Fly Me To The Moon – another hit comedy from Marie Jones

Thu, Jan 24, 2019

TOWN HALL Theatre audiences are in for a treat next week when Fly Me To The Moon by Marie Jones, author of smash hits like Stones In His Pockets and Women On The Verge of HRT, comes to Galway.

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Jon Kenny becomes the Crowman

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

JON KENNY, of D’Unbelievables fame, is touring with a new play, Crowman, that comes to the Town Hall Theatre on Thursday January 24. Written and directed by north-Cork writer Katie Holly, the play received standing ovations every night during its inaugural run in Cork Midsummer festival last year.

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The 'silvery threads' which led to Ailish Tynan's glittering career

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

ONE OF the star names in this year’s Music for Galway Midwinter Festival, Swansong, is internationally-feted Irish soprano Ailish Tynan, whose glittering career has taken her all the way from Mullingar to Milan’s La Scala and established her as one of today’s finest opera singers, recitalists, and recording artists.

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NUIG Comedy Soc turns ‘January blues’ into January Laughs

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

THE DARK days of January can be a dreary time of year but NUIG’s Comedy Soc, in association with Bank of Ireland, has the perfect antidote to those seasonal blues with January Laughs, an evening of top-notch comedy with some of Ireland’s leading laughmeisters.

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Celebrating Roy Orbison with Barry Steele at the Black Box

Thu, Jan 03, 2019

GET READY for an upbeat night of solid gold hits at the Black Box Theatre on Saturday January 12 as Barry Steele & Friends present their internationally acclaimed show The Roy Orbison Story.

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'When I see people enjoying themselves, that’s the reward for all the hard work'

Thu, Dec 27, 2018

ONE FATEFUL evening, 40 years ago, in the tiny kitchen of Renmore’s School Hall, the local curate, Seán O’Malley, suggested to some of his fellow badminton players that Renmore should produce a pantomime.

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'The panto is a special part of Christmas in Galway'

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

A GALWAY Christmas without the Renmore Panto is as unthinkable as Santa without his sleigh, and this year’s spectacular offering, Sleeping Beauty, opens on December 29 at the Town Hall and runs to January 13.

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Daithí - from electro wunderkind to artist

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

DAITHÍ’S MUSICAL evolution, from the exuberant, breezy, early singles like ‘Chameleon Life’, to the brooding, ambitious, art-pop he now creates, has been one of the great artistic journeys in modern Irish music. Ahead of next week's Róisín Dubh gig, he reflects on an extraordinary 2018, and the creation of his finest songs to date.

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Síomha - 'My life has always revolved around music'

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

COMING FROM a family steeped in music, the soulful, Clare-born, chanteuse Síomha, grew up on a diet of musical greats, with the sounds of jazz, trad, folk, and soul creeping in and leaving an indelible mark on her musical tastes and influences.

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The 'tangible magic of Christmas', Whileaways-style

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

AFTER A sold-out nationwide tour, The Whileaways play their final gig of 2018 in Galway city, with the high-flying trio set to transform The Black Box, bringing the warmth and intimacy of their unique live show to one of Galway's biggest venues.

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Laoise unleashed at the Róisín Dubh

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

ONE OF the brightest rising stars in Irish pop music today is Galway woman Laoise and she hits the Róisín Dubh on Friday December 14, for what promises to be a triumphant homecoming gig.

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'Galway felt like a really good place to come and make the record'

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

WHEN DECLAN O’Rourke’s debut album, Since Kyabram, was released in 2004, it confirmed, indeed exceeded, the promise and expectations that had been building up around the Dublin singer-songwriter.

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Blue Teapot offer a seasonal ‘Twist’ on Dickens

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

THE PAST year has been something of an annus mirabilis for Galway’s Blue Teapot Theatre Company. Len Collin’s inspired film of the Blue Teapot play Sanctuary was screened in Britain to ecstatic reviews and was later shown by RTÉ. In May, the company staged its ground-breaking production of Dancing At Lughnasa at the Town Hall.

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'Messiah is a piece for everybody'

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

HANDEL'S MESSIAH is as much a Christmas staple as Santa Claus and sleigh bells and, on Saturday December 8, Music For Galway presents this festive masterpiece at Galway Cathedral, performed by the Irish Baroque Orchestra.

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'Rex’s performance is electric and the response has been overwhelming'

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

HAILED AS "a beautiful portrait of young Irish manhood," by the Sunday Independent, and a "one-man show whirlwind," by the Edinburgh Reporter, Philip Doherty’s acclaimed drama, Pilgrim, starring Rex Ryan, comes to the Town Hall next week.

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Hugh Cornwell celebrates some more heroes, and villains

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

WITH A cracking new solo album, Monster, just released, former Stranglers front-man Hugh Cornwell rocks up to the Róisín Dubh next week for what promises to be a storming gig featuring both gems from his solo output and beloved Strangler classics.

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'Laughter and tears' with poet Stephen James Smith

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

DUBLINER STEPHEN James Smith’s poetry videos have amassed over 2.5 million views and he has performed at prestige venues and events such as the National Concert Hall, the London Palladium, Electric Picnic, and Glastonbury.

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Soldier Still - “dark, arresting, violent, moving”

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

INSPIRED BY interviews with current and former soldiers from the Irish Defence Forces, the British army, and survivors of the Bosnian war, Soldier Still, the critically acclaimed new production by Junk Ensemble, is coming to Galway next week.

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Exploring nostalgia and harmony through TULCA

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

SYNTONIC STATE is the title of the 16th edition of TULCA Festival of Visual Art which opens tomorrow, Friday November 2, and continues to November 18, featuring work by more than 20 artists.

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James Joyce meets Italia ’90 in Portrait of the Artist

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

ROUGH MAGIC Theatre Company hit the Town Hall Theatre next week with Arthur Riordan’s vibrant version of James Joyce’s Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man. Stephen Dedalus's spiritual rebellion and restless search for artistic self-expression becomes a thrilling theatrical odyssey, which The Irish Times called a "fast-paced, fun and refreshingly unconventional".

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