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Wild Beasts - hooting and howling on their own terms

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IN THE isolation of the English Lake District, a group of young men, fascinated by French art and poetry, started to make music without any regard for the prevailing trends in London or Manchester. Through being as uninhibited as their French heroes they have created a unique sound. They are Wild Beasts.

Kerry men take basketball points in Ballina

Garveys St Mary’s : 81

Some memories of a Galwegian

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Michael Gillen was born in a house on a corner at Galway Docks in 1933. His family soon moved to Cooke’s Terrace in Bohermore, which he describes as “the best place I have ever lived in... you could not find a bad neighbour”. He had a “massive childhood”, much of it revolving around sport. Two of his great mentors were Tom Fleming and Martin King, both from Bohermore and both All-Ireland winners with the Galway hurling team in 1923. Michael’s dad grew vegetables and potatoes in ‘The Plots’ on the Headford Road, and his mother kept chickens in the back garden. Michael was always chasing them around, which is probably the reason why everyone called him Chick. This nickname stuck to him to the extent that one day, when a gang of his pals called to the door and said, “Is Michael in?” his mother had to think before she finally replied, “Do you mean Chick?”


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