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NIALL TEAGUE, one of Galway's leading folk/roots musicians and songwriters, releases his new album, Big Red Bridge, this month and launches it with a gig in Galway city.
Nestled amid the cluster of arts and crafts enterprises to be found around the small courtyard of The Forge, in New Road, is the workshop of Cathal Johnson, player and repairer of harmonicas.
This pub, which is situated on the corner of William Street West and the Small Crane, was originally known as the West End Bar. In the 1930s it was owned by Paddy and Angela (known as Alda) Smith who lived over the pub. They also owned the garage behind the pub, which Paddy managed. This was where Bell, Book and Candle bookshop is today. Mrs Smith was from Loughrea and when she and her husband retired, they sold the business to her brother Mickey Coen. He ran it until 1970 when Padraig Cummins took it over. Padraig had a business in Menlo making concrete slabs.
PADRAIG JACK, the Aran Islands' singer-songwriter, plays his first Galway city show since his sold out concert in The Crane Bar in late 2017, when he returns to the Sea Road venue on Friday, June 24.
ANDY IRVINE, John and Pip Murphy, and the actor Patrick Bergin, are heading west for the 2018 Galway Sessions Festival, the city's annual celebration of traditional, folk, and roots music.
TOM FRENCH'S fifth collection, The Last Straw (The Gallery Press) exudes a deep sense of warmth even before it is opened. The painting illustrating the cover, Sunset, by Sadie Mackie, invites the reader to open the book and to revel in its content.
GALWAY SINGER Deirbhile Ní Bhrolcháin releases her wonderful new album Starlight Falling/Coinnlíní Ceoil 1, which sees her deliver spellbinding versions of some of her favourite songs as Gaeilge and in English.
ARAN ISLAND singer-songwriter Padraig Jack is on tour this month and brings his intimate, soulful music, to The Crane Bar, Sea Road, on Friday November 24 at 8.30pm.
On Saturday, November 11, Galway will be filled with the sounds of Ireland’s iconic instrument, the harp. Celebrating the first National Harp Day, Galway members of the newly formed national organisation Cruit Éireann/Harp Ireland have organized three free events in Galway City Museum during the day, and an informal concert in the Crane Bar in the evening.
THIS SATURDAY marks the 30th anniversary of the death of the legendary Galway fiddle player and traditional Irish musician Mickey Finn. His passing will be marked in a weekend of memorial sessions at The Crane Bar, from Friday April 21 to Sunday 23, featuring Mickey’s widow, Lena Finn, as well as Sean Ryan, Jackie Small, and Mickey’s brother Johnny Finn.