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Jamie Lawson - positive contradictions

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JAMIE LAWSON is something of a contradiction. In person he is shy and quiet but on stage he is a maelstrom of emotion and honesty.

New band to rock Seans

The Ginger Biscuits are among the fresh young bands coming out of Athlone recently.

English folk legends for The Crane

FORMER MEMBERS of Pentangle, as well as Beverly Martyn and Mary Coughlan are part of a very exciting line-up of gigs in The Crane Bar, Sea Road, in the coming weeks.

Los Langeros and Fearghal McKee team up for Westport gig

To promote the release of their latest album, This is Normal, Los Langeros join forces with Whipping Boy front man Fearghal McKee with his new band for a series of dates across Ireland, stopping off in Geraghty’s, Westport, on October 9. Los Langeros are a demented concoction of country-tinged goat-punk rockabilly. With three albums already behind them and diversity of sound reflecting their disparate influences from Hank Williams to Nomeansno and Tom Waits.

Birdsongs: Shearwater to play Róisín Dubh

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THERE IS a Chinese proverb which states: “A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.”

Music legends Ezio and Bogga to woo audiences

Ezio Luenedei and Mark ‘Bogga’, Fowle, may sound like little more than an anachronism, but they are one of the most innovative and fresh-sounding phenomenon in the music market.

Duke Special lines up Royal Theatre gig

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Lyrically poetic and delicately decadent, Duke Special, the enigmatic Belfast performer, will release his new single “Sweet Sweet Kisses” on October 10. A nationwide tour has also been announced for November and December 2008. And the tour will touch down in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar on Sunday November 30. Taken from the eagerly anticipated new album I Never Thought This Day Would Come, releasing on Universal Music Ireland on October 17, “Sweet Sweet Kisses” is produced by Paul Wilkinson, who worked on the Duke’s previous Choice nominated album Songs from The Deep Forest. The perfect taster for the new album release, “Sweet Sweet Kisses” features the RTE National Symphony Orchestra and will be available on CD single and download. Glowing with the Duke’s charisma and unique sound, the track is definitively Duke Special.

That’s entertainment

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The Jennings family is the TF Royal. Pat, his wife Mary, and even their children Louise, Patrick, and Jessica have all in some way shaped and been shaped by this entertainment empire in the centre of Castlebar.

The Flaws’ Italian adventures and Lego obsessions

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When you think of Irish rock and indie, the traditional strongholds for major talent to emerge have nearly always been Dublin and Cork. Yet the last few years has seen a plethora of high quality bands emerge from other areas of the country and a growing willingness among the public to support them.

It’ll be all white on the night...

In a career spanning over three decades Cork-native Freddie White has established himself as a legendary Irish guitarist and songwriter. He has also been described as the best interpreter of a song in the country and has been ranked alongside Christy Moore, Van Morrison, and Paul Brady. As a founding member of Scullion in the mid 1970s he brought Irish folk music to international attention and later, with The Freddie White Band, he toured with Eric Clapton. As lead guitarist with Horslips and Moving Hearts and as producer with Sinead Lohan he further enhanced his reputation. After many years living in the USA he returned to Ireland in early 2000 and since then has become an almost constant presence on the Irish touring scene. Galway audiences will be very familiar with his much-loved shows at Roisin Dubh down through the years and he makes a welcome return to the venue on Sunday August 24.


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