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.
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
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
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
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.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
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.