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‘There are two sides to every fish: the good, buttery part, and the bone’

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Writer Joshua Ferris, who reads at Cúirt this Saturday, has been variously described as "one of America’s sharpest observers of 21st century life" (Daily Express), a "Virgil of the disaffected" (LA Times) and "a gifted satirist very much in touch with the fear and paranoia that undercuts US society" (The Irish Times).

Custom House Studio hosting gallery talk with Mary Kelly

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Custom House Studios is hosting a gallery talk with Mary Kelly on Friday April 15 at 2.30pm.

Galway band to play for President Obama

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GALWAY-MAYO folk, trad, and roots band We Banjo 3 perform for the president of the USA, Barack Obama, in Washington DC tomorrow. The audience will also include vice-president Joe Biden, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan.

Club Lonely for Valentine's dancing

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CLUB LONELY, a night of serious disco, house, "love and plenty of dancing", takes place in The Blue Note this Sunday, with DJ sets from P.Disconaut, Mitch, Byron B Yeates, and Nuff' Said.

How America hated the Irish exodus

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When Charles Dickens first visited the United States in January 1842, the popularity of his books was such that he was mobbed by adoring crowds, feted and dined as the major celebrity that he undoubtedly was, and was guest of honour at a famous Valentine’s Ball in New York attended by 3,000 of the city’s great and good.

'I have yet to write my best song,'

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Albert Hammond owes a lot to a man who had a barber's shop in Gibraltar. As a child the world famous singer/songwriter used to sweep hair off the floor in exchange for guitar lessons.

Bravo Theatre presents The Last Five Years

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LOUGHREA'S BRAVO Theatre Group make their Galway city debut this weekend at the Town Hall Theatre with the musical drama, The Last Five Years. Written by Jason Robert Brown, it is an intensely personal look at the relationship between a writer and an actress, told from both points of view.

A historic murder tale at the Farside Festival

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History buffs are in for a treat this weekend as there are some interesting history events lined up as part of the Farside Festival.

Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering

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GALWAY ADVERTISER arts editor Kernan Andrews, poet Kate Ennals, broadcaster Clara Rose Thornton, and writers Susan Lanigan, and Ruth Aylett, will all read at the Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering in The Kitchen, Galway City Museum, on Friday September 11 at 8pm.

 

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