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CELLISSIMO – a festival is born

It was in 2013, as we were preparing our 2014/15 concert season, that Finghin Collins, Music for Galway’s new artistic director, said he’d like to have a season focussing on the cello: such a gorgeous instrument, he mused, closest to the human voice, so sensual in form, so versatile: fabulous on its own, great in trios, quartets, quintets, so beautiful as part of an orchestra and fantastic as soloist instrument: “We’ll have such fun!”

Cellissimo - a music festival for the senses

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THE SOUND of the cello, a pleasure for the ear and appealing to the heart as the instrument many believe is closest in sound to the human voice, will be at the centre of a new festival for Galway.

Sunday concerts live-streamed from St Nicholas'

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THIS SUNDAY at 5pm, the first in a series of five live streamed concerts, entitled Abendmusik, will be broadcast from St Nicholas' Collegiate Church.

John O'Conor - a Beethoven concert for Galway

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AS THE year marking the 250th anniversary the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven begins to draw to a close, John O'Conor, one of Ireland's greatest pianists, will give a concert pertforming piano sonatas by Beethoven.

Resilience and community - Clifden Arts Festival starts next week

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Despite the devastating impact of last week's floods, the 43rd Clifden Arts Festival will go ahead, with a spirit of resilience and sense of community ensuring the continuation of Ireland’s longest running community arts festival.

What Do You Mean You Haven't Read...?

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Leo Moran, singer-songwriter

Cellissimo - celebrating the cello at Galway's newest festival

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FROM THE brilliance of Bach's Cello Suites to the haunting backing the cello provided to Nirvana's legendary Unplugged in NY concert for MTV, the cello has been one of the most versatile and admired instruments in music.

St Nicholas’ to mark seven centuries in style

St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church - an icon of Galway city and one of its finest historic buildings - will celebrate its 700th anniversary this year, and it plans to mark this extraordinary milestone in some style.

Galway 2020 traffic plans amended after election clash

Fears that long-planned traffic and security arrangements for the opening ceremony of Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture might prevent city voters getting to the polling stations, have been averted after minor amendments were made last evening to the plan.

St Nicholas’ to celebrate 700th anniversary

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St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church - an icon of Galway city and one of its finest historic buildings - will celebrate its 700th anniversary this year, and it plans to mark this extraordinary milestone in some style.

 

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