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The National - mistaken for strangers

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THE NATIONAL, the greatest band in the world right now, take to the stage in Galway in July. The centre of attention will be vocalist Matt Berninger, a charismatic storm of passion and masculine existential angst, his lyrics matched by the intensity of guitarists Aaron and Bryce Dessner, and the imaginative rhythms of drummer Bryan Devendorf, while calmly, authoritatively anchoring all this tension and release will be bassist Scott Devendorf.

The National - six essential songs playlist

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THE NATIONAL, who play the Galway International Arts Festival Big Top on Wednesday July 16, are one of the few groups, if not the only group, of whom it can truly be said, ‘I prefer the later stuff’.

Galway International Arts Festival 2014 - what's on, who's coming

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It is no longer the Galway Arts Festival, it is the Galway International Arts Festival, a recognition of how the July event has grown to become one of the premiere arts events in Ireland and Europe.

Internationally acclaimed acts for Ballina Arts Centre

A bluegrass music legend from the US is set to perform at the Ballina Arts Centre this February.

The National to play Galway in 2014

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THE NATIONAL, the outstanding Brooklyn based rock band, are coming to Galway to play the Galway Arts Festival Big Top in the Fisheries Field in July.

PINS – ‘We can get more agGressive than we should’

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PINS HAVE been called a ‘Manchester band’ - which to some is not a geographical description, but a musical signifier - or as ‘Manc post punk’, which situates them in a particular time and musical pigeon hole, but there is far more to the exciting quartet than these labels can convey.

Classical and folk combine in Trio Elatha

TRIO ELATHA, featuring cellist Ailbhe McDonagh, guitarist Brendan Walsh, and violinist Zoë Conway, play two concerts in County Galway this month.

Government fully committed to delivering bypass says Walsh

The Galway City Bypass is not a project under threat or one that will fail to materialise at it “remains a high priority of the Government”, according to Fine Gael Galway West TD Brian Walsh.

We’ve Only Just Begun the music of The Carpenters at the Royal

On Friday September 23 the wonderful music of the Carpenters will take to the stage in the Royal Theatre, with Kim Dickinson taking the role of Karen Carpenter. Kim Dickinson was touched by Karen Carpenter’s breathtaking voice, and by the wonderful arrangements of The Carpenter’s beautiful songs. She became and has remained, one of their greatest fans. Now Kim transports her audiences with the natural and uncanny likeness of her voice to that of Karen Carpenter.

When the king came to town

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King Edward VII was known as ‘Peacemaker’ for his role in fostering good relations between Britain and France, he was renowned for his politeness and good manners, and throughout the continent he was affectionately called the ‘Uncle of Europe’.

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