Search Results for 'Ollie Jennings'

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‘I believe in the ability of artists to change the world’

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AT EVERY arts event in the city he would be there, the jolly man with the glasses and the long hair, a smile and good company, enthusiastic for what he, and we, were about to see that night, be it theatre, music, literature, visual arts - and he usually had an important role in supporting it.

‘His work has enriched the lives of residents and visitors to the city’

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James Harrold, who has served Galway for more than 30 years as the city arts officer with the Galway City Council, will stand down from the position on July 16.

‘We are determined and we will continue to work’

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IT IS, as Stephen Fry noted at the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, “a very dark time for the performing arts”, and just as venues re-opened and shows were taking place once more - albeit on a small scale - Galway stands on the brink of a county wide lockdown.

Hey, students, it’s great to see ye

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This month way back in the mists of time in the 1980s, I found myself starting college here in Galway. Sharing the joys of life with a group of lads in a house in Renmore Crescent, by the side of Lough Atalia (found through the pages of the Galway Advertiser). It was to be the start of the rest of my life; a new beginning, a time when you set aside that which had got you that far, and swapped it for something new.

'A pure voice. A true voice. A miraculous voice'

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MARY MCPARTLAN, the musician, promoter, musical director, theatre-maker, academic, and broadcaster, rightly described by Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D Higgins, as "one of the greatest traditional singers of her generation", died this week following a battle with cancer.

Hound Of The Baskervilles revisited

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SIR ARTHUR Conan Doyle's celebrated Gothic detective story, The Hound Of The Baskervilles, with Sherlock Holmes investigating sightings of a demonic dog, comes to the stage in a production by Rod Goodall and Steve Johnston.

Returning to ‘the small streets and fields of childhood’

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THIS SATURDAY sees the launch of fifty poems by Michael Gorman, published by Artisan House. It has been nearly 30 years since his last collection, 1991’s Up She Flew, and the arrival of this new work will be greatly welcomed by Michael's many admirers.

Galway History Festival takes place next week

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The inaugural Galway History Festival takes place next week, with a series of talks and lectures covering such issues as the War of Independence in Galway, food, activism, local history, and labour history.

Trad titans to celebrate Mary McPartlan

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FOLK SINGER Mary McPartlan has been a driving force in the cultural life of Galway city for many years, and she will be celebrated at the next Druid Sessions concert in The Mick Lally Theatre.

'I want to make songs that are timeless, with good melodies and hooks'

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WHEN I meet Ultan Conlon in the House Hotel on Saturday afternoon I find him in the best of humour; he has just learned his current single ‘The Measure’ has reached Number 1 on RTÉ’s charts and he is clearly enjoying the affirmative glow of its success.

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