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Jim Rooney’s ‘long run’ through music

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ONE EVENING in 1951, in the Massachusetts town of Dedham, a young Irish-American teenager happened to tune in to the local radio station as a country band called The Confederate Mountaineers were playing.

Victim left for dead after ‘savage’ attack

A young third level student and part-time barman who had everything to live for had his life turned upside down after being left for dead in a laneway following a savage attack almost nine years ago leaving him with permanent facial paralysis.

Who says Italians can’t play a mean guitar?

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The words “Italian” and “He plays a mean guitar” don’t go hand in hand naturally. After all how many Italian guitar wizards can you think of?

Follow the Blues trail this weekend

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The Martini Cowboy

When we think of New York City the images that come to mind are of skyscrapers, Central Park coffee houses, Wall Street, cocktails and manolo blahnik shoes. The images of 10 gallon hats, honky tonks and tumbleweeds seem at odds with the Big Apple images but in recent years New York-native Jack Grace has changed all that. The Village Voice declared: “NYC someday will brag about its great legends of country music and among those names will be the engaging, hardworking, witty, and schmoozing and boozing Grace.” The Martini Cowboy brings his Jack Grace Band to Galway’s Roisin Dubh on Tuesday August 26.


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