Search Results for 'Rita Ann Higgins'

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Clifden Arts Festival 2018 - get ready to come 'home'

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ASLAN, MÁIRTÍN O’Connor, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, the poet Paul Durcan, award winning comedian Danny O’Brien, and Irish artist Brian Maguire are all performing at the Clifden Arts Festival, which this year, will explore the theme of 'Home'.

Feakle Festival is a must attend event this summer

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If you love live music, song and dance then the Feakle Festival is the place to be from Wednesday August 8 to Monday August 13.

Feakle International Traditional Music Festival

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NOW THAT Galway's summer arts festivals are over, Galwegians determined to soak up more music can go across the border of south Galway, and into east Clare, for the Feakle International Traditional Music Festival.

The Crane Bar

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This pub, which is situated on the corner of William Street West and the Small Crane, was originally known as the West End Bar. In the 1930s it was owned by Paddy and Angela (known as Alda) Smith who lived over the pub. They also owned the garage behind the pub, which Paddy managed. This was where Bell, Book and Candle bookshop is today. Mrs Smith was from Loughrea and when she and her husband retired, they sold the business to her brother Mickey Coen. He ran it until 1970 when Padraig Cummins took it over. Padraig had a business in Menlo making concrete slabs.

New play-reading group devoted to women playwrights

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GALWAY SCRIPTS & Scribes is a new play-reading group which, starting next Monday evening at the Commercial Boat Club in Woodquay, will host weekly sessions exploring works by women playwrights.

Martina Evans - the poetry of untrustworthy dentists

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THERE IS a school of thought popular among middle-brow critics of both genders, who tend to prevail in journals such as Poetry Ireland Review, and in the literary pages of formerly important newspapers, that poetry should avoid two particular ailments.

Results from the North and sad tales from our times

There is so much to talk about this week that I wish I had a whole page to fill.

How to steal your friend’s girlfriend with a Thin Lizzy LP

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LITERATURE AND music have long had an intimate relationship, and the music of a word is often as important as its literal meaning. A new anthology - Fermata - Writings inspired by Music, showcases writing written in response to music.

Breda Joyce to launch debut poetry collection

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CADENCE, THE début poetry collection from County Galway born poet Breda Joyce, will be launched by Rita Ann Higgins in the Galway City Library on Thursday December 8 at 6pm.

‘When the heart is yearning it speaks volumes’

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Few can resist the seductive charms of a love song and down the ages Ireland has proffered its share of heart-beguiling airs. Galway author Gerry Hanberry has now taken 15 famous Irish love songs and tells the story of the women who inspired them, in his new book, On Raglan Road, published by Collins Press.

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