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The organisers of Dancing At The Crossroads in Castlebar are delighted to announce this year’s event will go ahead on Sunday June 1, the Sunday of the June Bank Holiday weekend. After the success of the last two years, such was demand that it was decided to extend the dancing this year and invite more performers and dancers to join in the fun. The music this year will start at 5pm, and kicking off the evening will be local traditional group Rolling Waves under the musical directorship of fiddler John Kilkenny. They will be joined on a specially constructed dance platform by students from the world famous Cresham School of Irish Dancing.
CHRISTY MOORE is coming back to Galway in 2014 where he will play Leisureland, Salthill, on Friday May 16.
The two hot favourites rightfully claimed their place in the county senior football final to be played on October 28. In the opening game Breaffy easily disposed of Charlestown in a poor encounter. The Charlestown team started lively but after the 15th minute the two O’Shea brothers took over at midfield with Alan Durcan and Liam Irwin benefiting the most with both of them scoring some fine points from play. Charlestown will be very disappointed the way they surrendered this game without any real fight. They looked to have lacked any idea and invention, very often having to rely on a hopeful ball into first Paul and then Anthony Mulligan in the second half.
Ireland’s longest running arts festival, the Clifden Community Arts Festival, begins today, and this year’s programme boasts a line up that includes Mary Coughlan, Mairtín O’Connor, Sharon Shannon, and novelist Dermot Bolger.
Donal O’Kelly live in Castlebar
THE IMPORTANCE of Irish traditional music to the Irish Diaspora cannot be over stressed. Great musicians such as Tommy McCarthy, Mick Conneely, John Gannon, and Peter Carberry played key roles in fostering a sense of Irishness for their communities in London, Manchester, and Boston.
IRISH MUSIC has travelled around the world, influencing American and Canadian folk and popping up throughout the European continent.
THE MULTI-award winning Scottish folk band Lau are coming to Galway to play the Róisín Dubh this Monday at 9pm.
From Maine on the coast of northeast USA, Tumbling Bones play a mix of down-home, old-fashioned, American folk music that belies the youth of its three band members. But their folk is no museum piece; it is living, breathing, music infused with a little of the contemporary rock ‘n’ roll the fellas were reared on and reworked into their original arrangements and compositions. Tumbling Bones have a passion for the heritage of American music and a penchant for honest, no frills-attached, acoustic music.
Scottish poets and musicians will follow in the steps of Raftery in the next few weeks as they plot a path to Mayo as part of the 2013 Turas na bhFilí poetry exchange programme.