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MORE THAN 200 events, featuring international, national, and local artists will take place over the 11 days of the 38th Clifden Arts Festival which runs from September 17 to 27.
THE TRAD lunchtime concerts have been a feature of the Galway International Arts Festival for more than 20 years, and this year boasts a superb line-up playing Monroe's Live - especially appealing for those who love trad fiddle - and it all kicks off on Thursday.
CLASSICAL MUSIC concerts have always formed part of the Galway International Arts Festival, but this year, classical music has a notably larger, more prominent, placing. Indeed it is almost a mini-festival within the GIAF itself. "The festival is really pushing out the classic side of things this year," notes the distinguished Irish pianist Finghin Collins approvingly. "It's a wonderful thing."
JUNE 16 1904 is the date when James Joyce's novel Ulysses is set. It was the date of his own first date with Nora Barnacle, and June 16 is today Bloomsday, the annual event celebrating Joyce's most famous novel.
CHAROLAIS IS an age-old tale of female rivalry with a new twist: the other ‘woman’ is a purebred Charolais heifer. A farmer devotes considerable attention to his prize heifer at the expense of his very pregnant girlfriend Siobhan, who in turn has developed a homicidal jealousy for this Charolais and is feeling equally murderous towards her snobbish soon-to-be mother-in-law.
A giant, bulbous whale floating in the sky; a woman transitioning to a man; Red Rock‘s Cathy Belton in a one-woman show; a new short play by Enda Walsh, and Crowded House’s Tim Finn exploring his origins through song and story - this is just some of what is coming to the 2015 Galway International Arts Festival.
A GIANT, bulbous whale floating in the sky; a woman transitioning to a man; Red Rock's Cathy Belton in a one-woman show; a new short play by Enda Walsh, and Crowded House's Tim Finn exploring his origins through song and story - this is just some of what is coming to the 2015 Galway International Arts Festival.
As part of the fourth Mayo International Choral Festival, two Mayo choirs, under the baton of local man Dr Brian Lennon, Cor Mhaigh Eo and Coda will perform in St Patrick’s Church Newport this Friday, May 22. Tickets at €12 each will be available on the door or in Chambers Newsagents, Newport, and Downtown Records, Westport and Castlebar. The concert will commence at 8.30pm sharp so those attending are requested to please be seated by 8.15pm. There is no doubt but this will be a wonderful and most enjoyable evening of choral music.
‘UP TO My F Holes’ is not the kind of title you expect for a piece of classical music, but this composition by Judith Ring will be among those performed at the next Music For Galway concert.
IN GERMAN-speaking countries, Beethoven’s Quartet No 2 in G major, Op 18, No 2, is called the Komplimentier-Quartett, “the quartet of bows and curtseys” and Galway will hear why this weekend.