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Bagatelle - last chance to see them live

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BAGATELLE, BEST known from the song ‘Summer In Dublin’, will begin 2016 with a first and last concert at Monroe's Live on Saturday January 16 at 8pm, as part of their Final Year national tour.

GMIT presents honorary fellowships to three outstanding west of Ireland men

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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) has awarded Honorary Fellowships to three outstanding individuals for their contribution to their communities and to regional development in the west.

Catch the lyrical treat that is Coda in concert next week

Lovers of harmonies and the incredible instrument that is the human voice will find a musical Mecca in Nun’s Island Theatre on Friday 11 December, as Coda play their first concert there. Oranmore-born Leonard Kelly is a founder member of this all-male, seven-strong group who are becoming something of a phenomenon nationwide as their richly-harmonised approach to vocal performance reaches an ever-growing audience.

A letter from Seamus Heaney

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.

Moondance: The Van Morrison Project

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"WELL IT'S a marvellous night for a moondance," Van Morrison sang on the opening track of his classic 1970 album, also called Moondance, and 2015 is a marvellous year to celebrate the music of George Ivan Morrison, better known as Van Morrison.

Celebrate Sondheim with Stella Bass

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STEPHEN SONDHEIM, one of the greatest songwriters and lyricists of modern times, responsible for 'Send in the Clowns', 'I Feel Pretty' and the Oscar-winning 'Sooner or Later', as well as musicals such as West Side Story and Sweeney Todd, is 85 this year.

 

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