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ConTempo's European lunchtime concerts

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BREXIT HAS made Britain very unpopular. The EU's adherence to neo-liberal centrism has seen its reputation take a battering. The populist right is on the rise. Best take a break from our continent's awful politics, and concentrate on what it does best - culture.

The Voldemort Quartet are coming

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HAS THE evil wizard Voldemort, arch enemy of Harry Potter, his own string quartet? It appears so, and these young musicians will be among the performers at the Galway Music Residency autumn/winter programme.

Chamber Philharmonia Cologne in concert in St Nicholas'

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THE CHAMBER Philharmonia Cologne, one of Germany's finest classical music ensembles, make their annual journey to Galway, to play works by Vivaldi, Handel, Peter Tchaikovsky, and Niccolo Paganini.

Irish Youth Wind Ensemble to play Galway on Sunday

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MORE THAN 60 of Ireland’s finest young wind, brass, and percussion players have been selected to play in this year’s Irish Youth Wind Ensemble - a week long music course culminating in a series of concerts, one of which will be in Galway.

History made for local Church of Ireland community as St Nicholas’ gets its first female rector

St Nicholas’s Collegiate church has seen many changes in the city over the hundreds of years it has stood guard over the street, but is about to experience a new one with the announcement this week that its new rector will be the first female to hold the post.

History is not kind to Liam Mellows

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St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, 1823

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This drawing of the Collegiate Church was done in December 1823 (at about 2pm according to the clock) by EW Thompson. It was presented to the vestry by another EW Thompson of Tullymore, Broughshane, Co Antrim, in 1947.

Gospel Rising Music Festival 2018

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THE NINTH annual Gospel Rising Music Festival – Ireland's biggest gospel music and choral festival – returns to Galway this month, with choirs from across Ireland, and beyond, performing throughout the city.

A lunchtime Beethoven concert

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THAT MONTY Python sketch, with John Cleese as Beethoven, all roars, shouts, irascible temper, and prone to shooting things, may have been closer to the truth than we realise.

The enduring legend of the Irish Madonna of Hungary

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An extraordinary thing happened in the Hungarian city of Gyor on St Patrick’s Day, March 17 1697. A painting of the Virgin and Child, brought to the city 42 years previously by Bishop Walter Lynch, a member of the esteemed Lynch family of Galway, began to ‘weep copiously’ during Mass. Despite having been wiped clean with linen cloths (one of those cloths is still preserved), it continued to exude ‘a bloody sweat’ for three hours.

 

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