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The life affirming power of music

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CLASSICAL MUSIC concerts have always formed part of the Galway International Arts Festival, but this year, classical music has a notably larger, more prominent, placing. Indeed it is almost a mini-festival within the GIAF itself. "The festival is really pushing out the classic side of things this year," notes the distinguished Irish pianist Finghin Collins approvingly. "It's a wonderful thing."

A feast of classical music at the arts festival

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THE RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and RTÉ ConTempo Quartet will join forces at the 2015 Galway International Arts Festival for what promises to be a first class series of classical music concerts.

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 International Arts Festival 2015 - full programme announced

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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.

Women buried alive in a tomb

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CONDEMNED TO die with their emperor in his tomb, the concubines who have not produced any male children ponder their fate. This is the setting for Bryony Lavery’s play More Light.

What are you doing on Culture Night?

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GET UP off the chair, get out of your routine, leave the house, and enjoy a host of free events - exhibitions, concerts, readings, and all manner of arts related happenings on Culture Night, which takes place this Friday.

Empires of Light

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THE BLACK Country is an area of England where the industrial revolution was at its most intense, in cities like Birmingham, Coventry, and Wolverhampton.

John MacNally for Royal Theatre

Distinguished tenor John MacNally will perform in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, on June 22.

Mick Flannery’s Berlin inspirations

BERLIN HAS long been a place of inspiration to musicians, like David Bowie who recorded Heroes there in 1977, and later to U2 in the early 1990s.

The Prince finds true love...

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After his visit to Britain and Ireland, from 1826 -1828, Prince Hermann, Furst Von Puckler-Muskau returned to Germany, and wrote about his travels with great good humour and vigour. His book, Tour of a German Prince (published in 1830, in four volumes), was an instant success. Translated into English the following year it was a best seller, and a topic of conversation, in both England and America.

 

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