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LOAH - GIAF17 gig @ Róísín Dubh

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SHE IS "a unique talent, a magnetising performer, and any time you see her sing, there’s a palpable sense of a musician on the rise.” So said Nialler9 about Loah, who plays the Róisín Dubh as part of the Galway International Arts Festival.

Leading Galway trad musicians to play Spirit Of The West

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SPIRIT OF The West - traditional music, songs, and dance, a new show produced and directed by folk singer Matt Keane, along with Colm Naughton, comes to The Claregalway Hotel this month.

'The Cure is my family, it's never not going to be'

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WHEN DID The Cure begin? Was it December 1976 when the band played their first gig? Was it 1972 when the original line-up, in their early teens, held a jam session? Or was it 1964, when seven-year-olds Robert Smith and Lol Tolhurst sat beside each other on the bus to school?

Former Shop Street busker to play Pearse Stadium twice next summer

Music mega star Ed Sheeran will play two dates in Galway next year.

Haji Mike to headline world music event

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DUB REGGAE musician, poet, academic, Haji Mike is something of a renaissance man in the dub scene, and he will be bringing his words and music to the It's A Worldwide Ting event in Galway next month.

Galway music and musicians @ GIAF 2017

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SOME of Galway's best comedians, singer-songwriters, electro bands, and DJs will share the stage with headline acts at this summer's Galway International Arts Festival.

The Clockworks - live in the city

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THE CLOCKWORKS, one of the most impressive young Galway bands on the scene today, who have released a number of promising singles, play The Cellar this weekend.

Mayo Day celebrates our past, present and future

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The multi-purpose Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology’s Castlebar campus staged the energetic opening ceremony of Mayo Day 2017 last Friday evening. The bank holiday weekend events were long billed to be a celebration of Mayo - past, present and future - and with no little amount of imagination and obvious hard graft, the organisers over-performed in achieving their aim. In his Mayo Day promotional video, director Lorcan Hynes beautifully wove an emotional message around the cliffs of Mayo and the skyscrapers of the world. The message invited the Mayo diaspora to return to a future Mayo, where prosperity will once again create opportunity. Our diaspora was to the fore during Mayo Day and for good reason as Peter Hynes, Mayo County Council’s chief executive, informed the opening ceremony that the global dispersion with Mayo heritage stands at 3.5 million people. Their affinity with their home county has led to Mayo associations growing up in the world’s biggest cities. Just as Mayo currently fits into current global themes of emigration and identity, so it did in the past when the international themes were revolution and republicanism. Those earlier themes, and in particular the political relationship they spawned between Ireland and France, were discussed at the fascinating Mayo Day La L’Arbre de la Liberté - Liberty Tree Conference on Friday and Saturday. The two-day conference offered an impressive line-up of historians and authors.

Nine-day festival keeps bogs at top of agenda

Only a small amount of blanket bog exists in the world and Ireland possesses eight per cent of the world’s blanket bog and is the most important country in Europe for this type of habitat. As a result, Conamara Bog Week will celebrate its 33rd year this May, with a nine-day festival packed with walks, talks, music and poetry, all in honour of the rugged landscape that surround Letterfrack.

EP review: Daithí

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'GAELIC HEART, Modern Mind' could - should - be the very definition of Daithí's approach to music, a deep respect and love for traditional music and culture, with a forward looking embrace of the modern.

 

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