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Funk and jazz rock from Mustang Hobo

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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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Judge adjourns Connemara assault case

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 08-May-2013

A date will be set next October for the trial of a 52-year old Connemara man, who is charged with assaulting traditional Irish musician Noel Hill five years ago.

Michael Folan from Teach Mór, Lettermullen, is charged with intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Noel Hill at Tí Padraig Mairtín Beag in Leitir Mór, on St Stephen’s Day, 2008.

The matter had been listed for trial on several occasions before Galway Circuit Criminal Court in the intervening period.

It was referred to the High Court in Dublin last year for judicial review after Michael Folan said he wanted his trial heard ‘as Gaeilge’and that a bi-lingual jury be made available to hear the case.

At Galway Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Rory McCabe adjourned the case for mention to October when it’s expected a date will be set for trial.

 

 

 

 

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Bank of Ireland Galway Shopping Centre branch to close

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 10-May-2013

Bank of Ireland’s branch at Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road is to close in July.

The branch is to merge into the BOI outlet at Galway Industrial Estate in Mervue.

Galway Bay fm news reports the 14 staff impacted are to be offered redeployment and there will be no job losses.

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Galway RNLI rescues three people stranded on Hare Island

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Galway RNLI Lifeboat has come to the rescue of three students who got stranded on Hare Island after getting caught in the tide off Ballyloughan Beach.

The two girls and boy, in their late teens had gone for a walk and were spotted waving from the island by a local resident who contacted the emergency Services and Galway Lifeboat.

Conditions at the time (4pm) were very changeable with heavy showers.

Three members of the Lifeboat shore crew were working in the vicinity of the station at the time and launched the boat in six minutes.

The three students were picked up safely and brought back to the Lifeboat Station at Galway Docks where they were warmed up and given tea and did not require medical attention.

 

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