Galway Advertiser Musicians of the Year 2018

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

THE LAST 12 months have seen Galway musicians produce some outstanding work, but three in particular stood apart from the rest.

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Fontaines DC - new single, Róisín Dubh show

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

"WE ARE in the midst of a dominant age of streaming music and instantaneous playlists. Perhaps because of this, physical copies of music continue to hold their virtue in the market."

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Little Green Cars @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

WHEN LITTLE Green Cars play the Róisín Dubh tomorrow night [Friday December 7], they are likely to play songs from their forthcoming third album, which by all accounts is close to being ready for release.

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Croi8 take The Musical Steps

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

THE MUSICAL Steps is the title of a show and performance which will be given by Galway folk-rock/prog-rock band Croí8 when they play the Town Hall Theatre studio next week.

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The Three Tenors at Salthill Church

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

THE MUCH loved Three Tenors are coming to Christ The King Church, Salthill, to perform their annual Galway Christmas concert, which will also raise funds for St Vincent de Paul.

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Oh What A Night - the songs of Frankie Valli

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

FRANKIE VALLI is 84-years-old and shows no signs of slowing down or giving up the music, and the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is to be performed and celebrated in Galway.

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Bell X1 to play arts festival Big Top in July

Tue, Dec 04, 2018

THE GALWAY International Arts Festival has announced the second of its Big Top concerts for next summer. Bell X1 will play the iconic venue in the Fisheries Field on Friday July 19 2019.

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Villagers to play Black Box in December

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

IT IS possibly the most surprising declaration to open any Irish album, certainly this year, or of any year in recent times: "I've found again, the space in my heart again, for God again, in the form of art again."

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Sean Keane's Christmas By The Hearth 2018

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

SEAN KEANE'S annual Christmas By The Hearth concert returns to the Town Hall Theatre next week, where the much acclaimed Caherlistrane singer will be accompanied by the Mayo Concert Orchestra.

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Renaissance and baroque concert in Athenry

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

ATHENRY WILL play host to a concert of music from the 16th to the 18th century by the vocal/guitar duo Tonos, with special guests the Athenry School of Music Guitar Orchestra.

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Phil Coulter returns to the Town Hall

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

PHIL COULTER - who has written songs for Van Morrison, Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, and Luke Kelly - makes a welcome return to the Town Hall Theatre as part of his current Gold & Silver Days tour.

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Handel's Messiah in Galway Cathedral

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

HANDEL'S MESSIAH will forever have a place in the hearts and minds of Irish classical music enthusiasts as the work was premiered in Ireland, being performed as a charity fundraiser in Fishamble Street Hall, Dublin, in April 1742.

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Two concerts from ConTempo

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

TWO CONCERTS from the wonderful ConTempo Quartet take place next week, one a performance of music by Antonín Dvorák, the other a collaboration with the MA in Writing at NUI Galway.

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Two Door Cinema Club to play arts festival Big Top in 2019

Tue, Nov 27, 2018

TWO DOOR Cinema Club, the County Down indie-rock trio, will play the Galway International Arts Festival 2019, performing in the Big Top in the Fisheries Field on Friday July 26.

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Gruff Rhys and the road from Babelsberg

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

BABELSBERG PALACE in Potsdam, Germany, was the summer residence of Kaizer Wilhelm I, and since 1990, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Tower of Babel is from a Biblical story explaining (or criticising) the existence of different languages.

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Join Me In The Pines - Bell X1 man's solo show at Róisín Dubh

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

DAVID GERAGHTY is best known as a founder member of Bell X1, but he also has a solo alter-ego - Join Me In The Pines - through which he has recently been exploring a more electro-pop side to his talents.

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An evening of music with the Goldner String Quartet

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

AUSTRALIA HAS given us Nick Cave and AC/DC, and in classical music terms, the Goldner String Quartet, the country's "pre-eminent chamber ensemble" according to the Sydney Herald, and indeed an ensemble of international significance.

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Cubs get Darkr Earlyr on new album

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

GUESS WHO are fans of Nick Drake then? Darkr Earlyr, the new album by the all-Ireland collective of folk-rock, indie, and experimental musicians, is a reference to the great man's 1970 album, just set at a different time of day.

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Marc Roberts celebrates the music of John Denver

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

HE WOULD never have cut it as Henry John Deutschendorf jr, but as John Denver, he charmed the world with 'Take Me Home, Country Roads', 'Annie's Song', 'Rocky Mountain High', and 'Thank God I'm a Country Boy' - all of which are undisputed classics.

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110th Street - 20 years of throwing parties

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

110TH STREET, one of Galway's flagship clubnights, led by leading DJs Cyril Briscoe and Cian Ó Cíobháin, celebrate the night's 20th anniversary, with a session in The Blue Note.

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