Classical Notes: Festival fiesta gets under way

May is the month when the year moves up a gear.

11th May, 2014
As part of the Great Music in Irish Houses Festival, William Dowdall, Miriam Kaczor and Conor Cavanagh will perform in the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin in Dublin. Photocall Ireland

May is the month when the year moves up a gear, and festivals that have been hovering comfortably in the distance suddenly move up close and personal. Decisions need immediate attention: where to go, who to see, what to pay?

Ireland has a marvellous tradition of festivals, with classical music well to the fore. Some of its events have longevity in their pedigrees – KBC Great Music in Irish Houses (June 10-15) and West Cork...

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