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.
Judge adjourns Connemara assault case
Date Published: 08-May-2013
A date will be set next October for the trial of a 52-year old Connemara man, who is charged with assaulting traditional Irish musician Noel Hill five years ago.
Michael Folan from Teach Mór, Lettermullen, is charged with intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Noel Hill at Tí Padraig Mairtín Beag in Leitir Mór, on St Stephen’s Day, 2008.
The matter had been listed for trial on several occasions before Galway Circuit Criminal Court in the intervening period.
It was referred to the High Court in Dublin last year for judicial review after Michael Folan said he wanted his trial heard ‘as Gaeilge’and that a bi-lingual jury be made available to hear the case.
At Galway Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Rory McCabe adjourned the case for mention to October when it’s expected a date will be set for trial.
Bank of Ireland Galway Shopping Centre branch to close
Date Published: 10-May-2013
Bank of Ireland’s branch at Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road is to close in July.
The branch is to merge into the BOI outlet at Galway Industrial Estate in Mervue.
Galway Bay fm news reports the 14 staff impacted are to be offered redeployment and there will be no job losses.
Galway RNLI rescues three people stranded on Hare Island
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway RNLI Lifeboat has come to the rescue of three students who got stranded on Hare Island after getting caught in the tide off Ballyloughan Beach.
The two girls and boy, in their late teens had gone for a walk and were spotted waving from the island by a local resident who contacted the emergency Services and Galway Lifeboat.
Conditions at the time (4pm) were very changeable with heavy showers.
Three members of the Lifeboat shore crew were working in the vicinity of the station at the time and launched the boat in six minutes.
The three students were picked up safely and brought back to the Lifeboat Station at Galway Docks where they were warmed up and given tea and did not require medical attention.