Dick O'Riordan

Dick O'Riordan

A real buzz from young musicians

A real buzz from young musicians

‘There is no more exciting day at the NCH than that in which the Festival of Youth Orchestras t...

RIAM sets the bar high in Kilmainham

RIAM sets the bar high in Kilmainham

REVIEW Banished By Stephen McNeff RIAM young artists Kilmainham Gaol Reviewed by Dick O’Riordan...

Veronica Dunne contest extends its global reach

Veronica Dunne contest extends its global reach

This will be the ninth competition since its formation in 1995, and its development has been astonishing, considering the costs and organisation required

Monteverdi and Purcell meet in Smock Alley

Monteverdi and Purcell meet in Smock Alley

Two baroque operas of historical importance have been chosen by DIT Conservatory of Music and Dra...

Concerts to brighten up the dull January days

Concerts to brighten up the dull January days

Music never stands still, and is particularly fast out of the blocks for a new year. So let’s b...

RIAM puts us behind bars for first opera of the new year

RIAM puts us behind bars for first opera of the new year

When the jingle bells cease ringing, the hallelujahs stop soaring and the Holy Nights just gently...

Review: Electrifying Italian countertenor lights up Monkstown

Review: Electrifying Italian countertenor lights up Monkstown

Irish Chamber Orchestra Soloist: Filippo Mineccia Monkstown Parish Church, Dublin Do you like you...

Music Network series explores our beguiling musical landscape

Music Network series explores our beguiling musical landscape

We sometimes get the idea that Ireland and its music had scant influence or recognition in Europe...

Brilliant Byrne faces Butterfly challenges home and away

Brilliant Byrne faces Butterfly challenges home and away

This is a particularly busy season for Celine Byrne, who admitted to having plenty on her plate singing-wise over the festive period, not least her own Christmas gala special at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Monday December 17

Classical Notes

Classical Notes

Wondering how to beat the smartphone-addicted set? Book them in for some exhilarating classical m...

Joy unconfined as INO gets off to a flying start

Joy unconfined as INO gets off to a flying start

There was jubilation in the air as Irish National Opera (INO) reported on its first year in busin...

Flautist Kaczor flaunts her talent at RDS

Flautist Kaczor flaunts her talent at RDS

What a wonderful occasion for the gifted young flautist Miriam Kaczor, who makes her solo debut w...

Brilliant Bryars puts a new slant on his unique sound

Brilliant Bryars puts a new slant on his unique sound

When it comes to defining genres, English composer Gavin Bryars does not fall easily into any definable slot

Aida set to be mighty finale to INO’s first year

Aida set to be mighty finale to INO’s first year

The latest production at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre has teamed two of Ireland’s most spectacular singers, soprano Orla Boylan and mezzo Imelda Drumm, as love rivals Aida and Amneris respectively

Polish tenor with pitch, passion and punch

Polish tenor with pitch, passion and punch

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Soloist: tenor Piotr Beczala Polish tenor Piotr Beczala returned...