‘Music is living, growing, evolving’

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

IN THE bleak midwinter of the Covid pandemic and another lockdown, there is a bright point of light - Music for Galway’s annual midwinter festival, the first major event of any year on Galway’s cultural calendar, is going ahead.

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'Getting To Know...'

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

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‘Everything I do and write is influenced by feminism’

Thu, Jan 07, 2021

IT IS 1975. Second wave feminism is in full flow, and a young woman, with dreams of becoming an artist, puts a failed relationship behind her and travels to Italy.

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‘We’re continuing Gilgamesh, making it work in a different way’

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

“SHE’S SOME woman for one woman” is a phrase that can very easily be applied to Macnas artistic director Noeline Kavanagh, who also embodies that old adage, “The show must go on.”

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Thu, Dec 10, 2020

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‘It’s about keeping live music alive‘

Thu, Dec 03, 2020

VLADIMIR JABLOKOV’S 2020 captures many of the ups and downs, the obvious lows, and unexpected highs of this strange year, but above all, it encapsulates the sheer resilience of the arts in the face of the pandemic and lockdown.

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Thu, Dec 03, 2020

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Eoin Dolan - Good human being

Thu, Nov 26, 2020

IT ALL began with something that no longer exists. It started at a rehearsal by the long defunct Renmore Brass Band, but it would have a profound effect on one young member of the audience.

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Thu, Nov 26, 2020

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‘The arts take us to a different place, a more human place’

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

THE ARTS are essential to politics, precisely because they can go beyond ideologies and entrenched positions, into the mind and lived experience of another person. Through the artist’s presentation of that life, we can see another perspective; who we might be in other circumstances; or into a reality we have been fortunate enough not to have lived.

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Thu, Nov 19, 2020

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‘A cursory glance at his career gives us some sense of his stardom’

Thu, Nov 12, 2020

HE WAS Ireland’s first literary celebrity; he moved in exciting political and artistic circles; he was a best selling writer; a political satirist; a biographer, and above all a celebrated lyricist, admired by Hector Berlioz.

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Thu, Nov 12, 2020

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Thu, Oct 29, 2020

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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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Thu, Oct 22, 2020

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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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Thu, Oct 15, 2020

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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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Thu, Oct 08, 2020

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