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Renowned conductors to visit Mayo over St Patrick’s week

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Two very distinguished conductors will visit Mayo during St Patrick’s week, to participate in what promises to be a superb evening of music, when the Iowa University Concert Band and the Mayo Concert Orchestra will perform on Tuesday next, March 13, in the GMIT Mayo Campus, Castlebar.

Amazing Popkoor are singing their way to Mayo

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Hailing from Holten, a village in the northeast of the Netherlands, Amazing Popkoor will visit Mayo in October upon the invitation of the Mayo International Choral Festival. Their trip will involve a tour of the west of Ireland culminating in a concert in Christchurch, Castlebar, together with the Mayo Male Voice Choir and The Rolling Waves on Friday, October 13.

That was some year

What a tumultuous political year it’s been! It began with a sense that despite much turmoil and insurgency across the globe voters would shy away from the radical choices and that something akin to the ‘status quo’ would prevail. It ended with Madonna with no sense of irony berating the President-elect of the USA for engaging in sensationalist acts and rhetoric in order to generate publicity.

‘There are two sides to every fish: the good, buttery part, and the bone’

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Writer Joshua Ferris, who reads at Cúirt this Saturday, has been variously described as "one of America’s sharpest observers of 21st century life" (Daily Express), a "Virgil of the disaffected" (LA Times) and "a gifted satirist very much in touch with the fear and paranoia that undercuts US society" (The Irish Times).

Taking a satirical scalpel to the body politic

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"THE BEST satire has always been militantly about the present," declares Galway poet and critic Kevin Higgins, who turns his witty, devilishly humorous, eye and words upon Alan Kelly, Irish Water, Official Ireland, and Jeremy Corbyn’s enemies, in a new collection.

Fitting that Banville will open the 21st Autumn Gathering at Coole

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Described as “one of the most imaginative literary novelists writing in the English language today,” John Banville will open The Lady Gregory - Yeats Autumn Gathering.  Taking place at Coole Park, Gort and Thoor Ballylee, from 25-27 September, the Gathering recognises Lady Gregory’s unique influence on Irish arts and literature.  

 

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