Limerick's Emma Langford plays at The Black Gate on Francis Street in Galway City next month.

City gig for Quiet Giant of the Irish music scene

The Groove Tube  by Jimi McDonnell – Emma Langford plays a solo show in The Black Gate, Francis St on Wednesday June 13, as part of a European tour that is taking her through...
The Invisiible Jug Band performing at the Westend Street Feast at Raven Terrace last year.

Westend banking on successful street festival

Businesses in the west-end of Galway City are hoping to replicate the success of last year’s inaugural Street Feast when they host this year’s event on Bank Holiday Monday, June 4. More than 2,500 people...
Waiting by the door in Cleite, a story from the past set in Claddagh's fishing community.

Simplicity the key to success in moving drama set in Claddagh

Cleite, a deceptively simple story, told beautifully and wordlessly by Philippa Hambly, backed by stunning sean-nós songs, in Irish and English from Caitlín Ní Chualáin was among the highlights of this year’s Galway Theatre...
Galway-based Metallica tribute band, Whiplash.

Metal tribute night to recall head-banging days of ‘92

In 1992, Guns N’ Roses and Metallica embarked on a stadium tour that took them across the United States and Canada. Although both bands still tour to this day, ’92 was something of a...
Sonya Kelly (left) and Cristín Kehoe.

Druid to host two world premieres

Druid has announced a remarkable season of new Irish writing for Galway International Arts Festival 2018. The Mick Lally Theatre on Druid Lane will be a hub of new work during the festival with four...
Brendan O'Regan with Jenny Cox who plays the part of Rose Mundy in Dancing at Lughnasa with Blue Teapot. PHOTO: JOE O'SHAUGHNESSY.

Brendan adds musical magic to Friel classic

Arts Week with Judy Murphy “It’s great to be writing music for theatre again,” muses Brendan O’Regan, who is creating the score for a new production of Dancing at Lughnasa which will be staged at...


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