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CITÓG, THE Galway music night which supports original, emerging, and alternative rock, pop, electro, and folk artists, returns in December for a second instalment of Wednesday night gigs at the Róisín Dubh.
On Friday evening, September 15 1843, Daniel O’Connell, with a small group of close friends, including his son Daniel and Dr John Grey, proprietor of the Freeman’s Journal, arrived in Galway. The excitement was intense. O’Connell, at 68 years of age, was at the height of his powers. Fourteen years previously he had succeeded in removing the oaths that had prevented Catholics from becoming members of parliament. He took his seat as MP for Clare, the first Irish Catholic to do so. His charismatic personality, brilliant oratory, and powerful intellect, had won him an enormous following, not only throughout Ireland but in Europe as well. His achievement earned him the title of The Liberator, which had all the resonance of an ancient and powerful king who had raised the sword of freedom.
FANS OF AMERICANA are in for a treat at the Roisin Dubh with Rhode Island band The Low Athem playing at the intimate venue on Saturday week, June 16. Formed in 1006 by Brown University students and part-time DJs Ben Knox Miller and Jeff Prystowsky, the band made their mark with their 2007 debut album What the Crow Brings. Drawing on their background in classical music, they widened their instruments and sound to include everything from WWI- era pump organs to crotales (a form of antique cymbal). With the addition of new member Jocie Adamas in 2007, the band began 2008 in remote Block Island off the coast of New England.
THE GIRLS admit that a diverse array of sound has influenced their musical repertoire. Born into the Children of God cult, band member Christopher Owens says he spent his childhood travelling the globe, attending prayer sessions and busking in the street.
After the brilliant Hallowe’en Fancy Dress Party with Grand Pocket Orchestra, the alternative music continues next Saturday night with the return of the hugely successful Finbar Hoban Presents… series, Castlebar’s only alternative boutique music event at Bar Ritz (Mulroys Bar).
WHEN DAVE Grohl was making Foo Fighters’ masterpiece Echoes, Silence, Patience, & Grace he had one thing in mind - to make an album that combined “Nomeansno with Odessey & Oracle”.