‘After the Movie’ - Partland releases new single

Wed, Aug 04, 2021

‘AFTER THE Movie’, the new single from Galway singer-songwriter Partland, is released today, Wednesday August 4, and is accompanied by a wonderful animated video.

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Album review: LUMP

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

THE SECOND album from LUMP - singer-songwriter Laura Marling, and Mike Lindsay of folktronica band Tunng - is, as Marling says, about “desires running wild”.

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Film review: Untold Secrets

Mon, Jul 26, 2021

IT HAS been a tremendously successful 2021 Galway Film Fleadh this year. Anecdotally I spoke to several people who had not attended the festival in the past, but did so this year due to the outdoor screenings - and all said they would be back next year.

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Film review: Here Before

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

THE RETURN of the Galway Film Fleadh took place on Tuesday, with the amazing weather coinciding with a massively ambitious outdoor/indoor programme.

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Film review: Another Round

Wed, Jul 14, 2021

THE PICK of the films that will be screened at the Pálás cinema, which re-opens on Friday July 16, is Another Round, the Danish film which won the 2021 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Album review: David Kitt

Mon, Jul 12, 2021

NECESSITY IS the mother of invention, as the old saying goes, and it certainly applies to 20, what might be called a ‘new/old’ album from singer-songwriter David Kitt.

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Album review: The Goon Sax

Thu, Jul 08, 2021

THE THIRD album from the Aussie indie-pop trio is like the child in the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem: "When she was good, she was very good indeed, but when she was bad she was horrid.”

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Freaky - ‘clever in a brainless way’

Wed, Jul 07, 2021

I HAD planned on reviewing the latest Fast and Furious movie this week. While quite enjoyable, they are the same thing over and over again, so Instead I am going to talk about Freaky.

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Film review: The Father

Wed, Jun 30, 2021

The big shock at this year’s Oscars was Anthony Hopkins winning his second Academy Award for a little seen movie that did not even have a European release date, despite being a British production and all-British cast.

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Album review: Dani Larkin

Tue, Jun 29, 2021

THE LATE, great, Mary McPartlan once noted that Irish folk music must not continually rest on a handful of standards, instead new material must be added to keep the form alive.

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Album review: John Grant

Thu, Jun 24, 2021

JOHN GRANT has always been searingly honest, often brutally so, about himself in his songwriting, but Boy From Michigan may be his most personal yet. It is certainly his most political.

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Cinema review: In The Heights

Wed, Jun 23, 2021

IN THE Heights was written by Lin Manuel Miranda the man who wrote the Broadway behemoth Hamilton, so this is a pretty hotly anticipated film.

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Baba Yarga - Galway multicultural band release new single

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

AN EASTERN European folk song, transformed into a modern, soul-pinching, ethno-pop ballad - this is ‘Vershe’, the new single from Galway multicultural band Baba Yarga.

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Album review: Saint Sister

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

“MY BRILLIANT friend traces where I should end and where I should begin, and he touches me with all the need and the want that goes on between us.”

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Album review: Noel Gallagher

Thu, Jun 03, 2021

NOEL GALLAGHER’S refusal to wear a face mask has hardly been edifying, and his claims of “there's too many liberties being taken away from us”, is verging on tin foil hat territory.

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Film review: Cruella

Wed, Jun 02, 2021

EMMA STONE plays Estella, a Vivian Westwood type young, aspiring, fashion designer working in a Devil Wears Prada like scenario with her boss, excellently named The Baroness played, magnificently, by Emma Thompson.

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Jack Taylor’s theatre of the absurd

Thu, May 27, 2021

IN THE final novel in his Jack Taylor series, Ken Bruen’s most famous creation meets his end on Wolfe Tone Bridge after coming into sudden contact with the wrong end of a decidedly unfriendly blade.

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Film review: Army of the Dead

Wed, May 26, 2021

IT IS still unknown when the cinemas in Ireland will reopen. Until then we still rely on Netflix. Their films tend to be more miss than hit but every now and again they get a good one.

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Artist Residency announced for Jackie Clarke Museum Decade Of Centenaries

Thu, May 13, 2021

Mayo County Council’s Arts Service in partnership with the Jackie Clarke Museum, is delighted to announce the recipient of the Decade of Centenaries Artist Residency.

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Nomadland - a beautiful, moving, untraditional film

Wed, May 05, 2021

THIS WEEK on Disney+, the film which won best picture, director and actress at the Oscars has been made available to stream.

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