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Lively Gráda return to Galway for show

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Date Published: 23-Jun-2011

Folk group Gráda play Monroe’s Live this Sunday, June 26. Consisting of members Gerry Paul (guitar), Nicola Joyce (vocals, bodhrán), Stephen Doherty (flute, whistle, accordion), David Doocey (fiddle, concertina), and Andrew Laking (bass), the group is based mostly in Galway, but spends much of the year on the road, touring Europe and America.

Gráda has released five albums, with the most recent, Natural Angle, bridging traditional Celtic and Appalachian tunes. It was produced by Tim O’Brien in Nashville and featured guest appearances by Odessa Jorgensen (Bearfoot) and Alison Brown.

Natural Angle captures the natural live energy of their live performances and is the group’s most complete selection of music to date. Through Gráda’s recent appearances at key Americana and roots festivals across four continents the band continues to win new fans at a rapid pace.

Gerry Paul has also collaborated with emerging Dutch songwriter Christof van der Ven. The pair toured through New Zealand with Tim O’Brien, and along the way they sang with Americana heroes Crooked Still. More recently, Gerry played in folk singer Noriana Kennedy’s band for the launch of her superb album Ebb ‘n’ Flow. Gráda’s singer Nicola Joyce also joined Kennedy for some of these shows.

Gráda embodies the eclectic and inclusive nature of the Galway folk scene. Nicola is from Headford, Gerry Paul hails from New Zealand and ,at the launch of Ebb ‘n’ Flow, they shared a stage with a singer from Dublin and another from Holland.

Gráda’s show in Monroe’s is simply unmissable. Tickets €15, doors 8.30pm.

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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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