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New albums and feast of shows at Tuam Trad

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The third annual Tuam Trad Festival will feature at least four album launches, as around 100 musicians prepare to descend on the town for the three-day event.

The festival takes place from September 20 to 22 and a highlight will be the performance of legendary céilí group, Shaskeen.

The many musicians travelling to the festival are using the opportunity to launch new albums, among them Tipperary singer Dick Hogan, who will release a collection of his favourite songs. Dick will launch his new album in The Abbey café on the Saturday of the festival. He has been a very popular attraction at the event in the past.

At an early stage in his music career he was introduced to the legendary Brendan O’Dowda, a renowned interpreter of Percy French’s songs, and went on to produce a much acclaimed album back in 1997 entitled Wonders of the World for which he was joined by a number of well known musicians. That album featured four songs by Percy French, and he was accompanied on three of them by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

Dick, who cites one of his main influences as the piper and singer Seamus Ennis, is now a full time performer and regularly provides workshops on traditional Irish singing, which he will also be doing in Tuam during the festival.

Meanwhile Colm Naughton, the banjo and mandolin player from Creggs in North Galway, will be launching a new CD in Reapy’s, also on Saturday at 9pm.

Colm comes from a musical family and has been performing from an early age.  When he moved to Galway city he became a familiar part of the sessions in Taylor’s, Taaffe’s, The Crane and Tigh Neachtain. He has played with Steve Earle and Peter Rowan as well as touring to America, Germany, Norway and Poland and spent a year as a resident musician in Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria. He currently plays alongside Matt Keane from Caherlistrane and is married to Orlath Keane.

At the same time Roxanne Meehan from the Tuam area will be launching her debut album in The Rustic Vaults. She started out competing in the West’s Got Talent in Tuam back in 2010 and won the Credit Union Factor before going on to represent Tuam in the Connacht finals. Roxanne is releasing a CD entitled Priority 21 which has 13 tracks, including a number of original songs – all with a traditional theme.

Finally Enda Seery from Westmeath, one of the country’s finest whistle and flute players will release his new album in Canavan’s on the Saturday of the festival at 3pm.

Enda grew up with music, song and dance, alongside his musical siblings Ciarán (button accordion), Siobhán (flute) and Pádraig (fiddle) who were part of The Mona Dubh Céií Band.

This is his second album and is called Síocháin na Tuaithe (Peace of the Countryside) with Enda featuring on whistles, flute, keyboard and vocals, and guest appearances from John Byrne on guitar, Eoghan MacAogáin on whistle, James Hughes on fiddle and Tom Delany on guitar.

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Ceramic artist who found her creative home in Galway

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Tatiana Dobos...creative space in Galway.

A ceramic artist who made her home in Galway a decade ago is one of twelve creative pioneers to feature in a new series of abstract short films available for viewing on the TG4 Player.

Samhlú Croí Cruthaitheach is a season of twelve commissioned abstract short films featuring artists and creatives – among them Moldovan born Galway-based ceramic artist Tatiana Dobos.

Tatiana was born in 1982 in Bujor, and studied all kinds of ‘numbers’ till she was 27, when she discovered clay accidentally while doing sculpture in an art studio.

She describes it as being like arriving home for the first time. She had to quit my job, erase everything she studied and start her forever journey with clay which, since then, is a constant learning and discovering process.

She came to Ireland in 2010, and Galway felt like home from the first walk on its streets.

“Ten years later I can say that Galway is the true and only home to me,” she says.

“My studio is located in Knocknacarra, very close to the sea where I cycle almost every day for refreshing swims, and also close to Barna Woods, a place for reflection and reconnection. It feels really inspiring to be so close to Connemara and Burren, places that invite to rediscovering oneself,” she adds.

From her little studio, Tatiana creates ceramic artworks inspired by human emotions.

She seeks to materialize in her works the mechanisms of the inner battles, at the same time exploring the anatomy of the aftermath.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Land, Sea and Mind at heart of Kinvara show

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Some of the works from a new exhibition by Patrick Kenneally, set for the KAVA Courthouse Gallery in Kinvara

An exhibition of new work by artist Patrick Kenneally opens at the KAVA Courthouse Gallery in Kinvara, on Saturday week and runs until Sunday, August 8, from 10am to 4pm daily.

Of Land, Sea and Mind is a new series of oil paintings by the artist which is inspired by the mind’s adaptation and reaction to the restrictions placed on the mind and body by lockdowns over the past year.

“As an artist, being in and with the landscape is a vital stimulation for the creative process. You listen to the silence and vastness of the Burren. You take in the salty air of the Atlantic breeze,” he explained.

“The mind, without the direct stimulation of the environment you are so used to being in, will stitch you a new patchwork of colours, compositions and perspectives based on memory, thoughts and feelings. These “mindscapes” allow me to revisit the places that are restricted to me,” he added.

The paintings are a reflection of the self in isolation; a boat on the horizon, a windswept tree in the Burren, a single cloud in the sky, a rolling wave. The self is not present in the landscape but is present with the landscape.

 

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Galway-made box office hit returns home to Film Fleadh

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Galway hit…a scene from Two by Two Overboard!

A Galway-made animation movie which outshone the big-budget studios at the box office is making a homecoming of sorts this weekend – in the open air.

Two by Two Overboard!, produced in Galway by Moetion Films, was the number one film at the UK box office in November 2020.

The film has also proved a big hit at home with top three spots in all Irish cinema during Christmas 2020.

This weekend, Galway audiences will be treated to a special showing during the Galway Film Fleadh on Saturday at noon, in the specially constructed open-air cinema located in Father Burke Park.

Distributed by eOne Entertainment, the film opened in multiple locations across the UK in late October 2020 – but now as restrictions ease, it is set for release in France, Spain, Germany, Norway, Denmark and Estonia and elsehwere.

Made in 3D animation, the film tells the story of young Nestrian Finny and his best mate Leah, a Grymp, who accidently fall off Noah’s ark and are swept out to sea.

Adrift on a flood, the two misfit castaways struggle to reunite an unorthodox family, out-run a volcano, and negotiate a peace deal on a creaking Ark.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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