograph: Paul Hudson

Remember the National Concert Hall’s old Kevin Barry Room? The one which turned Earlsfort Terrace into a destination for experimental and offbeat musi(...)

Hugh Tinney

Saturday, February 29th New Music Dublin National Concert Hall and other venues; newmusicdublin.ie The last two days of the New Music Dublin festival(...)

Gerald Barry. Photograph: Alan Betson

There has been a lot of media kerfuffle about claims that going to the cinema counts as “a light workout”. The research was carried out by scientists (...)

Bang on a Can All-Stars. Photograph: Timothy Norris, courtesy Ford Theater

SATURDAY 22  Fidelio National Concert Hall, Dublin The honour of performing Beethoven’s uplifting opera Fidelio in this special commemorative y(...)

Peter Whelan.

The Trials of Tenducci was the colourful title of the Irish Baroque Orchestra’s concert at the National Gallery on Friday. Peter Whelan conducted, and(...)

Jaime Martín, the new chief conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

Jaime Martín was in town last week for his second appearance as the new chief conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. He took part in a pre-(...)

Wexford Festival Opera: Rachel Kelly and her fellow cast in La cucina/Adina. Photograph: Cliva Barda/ArenaPal

LA CUCINA/ADINA O’Reilly Theatre, National Opera House ★★★☆☆ The year 1990 is beginning to look like a key turning point for Irish opera. The world p(...)

John Godfrey: “So, really, the primary, core thinking behind quiet music is that this is a music you choose to engage with, and if you don’t want to it’s not going to shout at you.”

John Godfrey arrived at the University of York as what he calls “a very strait-laced classical musician”. Wilfrid Mellers was still in charge of the(...)

 Gerald Barry died at Connolly hospital in Blanchardstown after choking on a piece of toast. File photograph: Collins Courts

A nursing home resident choked on a piece of toast while eating breakfast, an inquest has heard. Gerald Barry (85) was sitting up in his bed at Marym(...)

Irish composer: Jennifer Walshe. Photograph: Blackie Bouffant

“It was a Jennifer Walshe sandwich.” The cellist Adrian Mantu was speaking to the audience, introducing the Irish composer’s Minard/Nithsdale and desc(...)

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