Junior Galway Film Fleadh celebrates twenty years

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

This year the Junior Galway Film Fleadh is celebrating 20 years of entertaining and educating young people through the power of film and it has assembled a feast of cinematic delights to mark the occasion.

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Jimmy Titanic

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

If you are going to find yourself in Heaven, it may as well be in historic circumstances, like going down on the greatest ship ever built. Yet even now, over a century later, angel Jimmy Boylan steps aboard Titanic every day: riding its notoriety, struggling with its legacy, forever consumed by 'the Wondership’.

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Non-fiction writers Harry Browne, Henry McDonald and PJ Moore for October Over The Edge

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

The October Over The Edge: Open Reading takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday, October 30 from 6.30pm to 8pm.

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Caernarfon Male Voice Choir @Town Hall

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

A feast of Welsh music is promised by the Caernarfon Male Voice Choir, performing at the Town Hall Theatre on Friday October 31.

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Calling all Cure fans

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Out of all the bands that emerged in the immediate aftermath of punk rock in the late 70s, the Cure was one of the most enduring, endearing and popular.

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PLAY @ The Cellar

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

PLAY at the Cellar Bar is the only night of its kind to get musicians and singers of all standards and stature up to perform with a full live house band.

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Live Daft Punk Tribute at Kelly’s

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Daft Funk began five years ago with a test run in Dublin, Ireland. The idea was simple; 2 DJs with a passion for Daft Punk music, trying to emulate the great Electronic group as best as they possibly can.

The crude initial costumes consisting of glow sticks and motorcycle helmets quickly got upgraded to the real Daft Punk helmet designs

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Fight Like Apes, Kid Karate, Sleep Thieves to play Róisín Dubh

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

FIGHT LIKE Apes, Kid Karate, and Sleep Thieves will play six venues across Ireland this November, including Galway’s Róisín Dubh, as they headline this year's FMC Tour.

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Why Not? film festival - Let the adventure begin

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

GET READY to sail to the Arctic, stand atop rugged mountainous peaks and descend with adventurers deep in the heart of vast canyons, when the Why Not? Adventure Film Festival comes to Galway.

The festival takes place on Saturday October 25 in An Taibhdhearc Theatre, and feature 10 Irish premieres, eight inspirational speakers, and 11 award-winning films, all in one night. It opens at 5pm, with the speakers taking to the stage at 5.30pm and films being screened from 8pm.

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Cinema review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Everyone who grew up in the nineties remembers the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Turtles, like Pogs, were certainly part of my childhood. In the world we live in of remakes, reboots, and sequels I cannot believe it has taken this long for a new live action Ninja Turtles picture (there was a animated movie TMNT in 2007 that went straight to DVD). The original movies from the early 90s were massive successes, in fact when the first film came out in 1990 it was the second highest grossing indie movie of all time. Sadly these films have not aged well which leaves the franchise ripe for a reboot. Unfortunately for us, producer Michael Bay has got his hands on the project and if his treatment of the Transformers franchise is anything to go by this will not end well.

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Album review: Weezer

Thu, Oct 16, 2014

IF HISTORY punishes those who arrive too late, as Mikhail Gorbachev said, than music fans punish those acts who peak too early.

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Theatre review: Trickster in the Black Box

Tue, Oct 14, 2014

Jez Colbourne in Trickster.

THERE WAS a time, and not so long ago, when disability arts was regarded as little more than a kind of occupational therapy, like basket-weaving, and viewed with polite, yet condescending indulgence.

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Cinema review: Gold

Tue, Oct 14, 2014

IFTA AWARD winning director Niall Heery’s latest film Gold is a wonderfully well worked comedy-drama set in rural Ireland.

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Soaring choral concert for Louisburgh

Fri, Oct 10, 2014

The Mayo Male Voice Choir is joining forces with mezzo soprano Annemarie Gibbons to perform a special concert in the Derrylahan, Louisburgh, tonight at 8.30 pm.

Ms Gibbons is internationally acclaimed for her operatic performances and will return to her native Louisburgh to perform with the choir and raise funds for the local Order of Malta.

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Theatre review: Defender Of The Faith

Wed, Oct 08, 2014

DECADENT THEATRE Company could hardly have timed its new staging of Stuart Carolan’s Defender Of The Faith any better, with its opening coming the night after the premiere of the latest series of Love/Hate, the TV show which Carolan created.

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Cinema review: Gone Girl

Mon, Oct 06, 2014

GILLIAN FLYNN’S 2012 best-seller Gone Girl was just waiting to be made into a movie. It is so well constructed with twists and revelations coming fast and frequent you could smell the popcorn popping with each chapter. The concern for book readers was, who is going to make a story of two unsympathetic, spoiled, and frankly unlikable, millennials into a mainstream Hollywood movie without losing its dark originality?

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DVD Review - Introducing Morrissey

Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Morrissey. Photo:- Rankin

MORRISSEY’S SOLO career could be characterised as a three act play, with a dramatic opening, a sagging middle section, and a triumphant - and still ongoing - third act.

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Sarah Clancy - Galway’s wandering minstrel

Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Sarah Clancy.

FOR THOSE who have seen Sarah Clancy recite her poetry, the title of her latest collection, The Truth & Other Stories, published by Salmon, will come as no surprise.

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Augé and Ramsell’s ‘difficult second albums’

Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Celeste Augé.

IN THE way he presents his work at readings, Billy Ramsell has much in common with other poets who have emerged from the spoken end of the poetry spectrum during the past decade.

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Album review: The New Pornographers

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

THE NEW Pornographers are something of a Canadian indie supergroup, featuring the diverse songwriting talents of AC Newman, Dan Bejar, and particularly Neko Case.

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