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FOLLOWING THE sell-out success of The Galway Years in October, Little John Nee revives the show in the Town Hall Thetre studio from Monday February 2 to Saturday 7.
GALWAY THEATRE company Fregoli has been chosen as the first recipient of The Michael Diskin Arts Bursary. The committee announced the winner this week, following an application process described as “highly competitive” by the adjudicating panel.
He grew up loving outdoor pursuits and the natural world, despite living close to the world’s largest car manufacturing plant. He has lived in Ireland most his life, but his interest in the country was stimulated in part through British Army radio.
A concert, which is being likened to a ‘mini-festival’, celebrating the life and work of the late Town Hall Theatre manager Mike Diskin, takes place in the Town Hall on Sunday March 30.
If fortune favours Galway next Sunday then the coveted Liam McCarthy cup will be sailing down the N17, a road immortalised by the Saw Doctors. Their manager, Ollie Jennings, has been the chief navigator in the success of this bodacious music group. His speciality is band management, but he is also a proud sports enthusiast. It wasn’t until he relocated to Ballinasloe that he became enthralled with hurling through a friendship he forged with the legendary centre-back, Sean Silke.
A call has been made to rename the Town Hall Theatre the Michael Diskin Theatre in honour of the venue’s long serving manager who passed away last week.
EVERY TOWN and city has its movers and shakers, its characters, people everyone knows, people who are judged to contribute to local social and cultural life, and help give the place a special character all of its own.
Arriving at the Town Hall theatre to meet Rod Goodall for this interview, I find him hunkered on the steps outside and feeding bits of sandwich to a hungry young gull flapping eagerly around his feet. It could easily be an image of Faith Healer’s Teddy, the cockney showbiz agent who Goodall portrays in the play, auditioning a new performer. Teddy, after all, informs the audience that his roster of talent has included a bagpipe-playing whippet and a woman who can speak to pigeons, so a sassy seagull would fit right in. And Goodall’s convivial ease with the bird mirrors the sociable warmth of Teddy’s character.
The Saw Doctors and Smyths Toys are joining forces this week in a novel scheme to raise funds for the Society of the St Vincent de Paul this Christmas.
The Saw Doctors, who are just back in Ireland after sell-out shows in New York at Irving Plaza, and Boston at the House of Blues, have announced two more Galway concerts on Tuesday June 22 and Wednesday June 23, upstairs at Kelly's, to add to the previously announced Galway shows at the Bridge Street venue on June 1 and 2.