Galway’s paper boat sets sail at last

Wed, Apr 06, 2022

Join a cast of over 100 performers on Saturday April 23 in St. Nicholas’ Church, Galway for the world premiere of Paper Boat - a community opera for Galway.

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Galway’s paper boat sets sail at last

Wed, Apr 06, 2022

Join a cast of over 100 performers on Saturday April 23 in St. Nicholas’ Church, Galway for the world premiere of Paper Boat - a community opera for Galway.

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‘Her voice originated from deep in her soul, you could hear it’

Wed, Mar 23, 2022

MARY MCPARTLAN, a powerhouse of Irish folk music - as a vocalist, a supporter of songwriters, an event organiser, as someone who nurtured the tradition, not just keeping it alive, but giving it a future - will be celebrated in Galway in April.

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The Staves - sisters in harmony, sisters in song

Wed, Mar 16, 2022

"THE HUMAN voice is the most beautiful instrument of all, the most moving...even the greatest virtuoso will never be able to give you even a fraction of the emotion a beautiful voice can...That is our share of the divine.”

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'Getting to Know...' Páraic Breathnach

Thu, Mar 10, 2022

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Sailing in a warm breeze.

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‘I’ve always had that feeling nothing could stop me’

Wed, Mar 09, 2022

SITTING BY a river in the south of France on a windy day in 1980, as November and the dark and cold drew in, Eddi Reader made a decision that would change the course of her life, and define it over the next 40 years.

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'Getting to Know...' actor Siobhan O’Kelly

Thu, Mar 03, 2022

What is your idea of perfect Happiness?
Sunshine, sea swims, tanned legs, and Tayto crisps.

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‘Foscadh is a challenging film, in a good sense’

Wed, Mar 02, 2022

JOHN CUNLIFFE was the apple of his parents eye. There was nothing they could not do for him, but such devotion to their son left John with little sense of independence and ill-prepared when the challenges of the adult world forcibly intrude upon his life.

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‘Books are an empathy machine. They bring people together’

Thu, Feb 24, 2022

AS THE Covid pandemic begins to wane, as restrictions ease, and people can gather for arts and cultural events once more, how appropriate it is that Cúirt 2022 should be themed around meetings and interactions.

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'Getting to Know...' TG4’s Áine Ní Bhreisleáin

Wed, Feb 23, 2022

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Great friendships, good health, and the possibility of adventure.

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‘It feels like starting over again’

Wed, Feb 16, 2022

JULIE FEENEY was not just busy during the lockdowns, she was positively a Renaissance woman, adding actor, playwright, and theatrical music director to her already impressive CV of award winning vocalist and composer.

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'Getting to Know...' Katelyn Molloy, country singer

Tue, Feb 15, 2022

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being able to do something I love and enjoy everyday like singing.

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Aine Ní Dhubhghaill, Ros na Rún

Tue, Feb 08, 2022

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Good company, good food, good music, and no stress.

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May the Force and the music be with you

Wed, Feb 02, 2022

WHEN STEPHEN Bell ascends the podium in Leisureland to conduct the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in an evening of music by John Williams, he will do so, not only as a lifelong fan of film scores, but as someone who has worked with John Williams himself.

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Rachel Goode, country and Irish singer

Tue, Feb 01, 2022

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being happy in oneself and singing my way through life.

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The extraordinary adventures of Danny O’Brien

Wed, Jan 26, 2022

FROM MILKING goats to encounters with a boozy deity in Guatemala, Danny O’Brien is conceivably the only person in the world whose life under lockdown and the pandemic restrictions can be described as action-packed.

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'Getting to Know...' musician Ríona Ó Dúinnín

Thu, Jan 20, 2022

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Snuggled up watching a movie with my boys.

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‘Bajazet is a playlist of wonderful arias’

Wed, Jan 19, 2022

WHEN GIANLUCA Margheri steps onto the stage of the Town Hall Theatre to perform the title role in Vivaldi’s opera Bajazet, it will be a double debut for the acclaimed opera singer.

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'Getting to Know...' Christopher Bowen, tenor

Thu, Jan 13, 2022

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Afternoon sun on a hillside after a morning's walk. Lunch and possibly a nap if it is warm.

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‘When a teacher creates enthusiasm, that rubs off on the performer’

Wed, Jan 12, 2022

SOMETIMES A chance event can dictate the entire course of a life, one random instance can establish a pathway and a pattern to follow.

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