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Mayo County Council Tyrone Guthrie Bursary recipients announced

Every year Mayo County Council offers two bursary awards to artists born or living in Mayo, to enable them to spend two weeks at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig in Monaghan.

Jim Rooney’s ‘long run’ through music

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ONE EVENING in 1951, in the Massachusetts town of Dedham, a young Irish-American teenager happened to tune in to the local radio station as a country band called The Confederate Mountaineers were playing.

Roscommon prepares for a summer of entertainment

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Hail the High Kings

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For centuries, Ireland was ruled by high kings. As their reign came to an end, their deeds and stories merged into the world of legend and the high kings of Ireland were no more except in story, music and song. Renowned musicians and vocalists Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey, and Darren Holden together create the most exciting Irish ballad group since The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, and this Easter Saturday night they are coming to Castlebar.

Celebrate all things traditional this Arthur’s Day with Cherish The Ladies at the Royal

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When describing Cherish the Ladies, the critics say it best; “It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn't enjoy what they do,” The Boston Globe; “An astonishing array of virtuosity,” The Washington Post; and for the past 25 years, Cherish the Ladies have proven themselves worthy to live up to these accolades and in doing so have become one of the most engaging ensembles in the history of Irish music.

The High Kings return to Castlebar

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Having excited music fans on their inaugural sell out Irish tour, The High Kings return to the Royal Theatre Castlebar for one summer show on Friday July 23 at 8pm.

Friday night cabaret returns at the Royal Theatre

Friday night is cabaret night this summer at The Royal Theatre with Fine Girl Ye Are, The High Kings, De Dannan, and Crystal Swing all leading the line up on different nights this summer in the Royal Theatre. Fine Girl Ye Are kick off things next Friday July 9. It’s a fantastic new show of Irish music, song, and dance celebrating the story of the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem - performed by The Kilkennys. It's a cabaret show full of energy, emotion, fun, and history. The show promises to feature a night’s worth of music, dancing, and craic and will included much loved songs as ‘The Holy Ground’, ‘I’ll tell me Ma!’, ‘The Bold O’Donoghue’, and ‘The Irish Rover’.

The High Kings Return for one night only at the Royal Theatre Castlebar

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Having excited music fans on their inaugural sell out Irish Tour The High Kings return to the Royal Theatre Castlebar for one Night only on Sunday April 19 2009. Four top class performers create this unique ensemble, performing new songs and re-energising the great Irish ballads

Trad legends the Fureys and Davey Arthur back are back

The Fureys and Davey Arthur are one of the most respected and best loved Irish traditional institutions in the country. They celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2008 with the release of a live DVD/CD which was recorded in Vicar St, Dublin. They will take to the stage in the Royal Theatre this Saturday evening, April 3.

The High Kings come to town

On Friday March 19 audiences of the Dean Crowe, Athlone will be treated to an evening with Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey, and Darren Holden with music producer David Downes.

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