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Journeys through the musical cosmos

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THE GREAT science fiction writer Isaac Asimov once declared that “writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers”. For Nik Turner playing the saxophone is something similar, it is thinking and communicating through his breath and fingers.

Memories of the Hangar

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What we know as Salthill Park was originally a large field with a small lake. It was landscaped in 1907. In 1925 the Salthill Development Organisation (SDO) asked the corporation to clean up a cesspool there, but that took some years. In 1924, three councillors, Mr Bailey, Eyre Square, Martin Cooke, and John Coogan, bought an aeroplane hangar for the urban council for £400. It had been used by the RAF in Oranmore and was re-erected it in the park. It was called the Pavilion Ballroom, but everyone knew it as ‘the Hangar’.

Swingin’ Bluecats to jive in Kilkenny

Local favourites, The Swingin' Bluecats will swing into action in the beer garden of The Left Bank this coming Saturday, July 3, from 4-6pm.

Swingin’ Bluecats to play the Ormonde

The Swingin' Bluecats are back on a rare visit to Kilkenny this coming Sunday night at the Ormonde Hotel as part of the Rhythm & Roots Festival.

From crossroads dances to the internet

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Gerry Cahill was born in Caherlistrane and started playing music from the age of eight..... first the melodeon, then the double row accordion, and later the piano accordion. He was a great admirer of musicians like Will Starr and Jimmy Shand. He soon developed a distinctive style of his own and he was very much in demand at house dances and roadside dances, which were very common at the time.

The Bluecats will swing at the Left Bank

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There is nothing nicer than jazz on a Sunday afternoon although it is sometimes hard to come by in more recent times, however, if it is music you are after this Sunday afternoon, look no further than the Left Bank.


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