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Night of American roots music in Monroe’s

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Date Published: 05-May-2011

Fans of old-time American music are in for a treat when Oregon outfit, the Foghorn Trio perform at the Backstage Bar in Monroe’s on Wednesday, May 11.

The Foghorn trio is made up of Stephen ‘Sammy’ Lind and Caleb Klauder – who are founding members of this distinctive string band – and Quebec born Nadine Landry. Alternating between fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo and upright bass they perform traditional music with respect and energy.

The Foghorn Trio is one incarnation of the original Foghorn Sting Band, a five-piece outfit. They play music that could be coming from a console radio in a 1930s living room, or an Appalachian front porch; instead it’s being delivered by a group of players from the thriving old time music scene of Portland.

The trio have just released a new studio recording, Sud de la Louisiane, a mix of original and songs from The Carter Family, Kitty Wells and Doc Watson amongst others. On it, the musicians blend voices, repertoire and instruments to create a diverse performance true to the roots of American music, with old-time, country, Cajun, and vintage sounding originals, written by Caleb Klauder.

In concert, the Foghorns play in unison, gathered around a single mic, with no flashy picking or solos, carried along by their rhythms and by a determination to keep traditional American music alive and exciting.

Tickets for their gig in Monroe’s Backstage Bar are €6 and the performance starts at 8.30pm. To book, or for more information, log onto www.monroes.ie or phone 086-8839100.

 

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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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