Capturing the Darkness and Lightness of Maxwell Davies Peter Maxwell Davies' 'The Lighthouse', Irish National Opera's most recent production which ends its national tour this week, is based on a true story about keepers who go missing without a trace. James Camien McGuiggan reviews.
Where is the Deeper Conversation About Our Decimated Music Scene? The latest restrictions on live music events leave many unanswered questions, writes Toner Quinn.
What If We Had More Music Hubs? The new Beatles documentary 'Get Back' gives an incredible insight into the band's creative process, and provides an important lesson for our society today, writes Toner Quinn.
A Winter Highlight The 9th Fidelio Trio Winter Chamber Music Festival took place last weekend with featured artist Francesco Paolo Scola and works by Kevin Volans, Irene Buckley, Berio, Ustvolskaya, Stravinsky, Korngold and more. Adrian Smith reviews.
A Radical and Timely Work Michael Gallen's new opera 'Elsewhere', based on the true story of a protest in an asylum in Monaghan in 1919, premiered at the Abbey Theatre last week. Brendan Finan reviews.
Electric Performance The opening night of the contemporary music festival Music Current (8–11 November) featured pianist and composer Zubin Kanga. Anna Murray reviews.
Persist to the Other Side The fiddle-player Martin Hayes has recently published a memoir of his life in music, 'Shared Notes: A Musical Journey'. Toner Quinn reviews.
Picturing Flutes The Music Current festival in Dublin ended with concerts by Lina Andonovska and Richard Craig. James Camien McGuiggan reviews.
Finding Freedom Irish National Opera's production of Beethoven's 'Fidelio', which ran at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin last week, questioned ideas of liberty, state power and democracy. Brendan Finan reviews.
Imagination Runs Wild Irish National Opera have just released a film version online of Gerald Barry's anarchic opera 'Alice’s Adventures Under Ground', with Claudia Boyle as Alice. Adrian Smith reviews.