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Families and friends of people lost through suicide in Westmeath have the chance to come together to remember their loved ones at Console’s upcoming Celebration of Light.
WHO THOUGHT hard rock, stadium rock, and blues-rock could be so effectively and thrillingly adapted and reimagined into the essence of traditional American folk music - bluegrass - but it has, brilliantly, for many years, by Hayseed Dixie.
THE DIRTY Circus burlesque and cabaret night returns for Halloween, adding a touch of gothic thrills and scares to its ever popular mixture of burlesque dance, song, and comedy with lashings of sauce and sexiness.
Irish traditional music is one of the great survivors of history. Maybe it was because we are an island, way off on our own in the western Atlantic, and until the latter decades of the last century, out of hearing from the mass cultural movements of popular cinema, radio and TV, especially the modern music from Europe and the US, that something distinctive has survived. As a boy I would only hear traditional music sessions in a few Gaelteacht areas, or from the welcoming Standún family in Spiddal, or at the Féiseanna at An Taibhdhearc, which was more memorable for the day off from school than it was for the music.
Most of us are mad jealous that we cannot claim some kind of connection with Caherlistrane. A new book by Mary J Murphy* manages to link the north Galway parish with an extraordinary number of writers, artists, singers, poets, actors, and historical personalities, that leave all other parishes in Ireland bereft of personality and character. There can be no other competition. We are all characterless by comparison to Caherlistrane.
JOHN GRANT, whose Big Top concert was the undoubted highlight of last summer's Galway International Arts Festival, returns to Galway in the New Year, playing the Seapoint Ballroom on Saturday January 30 at 8pm.
It’s that time of year again, with the crisp busyness of autumn in the air and you are back to your routine, trying to decide on the most enjoyable ways of passing your free time as the days get shorter and gloomier.
NUI Galway will host Ireland’s largest surgical conference, the 40th Sir Peter Freyer Memorial Lecture and Surgical Symposium over the next two days September 4-5 in the Arts Millennium Building, NUI Galway when internationally renowned surgeon, Dr Philip Schauer will deliver the Memorial Lecture entitled ‘Surgical Therapy for Diabetes – A New Order’.
STOCKINGS, SUSPENDERS, lavish lingerie, suggestive dances, and lashings of sauce, burlesque is no longer about women performing for men, today it is about women performing for women, and artists and audience celebrating the diversity of female forms.