The 'joyful music' of Amadou & Mariam

Mon, Jul 09, 2018

MUSICAL MAGIC from Mali will be sure to light up the Heineken Big Top on Wednesday July 18 when husband and wife duo Amadou & Mariam unleash their irresistible brand of Afropop on Galway.

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'Druid gets hundreds of scripts a year and only two are chosen for the Debuts'

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

THE WORLD premieres of two plays - Furniture by Sonya Kelly and Shelter by Cristín Kehoe - will be presented by Druid Theatre Company as part of this year's Galway International Arts Festival.

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Baoite – 'a very human story'

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

AMONG THE exciting new plays being premiered at GIAF is Darach Mac Con Iomaire’s Baoite at An Taibhdhearc, a co-production with Abbey Theatre in association with the arts festival.

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'The biggest thing the fleadh has going for it is Galway'

Thu, Jun 28, 2018

THE FULL programme for this year’s Galway Film Fleadh is unveiled this evening, Thursday June 28, at the Galmont Hotel and, under the stewardship of new programmer William Fitzgerald, it features more films than ever before with a host of exciting premieres and guests.

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'I am fascinated as to how Incantata is going to turn out'

Thu, Jun 21, 2018

ONE OF the major events in this year’s Galway International Arts Festival is the world premiere of the stage adaptation of Paul Muldoon’s great poem Incantata, which Muldoon wrote in memory of his close friend and one-time lover, artist Mary Farl Powers, who died from cancer in 1992 aged just 44.

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'It’s a proper night at the movies, not just a thesis on history'

Thu, Jun 21, 2018

BLACK 47, Lance Daly’s Famine-set thriller, will close this year’s Galway Film Fleadh on Sunday July 15. The western-tinged revenge drama is part of the festival’s ‘Galway on Film’ strand, a rich selection of films that features Galway and Galwegians.

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'Even when we get fantastical it's still rooted in something we’re really feeling'

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

ONE OF the surefire musical highlights of GIAF 2018 is The Flaming Lips’ gig in the Heineken Big Top on Thursday July 26. Freewheeling, prolific, and endlessly inventive, the band remain as full of zip and ideas today as when they started out more than 30 years ago.

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'We’ve always wanted to show different sides to the band'

Thu, May 31, 2018

'YOU NEVER forget your first time…’ is an old expression, but one which holds true for The Magic Numbers and their relationship with Galway, a city they have performed in numerous times over the past decade, and to which they return in June.

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The ‘delicate nastiness’ of James Joyce’s Furey

Thu, May 31, 2018

AHEAD OF Bloomsday, County Galway publishing house Doire Press will hold the launch of a new poetry collection, Furey, by James Joyce. The Joyce in question is not the author of Ulysses but Galway’s own James Martyn Joyce, and the collection revolves around the vivid, memorable, persona of Furey.

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'Songs are a wonderful way to deliver intimate emotions'

Thu, May 24, 2018

STEEPED IN the culture of his native Middle East, Israeli lutenist Ziv Braha is also a man very much at home with English Renaissance music. He is about to make his Galway debut, playing the Galway Early Music Festival this weekend, but his journey to classical and early music began in a most unexpected way.

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Frankie Gavin in 'fiddle heaven' with new group The Provenance

Thu, May 24, 2018

FRANKIE GAVIN, Gradam Ceoil’s 2018 Traditional Musician Of The Year, and long-time stalwart of De Danann, has launched a brand new, high-octane fiddle group, The Provenance, who play the Town Hall Theatre on Saturday June 3 in a gala birthday celebration for Tigh Choilí.

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'We should be given Government bonds to cheer people up'

Thu, May 17, 2018

FEET PLACED firmly in a pair of high heels, armed with a six-string acoustic guitar and a host of comedy songs, all wrapped in a sequinned dress, it can only be The Nualas, back in the ring for another swing, and ready to deliver a Glam Slam!

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Myths, legends and medieval melody in Galway Early Music Festival

Thu, May 17, 2018

THIS YEAR'S Galway Early Music Festival, which runs from Friday May 25 to Sunday 27, is filled with gods and faeries, heroes, and heroines, and a feast of magical Mediaeval, Renaissance and Baroque music. With Myths and Legends as the theme, it explores the musical inspiration of classical mythology, Celtic myth, and medieval legend.

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Blue Teapot’s Lughnasa 'all about integration and inclusion'

Thu, May 10, 2018

BRIAN FRIEL'S masterpiece, Dancing At Lughnasa, is one of the greatest and best loved Irish plays, and this month at the Town Hall, Blue Teapot presents a uniquely authentic production, featuring Jennifer Cox, an actor with an intellectual disability, as Rose; exactly as she was written and a milestone first for Irish theatre.

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‘I love that dance between the music and the story’

Thu, May 10, 2018

AINDRIAS DE STAIC is a man who can look back with pride and forward with purpose as an artist. Yet, it is also through looking back that he has found he will be able to move forward as a man.

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1798 - and why it still matters

Thu, May 03, 2018

IN 1798 something remarkable happened in Ireland. Irish Catholics and Presbyterians put aside religious differences to unite in common cause over their grievances against British rule and its discriminations against them. Between May and October that year, they fought to establish an Irish Republic.

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'Body positivity is a big part of burlesque'

Thu, May 03, 2018

IT IS almost that time of the year again when tassles are twirled and booties are shaken in the joyously sexy jamboree of Galway Burlesque Festival. Now in its third year, this feast of frisky fun takes place from May 18 to 20 and, as ever, promises lots of teasing thrills and thrilling teases.

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'Coming from an Indian background, it was easy for me to relate to Irish poets'

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

THE AWARD-winning Anglo-Indian poet, Daljit Nagra, whose ebullient, sharp-witted poems have made him one of Britain’s most popular and acclaimed poets, reads from his work at the Town Hall Theatre this Saturday, as part of Cúirt.

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'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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