Bec Hill - all aboard for ‘Time Fun’ and paper puppets

Thu, Oct 16, 2014

Bec Hill.

“I JUST like anything fun and colourful. My favourite jumper right now is a huge woollen one which says ‘Time Fun’ on it. Not ‘Fun Time’ or ‘Time for Fun’, just ‘Time Fun’.”

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So Cow - the long road to The Long Con

Thu, Oct 09, 2014

So Cow (LtoR): Pete O'Shea (drums), Brian 'Brain' Kelly (guitar/vocals/songwriter), Jonny White (bass).

YOUR TWENTIES are not necessarily the best years of your life, certainly not the years between 25 and 29. In a city, your 20s become an extended adolescence, but after the parties and the wildness is over, you reach a crossroads of ‘Thirty is on the horizon - what the hell am I going to do with my life?’

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The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean

Thu, Oct 09, 2014

SCOTTISH PUPPETEER and ‘object-theatre’ artist Shona Reppe makes her fifth visit to Baboró with a show that promises to be a festival highlight, The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean.

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From fishing boats to Shakespeare

Thu, Oct 09, 2014

William Shakespeare.

JAMES DE Vita was a young fisherman searching for a new career and then he discovered the greatest playwright of all time - William Shakespeare.

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Everyone can be a Trickster

Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Jez Colbourne.

THE BLACK Box Theatre will boom with all kinds of dark and surprising sounds that will make for an awe-inspiring musical experience when Trickster is performed there next weekend.

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Defender of the Faith

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Actor Diarmuid De Faoite and director Andrew Flynn in rehearsals for Defender of the Faith.

DECADENT THEATRE Company unveil what promises to be a highlight of the Town Hall Theatre’s autumn programme next week with Defender of the Faith, the debut play from Stuart Carolan, writer and creator of RTÉ’s Love/Hate.

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Max Jury at the Róisín Dubh

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

MAX JURY may not yet be a familiar name to music fans but make no mistake, it is only a matter of time before this American singer-songwriter is widely known and admired.

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‘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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