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NCH flagship sails into a new era

NCH flagship sails into a new era

The National Concert Hall, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Irish National Opera have all set out their stalls for the 2019-2020 season

Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

Anna Muzychuk vs Nana Dzagnidze, FIDE Women’s Candidates, Kazan, Russia, 2019

Crazy days: Caroline O'Donoghue's tremendous, traumatic year

Crazy days: Caroline O'Donoghue's tremendous, traumatic year

The past year has been a rollercoaster of emotions for Caroline O’Donoghue, as the author and columnist dealt with family health crises and sudden job loss while also securing the ‘biggest book deal’ she may ever get

A mother, a son and the yawning chasm of intellectual difference

A mother, a son and the yawning chasm of intellectual difference

Elizabeth Moynihan cuts through conventions of dramatic realism with overlapping interludes that bring to life the interior lives of Quicksand's two main characters

Album Reviews

Album Reviews

Blonde Ambition

Blonde Ambition

Formed from the ashes of Little Green Cars, four-piece Soda Blonde have had a whirlwind start to their new incarnation, writes Michael Lanigan

A lyrical take on the capital’s overlapping voices and lives

A lyrical take on the capital’s overlapping voices and lives

Album reviews

Album reviews

Pipeworks set to be a festival of big sounds

Pipeworks set to be a festival of big sounds

Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

Tarun Kanyamarala vs Bagri Advait, World School Chess Championship 2019, Turkey

Angel of Broadway ready to take wing

Angel of Broadway ready to take wing

The musical, created by husband-and-wife team of composer Brian Byrne and lyricist Kasey Jones, will feature some of the most exciting young Irish talents now performing in the US and internationally

Film: A true story full of wild fantasy

Film: A true story full of wild fantasy

An ebullient account of Elton John’s rise to fame in the 1970s combines the required biographical realism with exquisite flights of fantasy to deliver a stunning three-dimensional portrait

Album reviews

Album reviews

Theatre: Deftly navigating a PC minefield

Theatre: Deftly navigating a PC minefield

This sumptuous and sophisticated production of The King and I from Bartlett Sher acknowledges the musical’s cultural baggage, but interrogates it too

Chamber music flagship event in sight of historic landmark

Chamber music flagship event in sight of historic landmark