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Artistic licence: Longitude festival

Artistic licence: Longitude festival

Boy, did I feel my age at Longitude festival last weekend. I was passing through the barriers at Marlay Park when a security guard stopped me to go through my bag.

Albums

Albums

Electronica: The Chemical Brothers, Born In The Echoes (Virgin EMI)

Domingo has his Operalia flaws

Domingo has his Operalia flaws

It has been called opera’s X-Factor, with an overall prize fund of $150,000, but when Placido Domingo’s Operalia competition concluded at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden last weekend – the first time it was held in London – it seemed to have s

Piling on the physical laughs

Piling on the physical laughs

Theatre: Bears In Space and 2 Man 3 Musketeers by the Pajama Men. Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. Run concluded. Rating: ****.

Lassus to set sail as new DCF choral flagship

Lassus to set sail as new DCF choral flagship

Ireland has hundreds of choirs, maybe even thousands when you include schools, communities, companies, clubs and probably even pubs. But every so often a new one comes along that aspires to national importance and is not afraid to broadcast that mess

Going for a Song

Going for a Song

Tomm Moore and Paul Young, the pair behind acclaimed animated feature Song of the Sea, aspire for their creation to achieve Jungle Book-like status on the DVD shelves of the world.

Enniskillen’s bumper Beckett bash

Enniskillen’s bumper Beckett bash

Garden party

Garden party

Get yourself back to the garden this summer by paying a visit to one – or more – of Ireland’s numerous beautiful attractions for a great day out.

Arias for all as Terfel makes a triumphant return

Arias for all as Terfel makes a triumphant return

Legendary tenor Vickers dies

Legendary tenor Vickers dies

Canadian tenor Jon Vickers, one of the great heroic tenors of the 20th century, has died in Ontario, aged 88.

Albums

Albums

First Person: Neil Pearson

First Person: Neil Pearson

Neil Pearson: Actor and rare books collector

Beguiling animation is  a must-Sea

Beguiling animation is a must-Sea

Cinema

Kingdom gets its fair share of Szymanowski

Kingdom gets its fair share of Szymanowski

Mexican troupe blazes a trail of friendship

Mexican troupe blazes a trail of friendship