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‘Access’ Music Project holds School of Rock

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Date Published: 09-Jun-2011

Galway’s award winning Access Music Project is now accepting applications for its highly successful School of Rock –a week full of music education and training for teens between the ages of 13 and 18.

This Summer School programme, which is made up of two self-contained weeks, is specifically developed by the project’s experienced tutors and caters for musicians at every level. Week One takes place from July 4- 8 and Week Two is from July 11-15

This year in an exciting new development, performers from the Main Line School of Rock, Philadelphia will visit the Rock School on July 4 – an innovative way to celebrate Independence Day!

The Philadelphia based School of Rock is bringing its ‘Delta Squad’ – a house band of its most dedicated students to perform in Ireland and AMP’s School of Rock is the venue on Monday, July 4. A performance by these musicians will be followed by an interactive forum with students and tutors of the Galway School of Rock. Twinning resources and talent, this promises to be a unique and exciting start to Galway’s most popular summer school.

AMP’s School of Rock enables teenagers to study with professional musicians, form bands and have fun.

During the week students play in an ensemble with an array of percussion instruments, have professional pop/rock singing and vocal training as well as a full week of guitar lessons. The summer school will culminate with a group performance as a finale where family and friends are invited to attend.

The School of Rock takes place in St Patrick’s Bandroom, Forster Street, Galway and runs from 10.00am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday.

The fee of €145 (€220 for two family members or for two weeks if booked by June 24) covers all tuition, music and a snack meal but participants must bring their own guitar.

Places are limited and are allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis so don’t delay as places fill up quickly!

Further information from www.accessmusicproject.ie. Phone: 091 533 86. Postal applications to Access Music Project, 122 Bóthar Mór, Galway.

The closing date for applications is June 24.

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.

A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.

Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.

Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.

Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.

There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.

Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.

However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.

Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.

 

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