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THE LOFIRES are Dublin songwriters, Niall Toner Jr and Jonny Rowen and they come with a pedigree and years of experience.
GALWAY FANS of Irish trad as well as of singer-songwriter Brian Kennedy, will be looking forward to the Galway Arts Festival line-up in Monroe’s this month.
The Last Waltz was an outstanding rock documentary of the last concert by The Band. Veteran director Martin Scorsese chronicles the most legendary night in rock history. It started as a concert and became a celebration as an unparalleled lineup of rock superstars -- including Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Neil Diamond and Muddy Waters -- take the stage for The Band's 1976 farewell performance.
Regarded as one of Ireland’s finest songwriters, Gerry Carney performs at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday June 6 at 8pm. Gerry Carney came to the fore with his now worldwide hit, “Paddy”, a song dedicated to the forgotten Irish: the people who left Ireland for work, and sent the money home to support the families they left behind. “Paddy” is now officially Ireland’s favourite song (as stated in a Sunday Independent poll), and is seen as a song that will go down as having played a major part in re-awakening interest in the plight of these people.
“THE BLUES had a baby and they called it rock’n’roll,” Muddy Waters declared on his 1977 album Hard Again, and from Van Morrison to Rory Gallagher to Thin Lizzy, the Irish have always had time for the blues.
Three of the country’s finest musicians, Máirtín Ó Connor, Zoë Conway, and Dónal Lunny, join forces for a dream Music Network concert of traditional music at its very best at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Monday, May 13 at 8pm.
“I’LL TELL you something, I mightn’t be in this business at all if it wasn’t for a Galwayman, Des Kelly,” Phil Coulter tells me during our interview on Tuesday morning. “He was the leader of the Capitol Showband who were the biggest in Ireland when I was a student in Queen’s in Belfast.”
Paul and Nancy, who used to be known as Karisma, are now Small & Fancy and will be entertaining everyone over the Christmas holidays in Frog’s Bar in the Downhill Hotel on Thursday December 27, 28, 29 and 30.
PAUL BRADY has been one of Ireland’s most outstanding songwriters of the past 40 years, a position only really challenged by Van Morrison and Phil Lynnot.
WERE IT not for Eric Bell, Thin Lizzy may never have happened. It was the Belfastman’s idea to form the band and an imporpmtu meeting after a gig in Dublin convinced Phil Lynott that Bell’s idea was a good one.