Search Results for 'Portland'

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He bangs the drums

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He is only 25, and already he has recorded five albums and two EPs, with five different bands; established himself as one of the busiest and hardest working musicians in Galway city; and in the last 12 months set up his own business, creating customised drumkits.

‘Today the Somme is a peaceful but sullen place.’

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One of the great obsessions after the war was how to come to terms with the ‘missing’ - the many thousands of young soldiers who were either vaporised, or blown to pieces, by high explosives; or were drowned and lost in the mud. Last week I tried to tell the heartbreaking search for their missing son Jack, by the Kiplings. For months they haunted hospitals, interviewed soldiers, even dropped leaflets on enemy territory, pleading for information. Even though the Somme still reveals bodies today, Jack Kipling was never found.

Poet Steve Luttrell - the Maine man

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THE AMERICAN poet and editor Steve Luttrell's first visit to Ireland will see him read at the Over The Edge Writers Gathering at Galway City Museum on Friday May 13 at 8pm, along with local poets Stephen Byrne and Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin.

Hot jazz and bellydancing

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THE SOUND of New Orleans, Eastern European folk, jazz, and Jewish music will collide in exciting fashion with sensuous middle eastern dance, when The Underscore Orkestra and Suadela Bellydance play the Róisín Dubh on Friday May 13 at 9pm.

Citóg to showcase leading Galway singer-songwriters

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TWO OF Galway's finest singer-songwriters - Ultan Conlon and Eoin Dolan - will be among the headline acts at the Citóg nights taking place in the Róisín Dubh across February, which will also feature punk, indie, prog, and folk.

Barna - And a Grecian princess

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The Dillons were a well known and respected family in Galway. It was put about that it was his determination that his five children should have a thorough knowledge of the Irish language, that led professor Tom Dillon, and his wife Geraldine (Plunkett), and their two maids, to leave the rambling Dangan House, and to settle in Barna, a small Irish speaking fishing village, four miles on the other side of the town.

 

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