'An English Fiddler On The Roof'

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

GALWAY MUSICAL Society encamps in The Black Box Theatre for the first week of May with its bravura staging of The Hired Man, which is based on Melvyn Bragg's stirring novel of Cumbrian rural and industrial working life.

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Out of the Ordinary with Moya Roddy

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

AMONG THE feast of events at next week’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature is the launch of the debut book of poems by well-known Galway writer Moya Roddy - Out Of The Ordinary, published by Salmon Poetry.

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'The sea is huge for me'

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

MARINA, THE fine debut novel by Galway writer Aoibheann McCann which is published by Wordsonthestreet, will be launched in the Town Hall Theatre by the actor Little John Nee, on Thursday April 19 at 6pm.

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Getting ‘out there’ with Milton Jones

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

TOUSLE-HAIRED laughmeister Milton Jones brings his unique brand of comic brilliance to Galway next week when he performs his new show, Milton Jones is Out There at the Town Hall Theatre.

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'I want to make songs that are timeless, with good melodies and hooks'

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

WHEN I meet Ultan Conlon in the House Hotel on Saturday afternoon I find him in the best of humour; he has just learned his current single ‘The Measure’ has reached Number 1 on RTÉ’s charts and he is clearly enjoying the affirmative glow of its success.

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'I don’t mind it not being cohesive as long as it’s not jarring'

Thu, Mar 29, 2018

NEVER MIND your Easter Eggs on Sunday morning; the real treat this weekend is the launch party for My Fellow Sponges’ eponymous new album at the Róisín Dubh.

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John Smith - have guitar, will travel

Thu, Mar 22, 2018

THE ROAD of life is one John Smith walks as both a man and a musician, taking his wonderful songs and sublime guitar skills to wherever there are appreciative ears, and from today he's back on that road, on his latest Irish and British tour.

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Vickers Vimy launch new album Atlas Of Hearts

Thu, Mar 22, 2018

FIVE YEARS after their debut release, Volume 1- That Vinyl Scratch, Vickers Vimy launch their second album, Atlas Of Hearts, next Friday, March 30 at the Crane Bar.

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'We’re a band for real now'

Thu, Mar 08, 2018

MARCH WAS originally the first month of the year in the Roman calendar, and for Galway Street Club, March has long been a month signifying new beginnings, providing exciting starting points, and, especially this year, marking significant milestones.

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‘We always get a good turnout in Galway'

Thu, Mar 01, 2018

THE YEAR is only just beginning to hit its stride, and already it is one to remember for “Dublin folk miscreants” Lankum. January saw them play Shane McGowan’s 60th birthday concert; while March sees the band up for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize, and begin a much anticipated Irish and British tour.

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Royal Moscow Ballet bring Sleeping Beauty to Town Hall

Thu, Mar 01, 2018

BALLET ENTHUSIASTS are in for a treat this weekend when The Royal Moscow Ballet gives two performances of Sleeping Beauty at the Town Hall Theatre, on Sunday March 4 at 2pm and 8pm.

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'We're where we want to be. We know who we are now'

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

FEW IRISH albums of recent years have been as genuinely deserving of the epitaph ‘long awaited’ as Wyvern Lingo’s debut. The anticipation began after the Wicklow trio’s Letter To Willow EP which saw them shift dramatically away from their original prog/folk leanings, and towards a sharp, modern, RnB/soul sound.

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Jason Byrne; balls, brains and chaos

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

ONE-MAN comic maelstrom Jason Byrne whirls into the Town Hall Theatre on Saturday March 10 at 7.30pm with his new show, The Man With Three Brains, which has been drawing rave reviews and sell-out crowds.

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A Russian view of The Cripple of Inishmaan

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

ONE OF Russia’s foremost theatre companies, Theatre U Mosta, visit An Taibhdhearc this weekend to perform Nikolai Gogol’s Marriage on Saturday, and Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan, on Sunday. Both performances are in Russian with English surtitles.

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'I can’t wait to do it again, particularly with these guys'

Thu, Feb 08, 2018

AN EARLY highlight of the Town Hall Theatre’s spring programme gets under way this month with the return of Druid’s brilliant production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot. Directed by Garry Hynes, and first performed at the 2016 Galway International Arts Festival, the production has since toured Ireland and visited the US to huge acclaim.

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'It feels like a new band. It feels like a new beginning'

Thu, Feb 01, 2018

"WE'VE ALWAYS wanted to make dance records played by live human beings." So declares Franz Ferdinand bassist Bob Hardy, and their new album, Always Ascending, finds the Scottish art-rockers realising that vision to an unprecedented extent.

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'I once got asked to satirise every Pokemon character – in numerical order!'

Thu, Jan 25, 2018

POLITICS, SPORTS, puns, and just about any subject you care to mention, are all grist to the comic mill of satirist supreme Andy Zaltzman who is appearing at the Róisín Dubh on Saturday February 10.

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‘We have to put our biases under the microscope'

Thu, Jan 25, 2018

EMILY CULLEN is a poet, an academic, a harpist, and, in April, will preside over her first Cúirt International Festival of Literature as programme director. Cúirt has been a passion since her student days, and now in a position to run the festival, she has a vision for it that places 'diversity' at its core.

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'If music be the food of love...'

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

LOVE AND romance are the ingredients of Music for Galway's 2018 midwinter festival, Beloved - Composers In Love, a beautiful programme of music by famous composers, written during times of intense passion, which takes place at the Town Hall Theatre from January 19 to 21.

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Galway film Sanctuary wows London critics

Thu, Jan 04, 2018

IT HAS been a particularly happy festive period for everyone connected with Galway’s Blue Teapot Theatre Company and its award-winning film Sanctuary, which has been getting rave reviews in Britain.

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