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The things Galway makes young artists think of

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ARTWORKS MIMICKING 12” vinyl on a record player, a man with an ever growing beard, a giraffe crossing the Salmon Weir bridge - all of these can be seen in a new exhibition in the Galway Arts Centre.

Ultan Conlon - ‘Songwriting is the way I express myself’

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His music has been played on RTÉ, Today FM, the BBC, and regional stations throughout Ireland. His albums have been acclaimed by music critics and bloggers. The video for his most recent single features Barry Ward, an emerging name in Irish film.

Fifty years a-dancing

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The word ceili means a gathering of neighbours in one house, which emphasised the social nature of the gathering. This inevitably led to music, singing, and dancing, to people doing their party pieces. There were a lot of ceilis in Mick and Maisie Hession’s household on Kingshill in Salthill. Mick Hession was an uileann piper who played a number of other instruments as well, and he regularly had other musicians visit the house for sessions.

Gala night for Druid: Magnificent Gigli Concert in new theatre

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It is exactly 30 years since Thos McDonogh and Sons presented Druid Theatre, for a peppercorn rent, with an old warehouse in Chapel Lane, in Galway’s Latin Quarter. It was far from a Latin Quarter at the time. Like other parts of the old city most of it was falling apart. Old 18th and 19th century buildings were roofless and derelict, a home for cats and rats. But it had a rough diamond look about it too with its pawnbrokers, ‘Nora Crubs’, the always warm Tigh Neachtain’s (if you could get in!), the Pedler and Kenny bookshops, Sonny Molloy’s very modest women’s undergarments shop, and the larger than life Mrs Mc Donagh, who showed us all that there was more to the fish industry than a stinky grilled herring, fried mackerel, and the auld cod.

Record fair in Athlone this weekend

Aficionados of the pre-CD medium are in for a treat this Saturday November 7, when Records Fairs Ireland will be setting out their comprehensive array of vinyl wares at the Prince of Wales Hotel, from 10.30am to 5.30pm. Christmas is coming and it’s the ideal time to pick up an collectable vinyl or a record player for the perfect present!

Major Mullingar music event hopes to strike the right note

Aficionados of the pre-CD and pre-MP3 mediums are in for a bit of a pre-Christmas treat this Saturday December 5 when Danny Byrnes in Mullingar plays host to one of the biggest music events of the season - the return of the Record Fairs Ireland group. A feast of music will be yours for the taking at the legendary Mullingar watering hole and music venue when the collective of record sellers set up their stalls from 11am to 6pm.

 

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