Whose Line is it Anyway? star Colin Mochrie in Comedy Carnival ‘improv summit’

Thu, Sep 22, 2016

IN THE 1980s and 1990s, Whose Line Is It Anyway? was the cream of Channel 4’s comedy output. It was unmissable, and spawned a host of spin-offs including the hugely successful US series of the same name. If you have ever watched the show you will understand that when it goes right it is the funniest thing ever. When it goes wrong, it’s even better.

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'I can only write about immediate horror, like pulling a muscle in your back'

Mon, Sep 19, 2016

SO COW'S last album found him pondering the effect of his thirties, both personal and social, on his life, but his latest opus is full blown self consciousness about middle age, social anxiety, and backaches.

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‘He’s a lonely guy but with a huge heart’

Thu, Sep 08, 2016

TWENTY YEARS after they gave the play its world premiere and it became one of the company’s greatest successes, Druid are revisiting The Beauty Queen of Leenane for a landmark new production which opens this month in the Town Hall Theatre.

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'Whenever I hear Brahms' music I feel spine tinglingly alive'

Wed, Sep 07, 2016

SYBIL FAWLTY may not have appreciated the eternal genius of Johannes Brahms, calling his Symphony No 3 "that racket". Thankfully Galway has a better appreciation of the man's music than Basil's "little nest of vipers".

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'I've always had a love affair with innuendo'

Thu, Sep 01, 2016

WHEN AL Porter first discovered Kenneth Williams and Frankie Howerd, he declared "I have found my people", seeing in their bawdy, innuendo laden, humour, a sense of mirth chiming very deeply with his own.

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Proust Questionnaire

Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Sharon Nolan is a bisexual rainbow-haired activist living in Galway city. She’s also the director of social media on the 2016 Galway Pride Festival committee.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

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The joyful sounds of The Dustbowl Revival

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

BLUEGRASS, SWING, hot jazz, pre-war blues, Southern soul, New Orleans funk - The Dustbowl Revival is an American roots orchestra with eight full-time members — and they play it all, mashing the sounds of traditional American music into a genre-hopping, time-bending, dance party.

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'It's a name that suits the kind of music we produce'

Thu, Aug 04, 2016

"OVERHEAD THE albatross, hangs motionless upon the air, and deep beneath the rolling waves, in labyrinths of coral caves, an echo of a distant time, comes willowing across the sand, and everything is green and submarine."

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Of veils and voyeurs

Thu, Jul 28, 2016

THE TOWN Hall Theatre bar is currently hosting a fine photography exhibition by Irish artist Tony Carragher which is well worth making the effort to catch before it finishes on August 10.

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'You can’t beat the live experience'

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

ONE OF the hottest Irish acts on the circuit right now is soulful Cork troubadour Brian Deady, whose latest album, Non-Fiction, has met with wide critical acclaim. The Sunday Times called it "bare-knuckle and remarkable" while The Irish Times declared Deady as "a new soul star".

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'I couldn't believe people had no problem with who I was'

Thu, Jul 14, 2016

THERE IS no standing still in the world of Villagers' leader, vocalist, and songwriter Conor J O'Brien. The Ivor Novello winning, Mercury Prize nominated, artist has undergone a prolific last 18 months, releasing two albums and seeing his music evolve in new and different directions.

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'Galway is always special'

Thu, Jul 14, 2016

AMONG THE many storming music gigs I’ve had the pleasure of seeing in Galway, one of them was the first time I saw Hothouse Flowers, all of 30 years ago, during the arts festival, when they raised the roof and rocked the joint big time at the Burren Mount Hotel.

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Take a journey through the life of Eileen Gray

Thu, Jul 07, 2016

EILEEN GRAY defied categorisation throughout her long life. Born in Enniscorthy, Wexford, in 1878, she was one of the foremost furniture designers and architects of the last century, with her iconic Dragon Chair fetching the highest ever price at auction for a piece of 20th century furniture, yet many people are not familiar with her.

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'It’s very exciting to see Hollywood waking up to the feminist cause'

Thu, Jul 07, 2016

Cinema buffs and movie fanatics galore are flocking to town for the Galway Film Fleadh and among the VIP attendees is Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith, the screenwriter whose credits include the smash hit rom-coms 10 Things I Hate About You, Ella Enchanted, and Legally Blonde.

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The 'Led Zeppelin of the banjo'

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

WE BANJO Three are a band on the move. They have spent the last few months criss-crossing the USA - including playing for Barack Obama; wowing the Japanese; and recording their soon to be released new album. Now their sights are set on being the biggest band in the world - from Galway.

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'In Enda’s work there is always hope'

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

IT HAS been six years since Charlie Murphy, then fresh from the Gaiety School of Acting, first made an impact with audiences in the role of Siobhan in RTE’s Love/Hate, for which she twice won an IFTA as best actress.

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Cameron Russell - looks, modelling, and the eye of the beholder

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

OF ALL the participants in this year’s Galway International Arts Festival it is probably a safe bet to say that Cameron Russell is the most glamorous.

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'Beckett has been part of my imaginative landscape all my life'

Thu, Jun 23, 2016

TWO MEN, in worn out, dishevelled clothes and bowler hats, wait under a tree on the side of the road. They are waiting for a man called Godot. They don't know much about him, other than that he has a beard and perhaps the offer of some work, but will he ever come?

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Sanctuary - Blue Teapots hit the big screen at Fleadh

Thu, Jun 16, 2016

THE CLOSING film at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh is Sanctuary, the screen adaptation of the acclaimed play from Blue Teapot Theatre Company, exploring the issue of sexual and romantic relationships between intellectually disabled people.

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'Okey doke, we're loive, let's take the mickey out of it'

Thu, Jun 09, 2016

FOUR DAYS from now the Republic of Ireland begins its Euro 2016 campaign against Sweden, followed five days later by an encounter against the world No 1 Belgium. By the time the 'boys in green' face Italy on Wednesday June 22, all - or maybe nothing - will hinge on this match.

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