Kiran Leonard tackling 'Western Culture' through music

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

KIRAN LEONARD'S previous album, Derevaun Seraun, was his personal response to favourite pieces of literature. His new album, Western Culture, released last month via Moshi Moshi Records, sees him move from the personal to the political.

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The Hitchers play Strange Brew tonight

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

IF YOU were an Irish indie-rock fan back in the 1990s, you will remember The Hitchers. Thanks to BBC Radio DJ Steve Lamac, they are undergoing something of a revival, which has prompted a new Irish tour.

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Emmet Scanlan and What The Good Thought return to Galway

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

IT HAS been a long time, but singer-songwriter Emmet Scanlan, and his band, What The Good Thought, make a very welcome return to Galway to play a show.

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Naive Ted and IXRQ at Factory

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

DRUM MACHINES, synthesizers, laptops, turntables, scratching, and electro belters is a whole lot of activity for one small room, but that is exactly what will going down at Epoch in Electric.

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An Taibhdhearc to celebrate Ireland's Harp tradition

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

THE HARP, Ireland's national emblem, will be played and celebrated in An Taibhdhearc, this Sunday at 3pm, with performances by Laoise Kelly, Gráinne Hambly, Paul Dooley, Úna Ní Fhlannagáin, and Kathleen Loughnane.

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Nelly - it's gettin' hot in Galway

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

NELLY, THE rap star best known for the song 'Hot In Here', is on his way to Galway to play a 'Róísín Dubh presents...' concert at Leisureland, Salthill, as part of his current Irish tour.

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Ian Felice - rearranging memories with dreams

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

HE IS the lead singer and songwriter for The Felice Brothers;has written songs for Bat For Lashes and The Lumineers; and is a critically acclaimed solo artist, who is coming to Galway next week.

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Tayne releases debut album

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

TAYNE, THE London based experimental pop/noise rock outfit, centred around Galwayman Matt Sutton, will release their debut album Breathe, tomorrow via Strange Brew Rekkids.

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Galway Baroque Singers to perform Handel's Messiah

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

In December 1983, a group of singers under the direction of Audrey Corbett staged a performance of Handel’s Messiah to a packed audience. The success of this concert led to the foundation of a permanent choir - the Galway Baroque Singers.

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ABBA Sing Along Social

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

THERE ARE ABBA songs you know by heart and ABBA songs you know the chorus of. There are many out and proud ABBA fans, and plenty of others for whom ABBA is the ultimate guilty pleasure.

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A Paris avec Christine Bovill

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

PARIS, the French capital, one of the world's greatest cities, has been the subject of songs throughout the decade, many of which will be performed by Christine Bovill in her new show - Paris.

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Margo to headline annual Michael Commins Galway Sessions

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

MARGO, ONE of the most popular and enduring presences in County and Irish music, will headline the annual Michael Commins Galway Sessions, which take place in the Clayton Hotel.

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Club GASS to celebrate third birthday

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

CLUB GASS - the Great and Secret Show, Galway's main LGBT clubnight is celebrating its third birthday in the Róisín Dubh on Friday November 9 at 11.30pm.

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Vinyl Night at The Skeff

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

THE SKEFF Bar will hold the first event of a new series entitled Vinyl Nights, when two classic albums - Guns N' Roses' Appetite For Destruction and Amy Winehouse Back In Black - will be played in their entirety on vinyl.

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Delorentos to play Róisín Dubh

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

2018 HAS been a very good year for Delorentos, with their latest album, True Surrender, winning critical acclaim, and throughout this month and next they tour Ireland, taking in a show in Galway.

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The Murder Capital - Strange Brew bound

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

THERE IS a lot of excitement about Dublin punk/garage/shoegaze band The Murder Capital right now, and Galway will get a chance to see why when the quintet play Strange Brew at the Róisín Dubh.

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A lunchtime date with Debussy

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

CLAUDE DEBUSSY is the starting point of modern music. As music critic Roger Nichols wrote: "If one omits Schoenberg...a list of 20th-century composers influenced by Debussy is practically a list of 20th-century composers tout court."

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The Tuam man and the president

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

TOMORROW IS not only the day on which the presidential election takes place - or, as looks virtually certain, the presidential re-election - it is also the day a new EP comes out, named after a former Irish president.

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Sos #4 - all ages music night

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

DYLAN MURPHY, the Galway based blues-rock singer-songwriter and 60 Watt Girl will play Sos #4 - a celebration of Galway city and county's diverse original music community - at the Nuns' Island Theatre.

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Emma Lohan - debut album out today

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

EMMA LOHAN, the Galway singer-songwriter, releases her debut album, Black Atlantic, today, in association with Citóg Records. The album features the singles 'Three Sparrows', 'Wander Free', 'Serekunda'.

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