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Hear stories from the Westside Writer's Group

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GALWAY'S 'WRITE On' Westside Writers Group will host an evening of literary entertainment in the Westside Library this month, with members reading extracts from their short stories, poems, flash fiction, and memoirs.

A letter from Seamus Heaney

Irish traditional music is one of the great survivors of history. Maybe it was because we are an island, way off on our own in the western Atlantic, and until the latter decades of the last  century, out of hearing from the mass cultural movements of popular cinema, radio and TV, especially the modern music from Europe and the US, that something distinctive has survived. As a boy I would only hear traditional music sessions in a few Gaelteacht areas, or from the welcoming Standún family in Spiddal, or at the Féiseanna at An Taibhdhearc, which was more memorable for the day off from school than it was for the music.

 

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