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Ryley Walker - 'prodigious talent' for Strange Brew

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"Walker is a prodigious talent. He possesses the light touch of Bert Jansch, the unbottled energy of Peter Walker, and the musical erudition of John Fahey...Walker is versatile, too, with a chameleonic quality that allows him to slip into ragged electric blues and bucolic acoustic reveries with equal ease. Of all the songwriters trying their hand at this revivalist approach...Walker is the most natural and enviable."

Tradiohead - live at The Loft

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THE MOST unusual and original of tribute bands, Tradiohead, who take the music of Radiohead and reinterpret it as Irish folk and trad, are back.

Letter to Sylvia Plath from Ted Hughes (March 1956)

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Sylvia, That night was nothing but getting to know how smooth your body is. The memory of it goes through me like brandy. If you do not come to London to me, I shall come to Cambridge to you. I shall be in London, here, until the 14th. Enjoy Paris...Ted. And bring back brandy. Two bottles.

Iron Mountain and Spats Colombo @ Monroe’s Live

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KRAUTROCK, FOLK, jazz, metal, psychedelia, and post-rock fuse in the music of Limerick based multi-instrumentalists Iron Mountain.

NUI Galway is only Irish institution to move up in world rankings

NUI Galway is the only Irish institution to improve its standing in the QS World University Rankings 2014-2015, rising four places to 280th place in this year’s league table.

Spats Colombo - new band, new single, new album

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IN 1959 Spats Colombo was a gangstar in Some Like It Hot, played by George Raft. Today Spats Colombo is a Galway sextet whose sound runs the gamut from indie-rock to ska.

The Dean Crowe devotes an evening to Oscar Wilde

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The Importance of Being Wilde by Stephen Burns is a compelling play on the life and extraordinary career of Oscar Wilde, one of the most flamboyant and brilliantly original Irishmen of all time.

The Importance of Being Wilde

MORE THAN a century after his death in Paris, Oscar Wilde’s work remains as popular as ever while the triumphs and tragedies of his life exert an enduring fascination.

Talk on the Wilde family by Gerard Hanberry

Coláiste Iognáid - ‘Was it Eton or Stowe?’

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In any war propaganda is a useful weapon. In World War II both the Allies, and the combined Axis powers used broadcasting, leaflet dropping, false information contained in dead men’s briefcases, diaries, fake military manoeuvres, or through clever counter espionage, to discourage and demoralise the enemy. There were many spectacular successes; but the one that really annoyed the British was the voice of William Joyce, broadcasting almost nightly from Reichssender Hamburg radio. He became known as Lord Haw Haw, a much hated figure.

 

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