The hijacker, the Third Secret of Fatima, and a right Holy Show

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

IN THE history of aeroplane hijackings – a common occurrence during the 1970s and early 1980s – few are as bizarre and as eccentric as the hijacking of Aer Lingus Flight 164.

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‘Revolutionary. Youthful energy, vibrancy, enthusiasm'

Thu, Jan 09, 2020

IN 1770, a child was born in the city of Bonn, then part of the Holy Roman Empire, who would go on to become a towering genius of music. His name was Ludwig van Beethoven.

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Renmore Panto ready to show Galway to the world

Thu, Dec 19, 2019

LIKE THE festive lights on Shop Street and Quay Street and the Continental Market and big wheel in Eyre Square, The Renmore Pantomime features prominently in the mind of Galwegians when it comes to Christmas in the city. Having celebrated its 40th anniversary in October, The Renmore Panto has been a cornerstone in the local community, raising money for a selected charity while providing a spectacular feast of entertainment which the whole family can enjoy.

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'We're confident enough to say, ‘Let’s see what happens''

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

WHEN LANKUM take to the stage of the Róisín Dubh on New Year's Eve, they can look back on a year where they cemented their reputation as the most vital force currently at work in Irish folk and traditional music.

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'We've always instinctively explored new territory'

Thu, Dec 05, 2019

THIS FINAL month of 2019 is a time of looking back and looking forward, a period of trepidation, but also one of determined optimism, for And So I Watch You From Afar as they celebrate a milestone, and await the impending fall-out from Brexit.

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He's metal trashing mad

Thu, Nov 28, 2019

THE CLOSE of 2019 marks a major milestone for Flirt FM's heavy metal show Cranium Titanium, which first took to the airwaves of the student/alternative station in October 2009. To mark its first decade, the show's presenter Trevor McCormack talks to the Galway Advertiser about where CT has come from and where it is going.

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‘Music’s in my DNA, I’ve never got bored with it’

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

HE SIGNED Oasis and put out The Jesus and Mary Chain’s first single. He turned Primal Scream on to acid house, paving the way for Screamdelica; and his label, Creation, released some of the greatest British (and Irish) music of the 1980s and 1990s.

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'Having a Bolshevik moody outspoken granny is good fun'

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

ONE OF the most enjoyable shows I have seen this year was Brú Theatre’s Selvage, written and performed by James Riordan and first staged in The Mick Lally Theatre in March. Selvage now returns to the Town Hall Theatre for one night only, on Tuesday November 26.

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Airneán Árann - a taste of Aran Islands’ tradition

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

AN TAIBHDHEARC, in collaboration with Arts in Action, will host a celebration of the Aran Islands on Wednesday November 20th, in a concert featuring actor Macdara Ó Fátharta, writer Dara Ó Conaola, poet Mary O’Malley, and singer Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola.

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Delving into magic with TULCA

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Tomorrow evening, Friday, November 1, sees the launch of the 17th TULCA Festival of Visual Arts at the Festival Gallery in William Street, formerly An Post’s sorting office.

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New play tells stories of the homeless in Galway

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

"WE ARE stardust, we are golden," sang Joni Mitchell on her iconic song ‘Woodstock’ and a similar idea informs Starseed by Killian Glynn, which receives its premiere from Eva’s Echo Theatre Company at the Town Hall Theatre studio next week.

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'It’s OK to be silly sometimes'

Thu, Oct 24, 2019

ONE OF the busiest performers over the next few days at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival is Northern Ireland’s Shane Todd. As well as appearing in his own show, The Toddfather, at the Mick Lally Theatre on Saturday, he features in three other gigs over the weekend.

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'There has been too much brushing under the carpet'

Thu, Oct 24, 2019

NEW GALWAY theatre company, Omnium Productions, makes its bow in the Town Hall Theatre studio next week with the world premiere of Bernard Field’s provocative play, Shroud.

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'I’ve never done anything like this before'

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

COMING TO the Black Box is Woman Undone, a profoundly moving, brave, and beautiful fusion of theatre, music and dance, which tells the early life of singer Mary Coughlan.

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Facing the Beast with Reginald D Hunter

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

AMONG THE headliners of the upcoming Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway 2019 is Reginald D Hunter with his new show, Facing the Beast and Niggas, which finds him at his controversial and comical best.

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Music For Galway unveils spectacular 2020 programme

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

MUSIC FOR Galway has announced its ambitious and expansive 39th Season, unfurling its music programme for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, and its Bookends autumn concert series.

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Fancy footwork as Baboró stages world premiere of new dance show

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

BABORÓ INTERNATIONAL Arts Festival for Children is just a few weeks away and among the highlights is the world premiere of Francis Footwork from CoisCéim Dance Theatre, which delighted audiences in 2015 with the award-winning The Wolf and Peter.

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'The poems are more robust in this collection'

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

THIS SATURDAY sees the launch of Emily Cullen’s new poetry collection, Conditional Perfect, at the Galway City Museum. Published by Doire Press, this is Cullen’s third collection, following 2003's No Vague Utopia and 2013's In Between Angels and Animals.

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‘Feminism is about understanding what power I have, how I fit into society'

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

THE CHAOS unleashed by Brexit - political, parliamentary, legal, and constitutional — specifically the threat of No Deal is, understandably, not something Jayde Adams wants to get into today.

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'Most of my mad humour comes from having lived in Ireland'

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

JOE BOSKE'S keen eye and sense of humour shines forth gloriously in Buying Yak Milk In Gurtymadden, his new book, published by Artisan House, which will be launched as part of the Clifden Arts Festival.

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