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Album review: Arc Iris

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AFTER TWO barely noticed albums in the mid-noughties, Rhode Island folk-rock/indie-folk trio The Low Anthem struck creative gold with 2009’s Oh My God, Charlie Darwin.To hold their own and not be outdone by the considerable shadow cast by Fleet Foxes’ magical debut was some achievement, as was the band’s ability to balance the rabble rousing, beer’n’brawling side of folk, with the genre’s sensitive, introspective, side, showing in the process, an emphatic understanding and love for the heritage of this Hiberno-British-American strain of music.

Music from another room

“I WILL sit right down, waiting for the gift of sound and vision,” David Bowie declared on his 1976 single ‘Sound + Vision’, and Galway audiences are about to do the same.

Sandra Coffey to launch debut album

GALWAY SINGER Sandra Coffey launches her debut album, Morning Zoo, on Thursday July 25 with a concert in the Townhouse Bar, as part of the Galway Fringe Festival.

Put some sax in your classical music

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THE VATICAN once declared that the saxophone “gave reasonable concern for scandal”, but a concert coming to Galway will show the real scandal is how neglected this instrument is by classical composers.

Freak out to Chic

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WHEN NILE Rodgers and Chic take to the stage of the Galway Arts Festival Big Top on Thursday July 19 there are two songs that audiences will be most looking forward to - 1978 mega hit ‘Le Freak’ and the following year’s ‘Good Times’, one of the most influential pieces of music ever recorded.

Do ‘Le Freak’ with Chic at the Festival Big Top

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Chic, the New York disco pioneers and a seminal influence on hip hop and modern r’n’b, will take to the stage of the Galway Arts Festival Big Top this summer.

The Mother's Arms

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UP IN the hills, somewhere in the wilds of Donegal, there sits a dilapidated two-storey building surrounded by tumbling sheds; dry stone, rusty tin, rotting timber and tar-paper, the yard surrendered to weeds.

Four Poofs & A Piano - camp, cabaret, songs and laughter

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FOUR GAY friends, a piano, sing-alongs, comedy, cabaret, and all the laughs you can squeeze into an evening is on the cards when Four Poofs & A Piano strut their stuff on the stage of the Town Hall Theatre this month.

KT Tunstall - Earning her stripes

IT HAD been a whirlwind six years for folk/rock songstress KT Tunstall and she decided it was time to take stock and dream it all up again.

A very Disconnected December

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The Disconnected Bliss kick start their December tour with a hugely anticipated show in The Palace Bar, Athlone tonight, Friday December 3.

 

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