Search Results for 'Billy Bragg'

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Big World Blue - electro/folk @ Monroe's

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MARTYN BARKER is the drummer with Shreikback, and he has also performed with Billy Bragg, Robert Plant, Marianne Faithful, and Goldfrapp, but he comes to Galway in a different guise next week.

Roesy to play Róisín Dubh

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THE AUSTRALIAN based Irish singer-songwriter Roesy returns home thIS month for a nationwide tour, promoting his new album, Wolf Counsel.

Paul Heaton - ‘My audience is used to me being a grumbleweed’

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AFTER 19 highly successful years, The Beautiful South called it a day in 2007 humorously citing “musical similarities” as the reason for the split. It marked the close of the second chapter of band leader Paul Heaton’s career - his first having been as leader/singer of The Housemartins - opening the way for his ‘third act’, that of solo artist.

Dick Gaughan - Essential Songs Playlist

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A FIERCELY proud Scot, an unapologetic “unreconstructed Socialist”, a leading contemporary folk singer-songwriter, and according to Dirty Linen magazine, “Scotland's head and conscience” - this is Dick Gaughan.

Theatre and musical treats coming up in Ballina

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On Saturday, April 20 at 8pm multi-talented, Scottish-born guitarist and singer-songwriter Dick Gaughan will be taking to the stage in the Ballina Arts Centre. Gaughan’s songs are known for the passion and political conviction he puts into them and his music has been recorded by the likes of Billy Bragg, Christy Moore, Mary Black, Roy Bailey, and Capercaillie. Tickets cost from €12 to €15 and booking is essential.

Take no prisoners: the return of Whipping Boy

IT IS not easy to look towards the future right now. A Budget delivering cuts which will hurt the weakest in society, rather than the most comfortable, came this week. The euro totters on the brink of extinction. The recession will not end any time soon.

Ian McLagen - rocking all over the world

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IAN MCLAGEN boasts one of English rock’s most impressive CVs, having been a member of The Small Faces, The Faces, and Billy Bragg’s band The Blokes, not to mention session work for the Rolling Stones (that’s him playing keyboards on ‘Miss You’), Rod Stewart (Mac is on ‘Maggie May’ and ‘You Wear It Well’), and Bob Dylan, as well as maintaining a solo career since the late 1970s.

Want your band to support Doves at London’s Sundae Festival?

Legendairy ice cream makers Ben & Jerry’s is on the hunt for the very best and most exciting Irish musical talent to join a stellar line-up at the sixth annual Ben & Jerry’s Sundae Festival this July 24 and 25 in London’s Clapham Common. Sundae Festival is a moovellous weekend of sweet music, Fairtrade-friendly activities, and dairylingly delicious ice cream and frozen yoghurt.

The testimony of Becky Unthank

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CLOG DANCING is not something we are familiar with in Ireland, but when Rachel and Becky Unthank demonstrated it in Galway in 2008, it was surprising how much like Irish dancing it was.

Robert Sarazin Blake - modern day troubadour

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Robert Sarazin Blake is in this singer/songwriter thing for the long haul. Some people become themselves, later on in life. For Blake it was rather early, having first stepped onstage at Seattle's Folk Life festival when he was 15.

 

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