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Richard Hawley standing at the edge

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SKY’S EDGE is a hill overlooking the centre of Sheffield, the ‘Steel City’ in South Yorkshire that has long been the muse and inspiration for the sumptuous songs of its native son Richard Hawley.

New documentary on The Auteurs’ Luke Haines

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LUKE HAINES, rightly described by Pitchfork as “an undeniably great songwriter”, who has always revelled in his outsider role, is the subject of a new documentary - Art Will Save The World.

Jeffrey Lewis - new album and Kelly’s show

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JEFFREY LEWIS - singer, songwriter, comic book illustrator, and spoken word artist - in short, indie rock’s renaissance man, returns to Galway to play Kelly’s, Bridge Street, this Sunday at 8.30pm.

KT Tunstall - Earning her stripes

IT HAD been a whirlwind six years for folk/rock songstress KT Tunstall and she decided it was time to take stock and dream it all up again.

Martyn Ware of Heaven 17 (and The Human League) on his electric dreams

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SHEFFIELD WAS an important hub of steel and coal production during The Industrial Revolution of the 1800s and was nicknamed ‘The Steel City,’ but in the 1970s and 1980s international competition and the anti-union stance of Margaret Thatcher meant industry in the area collapsed.

Duke Special - Berlin, books, and Steve Albini

THE GERMANS have a word for it - Gesamtkunstwerk - the ‘total work of art’ or ‘synthesis of the arts’, where a variety of different art forms go into creating one major piece of work.

What’s in a name when you’re Sweet Jane

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WITH A name like Sweet Jane and a singer called Lydia Des Dolles, you could be forgiven for thinking this Dublin trio took their moniker from one of The Velvet Underground’s best loved songs and were in thrall to a kind of decadent New York 1970s glamour.

The Flaws’ Italian adventures and Lego obsessions

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When you think of Irish rock and indie, the traditional strongholds for major talent to emerge have nearly always been Dublin and Cork. Yet the last few years has seen a plethora of high quality bands emerge from other areas of the country and a growing willingness among the public to support them.

A feast of amazing musical talent for Galway Arts Festival

The Festival Big Top is set to join a list of iconic festivals that are hosting great musical talent this summer. Following their enchanting performance at this year’s Glastonbury music festival, American group Bon Iver will bring their haunting melodies from their critically acclaimed album For Emma, Forever Ago, to the Festival Big Top on Thursday, July 23 at 8.30pm. Having shared the ‘Other Stage’, one of Glastonbury’s main stages, with music greats including The Prodigy, Franz Ferdinand and Bloc Party, Bon Iver’s Galway gig will offer the unique opportunity to savour the group’s acclaimed live performance in a unique setting following their sets on the stages of Glastonbury and Lollapalooza. Supporting Bon Iver at their Galway performance is Alela Diane, one of America’s most captivating contemporary singer/songwriters who has also just performed on Glastonbury’s The Park Stage. Following her performance at this years Glastonbury and having already caused a huge stir with her new release To Be Still, Alela Diane’s show with Bon Iver is the most highly anticipated musical performance in Galway this summer.

 

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