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Time is the theme for Galway’s early music festival

Time is the theme for Galway’s early music festival

Dont miss: Elegance of Vienna waltzes into Limerick

Dont miss: Elegance of Vienna waltzes into Limerick

Classical: Irish Chamber Orchestra Viennese Prom

Powerful political theatre examines lure of black gold

Powerful political theatre examines lure of black gold

Theatre: Little Thing, Big Thing. By Donal O’Kelly. Directed by Jim Culleton. Project Arts Centre, Dublin, until May 16. Rating: ****. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden

Irish horror raises a few shudders

Irish horror raises a few shudders

Cinema: The Canal. Directed by Ivan Kavanagh. Nationwide, cert 16. Rating: ***. Girlhood. Directed by: Céline Sciamma. Selected, cert 15A. Rating: **** . Also opening Phoenix (IFI, no cert). Christian Petzold reunites with star Nina Hoss for the sto

Star-studded series ends, but more on the way

Star-studded series ends, but more on the way

May is the month when the old almost inevitably overlaps the new in the annual programming of the National Concert Hall. The newly announced NCH International Concert Series 2015/2016 may stretch out before us into a distant future – not to mention a

Rising Stars for RDS concert

Rising Stars for RDS concert

The RDS Rising Stars concert, aimed at showcasing emerging young talent across the music scene, takes place in the society’s concert hall in Ballsbridge, on May 7 at 7.30pm.

On Song: Ghostpoet

On Song: Ghostpoet

How did you get into making music?

Streamlined take on an old classic

Streamlined take on an old classic

Cinema: Far From The Madding Crowd. Directed by Thomas Vinterberg. Nationwide, cert 12A. Rating: ***. Samba. Directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. Selected, cert 12A. Rating: ***. Also opening Unfriended. (nationwide, 16). Cyber-bullying fou

Duelling with Mozart

Duelling with Mozart

Crash cellist for Brigit’s Garden

Crash cellist for Brigit’s Garden

Few cellists can claim the sort of praise lavished on Kate Ellis by the iconic Steve Reich. As musician-in-residence at Cork Opera House, she co-curated a festival to mark his 75th year. Reich, in attendance, declared that “your unbelievable young ce

Albums

Albums

Electronic: Róisín Murphy, Hairless Toys (Play It Again Sam)

Dublin slacker movie keeps you entertained

Dublin slacker movie keeps you entertained

Film: Get Up & Go. Directed by Brendan Grant. Nationwide, cert 15A. Rating: ***. Reviewed by Nadine O’Regan.

Fashioning raw theatre from primitive materials

Fashioning raw theatre from primitive materials

Theatre: The Chronicles of Oggle. Everyman Theatre, Cork . Directed by Donal Gallagher. Runs nationwide until May 3 . (see asylumtheatre.com/ oggle-tour-2015). Rating: ****. Reviewed by Brendan Daly

‘Outstanding’ production of Keane classic

‘Outstanding’ production of Keane classic

Theatre: The Field. By John B Keane. Directed by Padraic McIntyre. Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, until May 30. Rating: *****. Reviewed by Susan Mitchell.

O’Conor at the NCH with Diabelli

O’Conor at the NCH with Diabelli