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Trad on the Prom celebrates 20 years of excellence

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Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, Trad on the Prom continues to thrill audiences with its extraordinary energy and passionate live performances.

Passing of musical legend Charlie Lennon

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The great fiddle player, piano player and composer Charlie Lennon has passed away. He was 85. Born in Kiltyclogher in County Leitrim, on the border with Fermanagh, in 1938, he grew up in an area rich in music. At the age of seven, he began piano lessons with a local teacher, Theresa Gilmartin, and progressed through the grades of the Royal Irish Academy of Music until he was 13. At the same time, his elder brother, the late Ben Lennon (1928–2020), began teaching him the fiddle.

Sharon Shannon headlines Folk Festival finale

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Fresh from releasing her brand new album Now!, one of Ireland’s greatest traditional music exports Sharon Shannon will headline the closing night of the Galway Folk Festival this Sunday, June 9, at 7pm.

Choir sings for peace on Earth

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Galway Choral Association will present ‘Pax Mundi’, a concert dedicated to the theme of peace, on Saturday, May 11, 8pm at Galway cathedral.

Trad on the Prom - Ireland’s top Irish music, song and dance show

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Now celebrating its 20th anniversary as Ireland’s top show, Trad on the Prom continues to thrill audiences with outstanding live performances of authentic, traditional Irish music, song and dance.

The story of love in song and music

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Schumann’s iconic Frauenliebe und -leben, a song cycle charting the journey of life as defined by the experience of love, will be the centrepiece of a concert in Galway this month.

Luminosa bringing light out of darkness

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The latest radiant concert from Galway’s own orchestra, Luminosa, began with late evening sun still streaming through the windows into St Nicholas’s Church. It seemed a fitting metaphor to illuminate the latest in their concert series, bláthú, flourishing with the coming of spring.

Cellisimo event in Galway features former president

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The opening concert of the 2024 Cellisimo series will feature the National Symphony Orchestra performing alongside a star-studded cast at Leisureland, Salthill, on Saturday, May 18, including an address by Mary Robinson.

Deranged orchestra to be Policed at Big Top

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The final act to be announced for the Big Top at this summer’s Galway International Arts Festival will be fronted by Stewart Copeland, founder of English rockers the Police.

Celtic Calendar concerts continue this spring

Galway Music Residency’s Concerts for the Celtic Calendar continues in March with a celebration of Ostara, the spring equinox, after the first stirrings of Imbolc.

 

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