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HAVE YOU heard the one about the Yorkshireman who moved to Galway in the 1970s and changed the course of Irish traditional music forever? Well this is, in essence, the story of Oranmore-based musician Alec Finn and his journey with De Dannan.
The World Fleadh, Ireland's biggest Irish and Celtic music festival, will be staged in The Royal Theatre, Castlebar, between July 31 and August 8.
For many years traditional super group De Dannan were the forerunners in the Irish traditional music world but after 33 years, 14 albums and a number of changes in the line up, the group disbanded in 2003. This July, original founding member and world famous fiddle player Frankie Gavin will unleash a new De Dannan which in his own words "will reflect a De Dannan of the 21st century”.
Castlebar and Mayo look forward to a Summer of Music as The World Fleadh Kicks off on Friday July 31 2009 and runs to Saturday August 8. With a host of venues including The Royal Theatre, Linenhall Theatre, The Welcome Inn Hotel, GMIT and many bars around the town this Fleadh is sure to draw the crowds. Féile in the Mall on Saturday August 1 is sure to bring out families and friends to enjoy the festival atmosphere that Castlebar has longed for. A full programme details are available on The World Fleadh website: www.theworldfleadh.com, along with ticketing information, including links to Ticketmaster and host venue sites.
Castlebar is ready to rock this weekend with the arrival of the World Fleadh, the first time this Irish and Celtic music festival will be staged in the west of Ireland. Bucking all recessionary trends, music enthusiasts are expected to descend on Castlebar in their thousands for nine full days of world-class musical entertainment with the best of what Ireland has to offer on display.
IN THE 1930s at the height of The Great Depression in the United States a songwriter and bandleader by the name of Bob Wills toured with a 21-piece orchestra bringing joy and cheer from coast to coast. Wills was a huge influence on performers such as Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Buck Owens, and John Prine and is widely credited with raising the spirits of a nation through his Western Swing ensembles.
UNIVERSITY IS not solely about academic work, it is also about opening the mind to new possibilities and experiences, and with Arts In Action, NUI, Galway wants students to engage with the arts and explore their own creativity.
THE TOWN Hall Theatre has just released details of its programme for the coming months and audiences can look forward to a line-up packed with theatre, music, comedy, film, and even some beer for good measure.
FRANKIE GAVIN will lead The New De Dannan in what is sure to prove a wonderful night of superb Irish trad, in the Town Hall Theatre Galway on Monday October 5.
Galway’s greatest soccer player Eamonn ‘Chick’ Deacy, and one of Galway’s greatest Irish traditional musicians Frankie Gavin, were presented with honorary doctorates in NUI, Galway this week.