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Karl Jenkins to conduct Galway Baroque Singers

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Date Published: 20-Apr-2011

Music lovers in Galway and the West can look forward to a rare musical treat on Thursday next, April 28 when Welsh composer and musician Karl Jenkins conducts his own work, The Armed Man – a Mass for Peace in Leisureland at 8pm as part of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra’s 2011 Signature Series. He will be joined by one of the country’s foremost choirs, the Galway Baroque Singers, for the event.

 

The Galway Baroque Singers were invited by RTÉ in November to sing The Armed Man with the Concert Orchestra and guest conductor Karl Jenkins, an invitation that they were happy to accept.

The singers regard it as a singular honour to perform under this world famous composer and musician, the choir having already performed another of his works, The Armed Man in 2009 and the Irish premiere of his Stabat Mater in 2008 to mark the silver jubilee of the Galway Baroques.

Karl Jenkins composed The Armed Man a decade ago and it immediately became a sensation with gold CD sales and nearly 1,00 performances since.

Now, for the first time in Ireland, the composer takes the podium to conduct one of the best loved pieces of our age. The Armed Man brings the audience on a moving journey from the cacophony of war to a final message of hope and peace.

This full evening of Karl Jenkins’ music also features his Te Deum and Palladio.

Tickets for the event, priced at €20, are on sale at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, Middle St., Telephone, 091 561766. As this promises to be a very popular concert, early booking is advisable.

 

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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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