Dónal Sarsfield

'You Know My Music!'
The recent RTÉ Lyric FM three-part radio series on contemporary Irish music had honesty and many good stories, writes Dónal Sarsfield.
The Last Hotel
Dónal Sarsfield reviews 'The Last Hotel' at the Dublin Theatre Festival on 27 September.
Two Boys
Nico Muhly's opera delves into the dark side of the internet, but the subject matter longs for riskier, less guarded treatment, writes Dónal Sarsfield.
Berliner Ensemble, Berlin12 April 2009Pairing the director Robert Wilson and the musician Rufus Wainwright in a theatrical production to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare’s sonnets was a courageous commission by the Berliner...
Still No Show Like A Joe Show
Dónal Sarsfield looks to Baudrillard for an insight into Joe Dolan’s ‘Reunion’ Shows
Gerald Barry
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Alexander Anissimov (conductor) National Concert Hall, Dublin6 February 2009Pairing two objects side by side, by design or by accident, illuminates and reflects something in, and of, the other. Their positioning, one...
Live Reviews: Keith Jarrett
Royal Festival Hall, London1 December 2008Euphoric applause greeted Keith Jarrett as he slowly ambled his way towards the spotlit Steinway. He bowed politely, hands together and just about raised a smile when an ardent admirer shouted ‘I LUV YOU KEITH!’,...
Donal Sarsfield, Co Mayo, writes:In reading ‘The Silencing of Public Radio’ by Michael Cronin (JMI, Nov-Dec ’06) I felt slightly pigeonholed. Mr Cronin makes the point that RTÉ’s target audience ‘is not the citizen or even...