Search Results for 'Eleanor Shanley'

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Salthill garden will remember the ‘kindness of strangers’

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In one of the strangest ironies of fate that I ever heard was the day, early 2006, when the renowned Irish singer Eleanor Shanley called into Charlie Lennon’s Cuan Recording Studios in Spiddal. Eleanor, with her distinctive, rich lyrical voice, was looking for a new song. She talked to her friend Éamonn Goggin, a sound engineer at Cuan. Éamonn’s passion was music. He loved nothing more than sharing his knowledge with friends. He enthused about a song written by Mike Scott of the Waterboys and Anthony Thistlethwaite, called ‘Strange Boat’. It was written some years ago, but it was a great song, that just needed some updating, a new look. ‘ We’re sailing on a Strange Boat/ Heading for a strange shore/ Carrying the strangest cargo / That was ever hauled aboard....’ Éamonn said it was ideally suited for Eleanor’s voice.

De Dannan to play Moycullen

DE DANNAN will play an intimate show in The Forge, Moycullen, on Saturday February 26 at 8.30pm to promote their new album Wonderwaltz.

The Inishbofin Concerts

MUSICIANS FROM across Ireland will be heading to the Co Galway island of Inishbofin for The Inishbofin Concerts season.

Wine and dine at Oranmore Castle and raise funds for suicide bereaved charity

Oranmore Castle will host an evening of food, wine and entertainment on Friday July 16 at 7.30pm in aid of Console, the charity for the suicide bereaved.

The old De Danann @ Campbell’s

A MAJOR night of Irish trad will take place in Campbell’s Tavern, Cloughanover, on Thursday June 24 with a performance by former members of De Dannan.

Charlie McGettigan to play Haiti benefit gig

CHARLIE MCGETTIGAN, one of Ireland’s best known songwriters, will play The Crane Bar on Thursday June 10 at 9pm in a fundraising gig for the earthquake devastated island of Haiti.

Songs for Leo - a tribute to the late Leo Healy

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THE PASSING of Leo Healy was widely and deeply mourned by trad musicians in Ireland and by Galway trad musicians in particular. Now many of them are coming together for a special tribute concert.

Acclaimed Irish drama at the Linenhall

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Top Irish theatre company Prime Cut Productions brings Marina Carr’s remarkable and critically acclaimed play Woman and Scarecrow to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Monday March 23 at 8pm.

Stamp of approval for Frankie and De Danann

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The next time you go to post a letter or package, there is a good chance you may be affixing onto that envelope or parcel a stamp bearing the image of the great Galway trad group De Danann.

Don Baker leads the line up at the Linenhall

Don Baker at the Linenhall


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