Unesco recognises Irish harping as living heritage to be safeguarded

Unesco recognises Irish harping as living heritage to be safeguarded

Another traditional Irish instrument has been recognised by Unesco as an example of living heritage.

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Question of taste: The Young Offenders' Michael Sands

Question of taste: The Young Offenders' Michael Sands

He’s currently playing Professor Saxenfon, ‘the baddie’ in the Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime at the Everyman in Cork, which runs until January.

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Cork composer brings a seasonal note to concert

Cork composer brings a seasonal note to concert

Choirs are limbering up to deliver favourite carols in churches and concert halls around the country. Chamber Choir Ireland has commissioned new carol settings for its annual concert of seasonal choral music, offering a fresh take on traditional texts.

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Bjork brings mix of arena concert and left-field Broadway musical to Dublin

Bjork brings mix of arena concert and left-field Broadway musical to Dublin

Bjork's magnificent show in Dublin was a mix of arena concert and left-field Broadway musical, writes Ed Power .

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Compo culture warning - Follow the dosh

Compo culture warning - Follow the dosh

The debate about compensation cases has taken on the air of one of those Drain The Shannon issues — everyone knows something must be done but nothing really changes.

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Letter to the Editor: Prioritise the living over the house of ‘The Dead’

Letter to the Editor: Prioritise the living over the house of ‘The Dead’

I am writing in relation to an intervention by Irish and international writers, artists and academics who signed a letter calling on Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan and Dublin City Manager, Owen Keegan to “save” the house at 15 Usher’s Island known as James Joyce’s house of ‘The Dead’.

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Five things to do for the week ahead

Five things to do for the week ahead

All you need to know on theatre, TV, music and art this week.

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A Question of Taste: Irene O'Mara

A Question of Taste: Irene O'Mara

Irene O’Mara teaches acting & voice on the Drama & Musical Theatre course at Cork School of Music. Originally from Dublin, she’s been living in Cork since 2012.

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The depths of love: Ballet Ireland founder talks 21 years in business and touring Swan Lake

The depths of love: Ballet Ireland founder talks 21 years in business and touring Swan Lake

Ballet Ireland founder Anne Maher tells Helen O’Callaghan why it is marking its 21st year with a tour of a classic: ‘Swan Lake’

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Review: Return of Don Quichotte to Wexford worth the wait

Review: Return of Don Quichotte to Wexford worth the wait

First performed in Wexford in 1965, the return of Don Quichotte was well worth waiting for, writes Cathy Desmond.

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Scene and Heard: Music, gig and entertainment news

Scene and Heard: Music, gig and entertainment news

Monday is the day for the screening of Bruce Springsteen’s Western Stars, part-concert film, part music documentary.

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Question of Taste: Comedian Julie Jay

Question of Taste: Comedian Julie Jay

Julie Jay is a writer, presenter and stand-up comic. She is co-host of the Up to 90 podcast with Emma Doran which will be recorded live on Sunday in the Spailpín Fánach, as part of Cork Podcast Festival

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Scene + Heard: Breaking Bad movie on Netflix from Friday

Scene + Heard: Breaking Bad movie on Netflix from Friday

Belinda Carlisle may have cancelled her Cork show on Wednesday due to a throat infection, but there are plenty more opportunities on the way for fans of 20th-century popular music.

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#Budget2020: Culture minister announces details of €354m funding; Arts Council funding highest in ten years

#Budget2020: Culture minister announces details of €354m funding; Arts Council funding highest in ten years

Culture Minister Josepha Madigan has announced details of €354 million funding allocated in Budget 2020.

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Breathing new life into Irish song

Breathing new life into Irish song

Art song occupies a hallowed place in classical music. The combination of poetry and music, singer and pianist striving to enhance the poet’s text is considered by many the pinnacle of musical endeavours.

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Sticking with tradition: Russian dancers bringing Swan Lake to Dublin

Sticking with tradition: Russian dancers bringing Swan Lake to Dublin

Ellie O’Byrne went to Oslo to meet the Russian dancers bringing Swan Lake to Dublin next week

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Home is where the art is for Derry Girls actress

Home is where the art is for Derry Girls actress

Celebrated actress Siobhán McSweeney may have found fame starring in a TV series set at the other end of the country, but Cork is never far from her thoughts, writes Ciara McDonnell

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Culture Night: Get out and make the most of it

Culture Night: Get out and make the most of it

There are literally hundreds of free events on offer this evening for kids and adults on Culture Night. Marjorie Brennan selects the best of them, in Cork and beyond

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Five 'cultural' things to do in the week ahead

Five 'cultural' things to do in the week ahead

Arts editor, Des O'Driscoll, sets out five things to do in the world of arts and culture for the week ending 15/09/19.

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Hot 100: The biggest tickets for this autumn

Hot 100: The biggest tickets for this autumn

From film to fashion, books to TV, our writers pick the best cultural highlights of the season.

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New award honours memory of Constance Markievicz

New award honours memory of Constance Markievicz

The bursaries are intended to improve the representation of the roles, experiences and ambition of women.

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Dublin and Cork to pilot late-night cultural events scheme

Dublin and Cork to pilot late-night cultural events scheme

It is expected the move could lead to late-night openings of museums, theatres, galleries and more concerts.

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New operatic work focuses on JFK's sister Rosemary

New operatic work focuses on JFK's sister Rosemary

Least Like The Other at the Galway International Arts Festival provides an intense musical take on the life of Rosemary Kennedy, writes Cathy Desmond

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Question of Taste: Olivia O'Leary chooses her favourite poets, music and films

Question of Taste: Olivia O'Leary chooses her favourite poets, music and films

RTÉ broadcaster Olivia O’Leary will be at the Amergin Solstice Poetry Gathering in Waterville, Co Kerry, over the next few days. Originally from Borris, Co Carlow, Olivia also presents The Poetry Programme on RTÉ Radio 1 and does a radio column every Tuesday for the Drivetime programme.

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A Question of Taste: Sean McDonnell

A Question of Taste: Sean McDonnell

Sean McDonnell is the singer with Cork based ska/punk band Pontious Pilate and The Naildrivers (“Yes we know we’ve spelled Pontious wrong!”).

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A proud history of quartets being at the fore of Cork music

A proud history of quartets being at the fore of Cork music

FOR many of us, it’s hard to imagine a time when television wasn’t a fixture in our living rooms.

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Adam defies odds with his Opera House performance

Adam defies odds with his Opera House performance

If anyone deserves to take a bow, it’s Adam King, and this weekend he got to do just that following his debut at the Cork Opera House.

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Collector shines light on secret ‘Syd’ Barrett painting

Collector shines light on secret ‘Syd’ Barrett painting

There’s a whole saucerful of secrets around the provenance of a painting picked up for half nothing at an auction house clearance sale, but the signs are it’s the work of Syd Barrett, one of the founding members of psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd.

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€7m for Abbey Theatre as Arts Council announce €68.4m in funding

€7m for Abbey Theatre as Arts Council announce €68.4m in funding

People right across the country will experience the arts in new and exciting ways in 2018, the Arts Council have pledged today.

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