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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'Like any good villain she has been wronged in life'

Thu, Dec 21, 2017

IT IS now less than a fortnight until the opening night of this year’s Renmore Panto, Beauty and The Beast, and tickets are flying out of the Town Hall box office like hot mince pies.

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Jenni Flaherty and Daniel Boyne are Beauty and The Beast

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

THIS YEAR'S Renmore pantomime, Beauty and The Beast, opens at the Town Hall Theatre on Saturday December 30, and promises to be a spectacular adventure of laughter, music, and song.

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'The language leaps off the page'

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

THERE WAS great excitement at the announcement that Enda Walsh and Cillian Murphy would be teaming up again to bring Max Porter’s remarkable book, Grief Is The Thing With Feathers to the stage, and that the production would premiere at the Black Box Theatre next March.

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Deirbhile Ní Bhrolcháin’s Starlight Falling

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

GALWAY SINGER Deirbhile Ní Bhrolcháin releases her wonderful new album Starlight Falling/Coinnlíní Ceoil 1, which sees her deliver spellbinding versions of some of her favourite songs as Gaeilge and in English.

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'This music is beyond nostalgic'

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

IN THE 1960s they were a British blues-rock band who pointed the way towards heavy metal. In the 1970s they were an Anglo-American supergroup, part of the cocaine rock set, creating multi-million selling albums; in the 1980s they were mum and dad rock for sophisticated older listeners.

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Ros na Rún’s Ann Marie Horan set to release debut album

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

WHAT HAPPENS when an actress hits a mid-life crisis and things start to unravel? Does she buy a Harley-Davidson and join a gang of burly bikers burning up Route 66? Or does she get a part in a TV drama series and go instead on an inner adventure that yields up unexpected treasures?

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