'They were hit-makers who brought Protestants and Catholics together'

Thu, Aug 22, 2019

"I WAS just eight years old when the Miami Showband massacre happened so it was only when I started working on the show that I realised how big the band were in their day, north and south of the border."

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Revisiting Graceland with the London African Gospel Choir

Thu, Aug 22, 2019

GALWAY GIG-goers are in for a real treat next week when the London African Gospel Choir brings its acclaimed staging of Paul Simon’s classic album Graceland to Leisureland, Salthill.

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'It’s our one Galway gig this year and our biggest venue as well'

Thu, Aug 08, 2019

SUMMER SAW the release of their new album. The autumn heralds a run of American festival appearances before a return to Ireland, including a major hometown concert in Salthll. Next year sees the band bringing North American fans around the county as part of Galway2020.

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'There is a connection between girls and surrealism'

Thu, Aug 08, 2019

AUGUST IN Galway is usually a quiet spell, arts-wise, as folk wind down or bale out after the hectic festival season. However, city arts aficionados this month can look forward to a vibrant new exhibition by Tom Mathews.

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'Everyone is welcome to Pride, no matter how you identify'

Thu, Aug 01, 2019

WHAT A year it has been for Galway’s LGBT+ community. What a year it is still set to be. With the Galway Pride - Bród na Gaillimhe festival, taking place this August, there is much to look back on, and much to look forward to.

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'There is something poetic and sublime about space'

Thu, Jul 25, 2019

LAST SATURDAY was the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and the day also saw more than 1,000 visitors to Galway Arts Centre’s fascinating exhibition, Making Space, comprising collaborative work from paired scientists and artists.

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Citysong - seeing the beauty in the everyday

Thu, Jul 18, 2019

A DEFINITE highlight of week two of GIAF is Dylan Coburn Gray’s acclaimed new play, Citysong, a poetic chorus of voices showing us three generations of a Dublin family on one day.

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'Rosemary’s story is still incredibly relevant'

Thu, Jul 11, 2019

THE OPENING show of this year’s Galway International Arts Festival is the Irish National Opera and GIAF co-production of Least Like The Other, which explores the tragic life of JFK’s eldest sister Rosemary Kennedy.

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'The fire and the spike and the spoke'

Thu, Jul 11, 2019

FOLLOWING ITS triumphant GIAF debut in 2017 with Tristan & Yseult, Kneehigh Theatre Company return with Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs), based on John Gay’s The Beggar's Opera.

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‘Where I grew up they didn’t teach soul violin, so I combined my two loves’

Thu, Jul 04, 2019

THE STORY is well known - but only to an extent. Before she became Joan As Policewoman, she was a member of The Dambuilders, Black Beetle, and then Antony and The Johnsons. What is less remarked on, yet perhaps more crucial to her development as an artist and musician, was her time as a classical violinist.

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Finky - a redemptive tale ‘with chainsaws and motorcycles’

Thu, Jul 04, 2019

A SURE-FIRE highlight of the Galway Film Fleadh will be Finky, the locally-made debut feature from writer/director Dathaí Keane, creator of the award-winning series An Klondike.

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'It’s inspired by The Dead and is both like it and not like it'

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

2019 IS Druid's year of new writing with all work being world premieres by living writers. As part of the year’s exciting programme, and in association with the Galway International Arts Festival, Druid will next month present, Epiphany, by American writer Brian Watkins.

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Galway’s confluence of artists celebrated in new documentary

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

CUMAR – A Galway Rhapsody is a lyrical new feature-length documentary featuring some of Galway’s best known artists. A bilingual film directed by Aodh Ó Coileáin and produced by Paddy Hayes of Magamedia Teo, it will premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh.

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'Music can access emotions and evoke atmosphere instantaneously'

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

A HIGHLIGHT of the 2014 Galway International Arts Festival was Moonfish Theatre Company’s richly imaginative staging of Joseph O’Connor’s novel, Star Of The Sea, which traced the journey of Irish Famine survivors in their flight to America.

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Galway indie and electronic acts come together for Club Gardenia

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

CLUB TROPICANA, the amazing summer club night for people with intellectual disability, returns to the Black Box next week for its ninth annual outing, and has also been expanded to a three-day mini festival running from Wednesday June 26 to Friday 28.

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'A very modern Irish experience'

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

AN TAIBHDHEARC'S offering in this year’s Galway International Arts Festival is Breandán de Gallaí’s Ériu Dance Company with its exciting new production of Salómae, an Irish language dance theatre interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s classic play.

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Galway Uke Fest takes over the Latin Quarter

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

THE LIVELY, lilting, sound of the ukulele will take over the streets and venues of Galway’s Latin Quarter over the weekend of June 21 to 23 as the Galway Uke Fest struts its stuff for the second year.

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Galway Early Music Festival’s feast of song and dance

Thu, May 23, 2019

IT IS that time of year again when one can ‘caper nimbly to the lascivious pleasing of a lute’, to paraphrase Shakespeare, as Galway Early Music Festival brings us a feast of medieval melody over the coming weekend May 24 to 26.

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Discovering Hedy Lamarr, movie star and inventor

Thu, May 23, 2019

HEDY LAMAAR, once described as "the most beautiful woman in the world" was one of the screen goddesses of Hollywood’s golden age from the 1930s to the 1950s, but when not portraying mythic temptresses like Helen of Troy or Delilah, Lamarr was also a gifted scientific inventor.

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From the soil of Connemara to the stages of Europe

Thu, May 16, 2019

THE LANDSCAPE and culture of Connemara pulse deeply through Ten Ton Slug, not in any obvious sonic sense, but in the band’s attitude, artistic vision, and clear sense of ambition.

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