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Galway 'was the start of the Lúnasa story'

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LÚNASA MAKE a welcome return to Galway and the Galway Sessions festival when the trad supergroup play Monroe's Live on Thursday June 18. A hectic and busy international touring schedule has afforded the band little opportunity to play in Ireland in recent times so this Galway gig is all the more to be welcomed.

Plans already in motion for next year’s Mayo International Choral Festival

As the sun was rising over Lough Lannagh, Castlebar on Sunday morning, some 150 people gathered at the lakeside to take part in the final event of the second Mayo International Choral Festival. The dawn chorus marked the close of the four day event at which some 1,100 singers and guests took part in concerts, competitions, street performances, and tours of Mayo. The festival programme was launched two weeks earlier, by the UK’s Reading Male Voice Choir.

Sharon Shannon live in Belmullet

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Experience a one-off intimate musical experience with Sharon Shannon who has won the hearts, minds and souls of people all over the world. She will be performing live in Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet on Saturday, November 17. Her live and recorded collaborations are the stuff of legends. Sharon will perform music from her back catalogue and as well as adaptations of scores from her new album Flying Circus recorded with the RTE Concert Orchestra.

Famine Remembrance Concert

Patrick Cassidy’s Famine Remembrance Concert will take place in St Colman’s Church, Claremorris on April 13 at 8pm sharp.

Hollywood star to narrate Famine Remembrance Symphony Concert in Claremorris

Irish American actor Eric Mabius, who has appeared in almost 30 films and over a dozen major television projects, is to narrate the European Premiere of Patrick Cassidy’s, Famine Remembrance Symphony Concert to be held at St. Colman’s Church, Claremorris, County Mayo on Friday next April 13 next. Mabius who has starred in a lead role in the hit ABC Series Ugly Betty and the critically acclaimed BBC mini-series Outcasts, will be accompanied by the RTE Concert Orchestra and the Tribal Chamber Choir (Galway).

Mayo born composer brings European premier to Claremorris

The European premiere of Mayo-born composer Patrick Cassidy’s ‘Famine Remembrance’ will take place at a special celebration to commemorate the centenary of St Colman’s Church in Claremorris on April 13. Now living in North America, Cassidy is widely known for his musical scores for many Hollywood movies, including Hannibal, Veronica Guerin, Kingdom of Heaven, Che Guevara, King Arthur, Layer Cake and most recently The Tree of Life starring Brad Pitt.

St Colman’s Church

One of the highlights of the ongoing celebrations to commemorate the centenary of St Colman’s Church, Claremorris, will be the European premiere of Patrick Cassidy’s Famine Remembrance Concert.

Sharon Shannon is back at the Royal Theatre

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Legendary Irish musician Sharon Shannon is renowned for embracing all musical genres and collaborating with many different artists including U2, Sinead O Connor, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, Jackson Browne, Nigel Kennedy, and Christy Moore. She is coming back to Castlebar to the Royal Theatre, on December 27 for a special post-Christmas show.

Galway Baroque Singers hosting auditions

GALWAY BAROQUE Singers resume rehearsals for the new term on Wednesday in anticipation of an exciting autumn event.

‘Ring out, wild bells’ to welcome this great composer

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The composer Karl Jenkins is the bane of many music critics’ lives. They cannot understand him; or why he is so popular with serious music lovers. A recent study shows that he is now the most performed living composer in the world. If Jenkins was a Mick Jagger or a Paul McCartney then, some critics argue, different criteria would apply. But this man takes the most solemn themes, such as the Mass, and more recently Stabat Mater (the intensely moving 13th century hymn to Mary as she stands at the foot of the Cross), and presents them in an astonishing, and exciting, new format that makes you sit up, and ask: “What was that?” It is certainly not in the classical tradition.

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