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Ryley Walker - 'prodigious talent' for Strange Brew
"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."
'I wanted to go back to that raw, acoustic, element'
RYAN SHERIDAN releases his new album, Here and Now, on Friday August 28. Recorded in Ireland and Germany, it is the follow-up to his Irish platinum selling debut The Day You Live Forever, and as part of his upcoming tour he plays Tuam’s Sugarbeat Festival next weekend and the Róisín Dubh in September.
Historic day for IWAK as first transatlantic pilgrimage flight lands
Early on Sunday morning (August 9), it was a historic day for Ireland West Airport Knock and Knock Shrine when the first transatlantic pilgrimage flight by Aer Lingus from New York touched down on Mayo soil ahead of schedule at 7.30am. More than 170 pilgrimage passengers were on the flight and they were greeted on the tarmac by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, who was on hand to witness this historic event.
Moonfish revives Star Of The Sea for September
STAR OF The Sea, the much acclaimed theatrical adaptation of Joseph O’Connor's novel, and one of the hits of the 2014 Galway International Arts Festival, returns to the Galway stage in September.
New York Cardinal to open national novena in Knock
Knock Shrine is getting ready to welcome the Archbishop of New York, His Eminence Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who is coming to Mayo on August 9 on an historic transatlantic flight into Ireland West Airport Knock.
Ashford is on top of the world with new award
Ashford Castle in Cong has been named one of the world's best hotels by the prestigious New York travel publication, Travel + Leisure.
Sod to be turned on National Outdoor Pursuits Academy
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said this week that he expects for the sod to be turned on phase one of the National Outdoor Pursuits Academy based in around Lough Lannagh in the coming weeks. The Taoiseach was speaking at the press briefing with local newspapers this week in Lough Lannagh Holiday Village where he outlined progress on a number of projects and developments in the county.
Vincent Cross to play the Galway Fringe Festival
BORN IN Dublin, raised in Australia, and now based in New York, singer-songwriter Vincent Cross never goes anywhere without his vintage Martin guitar, and he is coming to Galway next week to play the Galway Fringe Festival.
Mick Flannery - two nights @ Róisín Dubh
AS WITH so many others, it started with Nirvana. In 1993, the young Mick Flannery heard Kurt Cobain's haunting, semi-acoustic rendition of David Bowie's 'The Man Who Sold The World'. His relationship to music was never the same again.
Amazing week ahead at The Snug Bar
There’s a packed week at The Snug Bar with great live performances on the stage and on the big screen!