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The Patrician Boys’ Brass Band

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When you think of it, the Patrician Brothers have made a major impact on the city of Galway since they came here. This has been particularly evident in the music world of the city — they set up a fife and drum band well over a century ago; they have trained countless choirs down through the years, which in turn led to the formation of the Patrician Musical Society; they have formed many céilí bands, teaching the boys to play the accordion, the flageolet, the mouth organ, the triangle, the drums, and castanets. There was such a demand for these céilí groups at civic functions that the brothers decided to put their best foot forward and form a brass band.

Amigo Productions to fly over the cuckoo’s nest

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NEW GALWAY community theatre company Amigo Productions makes its bow next month with Ken Kesey’s classic One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. The play runs at An Taibhdhearc in November, with all proceeds going to Pieta House West.

PMS to hold cheese and wine night as work begins on its next musical comedy

The Patrician Musical Society is back on song and the group will present the hilarious musical comedy How the West Wasn’t Won in the Town Hall Theatre for four nights at 8pm from October 5 to 8.

Galway Patrician Musical Society new show

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HOW THE West Wasn't Won, a new comedy musical by Peter Kennedy, parodying Calamity Jane, Annie Get Your Gun, and Oklahoma! is to be staged by the Galway Patrician Musical Society.

Hard decisions in approving arts grants to ninety-three groups

A total of 93 groups across Galway are to share in €385,000 in funding this year under the Galway City Council’s Arts Grants 2016 scheme.

'There’s never a dull moment'

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ON THE night of Thursday February 1 1996, Galway’s newly refurbished Town Hall Theatre officially opened with the world premiere of Druid’s production of Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane.

Two decades of comfort and culture

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Out back in the darkness, back beyond the velvet and the drapes and the flats that hold up the set, there are the steep stairs, bounding down them, throwing your lines together in your head, rubbing makeup into your neck, the smell of sweat and talc and panic and calmness. Up here, you can hear nothing, ‘cept for the occasional applause. And as you exit that far flung dressingroom, with your costume change completed, you struggle not to be distracted by the lane outside. Up here you could be anywhere, but in a minute you’ll be on stage in front of 400 souls. And when you wait in the green room and keep an eye on the monitor to see where your fellow cast members are at in the story you are telling your audience, you can feel the hairs rising and you rise and stretch and go through your routine, before completing the journey down to backstage. Back here in the darkness, you wait for your cue, you get into the mental space, you feel the reassuring squeezes of your fellow cast members. And you wait.

Being Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk

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THERE IS now less than a week to go to the opening performance of this year’s Renmore Panto, Jack and the Beanstalk, and excitement is building among all involved, none moreso than Richard Brown, who plays the lead role of Jack.

From Rose of Tralee to Renmore Panto

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CHRISTMAS IS almost upon us and along with the mince pies, roast turkey and a beardy fat man in a red suit, Galwegians can also look forward, as always, to the Renmore Panto. This year’s offering is Jack and The Beanstalk, scripted by Panto Dame Peter Kennedy and directed by AIMS award-winning twins Brian and Seán Power.

Catch the lyrical treat that is Coda in concert next week

Lovers of harmonies and the incredible instrument that is the human voice will find a musical Mecca in Nun’s Island Theatre on Friday 11 December, as Coda play their first concert there. Oranmore-born Leonard Kelly is a founder member of this all-male, seven-strong group who are becoming something of a phenomenon nationwide as their richly-harmonised approach to vocal performance reaches an ever-growing audience.

 

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