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The Western All-Stars, 1963

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After the war, there was a bit of a building boom of dance halls around the country. Radio had introduced popular music to the general public and more and more people wanted to move to the music, so dance bands began to form. Some of those in Galway were Des Fretwells’ Band, Maxie Dooley’s Musicmakers, The Bill Keaveney Orchestra, and Gerry Cahill’s Dance Band. They played the popular music of the day, were mostly seated on stage and reading the music from stands in front of them. Then along came Bill Haley and rock and roll and everything changed. The showbands had arrived. Music stands were forgotten, musicians played standing up and literally began to move with the times.

Sinead O'Connor to play the Róisín Dubh

On Thursday October 17, Sinead O'Connor upholds her promise of playing in Galway after missing out on the Galway International Arts Festival four years ago, by taking to the Róisín Dubh stage for a unique and intimate performance.

Week two festival reviews

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MOONFISH'S REDEMPTION Falls was one of the most eagerly anticipated shows in this year’s GIAF and its staging of Joseph O’Connor’s novel abounded in musical and visual invention.

Strange Brew Summer Shindig 15

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THE STRANGE BREW Summer Shindig, Galway city's annual celebration of all things indie-rock - from the idea of indie as a genre to the philosophy of independent music and labels - returns to the Róisín Dubh.

Galway stories of positive working lives

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Over her broadcasting career, Marie Louise O’Donnell has had the opportunity to work closely with many individuals, sharing their working lives, gaining a unique insight into their day to day duties, and learning what motivates and inspires them in their sometimes unusual occupations.

This Is Spinal Tap @ Pálás

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THE AMP that goes up to 11, the smallest Stonehenge ever to disgrace a concert stage, the exploding drummer - one movie, so many iconic scenes. This can only be This Is Spinal Tap.

'Coming through with the realness'

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Among the highlights of this year’s Galway Theatre Festival is Steven Sharpe’s new one-man musical, The Realness of Miss Representation, which he will present, for two performances only, at the Town Hall Theatre studio.

Grandaddy's Jason Lytle to play Róisín Dubh

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IN THE late 1990s and early 2000s, Grandaddy were one of the very few American indie/alternative rock bands who really, truly, mattered, and Jason Lytle was their principal singer and songwriter.

Galway Drum Show’s all-star 'celebration of drumming'

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SOME OF the world’s finest drummers are coming to Galway for the inaugural Galway Drum Show on Sunday March 10 at the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit. The event is a day-long celebration of the art of drumming and the drumming industry and features live performances, demonstrations, exhibitors, workshops, and competitions.

Take It To The Limit at Royal Theatre Castlebar

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Every so often when a combination of the right people come together something magical happens - and this is the only way to describe these guys - Johnny Brady, Simon Casey, Nigel Connell and The Sheerin Family Band, who together will perform a Celebration of The Eagles at the Royal Theatre Castlebar on February 21 next.

 

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