‘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.

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Wassailing with James Yorkston

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

James Yorkston. Photo:- Steve Gullick

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.

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GIRO-scope

Thu, Sep 04, 2014

Galway International Retro Orchestra (LtoR): Kyle Borley, Anders Trabjerg, Mayo Yanachi and Geoff Ward. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy.

IN THESE times, when daily news bulletins and headlines are dominated by depressing tales of ethnic and sectarian strife across various international flashpoints, the Galway International Retro Orchestra joyously affirms the power of music to unite and celebrate disparate cultures and traditions.

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Galway Arts Centre explores ghosts and machines

Thu, Sep 04, 2014

A video still from Aideen Doran's Revolutionary Machine.

THE GALWAY Arts Centre begins its autumn programme tomorrow evening with the opening of The Ghost In The Machine, featuring artists Aideen Doran and Marianne Keating.

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The long road of live touring with Lee Mack

Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Lee Mack is known for his explosive energy on stage, well-crafted jokes, and a natural gift for delivering a tall tale.

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‘I’m kind of a Heinz 57’

Thu, Aug 07, 2014

Mikal O'Boyle. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

GALWAY HAS long been a magnet for folk of an artistic bent; they arrive for a weekend or short stint in college and then find themselves setting down roots in the city.

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Peter Pan takes flight

Thu, Aug 07, 2014

Deirdre Ní Chloscaí. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy.

SWORDS WILL be swished, buckles will be swashed, and songs will be sung when the smash hit Broadway musical Peter Pan swaggers into the Town Hall Theatre next week in what promises to be a rip-roaring staging by Galway’s Twin Productions.

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The timeless magic of Peter Pan

Thu, Jul 31, 2014

THE CLASSIC Broadway musical Peter Pan is set to light up the Town Hall Theatre ’s August programme and captivate Galway audiences in a new staging from Twin Productions.

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Setting sail with My Fellow Sponges

Thu, Jul 31, 2014

ON FRIDAY August 1 at 9pm, My Fellow Sponges take to the stage at the Róisín Dubh for a gig which should get the weekend off to a perfect start.

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The whole opera is enthralling

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

OPERA GETS its turn at the Galway International Arts Festival tonight and tomorrow at 8pm when Atalante and Resurgam combine to present Luigi Rossi’s Orfeo at St Nicholas’s Collegiate Church.

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Lisa Dwan - catching ‘the music’ of Beckett

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

GALWAY THEATRE audiences are in for a real treat next week - amid the many fine treats already served up by Galway International Arts Festival - when the Royal Court Theatre come to An Taibhdhearc with Irish actress Lisa Dwan’s acclaimed trilogy of Beckett plays Not I, Footfalls, and Rockaby.

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Annie Atkins: Life on the film set

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

When watching a film, one often fails to appreciate the sheer scale of the process and the work that goes into every little detail, every creative intricacy, that fills the screen.

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‘I have huge connections to Galway’

Thu, Jul 10, 2014

THIS WEEKEND the Galway Film Fleadh hosts Oscar-winning actress Brenda Fricker as its special guest, when she partakes in an interview with Sean Rocks from RTÉ Radio’s Arena at 3pm on Sunday in the Town Hall Theatre.

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‘I’m proud to be intellectually disabled, it’s who I am’

Thu, Jul 03, 2014

BLUE TEAPOT Theatre Company provided one of the big hits of last year’s arts festival with Christian O’Reilly’s heartbreakingly beautiful play, Sanctuary, a production which also enjoyed a successful run at the Dublin Fringe Festival.

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Midsummer madness and match-ups

Thu, Jul 03, 2014

AS IT has done for the past couple of years, Galway Youth Theatre and Galway Community Theatre again team up for the Galway International Arts Festival with their staging of Midsummer by Scottish author David Greig.

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Kurt and his giant RedBall

Thu, Jun 26, 2014

The RedBall Project has seen some interesting places over the past 13 years, bouncing from cities in the United States to a variety of countries across the world, taking in Abu Dhabi, Taipei, Perth, Sydney, Korea, and Barcelona, and now for the first time resting on Irish soil this summer.

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Moonfish and Star Of The Sea’s ‘secret architecture’

Thu, Jun 26, 2014

Ionia and Máiréad Ní Chróinín.

IN RECENT years, Galway’s Moonfish Theatre Company, founded by sisters Máiréad and Ionia Ní Chróinín, has been winning a burgeoning reputation as one of the most imaginative and exciting around.

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Summer Haze

Thu, Jun 26, 2014

Chris Haze

TOMORROW PROMISES to be a red letter day for Galway singer-songwriter Chris Haze as his debut album, The World Outside, is officially launched at the Village Venue in Dublin.

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The National - mistaken for strangers

Thu, Jun 19, 2014

The National. Photo:- Deirdre O'Callaghan

THE NATIONAL, the greatest band in the world right now, take to the stage in Galway in July. The centre of attention will be vocalist Matt Berninger, a charismatic storm of passion and masculine existential angst, his lyrics matched by the intensity of guitarists Aaron and Bryce Dessner, and the imaginative rhythms of drummer Bryan Devendorf, while calmly, authoritatively anchoring all this tension and release will be bassist Scott Devendorf.

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Author Brian Martin on his new play for Druid

Thu, Jun 19, 2014

DRUID THEATRE Company’s main contribution to this year’s Galway International Arts Festival is Be Infants In Evil, the professional debut of Dublin-born playwright Brian Martin.

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