'Whenever you sing a song, the first note comes out of silence, and the last note, when you finish the song, falls back away down into silence again. And they say that no matter how many tunes you play, no matter how many songs you sing, there's no cure for silence.'
Principal Conductor Alan Buribayev will make his debut outside Dublin with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, in a concert at the WIT College Street Chapel in Waterford on 23 February at 8pm.
The filmmaker's film about last year's performances in the Mitchelstown Caves, County Cork by Caoimhín ? Raghallaigh, Lisa Hannigan, Duke Special and James Vincent McMorrow is to be premiered at the Cork Opera House on Thursday, 16 February.
The eleventh book in the Irish Musical Studies series is entitled Irish Musical Analysis. It seeks to highlight the broad range of work that is being done by musicologists working in Ireland, or Irish musicologists working abroad, within the sub-discipline of music analysis.
Pianist Rolf Hind opens Trinity College in Dublin's new Music Composition Centre series of concerts on 9 February.
A free-of-charge singing workshop with Len Graham is the first in a monthly series run by Inishowen Traditional Singers Circle with the assistance of the Arts Council.
The Monday night Harcourt Sessions at the Harcourt Hotel, Dublin 2, are starting the 2012 season next week, 13 February, with a performance by piper and Bothy Band original Paddy Keenan, joined by Eamonn de Barra (flute) and James Reilly (guitar).
The Irish Chamber Orchestra will give the premiere of John Kinsella's tenth symphony in University Concert Hall, Limerick on 9 February.
Based in Dartington College, Devon, the Mhararano Mbira Academy will run courses in the mbira, an African instrument consisting of metal keys mounted on a wooden soundboard.
Madonna's new single seen in light of the tendency she has displayed throughout her career for obsessive pursuit of the new.
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