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Chess With Sam Collins

Chess With Sam Collins

All your demons and fears in a box

All your demons and fears in a box

Willy Vlautin and his band the Delines’ new album The Imperial is finally out, but its gestation process wasn’t without real trauma, he tells Nadine O’Regan

Caricature gets the better of satire in Gaiety’s Cripple

Caricature gets the better of satire in Gaiety’s Cripple

Album reviews

Album reviews

Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

Jorden van Foreest vs Vishy Anand, Tata Steel Masters, 2019

New names for top jobs in Irish music

New names for top jobs in Irish music

Wexford Festival Opera has announced the successor to its artistic director David Agler, who ends his influential 13-year tenure after this year’s festival, and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra has named a new chief conductor

Students rise to  the occasion in a baroque double bill

Students rise to the occasion in a baroque double bill

Likes and hearts for millennial comedy about life lived online

Likes and hearts for millennial comedy about life lived online

Ali Hardiman’s writing is smart and the comedy is stinging, using popular cultural tropes to probe a superficial facade

Album reviews

Album reviews

A real buzz from young musicians

A real buzz from young musicians

RIAM sets the bar high in Kilmainham

RIAM sets the bar high in Kilmainham

Strong perfomances and direction support an uneven double bill

Strong perfomances and direction support an uneven double bill

Lively historical drama loses its head

Lively historical drama loses its head

Rourke recreates history with an arresting visual flair, but cannot exert the same grip on her overloaded story

Album reviews

Album reviews

Moving depiction of mental health matters and a mother’s demise

Moving depiction of mental health matters and a mother’s demise

The Scourge is being presented as part of First Fortnight, the arts festival focused on mental health, which runs nationally throughout January, and the play raises important issues about some of the most challenging aspects of life