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THE ACADEMIC, the Westmeath indie-rock sensation called “one of Ireland’s most exciting new bands” by The Independent, play the Róisín Dubh next week, as part of their December tour of Ireland.
"THEIR MUSIC is folk, pastoral, and dreamy with its pop eyes wide open." This is how Nialler9 has described Saint Sister, the 'atmosfolk' duo of Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty, who play Galway next week.
A CLASSIC blues-rock trio inspired by Cream and The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Wille and the Bandits, like their forerunners, enjoying pushing at the boundaries of what blues-rock can actually be.
THE POETS Caitríona O’Reilly, Colin Dardis, and James Anthony, will read at the Over The Edge: Open Reading in the Galway City Library on Thursday September 29 at 6.30pm.
IT TOOK an Englishman to write one of the finest, and most poignant songs, about Irish emigration. That man is Ralph McTell, and that song is 'From Clare To Here', and next month he will mark his special relationship with the country.
THERE ARE two kinds of Galwegians - one lives for the Races, the other cannot be far enough away from the Races. If you are of the latter persuasion, there is only one place to be on Ladies' Day - The Strange Brew Summer Shindig.
"DANCING IN the moonlight, everybody's feeling warm and bright, it's such a fine and natural sight..." Back in 1999 there was no getting away from Toploader's cover of the King Harvest song, which went on to eclipse the original.
THE HENRY Girls - Donegal sisters Karen, Lorna, and Joleen McLaughlin - make their annual summer visit to Galway city to play a concert as part of this year's Galway International Arts Festival.
FOUR DAYS from now the Republic of Ireland begins its Euro 2016 campaign against Sweden, followed five days later by an encounter against the world No 1 Belgium. By the time the 'boys in green' face Italy on Wednesday June 22, all - or maybe nothing - will hinge on this match.
EAMONN CEANNT, the County Galwayman who was one of the seven signatories of the 1916 Proclamation, and who was crucial in reviving interest in, and paving the way for, the uilleann pipes central role in modern Irish music, is to be celebrated through a series of events in the city.