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The return of The Would Be’s

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IN THE very early 1990s, Ireland enjoyed a creative explosion in indie rock, producing bands like Toasted Heretic, Engine Alley, and The Would Be’s.

Good Vibrations - when Belfast was the heart of punk

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IF IT was not for Terri Hooley there might never have been a punk scene in Ireland. Dublin was never convincing, Cork was virtually silent, and Tuam’s Blaze X ploughed a lone furrow west of the Shannon.

Good Vibrations scoops Film Fleadh award

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GOOD VIBRATIONS, the magnificent biopic of Terri Hooley, the Belfast man who was the key figure in the city’s punk music scene in the late 1970s won The Best Irish Feature Award at the Galway Film Fleadh.

The Fall @ Róisín Dubh

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THE FALL, the legendary Mancunian post-punk band, led by Mark E Smith, one of the most original lyricists in British music, play the Róisín Dubh on Friday July 20 at 8pm.

UK Subs - still faithful to punk

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ONCE JOE Strummer saw the Sex Pistols he quit pub rock and r’n’b and formed The Clash. When Charlie Harper saw the Damned he did the same thing.

Tír Na nÓg - legendary folk duo play Monroe’s Live

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TÍR NA nÓg, the folk-rock duo of Sonny Condell and Leo O’Kelly, are touring again, and make a welcome return to Galway to play Monroe’s Live on Sunday May 22.

Over The Edge Writers' Gathering

WRITERS FROM Ireland, Britain, and Australia will gather in Café 8 in the Galway City Museum tomorrow at 8pm for an Over The Edge reading.

The return of Tír Na nÓg - legendary folk duo to play The Crane

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TÍR NA nÓg are experiencing something of a revival and for the first time in several years the duo of Sonny Condell and Leo O’Kelly join forces to play The Crane Bar, Sea Road, on Thursday September 18 at 9pm.

A little bit of pop history comes to Athlone

To anyone with even a passing interest in pop music history, Merrill Osmond needs no introduction. Merrill was the lead singer, primary song writer, and at times producer of the amazing story that was The Osmonds in the 70s.

‘Soft-spoken enigma’ James Yorkston to play Bollards

Kilkenny audiences are in for a superb warm-up to the Rhythm and Roots Festival when the wonderful James Yorkston performs at Bollard’s Bar on Kieran Street tomorrow night.


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