Tuesday 19th September

Opera in the cinema

Fergus Sheil chats about the live screening of 'The Magic Flute' (productions by The Metropolitan Opera New York and The Royal Opera House Covent Garden) which are coming to Irish ...

Wednesday 13th September

Sounds From A Safe Harbour Festival 2017

Mary Hickson and Bryce Dessner, co-curators of the Sounds From A Safe Harbour festival - four days of music, art and conversation in over 30 venues across Cork city Full ...

Emma Langford in session

Limerick singer/songwriter Emma Langford talks about her route to a career in music, the gender imbalance in the industry, her community work and her debut album "Quiet Giant" Official website: ...

Monday 11th September

Drimoleague Singing Festival 2017

The inaugural Drimoleague Singing Festival, with guests including John Spillane, Nell Ní Chroinín and Liam O'Maonlaí Full details: 

Friday 8th September

Album reviews

Sinead Gleeson and Simon Maher review "Unfinished Business" from Paul Brady, "Sleep Well Beast" from The National and "Native Invader" from Tori Amos

Wednesday 6th September

Simon Quigley Ensemble at the Skerries Soundwaves 2017 Festival

Pianist/composer Simon Quigley who is one of the performers at the upcoming Skerries Soundwaves Festival, with a piece called "Crimson Gown" which he composed with Fiach Moriarty Full details:

"You Won't Forget Me: A Centenary Celebration of writer Maeve Brennan in Words and Music"

Emilie Conway chats about the show she created "You Won’t Forget Me: A Centenary Celebration of writer Maeve Brennan in Words and Music" at the National Concert Hall next week ...

Monday 4th September

Music In Monkstown Festival 2017

John Finucane, clarinettist with the National Symphony Orchestra and organiser of the Music In Monkstown Festival which takes place this coming weekend Full details: 

Friday 1st September

Album reviews

Aoife Barry and Eamon Sweeney review "American Dream" from LCD Soundsystem, "Freedom Child" from The Script and "Hearts That Strain" from Jake Bugg

Thursday 31st August

"Celebrating Callas - The Life, Loves & Music of Maria Callas", written and produced by Niall Morris

Niall Morris, writer/producer of "Celebrating Callas - The Life, Loves & Music of Maria Callas" at the National Concert Hall, marking the 40th anniversary of the death of the great ...



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