‘There may be an afterlife, but it’s a shorter final curtain call’ – Pauline Ashwood, classical impresario

The woman behind the Drogheda Classical Music Series on her five fantasy dinner party guests, the best advice she ever got and what she wishes she could be better at

Pauline Ashwood: initiated the Drogheda Classical Music Series. Picture: Arthur Carron

The Drogheda Classical Music Series began in 2012, initiated by Pauline Ashwood as a chance, she says, “to offer local audiences in Drogheda high-quality music concerts”. Prior to leaving work full time in 2011, when her first child was born, Ashwood had worked for Opera Theatre Company and RTÉ Performing Groups, so she knew the terrain well. “Music gave me the chance to be at home with my growing family, but remain connected to live ...