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US army colonel to speak in Galway next week

The highest ranking member of US military to resign over the Iraq war, Col Ann Wright, will speak at a public meeting in Galway next week.

American poets to launch new books in Charlie Byrne’s

THE AMERICAN poets Thomas Lynch and Michael Heffernan will launch their new poetry collections this Saturday at 6.30pm in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop.

Southern Tenant Folk Union bring Irish tour to Mullingar

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The UK’s hottest roots collective Southern Tenant Folk Union will make a return visit to Ireland in May 2012 for a 10 date breakneck tour of Ireland including Mullingar Arts Centre on Friday May 18.

Katie Kim comes to the Linenhall as part of the Certain Three Tour

Now in its third year, the Certain Three Tour comes to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar next Thursday night, January 12 which will include Katie Kim, The Lost Brothers and Puzzle Muteson. The creation of Irish based booking agency Word of Mouth, the idea is to feature three acts each with something different to offer and send them out as a triple bill with an alternating running order. The two previous tours have featured O Emperor, We Cut Corners, Alessi’s Ark and The Ambience Affair amongst others.

Over The Edge to celebrate Salmon Poetry

THE 30TH anniversary of the founding of Salmon Poetry will be marked at the Over The Edge reading in the Galway City Library on Thursday October 27 at 6.30pm.

John King memorial unveiled in Ballinrobe

The Minister for Defence Tony Killeen TD, was in Ballinrobe this week to unveil a seven feet memorial sculpture in honour of John King, a Mayo man who was awarded two Congressional Medals of Honour for his service to the American navy.

Artist adds some colour and fun to children’s ward

A trip to the hospital is not a pleasant experience for a child, but a project by artist Lidia de Lange and the Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust might make it a little easier.

Southern Tenant Folk Union at the Linenhall

Explosive folk/bluegrass outfit Southern Tenant Folk Union brings its own unique brand of music to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Wednesday September 1 at 8pm. Taking its name from a multi-racial union of sharecroppers and tenant farmers founded in Arkansas in the 1930s, Southern Tenant Folk Union delivers a heady brew of old-time, bluegrass, gospel and Celtic folk music. The band comprises the formidable talents of Adam Bulley (mandolin/guitar/dobro/vocals); Silas Child (double bass/vocals); Ben Ivitsky (fiddle/vocals); Ewan Macintyre (guitar/percussion/vocals); Chris Purcell (guitar/vocals); Jed Milroy (guitar/vocals); and Pat McGarvey (banjo/guitar/vocals). Southern Tenant Folk Union’s third album, The New Farming Scene, has just been released.

Hugh Lane print show at the Linenhall

The Hugh Lane Centenary Print Collection, a prestigious exhibition of prints by 13 of the top names in Irish contemporary art, continues at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar for the month of July. In a lasting tribute to Hugh Lane's centenary in 2008, the Gallery invited 13 artists to collaborate in creating a unique print collection. Mindful of the concept and the ethos of The Hugh Lane supporting contemporary practice, the resulting prints are as exceptional as they are rare. The Linenhall Arts Centre is delighted to partner with The Hugh Lane and host this unique collection. The work represents a collaboration between The Hugh Lane and artists Dorothy Cross, Willie Doherty, Barry Flanagan and Keith Milow, Louis le Brocquy, Ciarán Lennon, Anne Madden, Elizabeth Magill, Brian Maguire, Brian O'Doherty, Kathy Prendergast, Patrick Scott, Sean Scully and Seán Shanahan. The exhibition runs until Saturday July 31. The Linenhall Gallery is open to the general public Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm; Saturday’s from 11am to 5.30pm. Admission to exhibitions is free.

Continuing the family legacy

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WALK THE Line told the story of Johnny Cash and his tempestuous love affair with the woman who was to become his wife - singer/songwriter June Carter. It won an Oscar, two BAFTA Awards, and three Golden Globes and the soundtrack won legions of new fans for the Carter/Cash family.

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