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Record-breaking crowds attend 2015 arts festival

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Record-breaking attendances of 200,000 attended the 38th Galway International Arts Festival's 375 performances, talks, and exhibitions across 26 venues in the city, making this year's festival "the most successful ever" according to the organisers.

‘The mountain is just a way of thinking’

Next Sunday, the last Sunday in July, is Reek Sunday which celebrates the national pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s Holy Mountain. Several thousands of people are expected to make the arduous climb, which can take over two hours to get to its summit. If it’s a clear day the views across Connemara, and along the coast line, are spectacular. If the climb is made in misty weather, then it becomes an adventure of another kind. Whatever the weather there is a real sense of camaraderie, and shared humanity; a feeling too that to take a few hours out of our busy lives, to concentrate on the effort of the climb, and support our fellow travellers, is ‘to experience a life time in miniature.’

'As an actor you’re not at the top of the food chain in the film world'

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“The man who was Wreck-it Ralph just phoned and he’ll ring back in 10 minutes” hollered my excited daughter through the living room window that she had expressly opened for hollering purposes.

John C Reilly - actor and his band to play two concerts

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JOHN C REILLY, the American movie star and comedian, known for his brilliant character acting in Boogie Nights, The Hours, Chicago, and Walk Hard: the Dewey Cox Story, can also list singer and songwriter to his list of talents.

Arts Fest promises a whale of a time in July

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A giant, bulbous whale floating in the sky; a woman transitioning to a man; Red Rock‘s Cathy Belton in a one-woman show; a new short play by Enda Walsh, and Crowded House’s Tim Finn exploring his origins through song and story - this is just some of what is coming to the 2015 Galway International Arts Festival.

Galway Choral Association Summer Choral Concert

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AFRICAN-AMERICAN spirituals, sacred music, and opera will all be performed in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church on Saturday June 6 at 8pm for the Galway Choral Association Summer Choral Concert.

Galway Early Music Festival 2015

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A FEAST of fools, ticking clocks, apocalyptic visions, and a time warp - time is of the essence at the 20th Galway Early Music Festival which runs from Thursday May 14 to Sunday 17.

Bows, curtseys, Beethoven, and ConTempo

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IN GERMAN-speaking countries, Beethoven’s Quartet No 2 in G major, Op 18, No 2, is called the Komplimentier-Quartett, “the quartet of bows and curtseys” and Galway will hear why this weekend.

Major Summer School on the Arts and Human Rights to take place just before Arts Festival

Thought leaders from the seemingly disparate worlds of human rights and the arts will come together for the Galway International Summer School on the Arts and Human Rights from 9-11 July. This landmark event, a world-first, is hosted by NUI Galway’s Irish Centre for Human Rights, and will take place in the days immediately before the Galway International Arts Festival.

A Saturday evening with ConTempo and Beethoven

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ST NICHOLAS’ Collegiate Church will be filled with the sound of the very first quartet for strings composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven - even if it is numbered as his third.

 

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