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It is possible that when the 16 years-old Orson Welles embarked from the SS Baltic in Galway Bay in August 1931, he visited the Taibhdhearc theatre. In any event, he struck up a friendship with a Galway actor. Two months later he visited the Gate Theatre in Dublin, and went backstage to see his friend. Clearly impressed by what he saw, he left a note for its founding partners, Mícheál MacLiammóir and Hilton Edwards, boldly proclaiming ‘Orson Welles, star of the New York Theatre Guild, would consider appearing in one of your productions, and hopes you will see him for an appointment.’
The Insurance Institute of Galway elected its 44th president at its AGM in Glenlo Abbey last week.
MISTAKEN IDENTITIES, fairy folk playing pranks, romance, and mischief, and on this occasion, hippies and free love, all combine in Shakespeare’s wonderful A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
FROM THEIR debut performance in Dungiven, County Derry, in 1990, Four Men and a Dog have been arguably the most colourful, eccentric, and talented of trad band ensembles.
“THERE ARE only three white blues singers, and Geoff Muldaur is at least two of them.” This praise for the American singer and guitarist came from no less a songwriter than Richard Thompson.
THE 1972 John Boorman-directed movie Deliverance is one probably one of the most hard-hitting on the subject of the battle between man and nature.