Stocktons Wing

Beautiful Affair as Stockton’s Wing play anniversary show for Festival

It’s difficult to imagine now, the impact of the Australian didgeridoo as its unique sound resonated through a West of Ireland concert venue in 1982, part of a traditional Irish music gig. We’d never...
Nadia Reid.

New Zealander Nadia is making waves and on her way

July might have just arrived, but it’s no harm putting Thursday, August 10, into your diary, because that’s the evening Nadia Reid comes to Róisín Dubh. Hailing from New Zealand, Nadia released the excellent Preservation...
The Crestfall cast: Siobhán Cullen (left) with Kate Stanley Brennan and Amy McElhatton. PHOTO: JOE O'SHAUGHNESSY.

Violence offers ‘way of survival’ in Crestfall

“There’s something so fantastic about Mark’s use of rhythm and his language. Muscular is the word we keep coming up with to describe his writing,” says actress Siobhán Cullen about Mark O’Rowe’s 2003 play...
Pádraig O'Malley: this complex peacemaker makes for a fascinating documentary.

Documentary on tormented peacemaker will have Irish premiere at Film Fleadh

“Just as one alcoholic is in the best position to help another, one divided society is in the best position to help another,” remarks alcoholic and peacemaker Pádraig O’Malley, in The Peacemaker, a compelling...
Rory Nolan, who is familiar to Galway audiences for his work with Druid, seen here in DruidMurphy.

Rory revels in challenge of Woyzeck in Winter

Arts Week with Judy Murphy Actor Rory Nolan was outstanding in Druid Theatre’s memorable production of Waiting for Godot during last year’s Arts Festival, when he played the much put-upon Pozzo. Now, he’s returning to...
Andrew Madec, Aengus Hackett and Simon Kenny of Zinc.

Rock trio Zinc hit gold with variety and improvisation

Groove Tube with Jimi McDonnell – The Black Gate Cultural Centre on Francis Street in Galway City may have only opened this year, but so far it has hosted vintage clothes sales, literary events...


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