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Baroque supergroup bring songs and tales from the mountains

Baroque supergroup bring songs and tales from the mountains

Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

Finding her voice again

Finding her voice again

A cancer diagnosis in her early 20s made singer/songwriter Sorcha Richardson realise that life is short. Five years on, her ethereal sound has won her numerous admirers and she’s got an eagerly-anticipated debut album in the works, writes Nadine O’Regan

Album reviews

Album reviews

A homegrown musical with talent and magic to spare

A homegrown musical with talent and magic to spare

Murder and mayhem among Wexford’s newly-found gems

Murder and mayhem among Wexford’s newly-found gems

The fact that the festival continues to attract audiences from near and far, to discover opera that cannot be experienced anywhere else, is testimony to the attraction and durability of the Wexford brand

Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Georg Meier, Dortmund, 2018

Fiddler on the hoof

Fiddler on the hoof

He comes from a family of trad musicians, but Daithí Ó Drónaí is constantly finding ways to make old sounds feel fresh and new, writes Michael Lanigan

Album reviews

Album reviews

Flawed two-hander about the trials and travails of gangster life

Flawed two-hander about the trials and travails of gangster life

There is not enough emotional range in the script to keep us engaged for Idlewild’s 90 minutes

Classical moves over at the NCH as trad grabs its place in the sun

Classical moves over at the NCH as trad grabs its place in the sun

Chess With Sam Collins

Chess With Sam Collins

Of punks and poetry

Of punks and poetry

Dublin band Fontaines DC wear their literary influences on their sleeve and their music reflects the darkness they see lurking beneath our have-it-all, social media-obsessed society, writes Michael Lanigan

Album reviews

Album reviews

Rearranging the Furniture with three short and snappy plays

Rearranging the Furniture with three short and snappy plays