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After winning the coveted IMRO Clancy Brothers songwriting competition back in 2015, the future looked very bright for Mayo native Jamie Mulrooney - AKA “Doppler ” - who seemed on the cusp of something special. Ever since then, things went a little sideways.
ENERVATION AND melancholy have dominated many albums released so far in 2020 - an understandable reaction to last year with Brexit, the continued presence of Trump, and climate change, as well as an uncomfortable presaging of the Covid-19 lockdown.
THE PERSONAL is political is a phrase/slogan/rallying call which has been around since the late 1960s, but is one that feels ever more pertinent and apt.
STEVE WHITE, drummer for Paul Weller between the Modfather's 1992 solo debut album and 2006's Catch-Flame! and the drummer in Weller's post-Jam band, The Style Council, is coming to Galway.
My mother, who religiously listened to the Gay Byrne Show, operated a kind of censorship. There were certain topics she did not want me to hear. For two hours, five days a week, she would shut the kitchen door, and listen to Gay with the volume turned down. On one occasion I came into the room. She asked: “What do you want?” Nobody needs an excuse to go into one’s kitchen, so I’d rather indignantly replied: “Nothin’.” “Well,” she said, “I’m busy.” And that meant scram.
After the war, there was a bit of a building boom of dance halls around the country. Radio had introduced popular music to the general public and more and more people wanted to move to the music, so dance bands began to form. Some of those in Galway were Des Fretwells’ Band, Maxie Dooley’s Musicmakers, The Bill Keaveney Orchestra, and Gerry Cahill’s Dance Band. They played the popular music of the day, were mostly seated on stage and reading the music from stands in front of them. Then along came Bill Haley and rock and roll and everything changed. The showbands had arrived. Music stands were forgotten, musicians played standing up and literally began to move with the times.
MUSIC BY SWEDISH and Irish composers will be the stuff of the ConTempo Quartet's upcoming concerts in Galway city throughout the first week of December.
Kilmaine shook off the disappointment of losing the Mayo junior final to Castlebar Mitchels B last weekend and booked their place in the Connacht semi-final with a three point win over Galway kingpins, Glenamaddy.
Shortly after dawn on Saturday, September 16 1944, Michael Conneely, a bachelor of 55 years, was asleep in his cottage at Ailleabreach, Ballyconneely, when loud banging on his door woke him. He shouted ‘who’s there?’ The storm of the previous two days had abated but he couldn’t make out what the voice said. Grabbing a pitchfork, he slowly opened to door. Outside were two men, wet to the skin, in deep distress. Michael put the pitchfork to the throat of the first man: “Who are you?”
Connolly Motor Group has acquired Hyundai Galway in a move that sees the group expand across the west of Ireland.