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Top Mayo trad fiddler Cora Smyth live at the Linenhall

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A featured soloist in many of Michael Flatley’s shows (Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames, Gold, Celtic Tiger), dazzling Mayo-born fiddler Cora Smyth has also guested on The Chieftains’ Grammy-nominated album Water from the Well before releasing her acclaimed debut solo album Are We There Yet? She will play the Linenhall Theatre on Monday May 25 at 8pm. Joined by a hugely talented band including Seán Og Graham (box), Andy Kingslow (keys) Martin Brunsden (bass) Seán Horsman (guitar), this show mixes up traditional and original tunes with modern arrangements in a compelling and engaging mix of musical styles that promises an exhilarating evening of music.

A touch of Nashville at The Crane

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NASHVILLE IS the home of country music, and one of that city’s most respected producers Jim Rooney is returning to his second home of Galway to play a show at The Crane Bar, Sea Road.

Nanci Griffith in the Royal Castlebar

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Nanci Griffith's musical journey has taken her from folk and country roots, to her own brand of “folkability”; from Austin’s Hole In The Wall bar to New York’s Carnegie Hall, Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry and London’s Royal Albert Hall. Griffith has penned such classics as ‘Gulf Coast Highway’ (duet with Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson), ‘Love At The Five And Dime’ and ‘Outbound Plane’. In turn, she was the first to record Julie Gold’s Grammy winning classic ‘From A Distance’. She has also been honoured with five Grammy nominations, three as a solo artist (winning once) and twice for performances on albums by The Chieftains (winning once).

Neil Cowley Trio bring the spirit of punk to jazz

WHEN HE was 10, pianist Neil Cowley performed a Shostakovich concerto to a packed auditorium at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. A few years later he turned his back on a place at the Royal Academy of Music to tour the world with The Brand New Heavies and Gabrielle.

Kronos Quartet to perform new music by Damon Albarn in Galway

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A NEW piece of music composed by Blur’s Damon Albarn will receive its fist live performance by The Kronos Quartet in the Radisson SAS Hotel on Tuesday.

The sounds of Spanish Harlem

SPANISH HARLEM, also known as El Barrio, is a neighbourhood in the northeastern part of the borough of Manhattan and home to one of the largest predominantly Latino communities in New York City.

Galway Americana Festival

THE GALWAY Americana Festival 2009 programme was launched last Friday at The Crane Bar to a large captive crowd with music provided by the excellent Jeff and Vida Band. The festival runs from September 10 to 13.

Castlebar gets ready for rock royalty

Bryan Adams brings his highly successful solo-acoustic concert tour to Ireland in January for The Bare Bones tour. This intimate concert will come to The Royal Theatre Castlebar on Monday January 18. Tickets are on sale from The Royal Theatre Castlebar on 0818 300 000 or www.theroyal.ie Tickets are priced from €65.70 inclusive of booking fee and limited to six per person/transaction.

Telling truths with Laura Izibor

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AT JUST 15 Dublin schoolgirl Laura Izibor won the 2FM/Jacob’s Song Contest and her winning song ‘Compatible’ received significant airplay. Hotpress chose her as its ‘Hot for 2006’ artist and she became the first unsigned artist to win a Meteor Award.

Philip Donnelly - The Clontarf Cowboy rides into town

PHILIP DONNELLY’S long musical career began in the 1960s when he was a member of Elmer Fudd, part of the emerging Irish rock scene which also included Them, Skid Row, Thin Lizzy, and Taste.

 

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