Aisling designer Seán Ó Flaithearta and director Darach Mac Con Iomaire (third and second from right) with; from left - Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde, Johnny Óg Connolly, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Róisín Seoighe, Pól Ó Ceannabháin, Seán Cathal Ó Coileáin and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh: PHOTO: Boyd Challenger.

Sensory Gaeltacht show explores legacy of 1916

Arts Week with Judy Murphy We are telling a metaphorical story of life in the Gaeltacht over the last hundred years, good and bad, warts and all,” says Connemara man Darach Mac Con Iomaire, as...
Kesi Olley-Dorey, playing multiple roles in Ballet Ireland's production of The Nutcracker at the Town Hall.

Nutcracker challenge keeps Kesi on her toes

Arts Week with Judy Murphy It takes its toll but the audiences love it so much it makes it all worthwhile,” says ballet dancer Kesi Olley-Dorey of The Nutcracker, which will visit Galway’s Town Hall...
Johnny Óg Connolly and his father Sean Johnny at the old schoolhouse in inis Bearachain. The now-deserted Connemara island is where Sean Johnny was born and reared. PHOTO: SIMON BOYLE

Emotion and melody shine forth in Siar

Arts Week with Judy Murphy If there’s a more uplifting and melodic tune in the Irish traditional music canon than Waltz an Chleamhnais/Connemara Wedding Waltz, you’ll go far to find it. Written by Johnny Óg Connolly...
Mikel and cast in rehearsals for Tóraíocht.

Magic and madness in Fíbín’s Tóraíocht

Arts Week with Judy Murphy It’s a massive story with bonkers elements in it,” says actor and director Mikel Murfi of Tóraíocht”, which he’s directing for Connemara company, Fíbín. Philip Doherty’s adaptation of the Irish legend,...
Grace Kiely as Pegeen Mike and Eoghan Burke as Christy in the musical adaptation of The Playboy of the Western World.

Synge’s on song in Playboy adaptation

Arts Week with Judy Murphy People kept saying ‘you can’t do this to Synge’,” says Justin McCarthy with a laugh, as he explains the background to The Playboy of the Western World – the Radio...
Eleanor Shanley, who will be in concert in Ballinasloe this Friday night and in Moycullen on Saturday, October 29. PHOTO: LUCY FOSTER.

Eleanor Shanley tuning up for two Galway gigs

Arts Week with Judy Murphy Singer Eleanor Shanley will be in concert in Ballinasloe’s Pillar House Folk Club this Friday night, October 21, while next Saturday week, October 29, she travels west of the city...

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