Ahead of the premiere of a new work for singer Eimear Quinn, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the Dublin Laptop Orchestra, composer Emma O'Halloran talks about the holy grail of composing, city life and where to begin when writi
Recordings of recent work by Irish composer Enda Bates are being released during a CMC Salon event at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, on Wednesday, 25 April.
Based in Dartington College, Devon, the Mhararano Mbira Academy will run courses in the mbira, an African instrument consisting of metal keys mounted on a wooden soundboard.
Anna Maria Friman, Linn Andrea Fuglseth, Torunn Østrem Ossum (sopranos), Arve Henriksen (trumpet) St Brendan’s Church, Bantry, Co. Cork1 July 2009I got spectacularly lost on the long drive down to Bantry.
St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dundalk, Co. Louth14 February 2008The old joke, of course, is that you wait forever for a bus and then two come along at once.
Arvo Pärt, Kanon PokajanenSt. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin 23 September 2007It took considerable daring for Galway-based chamber choir Cois Cladaigh to bring the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir to Ireland.
Sligo New Music Festival 2007 · Contemporary Music from Spain
A review of Ross W. Duffin's new book on tuning, How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and why you should care).
John Field Room, NCH27 November 2006Leaving The National Concert Hall, it took some time for the bemusingly warm sentiment to fade.
It was good to see that the Crash Ensemble hasn’t lost their rogue spirit as resident ensemble to the O’Reilly Theatre on Denmark Street. Indeed, they seemed to relish...
Fergus Johnston's 'Brahms Begins the Day'World premiere Brahmsfest, NSO, Baiba Skride (violin), Gerhard Markson (cond.), NCH, Dublin, 28 April 2006Fergus Johnston’s Brahms begins the day is sculpted from unlikely clay: the m
NCH, Dublin, 24 January 2006Thea Musgrave – Memento Vitae; Doyle – Four Sketches for Orchestra; Raymond Deane – Embers; Doyle – Fragments from These Unsolved Mysteries; Doyle – All the Rage.RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra,...