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Trad Lunchtime gigs @ Monroe's Live

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THE TRAD lunchtime concerts have been a feature of the Galway International Arts Festival for more than 20 years, and this year boasts a superb line-up playing Monroe's Live - especially appealing for those who love trad fiddle - and it all kicks off on Thursday.

Two brothers, two violins, one show

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SLOVAKIAN BROTHERS Vladimir and Anton Jablokov share a mastery of the classical violin, as they will demonstrate in An Taibhdhearc this Sunday.

Éigse an Spidéil 2015

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AN SPIDÉAL’S ANNUAL arts festival, Éigse an Spidéil, returns from Wednesday March 4 to Sunday 8, celebrating culture, community, development, and innovation in the area.

Where there’s muck, there’s money — the digging continues

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Paddy has a digger. And his father had a digger before him. His grandfather had a digger too. The great-grandfather didn't have a digger cos it hadn't been invented but he told everyone who knew him that he'd have had a digger if the man who made the diggers had been born before him and not 50 years after.

Trad night for Pieta House

A night of traditional folk music will take place in The Forge, Moycullen, this Friday, December 5, to raise funds for the Pieta House West facility in Tuam which provides counselling to people who are self-harming or suicidal.


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IN THESE times, when daily news bulletins and headlines are dominated by depressing tales of ethnic and sectarian strife across various international flashpoints, the Galway International Retro Orchestra joyously affirms the power of music to unite and celebrate disparate cultures and traditions.

Mayo’s biggest outdoor ceili set for June 1

Sunday, June 1, sees Mayo’s biggest outdoor ceili - Dancing at the Crossroads - kick-off at 5pm at the junction of New Antrim Street and Tucker Street.

Pharrell Williams approved singer for Monroe’s

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PHARRELL WILLIAMS is a huge fan of Michelle Chamuel. “She’s just so different,” he declared. “I’ve never seen anything like her before.”

Strange visions and beliefs in the west of Ireland

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Until recent times there was widespread belief in fairies; both the malignant and the more innocent kind. Many people believed that the fairies would steal away certain children, or an adult, and replace them with a changeling. These beliefs were mostly found in rural communities; and were often an attempt to explain, or to invite compassion or ‘kindness’ for a handicapped child, or someone who was temporarily ‘not themselves.’ The phrases used to describe this transformation are various; but locally included the words ‘touched’, or ‘swept’, or ‘taken’.

Irish-American hoe-down @ Monroe’s Live

ST PATRICK’S Eve and St Patrick’s Day will be celebrated musically at Monroe’s Live with two gigs from Minnesota’s The Hounds of Finn.


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