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ConTempo's European lunchtime concerts

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BREXIT HAS made Britain very unpopular. The EU's adherence to neo-liberal centrism has seen its reputation take a battering. The populist right is on the rise. Best take a break from our continent's awful politics, and concentrate on what it does best - culture.

Clifden Arts Festival 2018 - get ready to come 'home'

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ASLAN, MÁIRTÍN O’Connor, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, the poet Paul Durcan, award winning comedian Danny O’Brien, and Irish artist Brian Maguire are all performing at the Clifden Arts Festival, which this year, will explore the theme of 'Home'.

Music and snow in June?

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DESPITE THE weather having improved notably over recent days, Galway can expect a touch of snow in the first week of June, at the next Galway Music Residency's Music & Musings concert.

A lunchtime Beethoven concert

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THAT MONTY Python sketch, with John Cleese as Beethoven, all roars, shouts, irascible temper, and prone to shooting things, may have been closer to the truth than we realise.

The Seven Last Words of Christ

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DON JOSÉ Sáenz de Santa María, the Archbishop of Cadiz, was preparing sermons for an Easter service and asked Joseph Haydn, the most celebrated composer of his day, to write music to accompany the words he was writing.

Sacred music for Good Friday

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MARY WEPT at the foot of the cross as her crucified son died; King David was plunged into grief at the death of his son Absalom in battle, while Rachel was left in Ramah to mourn her lost children.

A classical winter recital

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THE GALWAY Music Residency's apprentice ensembles, who have been working under the acclaimed ConTempo Quartet, will hold a recital this weekend in NUI Galway.

'If music be the food of love...'

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LOVE AND romance are the ingredients of Music for Galway's 2018 midwinter festival, Beloved - Composers In Love, a beautiful programme of music by famous composers, written during times of intense passion, which takes place at the Town Hall Theatre from January 19 to 21.

Music For Galway - love will be in the air

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MUSIC FOR Galway will begin 2018 on a romantic note - no, not exclusively the romantic music era of c1780-1910 - but rather on music written by major composers when they were madly, and sometimes inapproiately, in love.

Can't get enough of ConTempo?

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SLY STONE urged us to "dance to the music" and the ConTempo Quartet is about to take audiences through their dance-paces, bringing them on a sonic journey from the formality of the Austrian courts to the wildness of the Romanian steppes.

 

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