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David Bowie - the alien has landed in the 1980s

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THE WARNING signs were there, though it is only in retrospect we see and recognise them. Having dominated the 1970s as the decade's key artistic innovator and trendsetter, Bowie was prepared to admit that the following decade may not be quite so productive.

State Lights set for Monroe's

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"STYLISTICALLY PERCHED between classic U2 and The Killers, State Lights songs are made for radio." So said Golden Plec about the rising Irish band who are playing Monroe's Live.

Galway electro-pop singer Laoise gets ‘Rich’

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SHE HAS been called "the new electropop star of your dreams" by Wonderland magazine; "a gleaming gem" by Clash; while Notion has declared she is "not Ireland’s answer to anyone, but a new phenomenon in her own right”.

Tango in the night

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"LET'S DANCE! Put on your red shoes and dance the blues," exhorted David Bowie on his classic 1983 hit single ''Let's Dance'. The title has been borrowed by Music For Galway for its new season and that opening line for its next event.

Latest Irish Youth Music Awards album to showcase young musicians in Galway

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The Irish Youth Music Awards, organised by Youth Work Ireland, is celebrating the release of IYMAs Volume 10, an album featuring 10 young up and coming musicians and bands from Galway and Meath. The album will be released tomorrow, Friday, and is available digitally and on CD.

Let's dance to the music for Galway

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DAVID BOWIE declared "Put on your red shoes and dance the blues". Sly Stone exhorted us to simply "dance to the music", while Men Without Hats warned, "'cause if friends don't dance, well if they don't dance, well, they're no friends of mine". The message is clear - dance and music are inextricably linked.

'They’re all mad in Galway, that’s why I feel so at home'

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The inimitable and flamboyant Mr Pussy - the doyen of Ireland’s drag acts - was in Galway last weekend for a performance at the Róisín Dubh as part of Club GASS’s Galway Pride events. On Saturday afternoon I met him for a chat about his colourful life, career, and many celebrity fans.

Album review: Can

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TWO MEMBERS studied under avant-garde composer Karlheinz Stockhausen; another was a jazz drummer who loved Stax soul; their youngest member was a gifted guitarist and violinist; their vocalist was a free spirit from Japan.

The saxophone and a mediaeval lover's journey

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THE SAXOPHONE is an instrument indelibly associated with jazz, a musical form created by African-Americans in the early 20th century, so what is a saxophone doing at a concert at the Galway Early Music Festival?

An Taobh Tuathail - a sonic journey to 1972

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1972 WAS one hell of a year for music. It was the year of Roxy Music's debut album; David Bowie's breakthrough with The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars; and Bowie also wrote a hit song for Mott The Hoople and produced Transformer for Lou Reed.

 

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