'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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'Vibrancy, vitality and great story-telling'

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

THIS MONTH, Druid Theatre Company presents the world premiere of The Beacon by Nancy Harris, at the Town Hall Theatre. Directed by Garry Hynes, the play is a co-production with Dublin’s Gate Theatre and is Druid’s second world premiere of 2019, following Epiphany at Galway International Arts Festival.

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'With the live show we have gone the full hog'

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

WITH CLASSIC headlines like ‘Jesus Not Coming Back by the Looks of it, Admits Vatican’; ‘Dozens Injured in a Stampede as Second Checkout Opens in Lidl’; and ‘North Korea Lands First Ever Man on the Sun’, Waterford Whispers News is everybody’s favourite source of online satire.

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Baboró 2019 programme unveiled

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

AT GALWAY City Museum, on Monday evening, the 2019 Baboró International Arts Festival, Ireland’s flagship festival devoted exclusively to children and families, announced details of its 23rd programme.

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Furthermore – new exhibition from AKIN at Galway Arts Centre

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

AWARD WINNING Galway arts collective AKIN opens the autumn programme at the Galway Arts Centre with a new show, Furthermore, which is launched tomorrow evening [Friday September 6] at 6pm, and runs until October 5.

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