Ficino Ensemble.

Memorial concert offers a feast of Beethoven

A feast of Beethoven is in store for music fans next Friday, February 24, at 8pm when Music for Galway presents the annual Emily Anderson Memorial Concert. The chamber music group Ficino Ensemble and young...
August Wells

Melodic August Wells showcase new album ‘Madness is the Mercy’

The excellent August Wells return to Galway city’s Róisín Dubh on Thursday next, February 23. This free gig is part of a nationwide tour to promote their latest album, Madness Is the Mercy. The...
Atlantis House, Burtonport, Co Donegal. © Pat Langan / The Irish Times.

TULCA chooses Donegal’s ‘Screamers’ as main theme of visual arts festival

They Call Us the Screamers will be the theme of this year’s TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, which will take place from November 3-19. It’s being curated by Welsh artist Mat Packer, who is...
Singer-songwriter Keith Plunkett.

Keith makes his mark by being true to himself

Groove Tube with Jimi McDonnell – Up-and-coming singer/songwriter Keith Plunkett comes to Monroe’s Live on Thursday, February 23. He is now based in Dundalk, where he’s studying music production, but Keith grew up in Ballyhaunis....
Padraig Stevens who will be joined by Leo Moran in the Ruby Room at the Kings Head next Thursday night and in Campbell's Cloughanover on Friday night. PHOTO: ANDY NEWMAN.

Top-class gigs in store from Padraig and Leo

Tuam songwriter Padraig Stevens has a rare gift in that his songs elevate ordinary lives and people out of the ordinary. By shining a fresh light on the everyday, his often-humorous lyrics allow listeners...

Spotlight on Galway pair as brightest prospects for 2017

Two Galway singer-songwriters have been included in Hot Press magazine’s list of artists tipped for success in 2017. Though Miriam Donohue and Roisín el-Cherif have different musical styles, both are coming off the back of...


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