Dick O'Riordan

Dick O'Riordan

Kilkenny festival’s spirit of adventure

Kilkenny festival’s spirit of adventure

When the director of Kilkenny Arts Festival, Eugene Downes, announced his departure before last y...

PREVIEW: Brian Eno’s Moon landings at the NCH

PREVIEW: Brian Eno’s Moon landings at the NCH

The summer season is a time to lighten up a bit, take chances and generally try out new things. S...

New opera homes in on Kennedys’ hidden tragedy

New opera homes in on Kennedys’ hidden tragedy

Irish National Opera’s latest production, Least Like The Other: Searching for Rosemary Kennedy, opens the multifaceted Galway International Arts Festival on July 15

Killruddery’s window on emerging stars

Killruddery’s window on emerging stars

The Summer Festival of Opera at Killruddery House and Gardens in Co Wicklow is a delightful landm...

Sprinkling of Irish flavours livens up a diverse menu in Wexford

Sprinkling of Irish flavours livens up a diverse menu in Wexford

There’s a palpable change in the air at Wexford Festival Opera this year, for a variety of reas...

ICO at 50 honours the past and plans the future

ICO at 50 honours the past and plans the future

The Irish Chamber Orchestra has honed its personality and created its own cultural identity under a series of world-class artistic directors and leaders

Ina Boyle: Songs from the Great Sugarloaf

Ina Boyle: Songs from the Great Sugarloaf

The songs of Ina Boyle, probably Ireland’s most outstanding female composer of the early 20th c...

NCH flagship sails into a new era

NCH flagship sails into a new era

The National Concert Hall, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Irish National Opera have all set out their stalls for the 2019-2020 season

Chamber music on the wild side

Chamber music on the wild side

‘Chamber music festivals are treasured by music lovers and seen as an essential requirement for...

Pipeworks set to be a festival of big sounds

Pipeworks set to be a festival of big sounds

I wonder how many music lovers realise how much we owe to that famous Greek engineer, Ctesibius o...

Angel of Broadway ready to take wing

Angel of Broadway ready to take wing

The musical, created by husband-and-wife team of composer Brian Byrne and lyricist Kasey Jones, will feature some of the most exciting young Irish talents now performing in the US and internationally

Chamber music flagship event in sight of historic landmark

Chamber music flagship event in sight of historic landmark

The Great Music in Irish Houses Festival has been the flagship centrepiece of chamber music in th...

Mozart’s Magic Flute primed to hit the highest note of all

Mozart’s Magic Flute primed to hit the highest note of all

Irish National Opera chief Fergus Sheil is on record as saying that Mozart’s The Magic Flute is...

Galway Theatre Festival

Galway Theatre Festival

Galway celebrates the finest work of its established and emerging independent theatre artists thi...

Australia’s rising star to soar in West Wicklow

Australia’s rising star to soar in West Wicklow

The West Wicklow Festival is just three years old, but is already bristling with confidence and bursting with ambition