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THE TRAD lunchtime concerts have been a feature of the Galway International Arts Festival for more than 20 years, and this year boasts a superb line-up playing Monroe's Live - especially appealing for those who love trad fiddle - and it all kicks off on Thursday.
THE GENIUS cartoonist Gary Larson, of Far Side fame, has a memorable two-tiered cartoon in which the top half depicts an angel welcoming new arrivals to Heaven with the phrase “Here’s your harp”, while the bottom half features a devil saying “Welcome to Hell, here’s your accordion”.
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.
SUPERB FOLKSINGER Chad Dughi returns to Galway for a much anticipated show at The Crane Bar on Thursday August 26th at 9pm.
HUNDREDS OF years ago the music played on Scottish and Irish fiddles combined with Spanish guitar, Italian mandolin, and West African banjo in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of America.
THE GREAT Irish guitarist Philip Donnelly, who has worked with such legends as Towns Van Zandt and Gary Moore, is coming to Galway.
THROUGHOUT THE 1980s Steve Earle was the poster boy of the Outlaw Country Music scene. Taking inspiration from Gram Parsons, Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, and Waylon Jennings his music had a harder edge than the pop-oriented Nashville sound of the time.
“I NEVER meant to push or shove you/ Do you know how much I love you/ No you don’t, but I do/and I wonder if I’m past the point of rescue?”
PHILIP DONNELLY’S long musical career began in the 1960s when he was a member of Elmer Fudd, part of the emerging Irish rock scene which also included Them, Skid Row, Thin Lizzy, and Taste.