Music

Citóg - a left-field musical world on Wednesdays

Mon, Mar 02, 2015

KRAUTROCK LOVING post-rockers, stripped down punk influenced bands, folk’n’country acts, and everything inbetween, the Citóg nights continues its excellent tradition of showcasing the finest in independent and imaginative Irish music, when it returns to the Róisín Dubh this month on Wednesdays from 9pm.

Jennifer Lopez in The Boy Next Door.

Reviews

Cinema review: The Boy Next Door

Mon, Mar 02, 2015

SINCE DRIVE there has been a steady stream of solid, slightly camp, low budget commercial movies. They have not always found the right audience but from 2011’s Hobo With A Shotgun to last years incredible The Guest, there has been a steady flow of B-movie action and erotic thrillers.

The Kenny family as photographed by Reg Gordon.

Interviews

The chef, the cyclist, and the photographer

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

CHUTZPAH, RESTLESSNESS, imagination and no little skill across a range of disciplines have all played their part in photographer Reg Gordon’s eventful and varied career path.

Máire Stafford.

Theatre

An Taibhdhearc to remember Máire Stafford

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

ON FRIDAY March 6 at 8pm, An Taibhdhearc will stage Oiche Mháire Stafford, an all-star commemorative evening in honour of the late Máire Stafford, who, for more than 60 years was involved with the theatre as an actor, director, translator, costume designer, and lyricist, fully earning her soubriquet ‘Queen of An Taibhdhearc’.

Cinema

Ghosts, love, and a French film

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

PAUL HAS an usual way of earning a living – he writes funeral orations, but his friend Victor is worried that he does not get out enough. Then Emma enters his life.

Al Porter.

Comedy

Al Porter ‘Is Yours’ at the Róisín Dubh

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

AL PORTER, “Ireland’s ascendant king of camp” according to the Irish Independent, and for David McSavage, “one of the few comedians that actually makes me laugh”, is coming to Galway.

At the launch of Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015 were (LtoR): Ros na Rún’s Diarmuid Mac an Adhastair; Seachtain na Gaeilge’s Sinéad Sexton and Karla Regan; and Ros na Rún actors Ciabhán Ó Murchú, Seona Tully, Laura Walpole, and Pól Ó Gríofa.

Readings & Events

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

SEACHTAIN NA Gaeilge returns for 2015 with, despite its name, a fortnight of Irish language, culture, and heritage events from Saturday February 28 to Tuesday March 17.

Matt ‘The Hat’ Hynes. Photo:- Reg Gordon.

Exhibitions

Reg Gordon - new exhibition, new website

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

ONE OF Galway’s leading photographers, Reg Gordon, launches his new website and new exhibition in the Town Hall Theatre gallery this Saturday at 3pm.

Mark Lanegan. Photo:- Steve Gullick.

Essential Playlist

Mark Lanegan - Essential Songs Playlist

Wed, Dec 03, 2014

“You don’t wanna mess with that dude. Give him the microphone, let him sing, then get the f**k out of his way.” So said Dave Grohl about singer-songwriter Mark Lanegan who is coming to Galway in the New Year.

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