Chris Thile: mesmerising performance. Photograph: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images

It was not without certain misgivings that I attended the National Concert Hall on Tuesday night to hear a performance by Chris Thile, described on po(...)

Singer/mandolin player Chris Thile of The Punch Brothers: ‘I didn’t think music could get more important, but there’s an urgency to the endeavour right now, owing to the political climate, in America and around the world’. Photograph: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images

Chris Thile wants to get a badge made for his next tour that says “Hi, I’m Chris, I’m from America and I’m sorry.” The Grammy-winning mandolinist fro(...)

“What I always think about in terms of art in any form is tolerance,” says 16-year-old spoken word artist Natalya O’Flaherty. “People may not underst(...)

 Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner: “Just because we have the internet, there is no God? That’s not how it really works. At the end of the day it’s not like were not going to die.” Photograph: Roger Kisby/Getty Images Portrait

Conversations with Stephen Bruner, or Thundercat as he is better known, tend to mix the practical and the intangible. A bass player of supreme ability(...)

Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground: European premiere with the Britten Sinfonia  at the Barbican in  November 2016. Photograph:  Mark Allan

Gerald Barry claims the idea for his latest piece struck him in the midst of a fever. “I was in Birmingham, sick in a hotel with a horrible flu, feeli(...)

Wide Open Opera’s production of “The Barber of Seville”. Will Opera Theatre Company, Lyric Opera and Wexford Festival Opera also throw their hats into the ring?

The Arts Council’s problematic handling of opera has been well aired in these pages. Happily, the council’s latest move on opera funding is in a posit(...)

Ruth McGill, who is to host The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards,  in  the Performance Corporation’s  The Dead

Ruth McGill and Peter Daly are to host this year’s The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards. Ruth McGill is currently touring with the Performance Corpor(...)

From the depths of memory, I recalled the (unofficial) motto of the US postal service: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night shall stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

Back in Montana last autumn after an emotional first trip to Ireland, my cousin Rosie sent each of her relatives here a Christmas card with a small me(...)

5 Argyle Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

The Donnybrook end of Dublin’s Herbert Park, for those lucky enough to live there, is one of the capital’s loveliest leafy enclaves. The houses along (...)

Participants in  Young Blood. “It’s a good snapshot of Ireland in a moment in time”

On a bitterly cold Wednesday afternoon in Dublin in the foyer of the National Concert Hall, Karen Walshe, the artistic director at the St Patrick’s Fe(...)

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