Steven Sharpe & The Broke Straight Boys


Listen to stream of new Steven Sharpe single

Mon, Sep 15, 2014

STEVEN SHARPE & The Broke Straight Boys debut double A-sided single 'Tipperary Song/Uganda', which has just been released, is a fine showcase for Sharpe's diverse and considerable talent.

James Yorkston. Photo:- Steve Gullick


Wassailing with James Yorkston

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

SCOTTISH SINGER-songwriter James Yorkston makes a welcome return to the Róisín Dubh on Sunday September 21 at 9pm, arriving on the crest of a wave, following rave reviews for his latest album, The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society.


Baboró - a world of pure imagination

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

FLYING COWS, spiralling elves, a boy made of cheese, a singing monkey, spicy feet, and the most spectacular inflatable space imaginable - it’s all at the children’s arts festival, Baboró.

Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris in Chinese Puzzle


Life and how it is lived - on screen

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

DANGEROUS JOURNEYS, complicated love lives, actors dragged out of retirement, and finding a supernanny for a naughty little boy - it is all happening on screen for the Galway Film Society’s autumn/winter season.

The St Andrew's Saltire, the national flag of Scotland, flying in Edinburgh. Photo: Kernan Andrews

Readings & Events

A night of Scottish culture at Celtic Tales

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18 will be a momentous day in Scottish history as the nation goes to the polls to decide whether or not to become an independent state.


Album review: The New Pornographers

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

THE NEW Pornographers are something of a Canadian indie supergroup, featuring the diverse songwriting talents of AC Newman, Dan Bejar, and particularly Neko Case.

Dick Gaughan.

Essential Playlist

Dick Gaughan - Essential Songs Playlist

Tue, Sep 09, 2014

A FIERCELY proud Scot, an unapologetic “unreconstructed Socialist”, a leading contemporary folk singer-songwriter, and according to Dirty Linen magazine, “Scotland's head and conscience” - this is Dick Gaughan.

Rich Hall. He returns to Galway on September 11 to help launch the Comedy Carnival.


Vodafone Comedy Carnival line–up to be announced next week

Thu, Sep 04, 2014

It was a festival but this year it is becoming a carnival, and one of America’s finest comedians, Rich Hall - reputed to be the inspiration for The Simpson’s Moe Szyslak - will help launch it.

Fran McCann, Trad Pair, oils on canvas laid on board, 20x24in.


The Improvisations of a Belfast artist

Thu, Sep 04, 2014

IMPROVISATION IS a key element of jazz. Miles Davis might lay out a chord chart and the others may have only that basic sketch to build a piece of music from - the rest must come from their skill, knowledge, feel, imagination, and soul.

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