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Ballina Arts Centre presents an evening with Don Baker on Friday November 15 at 8pm. Irish singer, songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player Don Baker is marking 40 years as a professional musician with a new album My Songs, My Friends, featuring a star-studded line-up of guests. The man affectionately known as The Don became a professional musician in 1973, having initially been inspired to take music seriously while in prison.
Five years ago today, this city and county was reeling from the shock that a young languages student had been attacked and murdered just 10 minutes away from the city centre. In the half decade since, the name of Manuela Riedo has become known in nearly every household in this region. More so than the dozen or so other people who has lost their lives violently in Galway city and county over the past decade or so. The memory of Manuela though has been kept strong by the randomness of the incident and the fact that Ms Riedo was but a few days into her trip to Galway. It was an incident that sent shockwaves through the region as a collective sense of shame and guilt was verbalised, as people rushed to protect the notion that Galway was a safer place to be after dark than any other. We now know that it was not, as several other serious fatal and non-fatal violent atacks in the city centre have since illustrated.
Emmett’s on Abbey Street, Ballina has been established for more than 20 years as one of the best live music venues in Mayo. It’s been home to all genres of music from rock to blues through folk and country. This weekend there is another line up of great live music in the venue. Kicking off tonight, Friday, April 27 the ever popular Breathe will be taking to the stage, along with acoustic duo Ross and Dean. On Saturday night, it’s going to be a night of rock and blues with Blister. On Sunday night, the ‘Mama of Soul’ Christina Forde and her band will be bringing the weekend to a close.
%Due to the phenomenal success of the previous show at the Royal Theatre Castlebar, Friends in Low Places, which has been wowing Garth Brooks fans across Ireland for over a year now, returns for a Christmas show stopper on Friday December 30.
Don Baker at the Linenhall
Shannon Murphy and John Hoban at the Linenhall