From Rossini to bluegrass, and from old favourites such as Electric Picnic to a celebration of chips, there’s a festival for every age, taste and commitment this summer. Words: Lily Killeen
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‘The young French girl will be there or thereabouts,” was the word from the RDS during the gruelling, week-long, preliminary judging sessions for the tenth Dublin International Piano Competition in the National Concert Hall.
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