Gravity-defying supergroup This Is How We Fly.

FRIDAY 18th BOWING TO BENNETT – Cormac Kenevey & Cian Boylan, National Concert Hall, Dublin, 1pm, €16/14, nch.ie In the late 2000s, polished Dub(...)

John Harris: arriving into a situation in which future festival themes and commissions are already in train

The capital’s biggest new music bash, the New Music Dublin festival, has a new festival director in John Harris. He is a composer and is currently chi(...)

Joey Alexander is in constant demand as a performer

Joey Alexander has the world at his feet: his first two albums have attracted Grammy nominations; his playing partners and musical mentors are some of(...)

Simon Jermyn

FRIDAY 07 TERRA INCOGNITA Fireplace Dragon Courthouse, Ennistymon, Co Clare (Friday); Black Gate, Galway (Saturday); Arthurs, Dublin (Sunday afternoo(...)

Karen Ní Bhroin, who will make her debut with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday.

FRIDAY Julian Milkis, Anna Kiselyova John Field Room, NCH, Dublin, 1.05pm, €15 nch.ie, julianmilkis.com/contact Russian-born clarinettist Julian M(...)

 Fergus Sheil speaking after picking up the best opera award at this year’s Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, for The Barber of Seville by Wide Open Opera. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland is to get a new opera company that will present its first productions in 2018. The company will be created through merging two existing opera(...)

“I don’t think Margaret Thatcher was all women and I don’t think Leo Varadkar is all gay men,” says Fabian McGrath. The tenor with the Dublin Gay Men(...)

Addressing the audience between encores, DiDonato reminded them of her Irish-American roots – she was born Joyce Flaherty

It was appropriate that last Thursday evening’s audience at the National Concert Hall had made their way there through a heavy electrical storm. The a(...)

Crashlands in the community hall in Innisbofin. Photograph: Brendan Canty

“It’s a bit bonkers.” Malachy Robinson is sitting at the dining room table of a house on Long Island, a small but picturesque outcrop 600 metres off t(...)

Carla Bley: “The real truth is I did want to be different. I never wanted to be what people expected me to be.” Photograph: Lauren Lancaster/New York Times

When word comes through about an interview with Carla Bley, ahead of her appearance in the Perspectives series at the National Concert Hall, it comes (...)

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