'Getting To Know...'

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

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‘To take good photos, you need to learn geography’

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

SOMETIMES IT takes an outsider’s eye to see what is special about a particular place, to recognise, and discover anew, the beauty which locals take so much for granted that they hardly not notice anymore. Through such people, we see our city with new eyes.

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'Getting To Know...'

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

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‘I was a massive film creep before I was a music creep’

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

THE HILL - a landform which extends above the surrounding terrain; a summit to be reached; a place on which a person is prepared to die for an ideal; an obstacle to be overcome; a goal.

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'Getting To Know...'

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

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'I picked up the guitar and rediscovered my own acoustic based music'

Thu, Oct 08, 2020

IT HAS been a long time since we have heard new music by Galway's Neil O'Connor, but lockdown - the original one, not the Level 3 currently in force - resulted in Frank Zappa-esque levels of productivity, with Neil set to releasing three new albums this week.

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'Getting To Know...'

Thu, Oct 08, 2020

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

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‘We are determined and we will continue to work’

Thu, Oct 01, 2020

IT IS, as Stephen Fry noted at the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, “a very dark time for the performing arts”, and just as venues re-opened and shows were taking place once more - albeit on a small scale - Galway stands on the brink of a county wide lockdown.

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Maisie's story - ‘sincerity, humour, a celebration of a life’

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

"AGE CONFERS wisdom" goes the old adage, and there is a value in listening to the experiences of those who have lived through trying times in the past, which can in turn "enrich our understanding of the present".

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'Getting To Know...'

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

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‘A glimpse into another age and another way of doing things’

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

IN HER day she was called “the greatest living Irishwoman” by no less than George Bernard Shaw, and six of the more than 40 plays written by that woman are to be performed by Druid Theatre Company throughout her native County Galway.

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'Getting To Know...'

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

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‘I’m looking forward to coming back to Galway’

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

WHEN MARY Coughlan began work on the album that would become Life Stories, there was no such thing as Covid-19. She completed the album during lockdown, and has released it, when small scale music gigs are possible.

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Long time coming - The Brno Chairs debut album arrives

Thu, Sep 03, 2020

ANYONE WHO was involved in the Galway city music scene - either as a musician or as a fan - throughout the noughties, will have come across Bushy, aka Kenneth Coyne, and his band The Brno Chairs.

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'Getting To Know...'

Thu, Sep 03, 2020

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

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‘It’s a big, noisy, intergenerational book’

Thu, Aug 27, 2020

SINÉAD HYNES is a closed book emotionally. She is not inclined to share what goes on inside her with her husband Alex, and only with difficulty with herself. For her, it is easier to lie in hospital, claiming she has respiratory illness, than to tell him the truth.

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'Getting To Know...'

Thu, Aug 27, 2020

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

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'Getting To Know...'

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

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‘Loughrea is very supportive. There is a deep love for music in the town’

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

SOMETHING IS happening in Loughrea, something exciting. Over the past few years the east Galway town has become a goldmine for new musical talent, nurtured by individual determination and strong grassroots support.

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‘This is an important Irish-American immigrant story that hasn’t been told’

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

HE WAS a hero and a villain. He was a gang leader who 'terrorised' neighborhoods, yet The New York Times wrote an obituary for him, and he was admired as a staunch supporter and friend of working class and poor Irish immigrants.

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