'The language leaps off the page'

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

THERE WAS great excitement at the announcement that Enda Walsh and Cillian Murphy would be teaming up again to bring Max Porter’s remarkable book, Grief Is The Thing With Feathers to the stage, and that the production would premiere at the Black Box Theatre next March.

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Deirbhile Ní Bhrolcháin’s Starlight Falling

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

GALWAY SINGER Deirbhile Ní Bhrolcháin releases her wonderful new album Starlight Falling/Coinnlíní Ceoil 1, which sees her deliver spellbinding versions of some of her favourite songs as Gaeilge and in English.

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'This music is beyond nostalgic'

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

IN THE 1960s they were a British blues-rock band who pointed the way towards heavy metal. In the 1970s they were an Anglo-American supergroup, part of the cocaine rock set, creating multi-million selling albums; in the 1980s they were mum and dad rock for sophisticated older listeners.

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Ros na Rún’s Ann Marie Horan set to release debut album

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

WHAT HAPPENS when an actress hits a mid-life crisis and things start to unravel? Does she buy a Harley-Davidson and join a gang of burly bikers burning up Route 66? Or does she get a part in a TV drama series and go instead on an inner adventure that yields up unexpected treasures?

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Keith Barry to bring the Magic Madhouse to Galway

Thu, Nov 23, 2017

WORLD-RENOWNED mentalist and magician Keith Barry will be coming to the Black Box in February 2018 with his brand new show Magic Madhouse which promises to be a hilarious mix of magic, mentalism and mayhem.

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'Poetry emulates what I like about music'

Thu, Nov 16, 2017

TOMORROW MARKS a significant milestone in Elaine Cosgrove’s career as a writer. While already a published poet - her work has appeared in The Stinging Fly, The Penny Dreadful, and The Bohemyth, and was selected for the Eyewear Publishing anthology Best New British & Irish Poets - Transmissions is her stepping onto a bigger stage.

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'I just committed straight away to the piano'

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

SHE HAS played the piano dangling high from a crane in Sãu Paolo; she has played it while being pulled by a car past the canals of Amsterdam; but never let these distract from the fact that Daria van den Bercken is one of the most outstanding young classical pianists at work today.

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The electric mayhem of King Kong Company

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

YEARS FROM now, it’s probably starting already, people will speak about King Kong Company’s show in the main tent at Electric Picnic 2017 with near mythical awe, and will boast ‘I was there!’. Everyone else, to preserve their credibility, will pretend they were.

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'I can still compete with anyone despite being around so long'

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

WHEN XTC’S Colin Moulding presented the band with ‘Making Plans For Nigel’, it immediately appealed to band leader Andy Partridge who felt the melody “reminded me of Gilbert O’Sullivan”.

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This Beach - a sharp satire on refugee crisis

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

MUCH ACCLAIMED, multi-award winning, Dublin company Brokentalkers make a welcome return to Galway with This Beach, a blistering satire of white western privileged attitudes to Europe’s refugee crisis.

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Stephen K Amos - Who I am and what I am about

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

BRITISH COMEDIAN Stephen K Amos is one of the most popular performers on the circuit and he joins the legion of laughmeisters coming to Galway next week for the Vodafone Comedy Carnival.

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'We want Comedy Soc to be something that continues for years to come'

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

THE VODAFONE Comedy Carnival Galway opens on Tuesday October 24 and among the events taking place that day will be Bob’s Blundabus arriving on campus at NUI Galway to deliver for some craic, comedy, games, and devilment with the students.

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'Give us the dancefloor and we’ll devastate the club'

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

HIS APPETITE for music is boundless, his belief in its power as a unifying force which can cross social divisions is deeply held, and in the Electric clubnight MOVE, DJ John Daly turns that passion into practice.

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'My style is more storytelling and energy, just madness more than anything'

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

FROM COMEDY sketches about life in the GAA to more serious issues about mental health, it is likely you will have come across the work of Rory O'Connor if you are a regular user of Facebook.

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'We met at a circus in Cork and decided to do some stuff together'

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

AHEAD OF their Absolute Legends gig at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival in Galway, Cormac Mohally, one half of comedic duo Lords of Strut, spoke to the Galway Advertiser about how he and Cian Kinsella are saving dance, their time on Britain's Got Talent, and Simon Cowell.

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Kill PHILL

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

BETWEEN STAND-UP and improv performances, dishing up exotic treats in Massimo, presenting a Flirt FM radio show, doing poetry readings on a bus, hosting art workshops and performing science-based comedy, the multitalented Phill Jupitis has an extremely busy Vodafone Comedy Carnival ahead of him.

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'Comedy rushed in as religion rushed out'

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

AMONG THE array of comic talent converging on Galway for next month’s Vodafone Comedy Carnival is Katy Brand, award-winning writer and performer of TV sketch series Katy Brand’s Big Ass, among many other credits. In Galway she will perform her hit Edinburgh Festival show I Was a Teenage Christian, an honest, fascinating and funny exploration of her teenage immersion in evangelical Christianity.

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On being King Of The Castle

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

SEAN MCGINLEY, a stalwart of Druid’s early days, makes a welcome return to the company for the first time in eleven years, when he takes the lead role in Eugene McCabe’s powerful drama, King Of The Castle.

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You Could Be Us

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

A COMPANY called THEY run an online programme, streaming six nights a week. Subscribers gain access to Yule, Catherine, Billy, and Una, people their own age, who act out their intense, personal, miseries, so that, by comparison, the subscribers (known as ‘clickers’) will feel better about their own lives.

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John Smith - 'I’m in a different place now as a guitar player'

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

JOHN SMITH plays a rumbling fingerstyle. Sometimes he uses a slide. Sometimes he plays the guitar on his lap. Sometimes he even detunes mid-song. His guitar work and honey-on-gravel vocals have brought crowds to pin-drop silence and rapturous applause.

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