Sinéad Hayes

New Music Up a Notch

New Music Up a Notch

New Music Up a Notch

Ireland's largest contemporary music festival New Music Dublin took place at the National Concert Hall and nearby venues last weekend and featured twenty concerts and twenty-two world premieres. Adrian Smith reviews.

Published on 5 March 2020

Adrian Smith is Lecturer in Musicology at TU Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama.

‘I'm not willing to let the opera get away with it’: An Interview with Director Caroline Staunton

‘I'm not willing to let the opera get away with it’: An Interview with Director Caroline Staunton

‘I'm not willing to let the opera get away with it’: An Interview with Director Caroline Staunton

Ahead of the Irish National Opera’s production of The Magic Flute on 17–25 May in Wexford, Limerick and Dublin, director Caroline Staunton speaks to the Journal of Music about reimagining the opera for Irish audiences.

Published on 13 May 2019

Louth Ritual

Louth Ritual

Louth Ritual

Ritual is central to the latest commission from the Louth Contemporary Music Society, writes Brendan Finan – a major new work by Scottish composer James Dillon, performed by Peyee Chen and Crash Ensemble at the Drogheda Arts Festival.

Published on 15 May 2017

Brendan Finan is a teacher and writer living in Meath. He writes a blog at www.brendanfinan.net.