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‘Moving to Nashville from Mobile was overwhelming’

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BETH NIELSEN Chapman, one of Nashville’s foremost singer-songwriters, comes to the Black Box Theatre next week for what promises to be a memorable gig. An accomplished recording artist in her own right, Chapman has also penned numerous hits for Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Bette Midler, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Waylon Jennings, Faith Hill, and Willie Nelson.

James Michael Curley’s Last Hurrah

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Despite all his bravura and political showmanship, his coarse humour,* a great fixer, a downright trickster and grafter, yet with a genuine kindness that endeared him to vast swathes of Boston voters, James Michael Curley’s personal life was unusually tragic. Following the death of his first wife ‘ Mae’ (nee Herlihy), he remarried a widow, Gertrude Dennis with two sons. This was on the last day of his term as Governor of Massachusetts, January 7 1937, “ to give her at least one day as first lady of the Commonwealth.” Between his two wives he had nine children; but incredibly seven of them predeceased him.

ó’Máille’s - Telling the story of island life

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Tourism in Ireland is changing. Yes, there will always be a market for the Book of Kells, The Ring of Kerry, the Aran Islands, and Paddy Reilly’s Fields; but we have seen this year how the call for The Gathering has worked a treat. Surely Galway has never had a busier summer? To achieve above average visitor numbers you clearly must offer more than the chocolate box Ireland.

UN award for Advertiser’s first photographer

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He has shot presidents; he survived an air crash, and has worked on projects ranging from New Orleans in the US to St Petersburg in Russia within the last year.

The Book Shelf...

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With the BBC’s Masterchef now a couple of weeks into its ninth series, it is not surprising that the cookery book with the similar name is not far behind in reaching the shelves. Filled to more than 400 pages it has everything for the starter cook who cannot wait to get stuck into making everything from simple sauces or basic side dishes to more adventurous creations such as drink party canapés or an elaborate pear and blackberry cake. While the book is more of an in-house production with a team or writers (rather than a recognised author), there are a number of chefy tips from regular Masterchef presenters John Torode and Gregg Wallace.

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm meets Charles Dickens

This year marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens. He was born February 7 1812, and died at only 58 years of age in 1870. His output was so prolific – vast novels with hundreds of characters – and his life was so frenzied, that it seems miraculous that he lived as long as he did.

Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom next up for Westport Film Club

Westport Film Club’s new season begins with the screening of Moonrise Kingdom a charming story set in 1960s small town America. From the man who brought us the hoots that were The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic among others, director Wes Anderson’s latest work resonates with a similar quirkiness and is sure to leave its audience glowing from start to finish.

The Low Anthem at the Roisin Dubh

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FANS OF AMERICANA are in for a treat at the Roisin Dubh with Rhode Island band The Low Athem playing at the intimate venue on Saturday week, June 16. Formed in 1006 by Brown University students and part-time DJs Ben Knox Miller and Jeff Prystowsky, the band made their mark with their 2007 debut album What the Crow Brings. Drawing on their background in classical music, they widened their instruments and sound to include everything from WWI- era pump organs to crotales (a form of antique cymbal). With the addition of new member Jocie Adamas in 2007, the band began 2008 in remote Block Island off the coast of New England.

Folk singer Noriana Kennedy, one for the diary

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Folk singer Noriana Kennedy is joined by fellow musicians Nicola Joyce and Noelie McDonnell for a great night of Irish and American folk music at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Tuesday, February 14 at 8pm.

Emilie Conway brings her jazz style to Castlebar

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Join jazz vocalist Emilie Conway for the launch her debut album The Secret of a Rose with an evening of music to celebrate spring as a season of new love, hope, and change, as the dazzling young chanteuse makes a welcome return to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar with a trio of top musicians on Tuesday, January 31 at 8pm.


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