'Getting to Know...' John Patrick McHugh

Wed, Mar 03, 2021

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‘The sound of the cello, it seems as if it’s coming up from the earth’

Wed, Mar 03, 2021

“THE CELLO can be bass, soprano or alto. Its endpin strikes the ground and it seems as if its power and deep sound are coming up from the earth. When played it lies between the musicians legs and they have to embrace it. It’s a very physical thing, it almost becomes part of their body.”

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'Getting to Know...' Máire Éilís Ní Fhlatharta

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

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Glenn Gibson - the ‘accidental artist’

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

IT ALL began in the most unexpected fashion - an artistic career formed by paperclips and enduring long business meetings in the USA.

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‘We believe in this play. I don’t think I’ll let anything stop it’

Wed, Feb 17, 2021

THE OLD saying, ‘’Tis an ill wind that doesn’t blow some good’, has not been without some merit during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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‘I feel a real momentum and I’ll keep going with it’

Thu, Feb 11, 2021

FOR THOSE who lived through it, 2020 was a year that will never be forgotten. It was also a year that few, if any, will remember with any trace of positivity. There may, though, be an exception.

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Getting To Know...Racheal Palmer

Thu, Feb 11, 2021

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‘I have always been fortunate to be linked with Druid’

Thu, Feb 04, 2021

PUTNEY BRIDGE, London. It is 7.40am on a bright May morning in 2017. A woman is on her way to work when a jogger, determined not to break his stride or change his pattern, pushes her out of the way, into the path of an oncoming bus.

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'Getting To Know...'

Thu, Feb 04, 2021

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‘There were chapters in my twenties where I could have been a bit like Luke’

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

WHEN THE email arrived, asking Fiachna Ó Braonáin to audition for a part in TG4’s long running soap Ros ns Rún, his first thought was “Again?”

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'Getting To Know...'

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

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‘I enjoy being the bassline of the story’

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

IF HEARING Bach’s Goldberg Variations for the first time, at the age of 14, was not life changing for cellist Natalie Clein, it was close to that - a profound sense of awe which has stayed with her to this day.

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'Getting To Know...'

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

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‘Music is living, growing, evolving’

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

IN THE bleak midwinter of the Covid pandemic and another lockdown, there is a bright point of light - Music for Galway’s annual midwinter festival, the first major event of any year on Galway’s cultural calendar, is going ahead.

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'Getting To Know...'

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

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‘Everything I do and write is influenced by feminism’

Thu, Jan 07, 2021

IT IS 1975. Second wave feminism is in full flow, and a young woman, with dreams of becoming an artist, puts a failed relationship behind her and travels to Italy.

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‘We’re continuing Gilgamesh, making it work in a different way’

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

“SHE’S SOME woman for one woman” is a phrase that can very easily be applied to Macnas artistic director Noeline Kavanagh, who also embodies that old adage, “The show must go on.”

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'Getting To Know...'

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

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‘It’s about keeping live music alive‘

Thu, Dec 03, 2020

VLADIMIR JABLOKOV’S 2020 captures many of the ups and downs, the obvious lows, and unexpected highs of this strange year, but above all, it encapsulates the sheer resilience of the arts in the face of the pandemic and lockdown.

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'Getting To Know...'

Thu, Dec 03, 2020

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