‘Moving to Nashville from Mobile was overwhelming’

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

BETH NIELSEN Chapman, one of Nashville’s foremost singer-songwriters, comes to the Black Box Theatre next week for what promises to be a memorable gig. An accomplished recording artist in her own right, Chapman has also penned numerous hits for Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Bette Midler, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Waylon Jennings, Faith Hill, and Willie Nelson.


What happened to Bridgie Cleary?

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

ONE OF the most notorious crimes in Irish history was the burning to death of Bridget Cleary in 1895 in Tipperary, by her husband Michael.


Ilenkus to launch new album at Róisín Dubh

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

THE CROSSING, the second album from Galway progressive metallers Ilenkus, containing ‘Over The Fire, Under The Smoke’, the video for which has gone viral on YouTube, is unleashed this weekend. Containing five songs, ranging from five to 10 minutes in length, it features a variety of moods, tones, pace, and textures.


A bizarre (French) love triangle

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

CHINESE PUZZLE, the French film starring Audrey Tautou, is the opening film of the Galway Film Society’s autumn/winter season.

Foil Arms & Hog, Rich Hall, Andrew Maxwell, and comedy carnival founder Kevin Healy.


October laughter and the magic of the Spiegeltent

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

SIMON AMSTELL, David Baddiel, 30 Rock’s Judah Friedlander, punk poet John Cooper Clarke, and The Faulty Towers Dining Experience are all on their way to Galway to make the end of October the funniest 12 days of the year.

Poet Helen Mort.

Readings & Events

Leading English poet to read in Galway

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

HELEN MORT, described by The Daily Telegraph as “the new star of British poetry”, will read at the Over The Edge: Open Reading in the Galway City Library on Thursday September 25 at 6.30pm.


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.

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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