On Thursday 30 March 2017 the Community Relations Council (NI) hosted the third and final of its ‘Decade of Centenaries’ discussions. In recent years the Home Rule crisis, the Ulster Covenant, the rise of the labour movement, women and suffrage, the events leading up to outbreak of the First World War, Jutland, the Easter Rising…

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Between 7 and 25 September 2016, the National Concert Hall presented a major musical centennial project. Composing the Island will present 29 concerts of orchestral, choral, instrumental, song and chamber music by Irish composers written between 1916 and 2016. How this music developed, and the times and circumstances in which it was written unfolded over 3 weeks…

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On Thursday 26 May a ceremony was at Grangegorman Military Cemetery in recognition of the more than 125 British soldiers killed during the Easter Rising of 1916, a third of whom were in fact Irish. The joint British-Irish ceremony included readings of historical accounts, music and prayer. Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan TD and outgoing British Ambassador…

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