THE SHAMISEN is a traditional Japanese instrument about one metre long, with three strings, and played using a large pick called a bachi - and Galway is about to see a show from two of its finest players.
CHRIS HAZE, the chart topping, award winning, Galway singer-songwriter, will tomorrow [Friday March 23] release a new, five-track EP and single, both entitled Recipe, on all downloading and streaming services.
JESS KLEIN has been called "a songwriter with a voice of unblinking tenacity" by The New York Times, while MOJO said she has “one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to”.
PETE HIGGINS, the Galway based musician, whose music draws on the Americana of Ryan Adams, the indie and electro leanings of Sufjan Stevens, swing jazz, and Johnny Marr, is about to release his debut album.
DON JOSÉ Sáenz de Santa María, the Archbishop of Cadiz, was preparing sermons for an Easter service and asked Joseph Haydn, the most celebrated composer of his day, to write music to accompany the words he was writing.
IT PROMISES to be one of the most exciting, and utterly different, musical events to come to Galway in many years, when the extraordinary tradition of Tuvan/Mongolian throat singing will be heard on the stage of the Róisín Dubh.