Dublin-born George Bernard Shaw, easily one of the first great music writers and critics in English, will himself be the subject of a recital by soprano Síobhra Quinlan and pianist Máire Carroll. They perform some of the music he (sometimes scathingly) reviewed, revealing some of the less-celebrated sides to Shaw’s life and work.

Given as part of Dalkey Book Festival, chaired by writer Fintan O’Toole (author of Judging Shaw), this event will explore the psychology of ‘GBS’ and look at how a public personality emerged from his writings about music.

At Dalkey Book Festival on 15 June at 3pm – further details here