'Songs are a wonderful way to deliver intimate emotions'

Thu, May 24, 2018

STEEPED IN the culture of his native Middle East, Israeli lutenist Ziv Braha is also a man very much at home with English Renaissance music. He is about to make his Galway debut, playing the Galway Early Music Festival this weekend, but his journey to classical and early music began in a most unexpected way.

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Frankie Gavin in 'fiddle heaven' with new group The Provenance

Thu, May 24, 2018

FRANKIE GAVIN, Gradam Ceoil’s 2018 Traditional Musician Of The Year, and long-time stalwart of De Danann, has launched a brand new, high-octane fiddle group, The Provenance, who play the Town Hall Theatre on Saturday June 3 in a gala birthday celebration for Tigh Choilí.

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'We should be given Government bonds to cheer people up'

Thu, May 17, 2018

FEET PLACED firmly in a pair of high heels, armed with a six-string acoustic guitar and a host of comedy songs, all wrapped in a sequinned dress, it can only be The Nualas, back in the ring for another swing, and ready to deliver a Glam Slam!

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Myths, legends and medieval melody in Galway Early Music Festival

Thu, May 17, 2018

THIS YEAR'S Galway Early Music Festival, which runs from Friday May 25 to Sunday 27, is filled with gods and faeries, heroes, and heroines, and a feast of magical Mediaeval, Renaissance and Baroque music. With Myths and Legends as the theme, it explores the musical inspiration of classical mythology, Celtic myth, and medieval legend.

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Blue Teapot’s Lughnasa 'all about integration and inclusion'

Thu, May 10, 2018

BRIAN FRIEL'S masterpiece, Dancing At Lughnasa, is one of the greatest and best loved Irish plays, and this month at the Town Hall, Blue Teapot presents a uniquely authentic production, featuring Jennifer Cox, an actor with an intellectual disability, as Rose; exactly as she was written and a milestone first for Irish theatre.

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‘I love that dance between the music and the story’

Thu, May 10, 2018

AINDRIAS DE STAIC is a man who can look back with pride and forward with purpose as an artist. Yet, it is also through looking back that he has found he will be able to move forward as a man.

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1798 - and why it still matters

Thu, May 03, 2018

IN 1798 something remarkable happened in Ireland. Irish Catholics and Presbyterians put aside religious differences to unite in common cause over their grievances against British rule and its discriminations against them. Between May and October that year, they fought to establish an Irish Republic.

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'Body positivity is a big part of burlesque'

Thu, May 03, 2018

IT IS almost that time of the year again when tassles are twirled and booties are shaken in the joyously sexy jamboree of Galway Burlesque Festival. Now in its third year, this feast of frisky fun takes place from May 18 to 20 and, as ever, promises lots of teasing thrills and thrilling teases.

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'Coming from an Indian background, it was easy for me to relate to Irish poets'

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

THE AWARD-winning Anglo-Indian poet, Daljit Nagra, whose ebullient, sharp-witted poems have made him one of Britain’s most popular and acclaimed poets, reads from his work at the Town Hall Theatre this Saturday, as part of Cúirt.

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'An English Fiddler On The Roof'

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

GALWAY MUSICAL Society encamps in The Black Box Theatre for the first week of May with its bravura staging of The Hired Man, which is based on Melvyn Bragg's stirring novel of Cumbrian rural and industrial working life.

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Out of the Ordinary with Moya Roddy

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

AMONG THE feast of events at next week’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature is the launch of the debut book of poems by well-known Galway writer Moya Roddy - Out Of The Ordinary, published by Salmon Poetry.

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'The sea is huge for me'

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

MARINA, THE fine debut novel by Galway writer Aoibheann McCann which is published by Wordsonthestreet, will be launched in the Town Hall Theatre by the actor Little John Nee, on Thursday April 19 at 6pm.

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Getting ‘out there’ with Milton Jones

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

TOUSLE-HAIRED laughmeister Milton Jones brings his unique brand of comic brilliance to Galway next week when he performs his new show, Milton Jones is Out There at the Town Hall Theatre.

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'I want to make songs that are timeless, with good melodies and hooks'

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

WHEN I meet Ultan Conlon in the House Hotel on Saturday afternoon I find him in the best of humour; he has just learned his current single ‘The Measure’ has reached Number 1 on RTÉ’s charts and he is clearly enjoying the affirmative glow of its success.

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'I don’t mind it not being cohesive as long as it’s not jarring'

Thu, Mar 29, 2018

NEVER MIND your Easter Eggs on Sunday morning; the real treat this weekend is the launch party for My Fellow Sponges’ eponymous new album at the Róisín Dubh.

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John Smith - have guitar, will travel

Thu, Mar 22, 2018

THE ROAD of life is one John Smith walks as both a man and a musician, taking his wonderful songs and sublime guitar skills to wherever there are appreciative ears, and from today he's back on that road, on his latest Irish and British tour.

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Vickers Vimy launch new album Atlas Of Hearts

Thu, Mar 22, 2018

FIVE YEARS after their debut release, Volume 1- That Vinyl Scratch, Vickers Vimy launch their second album, Atlas Of Hearts, next Friday, March 30 at the Crane Bar.

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'We’re a band for real now'

Thu, Mar 08, 2018

MARCH WAS originally the first month of the year in the Roman calendar, and for Galway Street Club, March has long been a month signifying new beginnings, providing exciting starting points, and, especially this year, marking significant milestones.

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‘We always get a good turnout in Galway'

Thu, Mar 01, 2018

THE YEAR is only just beginning to hit its stride, and already it is one to remember for “Dublin folk miscreants” Lankum. January saw them play Shane McGowan’s 60th birthday concert; while March sees the band up for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize, and begin a much anticipated Irish and British tour.

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Royal Moscow Ballet bring Sleeping Beauty to Town Hall

Thu, Mar 01, 2018

BALLET ENTHUSIASTS are in for a treat this weekend when The Royal Moscow Ballet gives two performances of Sleeping Beauty at the Town Hall Theatre, on Sunday March 4 at 2pm and 8pm.

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