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Ryley Walker - 'prodigious talent' for Strange Brew

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"Walker is a prodigious talent. He possesses the light touch of Bert Jansch, the unbottled energy of Peter Walker, and the musical erudition of John Fahey...Walker is versatile, too, with a chameleonic quality that allows him to slip into ragged electric blues and bucolic acoustic reveries with equal ease. Of all the songwriters trying their hand at this revivalist approach...Walker is the most natural and enviable."

The benefits of a positive approach to multiple sclerosis

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Alan Donnellan has been robbed of everything, except his speech and head movement, yet he says things could be worse.

An all-Americana affair at this month’s Acoustic Yard

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Americana and modern folk singer/songwriter Kelley McRae and her partner Matt Castelein are to perform at the next Acoustic Yard session, in the Yard Bar at Matt Molloy’s, Westport, on Tuesday (April 14).

Galway student on skateboarding mission for MS

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A medical student from Galway is undertaking an epic skateboarding journey in Europe to raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis Ireland.

Cancer survivors choir signs up for Choirfactor

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Cancers Survivors Choir Something to Sing About are the latest choral singers to sign up for Choirfactor- Galway’s own X Factor style choral competition.

Greg’s Quest for MS West

Local man Greg Barry is undertaking to complete five challenges in six months in order to raise money for The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland. So far he has completed four of the five—seven climbs of Croagh Patrick, The Westport Duathlon, The Warriors Run, and Achill Roar, with Sea 2 Summit remaining which will take place tommorrow November 9.

Community Diary

Klass kids Halloween camp

Shelley Smith and The Vegas Show for Athlone event

Popular singer Shelley Smith from Wicklow has teamed up with local Athlone man Desi Egan and Nicky Drew to form a new musical show, The Vegas Show.

Irish authors offer advice for young readers in County Mayo who are embarking on the MS READaTHON

Irish authors joined this week to offer some advice for young readers in Mayo who are to take part in the 26th MS READaTHON, and reminded young people that there is still time to sign up. The MS READaTHON reading month begins today October 11 untill November 11 and any primary or secondary school student can take part through their school, library, local bookshop or online. MS Ireland’s biggest annual fund-raising campaign, MS READaTHON provides vital local services and support for more than 8,000 people with MS and their families in Ireland.

Do you have a physical or sensory disability?

Do you have a physical or sensory disability? The Irish Wheelchair Association in Mayo provides a wide range of services, including personal assistant services, holiday services and day services.


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