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Johnny’s gift – the story behind the charity single ‘Part Of A Tribe’

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IT IS the gift of a songwriter to put together a story that in lyrics and melody transcends time and place to transport us to a place of his/her making, often without us ever noticing the hand steering us along.

Leading Galway folk musicians release charity single

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SOME OF GALWAY’S greatest folk musicians, like Sean Keane, Sean Tyrrell, Mary McPartlan, and Johnny Duhan, have joined forces to create The Claddagh Band.

Numbers needing St VDP show no sign of decreasing

The numbers of Irish families depending on the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) every year has remained high and show no sign of decreasing in any significant way, according to SVP Galway as it launched its annual appeal.

Johnny Duhan – the sorrow and solace of winter

SINGER-SONGWRITER Johnny Duhan has been plying his trade for almost 50 years now and his new album, Winter, released in CD + DVD format, eloquently attests to the fact that his muse burns as bright as ever, undimmed by the passing decades.

Johnny Duhan at the Linenhall

Festival Folk fundraiser next week in the TF for St Joseph’s Secondary School

The cream of Irish folk performers including Sean Keane, Johnny Duhan, Charlie McGettigan and many more will perform at the Royal Theatre, Castlebar on Wednesday next, October 24 with all the proceeds going to St Joseph’s Secondary School, Castlebar. The night called Festival Folk promises to be an evening of ‘Ceol agus Craic’ for all.

The bright legacy of a black day

Five years ago today, this city and county was reeling from the shock that a young languages student had been attacked and murdered just 10 minutes away from the city centre. In the half decade since, the name of Manuela Riedo has become known in nearly every household in this region. More so than the dozen or so other people who has lost their lives violently in Galway city and county over the past decade or so. The memory of Manuela though has been kept strong by the randomness of the incident and the fact that Ms Riedo was but a few days into her trip to Galway. It was an incident that sent shockwaves through the region as a collective sense of shame and guilt was verbalised, as people rushed to protect the notion that Galway was a safer place to be after dark than any other. We now know that it was not, as several other serious fatal and non-fatal violent atacks in the city centre have since illustrated.

An afternoon of Patrick Kavanagh

THE LEGACY of the great Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh will be celebrated through poetry, talks, readings, films, stories, and music during next weekend’s Galway Kavanagh Day.

Gerry Hanberry to read at The Ardilaun

GALWAY AUTHOR and poet Gerry Hanberry will next week deliver a lecture on how themes of love and laughter reoccur in the works of Irish writers and musicians.

Remembering Eamonn Cummins

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On January 21 2012, my dear brother Eamonn suddenly and unexpectedly passed on to join St Peters Heavenly Band. Eamonn was born in Grealishtown beside the new cemetery where he now rests.

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