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A homecoming of sorts for Nina Hynes at Cruthú Arts Festival

Singer­-songwriter Nina Hynes and her husband Fabien Leseure will headline the final night of this year’s Cruthú Arts Festval, Sonic Sunday, on July 26, in the serene surroundings of St John’s Church, Longford.

William Evans of Eton and his old Galway watercolours

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William Evans of Eton (1798-1877) was the drawing master of Eton College in England and was an accomplished artist who exhibited widely in London, Dublin, and Paris. He made a number of visits to the west of Ireland in 1835 and 1838 where he produced many studies and finished watercolours, mostly of Counties Galway and Mayo, a mixture of picturesque landscapes, market and street scenes, and what might be called peasant structures and peasant portraits.

A new face and voice of the west of Ireland

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In the West of Ireland at the foot of the Ox Mountains, a unique female voice is turning heads and getting extensive airplay on radio stations throughout Ireland. Bernadette Ruddy is the girl with the golden voice. Her voice is a treasure with its rich vocal tones and touching delivery. It was these attributes that caught the attention of the prolific songwriter Pete St John. On hearing Bernadette sing at one of her concerts Pete St John recognised immediately that this was the artist he had patiently waited for to beautifully deliver a very special song.

Unique finds at Garden Gallery and Garden Centre

The Garden Gallery & Garden Centre in Crowenstown offers something truly unique to their customers. The owners have renovated the once garden shed into a stunning art gallery filled with top quality art works, officially opened by Graham Knuttel in October 2010. Proprietor Hazel Revington-Cross is an accomplished artist herself, so it made sense to combine an art gallery with the existing garden centre, and they have been lucky to secure the works of some of Ireland’s leading artists.

Good vibes from France this Saturday night at The Shack

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French musician Luis Francesco Arena will play a free concert in The Shack, Athlone this Saturday, Spetember 12 at 10pm.

Lisa Hannigan - out from the shadows, into the spotlight

JUST UNDER 10 years ago Lisa Hannigan drifted into the public consciousness as the otherworldly backing vocalist in Damien Rice’s band and featured prominently on Rice’s chart-topping debut album O.

Lady Gregory’s ‘missing’ grandson

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Following the success of the publication Me and Nu - Childhood at Coole published in 1970,* it is sometimes forgotten that Lady Augusta Gregory had three grandchildren, and not two as is often assumed. Written by Lady Gregory’s granddaughter Anne, Me and Nu is a charming account of life at Coole, as the children watched with amusement (and disillusionment at their human foibles), many of the great figures of the Irish literary movement of the 20th century as they came and went.


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