Dick O'Riordan

Dick O'Riordan

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

Birr gets a Crash start and an operatic boost

Birr gets a Crash start and an operatic boost

The lovely Co Offaly town of Birr, an architectural jewel of the Georgian kind, made a great spla...

Lyric fm sends out May Day call for its birthday

Lyric fm sends out May Day call for its birthday

Lyric has been on the airwaves now for 20 years and is celebrating with a gala concert with the RTÉ NSO in the NCH on Saturday, May 1

Wexford gives a sense of renewal as Irish singers make a breakthrough

Wexford gives a sense of renewal as Irish singers make a breakthrough

The month of April is always a hectic time for Wexford Festival Opera in terms of marketing and p...

MusicTown working overtime to break down the cultural barriers

MusicTown working overtime to break down the cultural barriers

Music is genre- fluid, to use modern lingo. By this, I mean it evolves in form not just over cent...

Feis Ceoil returns for an inspirational fortnight

Feis Ceoil returns for an inspirational fortnight

There is hardly an Irish singer or musician who has not stepped onto the first rung of a career ladder via this annual competition for aspiring young talent

Glorious Butterfly proves a mesmerising spectacle

Glorious Butterfly proves a mesmerising spectacle

REVIEW: Madama Butterfly by Irish National Opera Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin This productio...

Get plugged into Music Current

Get plugged into Music Current

It’s that time of year again when Dublin Sound Lab plugs us into Music Current, the contemporar...

Irish composer lands €35,000 Munich prize

Irish composer lands €35,000 Munich prize

Offaly-born composer Ann Cleare is the recipient of a €35,000 prize as one of Europe’s most p...

Vengerov protégé returns for ‘biggest moment of my career’

Vengerov protégé returns for ‘biggest moment of my career’

It was on March 29, exactly ten years ago, that Irish violinist Patrick Rafter performed at the National Concert Hall as recipient of its Young Musician of the Year Award

Orfeo ends on a high note for INO

Orfeo ends on a high note for INO

Orfeo ed Euridice By Christoph Willibald Gluck; staged by Irish National Opera Pavilion, Dún Lao...

How baroque music led the way for female composers

How baroque music led the way for female composers

Hands up, all those who think they could name ten women composers who have made it big in the wor...