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Shooting the Breeze with... Finbar Hoban of Finbar Hoban presents...

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A quiet Tuesday night upstairs in Bar Ritz in Castlebar and it is a lot different from the heaving mass of bodies squashed into the venue towards the front of the stage area 11 days previously, when Belfast band And So I Watch You From Afar had the place hopping. For almost three years now Finbar Hoban has been bringing the best of local original Irish bands to Castlebar in a series of shows that have gone from strength to strength from quality of performer to visuals and props. When he first put on a show, a handpainted sign was all that was there to let you know this was a Finbar Hoban Presents show, now there’s a screen behind the stage with graphics and animations to let you know who is putting on this night’s entertainment.

‘Walter Mitty character’ gets suspended sentence in Fahy case

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A 69-year-old city man has received a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to attempting to extort €5,000 from Cllr Michael Fahy by claiming he had information that would clear the Ardrahan councillor of fraud charges.

GMIT students present charity rock night at Hotel Newport

The students of GMIT, Castlebar have organised a charity rock night in Hotel Newport to raise funds for a number of charities.

Support your local bands, DJs, and singers for Meteor 2010 awards

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Today is the final day for the public to nominate bands and artists for the Meteor’s Hope For 2010 Awards and there is a host of Galway bands and singers long listed for the prize.

Finbar Hoban presents: Walter Mitty and the Realists

Finbar Hoban Presents Walter Mitty and the Realists, The Rumours with Inverter live at Bar Ritz next Saturday night September 20. A refreshingly uncompromising and intensely captivating sound, delivered with uncontained semi-psychotic live energy. Or maybe it’s just because they are good! Word of the Mitty Boys has spread quickly since their incarnation in late 2006. Their constant gigging has seen them share stages with many indie rock luminaries. Including the likes of UK giants Dirty Pretty Things and Icelands favourite electronic shoe-gazers MUM. Hotpress magazine has described them as "Talking Heads meets the Rapture", the Irish Independent says "These guys are essential viewing" .

Walter Mitty brings the house down at Bar Ritz

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The Finbar Hoban Presents event kicked off last Saturday night week with local Castlebar group Inverter bringing their own style of covers from ‘Born To be Wild’ to ‘Play That Funky Music White Boy’. Second on the bill on the night were The Rumours , with their influences drawn from such legendary bands as The Jam, The Stranglers, and the band’s excellent single ‘Keep it Going’ kept the crowd wanting more!

Walter Mitty & The Realists to play Strange Brew

“TALKING HEADS meets The Rapture.” This is how Hotpress’ Stuart Clarke described Walter Mitty & The Realists who play Strange Brew in the Róisín Dubh on Thursday January 29 at 9pm.

Man gets one year for bouncing cheques

Leading a “topsy turvy life of excess” yielded one year in prison for a young Kilkenny man in Circuit Court this week. Shane Pouch (28) now living in Stephenstown Lodge Two Mile House Naas Co Kildare was before Judge Olive Buttimer on 12 counts of deception dating from June 14, 2007 to October 5, 2007. The court heard that during this period of time, Mr Pouch purported to be a businessman with a penchant for luxury about to run a restaurant in Kilkenny city.

Canada Indie Week comes to Galway

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INDIE WEEK has been taking place in Toronto, Canada, since 2004 and now the organisers are bringing a taste of the festival to Ireland from Canada Day (July 1) to July 4.

Strange Brew Summer Shindig

IF JULY is giving way to August, then it’s time for the Strange Brew Summer Shindig, an always uproarious celebration of all that is great about indie and alternative in Galway and Ireland.


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