Galway Early Music Festival 2017 programme revealed

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

'EARLY MUSIC' covers music from the mediaeval, Renaissance, and early baroque periods. Jazz is a form which arose in the early decades of the 20th century. So what are they doing together at the Galway Early Music festival?

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Far From Literature returns to Cúirt

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

FAR FROM Literature We Were Reared, the night showcasing prose, poetry, spoken word, music, and comedy from local writers and performers, returns to the Róisín Dubh this weekend as part of the Cúirt literary festival.

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'Reading, writing, and thinking together will sustain us'

Tue, Apr 25, 2017

WITH THE Galway Theatre Festival having wound down on Sunday, it was time for the Cúirt International Festival of Literature to take the baton in Galway’s annual cultural relay race.

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AL Kennedy and Conor O’Callaghan for Cúirt

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

AL KENNEDY, the Scottish author, columnist, commentator, and stand-up comic, is coming to Cúírt to read at an event alongside Conor O’Callaghan, shortlist nominee for the Kerry Group Novel of the Year.

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Cúirt Over The Edge showcase 2017

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

PAUL BREGAZZI, Una Mannion, Eileen P Keane, and Rena Garrett, will read at this year's Over The Edge's annual New Writing Showcase as part of the 2017 Cúirt International Festival of Literature.

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The French connection - Cúirt to celebrate Michel Déon

Thu, Apr 13, 2017

THE HIBERNOPHILE French author Michel Déon will be celebrated at a series of events at this month's Cúirt International Festival of Literature, organised in conjunction with the French Embassy and NUI, Galway.

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Kevin Higgins to release his poetic 'Greatest Hits'

Thu, Apr 13, 2017

“AS NASTY a man as he is poor as a 'poet'” was what John McTernan, a former advisor to Tony Blair called Kevin Higgins - but then, that's Blairites for you. Diarmaid Ferriter though was on the mark, when he described the Galwegian as “Ireland’s accomplished political poet and satirist".

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Mark Kennedy - a night to honour local legend

Thu, Apr 13, 2017

MARK KENNEDY, the film-maker, scriptwriter, and one of Galway's best loved personalities, who died last year, will be rememberd, celebrated, and honoured, at a special event in the Róisín Dubh.

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Sing Along Social's Guilty Pleasures @ Roísín Dúbh

Thu, Apr 06, 2017

DO YOU fancy the idea of singing along - unashamed, out loud, and proud - in the company, and reputation saving safety, of others, to some of the most deliciously cringe-worthy songs known to humanity?

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Biteclub's Disco Brunch Garden Party

Thu, Apr 06, 2017

BITECLUB WILL host a Disco Brunch Garden Party on its rooftop garden area on Sunday April 16 from 12 noon, as part of this year’s Galway Food Festival.

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Demystifying Hamlet

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

GALWAY'S JAMES Connolly Forum has set itself the task of 'Demystifying Hamlet' and explaining, in layman’s terms, the world of William Shakespeare’s tragedies with a public talk tomorrow at 7.30pm in The Western on Prospect Hill.

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Hipster Bingo - expect the unexpected (and marshmallows)!

Wed, Mar 29, 2017

GROOM THAT magnificent beard, check your angular haircut, squeeze into the most crotch compressing pair of skinny jeans you can, crack open a craft beer, listen to music by indie bands so cool they don't yet exist, then head down to the Róisín Dubh for the next Hipster Bingo night.

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Cúirt 2017 programme launched

Wed, Mar 08, 2017

THE RAIN was splish splashing in its Galway fashion on Tuesday evening but that didn’t deter the many literature devotees who gathered at the House Hotel for the programme launch of this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature.

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Galway Community Pride Festival fundraiser

Thu, Mar 02, 2017

MR PUSSY will be strutting her stuff on the stage of the Róisín Dubh at next week's GASS clubnight, when she hosts the first fundraiser for the Galway Community Pride Festival.

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The Quays win IMRO Connacht Venue of the Year

Thu, Mar 02, 2017

The Quays, one of Galway city's most popular bars and live music venues, has won the IMRO Best Venue Connacht Award 2016 at the IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year Awards which were held recently in Dublin.

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Remembering Patrick Kavanagh in Galway

Thu, Mar 02, 2017

“IF EVER you go to Dublin Town/In a hundred years or so/Inquire for me in Baggot Street/And what I was like to know” wrote the poet Patrick Kavanagh, but you do not have to go to Dublin to find out about him.

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Public lecture on Irish-Americans and Independence

Thu, Mar 02, 2017

WHILE THE contribution of Irish Americans to the events of 1916 are well documented, their campaign to undermine British imperial rule in Ireland in the decades before the Great War is often neglected.

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The Black Gate Centre - Galway’s newest, hippest arts venue

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

GALWAY'S CULTURAL landscape has just acquired a lively and impressive addition in The Black Gate Centre, on St Francis Street. Catering for music, literature, art, film, dance, and learning, it aims to be a home for the artist and a haven for art lovers.

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