Tracy Bruen, who co-hosts Galway's longest-running Open-Mic night.

A perfect time of year to celebrate home-grown talent

The early months of the year can feel like a quiet time of year when it feels like there isn’t much going on. It’s a good time, then, to bring attention to the residencies...
US poet Terrance Hayes.

Poetic duo Armitage and Hayes join forces for Cúirt

English poet, playwright and novelist Simon Armitage will make a return visit to the Cúirt International Festival of Literature in April, when he will be joined by US-born Terrance Hayes for a joint reading...
Kris Drever, Julie Fowlis, Padraig Rynne and Aoife Ní Bhriain.

Clifden Arts Festival hosts special concert

The Clifden Arts Festival will mark its 40th anniversary this year and is kick-starting the celebrations this month, with a special concert in association with Music Network Ireland. The event on Monday next, January 23,...
Irish Memory Orchestra

Irish Memory Orchestra seeking applicants for apprentice scheme

The Irish Memory Orchestra – an orchestra which plays music exclusively from memory – is seeking applications for its Apprentice Scheme until Tuesday, January 31. The scheme, from the Clare-based orchestra has the added incentive...
Lar Kaye and Conor Adams of All Tvvins.

All Tvvins – band on the crest of wave

Groove Tube with Jimi McDonnell – A band in demand, All Tvvins come to Róisín Dubh on Saturday and Sunday, 11 and 12. The second gig was announced in light of the first one...
The new Sym-Phonic Waves orchestra will be under the baton of conductor Sinead Hayes from Corofin.

‘Epic’ new orchestra seeks young talent

Arts Week with Judy Murphy Musicians from the west of Ireland are being invited to audition for a new Western Symphonic Youth Orchestra, being set up by Galway 2020 and the Galway Music Education Partnership. Sym-Phonic...


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