Classical Notes

Feis Ceoil returns live and in person to its home in the RDS

The 127-year-old festival, widely considered to be the best set up in Europe, brings choirs, orchestras and audiences together again, from March 20-31

Iona Wu, Adam Joyce, Joanne Shaw and Kian Lee at the launch of Feis Ceoil 2023, which runs from March 20-31 at the RDS. Picture: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

The Feis Ceoil is back with us again, and who will complain about that? Certainly, it had – like the rest of us – to perform all sorts of manoeuvres to get over the pandemic difficulties, and Feis organisers had to get up to speed pronto on things like zooming and digital screenings so as to keep its 127-year continuity record in perfect order.

Ireland’s greatest festival of music runs at the RDS from March ...