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Energetic and experimental Adebisi Shank promise musical feast

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 02-Jun-2011

Wexford-based experimental rock trio Adebisi Shank bring their energetic live show to the stage of the Róisín Dubh for an eagerly awaited performance this Saturday.

The instrumental dance-rock group have toured both Europe and Japan extensively and now bring their innovative show closer to home for a musical feast in the Galway venue. The event also features Waterford band O Emperor and acoustic-pop twins Heathers.

Adebisi Shank have enjoyed considerable success in recent times and this is reflected by the fact that their music is now on three different labels worldwide: Richter Collective, Big Scary Monsters and Parabolica Records.

Renowned for their energetic live performances, the band scooped the awards for Best Album, Best Rock Band and Best Design this year at the annual Digital Socket Awards, a music awards show organised by Irish music bloggers.

They were also nominated for a prestigious Choice Music Prize in the Best Album category and thrilled a sold-out crowd with their live performance at Vicar Street in March.

Alternative-rock quintet O Emperor also return to the Róisín this weekend following the success of their hit album Hither Thither last year, which climbed to number six in the Irish charts. Acoustic-pop duo Heathers are best known for their single Remember Me, which features on the Fáilte Ireland TV advertisements.

Adebisi Shank play at the Róisín Dubh this Saturday, June 4, along with O Emperor and Heathers. Doors open at 8pm and tickets cost €15.

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Appeal for information following Portumna crash

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 08-May-2013

Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.

The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.

Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.

Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.

He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060

 

 

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President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 10-May-2013

GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.

It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.

The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.

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Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.

The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.

The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.

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