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Síomha - 'My life has always revolved around music'

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COMING FROM a family steeped in music, the soulful, Clare-born, chanteuse Síomha, grew up on a diet of musical greats, with the sounds of jazz, trad, folk, and soul creeping in and leaving an indelible mark on her musical tastes and influences.

People of the Tribes: Meet Ben.

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Hi, my name is Ben Reid. I am an uilleann piper and a travelling musician. Originally I'm from Canada, but since attending the University of Limerick six years ago, I've been travelling and playing trad music on the streets and in the pubs in France, Ireland, Australia, the US, and Canada. This year I decided to finally settle in Galway. I love the vibrant music scene here as well as the incredibly warm and welcoming people I've met while busking. I truly feel at home in this city and I'm grateful it has adopted me as well!

'Galway felt like a really good place to come and make the record'

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WHEN DECLAN O’Rourke’s debut album, Since Kyabram, was released in 2004, it confirmed, indeed exceeded, the promise and expectations that had been building up around the Dublin singer-songwriter.

Sadness at passing of legend Alec Finn

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The world of Irish traditional music is this week coming to terms with the loss of one of Alec Finn, one of its most influential masters over the last four decades.

The palace of dreams

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Eighty nine years ago this week, on November 22, 1939, the Estoria Cinema opened at Nile Lodge. It had 776 seats and two showings a night at 6.45pm and 8.45pm. It cost two shillings to sit in the balcony and the prices for the parterre were 1/4 and 9d (including tax). There were matinees on Thursdays (half day in Galway), Saturdays, and Sundays. You could book at the cinema or by phone (Galway 101) from 12 noon to 2pm and from 6pm. The building was constructed by John McNally & Co with John Connolly as foreman. The design was by Hubert O’Connor and Ralph Ryan was the electrical consultant.

Naive Ted and IXRQ at Factory

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DRUM MACHINES, synthesizers, laptops, turntables, scratching, and electro belters is a whole lot of activity for one small room, but that is exactly what will going down at Epoch in Electric.

Album review: Stereolab

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HOUSED IN one of the most memorable sleeves of the 1990s - an image drawn from a 1970s Swiss underground magazine - Stereolab's 1992 debut was a homage to their roots, and a signpost to their future.

Tuam historian Catherine Corless to be honoured by NUI Galway next month

Catherine Corless, the Tuam historian whose selfless work uncovered the abuses at the Mother and Baby Home in the town is to be honoured by NUI Galway next month when she will be conferred with an Honorary Degree at the 2018n Autumn Conferring.

People of the Tribes: Meet Isla.

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Hello, my name is Isla Mhic Dhonnacha. I was born in Isla Mujeres, Mexico and I am thriving in Connemara. I am a finalist in Miss Bikini Ireland and this is my story.

Irish acts at 2018 Galway Jazz Festival

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IRISH JAZZ musicians, channelling the sounds of Cuba and American hip hop, the ideas of Albert Camus, and others possessing voices that can croon with the best, are all coming to the 2018 Galway Jazz Festival.

 

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