Hugh Cornwell celebrates some more heroes, and villains

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

WITH A cracking new solo album, Monster, just released, former Stranglers front-man Hugh Cornwell rocks up to the Róisín Dubh next week for what promises to be a storming gig featuring both gems from his solo output and beloved Strangler classics.

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'Laughter and tears' with poet Stephen James Smith

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

DUBLINER STEPHEN James Smith’s poetry videos have amassed over 2.5 million views and he has performed at prestige venues and events such as the National Concert Hall, the London Palladium, Electric Picnic, and Glastonbury.

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Soldier Still - “dark, arresting, violent, moving”

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

INSPIRED BY interviews with current and former soldiers from the Irish Defence Forces, the British army, and survivors of the Bosnian war, Soldier Still, the critically acclaimed new production by Junk Ensemble, is coming to Galway next week.

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Exploring nostalgia and harmony through TULCA

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

SYNTONIC STATE is the title of the 16th edition of TULCA Festival of Visual Art which opens tomorrow, Friday November 2, and continues to November 18, featuring work by more than 20 artists.

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James Joyce meets Italia ’90 in Portrait of the Artist

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

ROUGH MAGIC Theatre Company hit the Town Hall Theatre next week with Arthur Riordan’s vibrant version of James Joyce’s Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man. Stephen Dedalus's spiritual rebellion and restless search for artistic self-expression becomes a thrilling theatrical odyssey, which The Irish Times called a "fast-paced, fun and refreshingly unconventional".

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Maelíosa Stafford - 'A big trip down memory lane'

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

A STAR-studded line-up of Taibhdhearc performers from past, present – and future - come together for the gala celebration [email protected] tomorrow, Friday October 26, and Saturday October 27, to mark the 90th birthday of ‘the grand old dame of Middle Street’.

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'I want everyone to have fun, but I want to throw in truth bombs as well'

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

PAUL CURRIE'S comedy is like few others on the circuit right now. It is a compelling mixture of sketch comedy, theatre of the absurd, puppetry, slapstick, and mime, delivered with great physicality and energy, and usually, without the comic uttering a single word.

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The Floating world of Finbar at Baboró

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

RUNNING ALL this week at NUI Galway’s O’Donoghue Centre is Floating, a swirling, surging, colour-filled rush of an exhibition by Finbar McHugh, as part of the Baboró International Arts Festival for Children.

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'Baboró is crucial because it is an outlet which shows children they can express themselves'

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

THE 2018 Baboró International Arts Festival for Children is in full swing and continues until this Sunday. This week’s Baboró Ambassador is Michaela McDermott, the children’s section manager of Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, where she has been working since 2014.

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'We are ambitious. We're looking to go as far as we can'

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

SOMETIMES THE hype is justified. When The Last Mixed Tape call The Clockworks “a band definitely on the verge of breaking through”, Outcast magazine declared them ”Ireland's next big thing”; and U&I described them as the kind of group “the Irish music scene has been overdue for some time”, it was not talk. It is fact.

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The Young King - a royal treat for Baboró audiences

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

ONE OF the highlights of next week’s Baboró International Arts Festival for Children will be when acclaimed Australian theatre company, Slingsby, brings to the stage its award-winning adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s story The Young King.

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Enya Martin - 'I saw it as a hobby'

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

FROM COMEDY sketches about Dublin huns and Irish mammies to famous Hollywood films reinterpreted with a Dublin twist and everything in between, it is likely you will have come across the work of Enya Martin if you are a regular user of Facebook.

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Fregoli at the double with The Streets Are Ours and The Heart Project

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

FREGOLI THEATRE Company take to the stage of Druid’s Mick Lally Theatre with a revival of its fine recent play, The Streets Are Ours, by Robert Higgins. One of the hit shows of this year’s Galway Theatre Festival, it returns on October 10 and 11, prior to a short national tour.

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'Mystic Time Bird is my best show yet'

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

AMONG THE flock of fab comics winging their way to Galway for next month’s Vodafone Comedy Carnival is New Zealander Rhys Darby, best known as Murray from HBO’s Flight Of The Conchords and Steve in Wrecked.

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'Comedy is huge in Galway - I just delved right in'

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

SARAH O'GORMAN'S entry into comedy came via a mixture of geography, circumstance, and finding herself standing next to Phill Jupitus. Today she is auditor of the NUIG Comedy Society, and is about to make her second appearance at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway.

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Beoga plays Róisín Dubh this weekend

Wed, Sep 26, 2018

THE SUMMER saw them support Ed Sheeran on his stadium tour of Ireland, but the autumn sees Beoga undertake their own Irish headline tour, including a show at the Róisín Dubh.

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A big hand for the little lady

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

SMALL IN stature but huge in comic talent, Tanyalee Davis is a feisty 3ft 6” Canadian comedian who has been described as the Ferrari of comedy – low to the ground and racy. She has performed all over the world and featured on flagship comedy TV shows like Live at the Apollo and The John Bishop Show. Now, she is taking her sparky brand of sharp comedy and candid stories to next month’s Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway.

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'That’s my tribe'

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

JOE HENRY, the acclaimed singer-songwriter, is in Galway next week for an intimate gig at the Black Gate Cultural Centre. Since his 1986 debut, Talk Of Heaven, he has released 14 albums, with his most recent, 2017’s Thrum, hailed by American Songwriter as "literate, lovely, and artfully created".

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‘I was struggling with things in my life, but I was also inspired’

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

HOW DO you categorise a band like WHY? Indie-pop? Indie-rock? Alternative Hip Hop? Don’t bother trying. The band is all these things, and is also beyond the confines of those genres. It’s why WHY? matter. It’s why Alopecia remains an album worth celebrating.

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Danny O'Brien - Prison, motorcycles, and to Australia and back

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

DANNY O’BRIEN has been in prison. No, he has not been incarcerated, nor has he committed any misdemeanours. The comedian was performing stand-up sets for in-mates of Mountjoy and Wheatfield gaols - an experience which has inspired his latest show, Lock-In.

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