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Council told to ‘stop fiddling about’ over CCTV cameras

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"Stop fiddling about with red tape" is the message of one local councillor to City Hall, who is demanding the local authority "press ahead immediately" with installing CCTV cameras to "combat crime" in estates on the east side of Galway.

Remote Scottish island inspires trad treat

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One of Scotland’s premier fiddlers, a Californian cellist and a Donegal singer are joining forces for a traditional music event in the Linenhall Arts Centre on Wednesday, May 14, at 8 pm.

Fiddle classes with Frankie Gavin

FRANKIE GAVIN, one of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians and fiddle players is taking enrolments for his fiddle master classes.

Elsa McTaggart to play Kinvara

THE SCOTTISH singer-songwriter Elsa McTaggart plays Johnston’s Hall, Kinvara, this Saturday at 8.30pm.

Galway folk legends on YouTube

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IN CONCERT footage of the 1970s Galway folk duo Dicklerfitz - singer Terry Smith and the late Mickey Finn on the fiddle - has been posted on YouTube.

Festive French music and dance

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A FESTIVE concert of French and Irish traditional music and dance takes place in the Corrib Rowing and Yachting Club, Earls Island, on Thursday December 15 at 8pm.

The Unwanted play in historic Strokestown Park House

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Many were disappointed last December when The Unwanted, featuring Dervish’s Cathy Jordan, alongside Seamie O’Dowd and Rick Epping, had to postpone their concert in Roscommon due to the adverse weather.

No strings attached

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There is black and white footage of Jimi Hendrix playing a violin, not with a bow, but just plucking it like a guitar, experimenting with it. The young Galway based musician Daithí Ó Drónaí uses his violin to play trad and left-field indie pop. Stéphane Grappelli was as comfortable playing with Paul Simon and Frankie Gavin as he was playing jazz.

Frankie Gavin fiddle masterclasses

Frankie Gavin, one of Ireland’s greatest fiddle players and traditional musicians, is about to begin a series of fiddle masterclasses.

The Dunne brothers busking in Galway

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Busking is the practice of performing in public places for tips or gratuities. The earliest buskers in Galway were probably singers who would sing on the street, and then knock on doors in the hope of getting money or food. In the early 20th century, Johnny Doran and his family would move around playing in different places, including the races, and then in the evening outside the Imperial Hotel. Paddy Philbin, who later became a dancing master, would dance for him and they drew big crowds. Later came the Reaney brothers who played in various locations in Galway city and county.

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