You wouldn’t meet Sultan Hamengkubuwono X of Yogyakarta strolling down Earlsfort Terrace in Dublin too often, but I can tell you he’s a very popular man indeed in that boulevard’s great music establishment, the National Concert Hall.
One of the best traditional music events on the festival calendar, The Gathering returns to Killarney, Co Kerry, this year from February 18 to 22. Concerts, ceilís, instrument and singing masterclasses, set dances, sean nós workshops and free music s
Frog By Mo Yan: Hamish Hamilton, €24 The awarding of the Nobel Prize for Literature to Chinese writer Mo Yan in 2012 provoked a curious class of controversy. Some felt it inappropriate, even a catastrophe, that a decidedly non-dissident Chinese would
Quite a Good Time to be Born A Memoir 1935-1975: By David Lodge Harvill Secker, €16.35 One of David Lodge’s claims to fame is that he invented a literary parlour game called ‘Humiliation’. Players are required to embarrass themselves by naming a clas