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DAOIRÍ FARRELL has been called "one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade", by a key figure in Irish music, and a former Planxty member, Dónal Lunny.
HE LEARNED uilleann pipes from Lunasa's Brian Vallely; is a three times All-Ireland Champion piper, and is the only Irishman to have won the BBC Young Folk Musician of the Year Award.
Happy first birthday to Old Mayo. The first article appeared on June 17 last year. This week’s offering, the 52nd article in the series, focuses on Mayo’s role in aiding the survival of the uilleann pipes. This not particularly old but peculiarly Irish suited instrument with its smooth, haunting, sounds has drifted from popularity to a precarious state and back.
Ahead of Health Minister Simon Harris's visit to University Hospital Galway today, Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh is demanding the introduction of a new system of hospital waiting lists, involving "fairness and strategic management".
Planning must begin immediately for a new hospital in Galway city as the Government has "no plan to tackle the chronic hospital waiting lists", where 42,516 people are waiting for operations.
TRAD SUPERGROUP Lúnasa, featuring five of Irish music's most distinctive talents, return to Galway this Saturday to play the Róisín Dubh as part of the Galway Sessions festival.
WHEN DAITHÍ launches his new EP, Tribes, at the Róisín Dubh this week, he will not only be unveiling a new set of songs, but unveiling an entirely new direction and approach - creatively and philosophically - to his music.
lochartaigh has welcomed legislation that would criminalise the purchasers of sex. Speaking during a debate on the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015, Senator Ó Clochartaigh said that prostitution is a vicious and brutal criminal enterprise which allows pimps, traffickers and thugs to exploit women and young girls.
FRANKIE GAVIN'S first taste of performing in front of an audience was in Corrandulla Town Hall, playing tin whistle, and standing beside him was the man who saw the potential in the youngster - the fiddler and flautist Eddie Moloney.
JOHNNY MOYNIHAN, one of the legends of Irish folk music, will play a concert entitled Vocals and far too many instruments... in The GiG Room, Kinvara Community Centre, on Saturday April 4 at 8pm.