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THE INTERPRETATION of music, and how it impacts on people is highly subjective. Belfast's Sea Pinks are a case in point. Clashmusic.com calls them "akin to The Go-Betweens if they were born in a slightly colder climate".
HAVING ENJOYED a sell-out run at last year’s Galway International Arts Festival, Andrew Flynn’s fine production of Pat McCabe’s The Dead School gets a welcome revival this week at the Town Hall.
Cork singer/songwriter and pianist, Clare O’Riordan, will enthral listeners with a live performance upstairs in Walsh’s (Blousers) Bar Westport on February 26.
ONE OF the very best shows at last year’s Galway International Arts Festival was Andrew Flynn’s brilliant large-cast staging of Pat McCabe’s The Dead School. The production was presented by the combined talents of Galway Youth Theatre and Galway Community Theatre, and Flynn has now re-assembled the same cast for a revival by Decadent Theatre Company at the Town Hall Theatre.
BAGATELLE, BEST known from the song ‘Summer In Dublin’, will begin 2016 with a first and last concert at Monroe's Live on Saturday January 16 at 8pm, as part of their Final Year national tour.
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) has awarded Honorary Fellowships to three outstanding individuals for their contribution to their communities and to regional development in the west.
Lovers of harmonies and the incredible instrument that is the human voice will find a musical Mecca in Nun’s Island Theatre on Friday 11 December, as Coda play their first concert there. Oranmore-born Leonard Kelly is a founder member of this all-male, seven-strong group who are becoming something of a phenomenon nationwide as their richly-harmonised approach to vocal performance reaches an ever-growing audience.
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.
"WELL IT'S a marvellous night for a moondance," Van Morrison sang on the opening track of his classic 1970 album, also called Moondance, and 2015 is a marvellous year to celebrate the music of George Ivan Morrison, better known as Van Morrison.
STEPHEN SONDHEIM, one of the greatest songwriters and lyricists of modern times, responsible for 'Send in the Clowns', 'I Feel Pretty' and the Oscar-winning 'Sooner or Later', as well as musicals such as West Side Story and Sweeney Todd, is 85 this year.