Lol Tolhurst - Cure co-founder with Robert Smith.

Music

In Praise of Lol - a Cure playlist

Mon, Jun 26, 2017

LOL TOLHURST, co-founder of The Cure with Robert Smith, was invovled in the creation of much of the band's finest music from their 1979 debut album Three Imaginary Boys to Disintigration in 1989. In advance of Lol coming to the Róisín Dubh to read from his insightful, often fascinating, and poignant autobiography Cured, we present a selection of key album tracks, classic singles, and one oddity, from Lol's tenure in The Cure.

Emma Rice.

Interviews

'Reservoir Dogs meets medieval literature'

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

ONE OF the hottest tickets in this year’s Galway International Arts Festival is Kneehigh Theatre Company’s exhilarating production of Tristan & Yseult which runs at the Town Hall Theatre from July 18 to 22.

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The cast of Dublin By Lamplight.

Theatre

‘A love poem to theatre’

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

ONE OF the most acclaimed Irish plays of the last 20 years is Dublin By Lamplight, Corn Exchange’s exuberant and hilarious ‘alternative facts’ version of the founding of the Abbey Theatre.

A scene from Charlie Endean’s directorial debut, Open Road.

Cinema

Galway Film Fleadh short film highlights

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

FOURTEEN SHORT film programmes, featuring drama, documentary and animation, and films from Britain, Mexico, Norway, Lebanon, and the United States, will be screened at this year's Galway Film Fleadh.

Patrick McDonnell.

Comedy

Patrick McDonnell @ Róisín Dubh Comedy Clubh

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

HE WAS Eoin McLove in Father Ted. He was one of the prime movers in Naked Camera. He is a regular at the Róisín Dubh Comedy Clubh, one who makes a welcome return tomorrow night.

A sculpture by Selma McCormack.

Exhibitions

Selma McCormack goes Full Circle at Kenny's

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

FULL CIRCLE may be the name of a long forgotten post-Jim Morrison album by The Doors but it is also the title of an exhibition by abstract artist Selma McCormack, which is certain to make an impact when it opens tomorrow.

Readings & Events

Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering June 2017

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

THE WRITER June Caldwell launches her debut short story collection, Room Little Darker, at the Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering, which takes place next week in the Kitchen Café of the Galway City Museum.

Radiohead in 1997.

Reviews

Album review: Radiohead

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

OK COMPUTER was where Radiohead went from delivering era-defining music - The Bends - to creating an album for the ages; revealing themselves as the successors to Pink Floyd, and admitting, without saying it out loud, that they are a prog-rock band.

ASIWYFA.

Essential Playlist

ASIWYFA - 11 essential tracks

Mon, Apr 03, 2017

IT IS not easy selecting the best music by the game-changing, visionary Antrim post-rock band And So I Watch You From Afar - almost everything from their last two albums alone would make up an essential list. However here's a broad taste of the Ulstermen's brilliance ahead of their upcoming Róisín Duibh show:

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