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Funk and jazz rock from Mustang Hobo

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Date Published: 28-Apr-2011

Emerging funk-rock trio Mustang Hobo bring their comic and catchy blend of funk and jazz-rock to the Róisín Dubh this Friday, April 29.

The eclectic sets of the three-piece band from Scarriff, in Co Clare have quickly earned the group a reputation for delivering energetic and entertaining shows on stage and they have gigged in some of the best music venues in the country since they got together just three years ago.

The band was started by bassist Neil Farrell in 2008 and he has since been joined by singer/guitarist Tuan O’Callaghan and drummer Emmet Roberts. Having shown considerable promise during live performances, the band is currently set to turn its attention to making its first official recording and an EP is expected to be released before the end of the year.

The three will be joined on the night by London band Walls, composed of Allez-Allez’s Sam Willis and Alessio Natalizia of Banjo or Freakout. Their combination of guitar riffs, synths and haunting vocals have made their upcoming self-titled debut LP highly anticipated ahead of its release.

The Manchester natives play downstairs at the Galway venue this weekend, while Mustang Hobo entertains an audience upstairs. Both gigs are free of charge and kick off at 9pm at the Róisín Dubh on Dominick Street, this Friday.

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Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

Retail Excellence Ireland, the country’s largest retail industry trade body, has welcomed the news that 60 jobs have been saved at the city branch of B&Q.

It’s after the home improvements store successfully exited examinership.

Under the scheme, 2.4 million euro is to be invested by parent company Kingfisher plc, and B and Q will continue to trade at eight stores

This means 640 jobs have been saved nationwide, including 60 at the outlet in Knocknacarra.

However, David Fitzsimons of Retail Excellence Ireland says landlords need to be willing to help out smaller retailers too.

 

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Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Nine people die in Galway every week from heart disease and stroke.

That’s according to the Irish Heart Foundation, which is launching its Happy Hearts Appeal today. (9/5)

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, launched the appeal today to help raise funds for the charity, which has seen increasing demand on its patient services.

The Foundation says it needs to raise at least half a million euro to maintain existing information services.

 

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Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Concerns have been raised over traffic delays at the railway crossing in Oranmore.

Councillor Jim Cuddy says he has received many representations from local motorists who have been experiencing extended delays.

He says the closed barrier can sometimes cause a traffic tailback as far as the roundabout near the Maldron hotel.

Cllr Cuddy has brought the matter to the attention of Iarnrod Eireann and has asked for an explanation as to why the crossing is closed for so long.

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