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Here’s the weather forecast for the next seven days

“As I write I don’t know if the weather will allow the rescheduled match to go ahead, but they’re brave or foolish heads in the GAA if they take a chance on dragging thousands of people to Thurles on a Tuesday night with the chance of the game being called off again.”

Bush, the Stones, and the World Fleadh - it’s all in a day’s work for Frankie Gavin

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Frankie Gavin is to headline a major concert of Irish traditional music this weekend at The World Fleadh festival. It’s all part of what’s been a momentous 12 months for the fiddle great, from playing for George W Bush to hanging out with Keith Richards.

Sean Keane’s The Scattering

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THE SCATTERING is Sean Keane’s musical journey along the Rhine with St Columbanus, across Australia, and onto the barricades of labour protest in the United States - told through the songs of Irish emigrants.

John Spillane will be ‘brilliant or what’?

The man who has brought us ‘The Dunnes Stores Girl’ is coming to Kilkenny this weekend.

For rent: spacious, comfortable fully furnished bedsit

That’s what the ads in the Evening Herald or Evening Press usually said, but spacious usually meant enough room to swing a very small cat in a space with a bit of well worn carpet and a bed that doubled as a couch against one of the damp walls.

Early new year show by John Spillane

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The Royal Castlebar Theatre and Event Centre is delighted to announce that John Spillane is performing at the venue on Friday January 9. John Spillane is well known in the world of music and has received both national and international acclaim as a singer/songwriter. John is a native of Cork, the county he lovingly describes as “the centre of the universe” and it has been a huge influence on this modern-day troubadour. Vocally, Spillane is quite unique with an almost sean nós like element and has been described as having a voice “full of honesty, commitment and sensitivity”. Long established as a songwriter for Christy Moore, Sean Keane and Sharon Shannon, his 2002 album Will we be Brilliant or What? established John as a top-tier recording artist in his own right. This success of the album, which featured the magical track “The Dance of the Cherry Trees”, resulted in John winning the 2003 Meteor Ireland Music Award for Best Folk/Traditional Act, taking the award ahead of the Chieftains, Sinead O’Connor, Christy Moore, Kila and Altan. John managed to add to his awards tally when he won Meteor Award 2006 in the Best Folk/Irish Traditional Music category following his 2005 album Hey Dreamer. According to John “I wasn't able to get out the door of the house for about a month, with the swelled head like!”

A touch of Nashville at The Crane

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NASHVILLE IS the home of country music, and one of that city’s most respected producers Jim Rooney is returning to his second home of Galway to play a show at The Crane Bar, Sea Road.

Sean Keane to headline benefit concert for Tanzania

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THE GREAT Sean Keane will be among a host of Galway trad and folk greats who will be performing in the Town Hall Theatre at a benefit concert for Return to Tanzania.

John Spillane back in Castlebar for one special show

John Spillane will perform at The Royal Castlebar Theatre and Event Centre on Friday January 9. John Spillane is well known in the world of music and has received both national and international acclaim as a singer/songwriter. John is a native of Cork, the county he lovingly describes as “the centre of the universe” and it has been a huge influence on this modern-day troubadour. Vocally, Spillane is quite unique with an almost sean nós element and has been described as having a voice “full of honesty, commitment and sensitivity”.

Galway Showcase a huge success

The recent Galway Showcase, which took place from April 16 to 18, has been deemed a huge success, bringing all types of business together, from retail, restaurants, and hotels to all the other riches of Galway city.

 

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