What is that singer’s favourite book?

Thu, Apr 10, 2014

FROM THE lieder tradition in Germany to bands like Iron Maiden setting Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s ‘The Rime of The Ancient Mariner’ to music, there has long been a connection between literature and song.

Musicians talking about their favourite books and writers, and the way in which literature influences their songs, will be at the heart of The Music Bookclub in the Róisín Dubh this Saturday at 3pm.

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Noir By Noirwest - dark fiction from Irish writers

Thu, Apr 03, 2014

FROM CRIME on Galway city streets to violence in trenches of WWI, the dark side of human nature is explored by 30 Galway writers in a major new short story collection.

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Over The Edge Cúirt reading

Thu, Apr 03, 2014

RUTH QUINLAN, Jennifer Matthews, Pat McDonnell, and Colm Scully will read at the Cúirt Over The Edge Showcase Reading.

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Cúirt launch for The Galway Review 2

Thu, Apr 03, 2014

The Galway Review 2, an anthology featuring an array of Galway writers, will be officially launched as part of the Cúirt festival.

The anthology, the second printed edition of The Galway Review, the literary magazine which has evolved from the popular online edition and literary page published in the Galway Advertiser, will be launched in the Dáil Bar on Tuesday at 8pm by Galway city arts officer James Harrold.

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Clifden Traditional Music Festival

Thu, Apr 03, 2014

THE CAPITAL of Connemara will come alive with music at the fifth annual Clifden Traditional Music Festival from Thursday April 10 to Sunday 13.

The festival will be officially opened by Raidio na Gaeltachta’s head of music, Neansai Ní Choistealdbha in the Clifden Station House Hotel at 7pm on April 10, followed by a concert.

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Cúirtin’ in the kitchen

Thu, Apr 03, 2014

CONSCIOUS OF the fact that Galway’s literary festival, Cúirt, was becoming somewhat estranged from the people of Galway, for whom it was inaugurated, it was decided four years ago to organise a number of events in and for local communities, to bring the festival back to the people.

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Liz Lochhead: hickies, nappies, and twelve inch tellies

Thu, Apr 03, 2014

I DISCOVERED Scottish poet Liz Lochhead in the 1993 Bloodaxe anthology The New Poetry, and a few years later she came to Galway to read at the 1998 Cúirt Festival.

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Get inside the mind of Lara Croft

Thu, Mar 20, 2014

RHIANNA PRATCHETT, the video game scriptwriter for Bioshock, the Overlord series, and the recently rebooted Lara Croft, is coming to Cúirt 2014.

Rhianna, who is also the daughter of esteemed fantasy author Terry Pratchett, will take part in the Cúirt International Festival of Literature’s youth strand, the Cúirt Labs, on Saturday April 12, where she will give a workshop on story telling in video games.

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Second collection of Tom Duddy’s poems

Thu, Mar 13, 2014

THE YEARS, a collection of poetry by the late philosopher and academic Tom Duddy, is to be launched in Galway city this month.

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