Lee 'Scratch' Perry.


'I am the creator of dub and creator of love'

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

IT IS 10:30pm and Hurricane Bridgett, or what ever they are calling it this week, is beating sheets of rain against the window, almost in time to the dread beat emanating from the speakers while Lee 'Scratch' Perry’s Super Ape LP spins on the record deck.


‘A bold, imaginative, staging’

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

ONE OF the very best shows at last year’s Galway International Arts Festival was Andrew Flynn’s brilliant large-cast staging of Pat McCabe’s The Dead School. The production was presented by the combined talents of Galway Youth Theatre and Galway Community Theatre, and Flynn has now re-assembled the same cast for a revival by Decadent Theatre Company at the Town Hall Theatre.

Alright The Captain.


Alright The Captain to headline FEAST

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

THE FEAST nights of metal, punk, and math-rock in the Róisín Dubh celebrat's its second anniversary with a show by the forward-thinking British post-rock trio Alright The Captain.

A scene from Ryan's Daughter.


Celebrate a century of film in An Taibhdhearc

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

GALWAY UNESCO City of Film will celebrates 100 years of cinema and the centenary of the 1916 Rising, with screenings of Irish film and TV landmark s, across eight Saturdays in 2016.

Eric Lalor.


Eric Lalor @ Róisín Dubh Comedy Clubh

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

YOU MIGHT know Eric Lalor as Fair City bad guy Cathal Spillane, but the Dubliner is also a very fine comedian who headlines the Róisín Dubh Comedy Clubh tomorrow at 8.30pm.

Santina Spitfire.

Readings & Events

Steven Sharpe to host the Valentine's Dirty Circus

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

LOVE EVERYBODY...Harder!! is the double entendre laden subtitle for the upcoming show from The Dirty Circus in the Róisín Dubh this Saturday from 9pm, where naughtiness and glamour will reign supreme.

The Prettiots.


Album review: The Prettiots

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

IT COULD all be very twee, a light hearted look at love'n'life'n'boys by New York twentysomethings Kay Kasparhauser (vocals/ukulele), Lulu Prat (bass), and actor/musician Rachel Trachtenburg (drums), all very kooky, quirky, and indie.


Colm Sweeney exhibition

Thu, Jan 28, 2016

ARTIST COLM Sweeney is exhibiting his latest works in the Renzo Gallery Café on Eyre Street, exploring the west of Ireland landscape, Galway hookers, and historic Irish buildings.

Coffee Break Read

Grace upon a time

Thu, Jan 14, 2016

He is sitting there, all alone, huddled in the chilly May dew upon a rock dressed in seaweed. His scruffy, woollen coat wrapped tightly around his frailing 84 year old body. The waves, roughly batter around his black, scuffed ankle boots as he licks on an icecream cone. A lonesome seagull is perched on the rock beside him trying to peck at the cornet. ‘Away with you,’ he flummoxed with his tar stained, crinkly hand. ‘Shoo.’ It has always baffled me as to where he can get an icecream cone for his breakfast. The town is a distance away and his feeble waddle would take him a good two hours to walk. I am convinced he lives in the icecream truck hiding behind the Burrishoole, Grace O’Malley castle, over towering beside us. I often hear the jingle of the icecream van but I can never see it.

New Pope (aka singer-songwriter David Boland).

Essential Playlist

Listen to stream of new album by New Pope

Tue, Dec 15, 2015

NEW POPE, the indie-folk solo project of singer-songwriter David Boland, has released a new album, Youth. All songs on the seven-track album were written by David. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Eoin Dolan at College Road, Galway. David was accompanied by Emma Lohan (accordion), David Shaughnessy (drums), G Tobin (backing vocals), and Eoin Dolan (synths/backing vocals).


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