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Matt Molloy to perform as part of Westport Arts Festival

Can you imagine what it would feel like to win a Grammy award? Now, imagine having six of them! Matt Molloy, along with The Chieftains have just that – having won Grammy awards for Best Traditional Folk Album, Best World Music Album, Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Best Traditional Folk Album (twice) and Best Contemporary Folk Album.

A letter from Seamus Heaney

Irish traditional music is one of the great survivors of history. Maybe it was because we are an island, way off on our own in the western Atlantic, and until the latter decades of the last  century, out of hearing from the mass cultural movements of popular cinema, radio and TV, especially the modern music from Europe and the US, that something distinctive has survived. As a boy I would only hear traditional music sessions in a few Gaelteacht areas, or from the welcoming Standún family in Spiddal, or at the Féiseanna at An Taibhdhearc, which was more memorable for the day off from school than it was for the music.

Chieftains’ Matt Molloy @ Monroe’s Live

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THE CHIEFTAINS’ Matt Molloy and London-Irish fiddle great John Carty - both winners of the TG4 Musician of the Year Award - play Monroe’s Live on Tuesday January 27.

Matt Molloy to play Monroe’s Live

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THE CHIEFTAINS’ Matt Molloy and London-Irish fiddle great John Carty - both recipients of the TG4 Musician of the Year Award - share the stage at Monroe’s Live on Tuesday January 27.

Bluegrass master Tim O’Brien to play Galway

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TIM O’BRIEN, one of America’s leading folk, bluegrass, and country musicians, is coming to Galway to play Campbell’s Tavern, Cloughanover.

Trad on the Prom

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TRAD ON The Prom, ranked as Galway top attraction on Tripadvisor, is back for its ninth season in the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill.

Trad lunchtimes at Monroe’s Live

IF YOU love Irish trad and fancy hearing some music during your lunch break then head down to Monroe’s for the Galway Arts Festival Trad Lunchtimes.

Galway soldier to be celebrated on new Chieftains album

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In Mexico in the 1840s, Clifden man John Reilly led a band of Irish soldiers called The San Patricios, in an effort to help Mexico repulse a military invasion by the USA.

The legendery Chieftains return to Castlebar

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The Royal Castlebar Theatre and Event Centre are delighted to present a performance by music legends The Chieftains on Friday October 24.

Duiske concerts come to a close with Thread

The Duiske Concerts in Graiguenamanagh finish up tomorrow night, Friday, with what promises to be a spectacular show from the group Tread.

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