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Mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty.

Interviews

Witches, bitches, and britches

Thu, May 05, 2016

WHEN GEORGE Frideric Handel was writing and casting his play Radamisto in 1720, he intended the title role to be performed by Francesco Bernardi, the singer better known as Senesino. However, when Senesino became unavailable, Handel gave that male role to Margherita Durastanti instead.

Noël Coward.

Theatre

KATS to stage Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit

Thu, May 05, 2016

NOËL COWARD'S comic play Blithe Spirit will be performed by the Knocknacarra Amateur Theatre Society in An Taibhdhearc from Wednesday May 25 to Saturday 28 at 8pm.

Chad Valley.

Music

Chad Valley to play Strange Brew

Thu, May 05, 2016

OXFORD HAS a rich tradition of producing some of England's best rock and alternative music acts; witness Radiohead, Supergrass, Foals, and Sornoway, and to that illustrious list we can also add Hugo Manuel, who goes under the stage name Chad Valley.

Totally Wired!

Comedy

Totally Wired! @ Róisín Dubh Comedy Clubh

Thu, May 05, 2016

DESCRIBED AS "Dublin’s oldest and least successful boy band" - despite their YouTube hit song 'Gay Best Friend', Totally Wired! return to the Róisín Dubh Comedy Clubh tomorrow at 8.30pm.

Artist Ciara Nolan. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

Exhibitions

Ciara Nolan’s Féar - 'It’s all about a sense of place'

Thu, May 05, 2016

THE TOWN Hall Theatre bar was the location for the recent launch of the opening of artist and animator Ciara Nolan’s debut solo show, Féar (grass), comprising prints of images from Nolan's short animated film of the same name.

James Connolly.

Readings & Events

Charity event in celebration of James Connolly

Thu, May 05, 2016

JAMES CONNOLLY was executed for his leading role in the 1916 Rising on May 12 1916. On Thursday May 12 his life and ideals will be celebrated at a charity event to raise funds for Médecins Sans Frontières.

Cinema

New documentary captures the struggles of the fishing industry

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

ATLANTIC, A part Galway made documentary, following fishing communities in Ireland, Canada, and Norway as they struggle to sustain their livelihoods against oil exploration, fishing quotas, and industrial trawling, will be screened at The Eye.

Bleached.

Reviews

Album review: Bleached

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

THEY WERE a duo of sisters - Jennifer and Jessie Clavin, now they are a trio, joined by bassist Micayla Grace. Whether it's the Micayla's addition, or more experience under their collective belt, the LA band are rocking harder than ever.

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