Gruff Rhys and the road from Babelsberg

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

BABELSBERG PALACE in Potsdam, Germany, was the summer residence of Kaizer Wilhelm I, and since 1990, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Tower of Babel is from a Biblical story explaining (or criticising) the existence of different languages.

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Join Me In The Pines - Bell X1 man's solo show at Róisín Dubh

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

DAVID GERAGHTY is best known as a founder member of Bell X1, but he also has a solo alter-ego - Join Me In The Pines - through which he has recently been exploring a more electro-pop side to his talents.

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An evening of music with the Goldner String Quartet

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

AUSTRALIA HAS given us Nick Cave and AC/DC, and in classical music terms, the Goldner String Quartet, the country's "pre-eminent chamber ensemble" according to the Sydney Herald, and indeed an ensemble of international significance.

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Cubs get Darkr Earlyr on new album

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

GUESS WHO are fans of Nick Drake then? Darkr Earlyr, the new album by the all-Ireland collective of folk-rock, indie, and experimental musicians, is a reference to the great man's 1970 album, just set at a different time of day.

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Marc Roberts celebrates the music of John Denver

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

HE WOULD never have cut it as Henry John Deutschendorf jr, but as John Denver, he charmed the world with 'Take Me Home, Country Roads', 'Annie's Song', 'Rocky Mountain High', and 'Thank God I'm a Country Boy' - all of which are undisputed classics.

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110th Street - 20 years of throwing parties

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

110TH STREET, one of Galway's flagship clubnights, led by leading DJs Cyril Briscoe and Cian Ó Cíobháin, celebrate the night's 20th anniversary, with a session in The Blue Note.

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Badhands - debut album, Róisín Dubh show

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

BADHANDS, THE musical project of Dublin songwriter Dan Fitzpatrick, has released his debut album Predictable Boy, and is coming to Galway tonight to play the Róisín Dubh.

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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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