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Party time for clubbers with triple-bill at city’s Electric

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German producer and DJ Tensnake.

There’s a treat in store for electronic and house music fans this Saturday, July 25, with a three-room gig at Electric on the city’s Abbeygate Street that includes Tensnake, Daniel Wang and DMX Krew.

Tensnake (who’ll be on the main floor) is German producer and DJ Marco Niemerski. Playing his own brand of funky house and disco, Marco released a collaboration with Chic’s Nile Rodgers last year. His DJ skills have also seen him land residencies in Ibiza and at festivals and clubs worldwide. So, to have him on Electric’s main floor at this year’s Arts Festival is a big deal for local clubbers.

The Disconauts, meanwhile, will present disco king Daniel Wang in the Garden, where they promise his disco-fuelled sound will be ‘in glorious full flow’.

The third element, DMX Krew, being presented by Bap To The Future will be in the Factory part of the venue. Edward Upton – the recording name of DMX Krew – was one of the first artists to mine the like of 80s Boogie, Miami Bass, Synth Pop and Acid House and create a playful, contemporary take on those electronic music staples. He has released the bulk of his material on the Rephlex Record label.

DNK Krew regularly holds his Fresh-Up party in the basement of a restaurant off London’s Brick Lane where he shares the classic cuts that have influenced his sound.

Doors for this triple bill at Electric are 10pm, and admission is €10/12.

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Unselfing with TULCA over the weekend

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TULCA Festival of Visual Arts will present a programme of visual arts events this weekend to celebrate its UnSelfing programme.

UnSelfing is a series of exhibitions, performances and art events that was TULCA’s contribution to Galway 2020’s visual arts programme.

Several TULCA events took place during 2020, but Covid-19 put paid to others. Like every other arts group involved in the European Capital of Culture, the festival had to reimagine its programme.

The result is this weekend’s projects. They include a film commission, a new book and a radio play- podcast.

The World premiere of the film, entitled A Visit, A Ceremony, A Gift airs online this Friday, April 16, at 9pm. Created by artist and philosopher Elisabeth von Samsonow and curator Kate Strain, it involved commissioning work by artists from Ireland and France. The resulting collage of film, sculpture, music, sound and design explores people’s access to nature through poetry. This project has been supported by the French Embassy.

The second project is a new publication being launched on Saturday. XVIII – Stories of TULCA explores 18 years of the festival as well as its UnSelfing programme.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Darragh recalls grandparents in ‘Tilly and the Postmaster’

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Darragh O'Dea.

By Declan Tierney

An album that was two years in the making and is in memory of the singer’s grandparents will be released shortly . . . and even before its release, Darragh O’Dea’s album already proving hugely popular with his loyal following.

The paternal grandparents of the accomplished Tuam singer and songwriter passed away in the past year, so he decided name the album he was making in their honour.

Darragh has performed with local bands The Coonics and Ralphs over the years, but this is his first full-length solo album. He’s funding it via the website Kickstarter and the pre-release sales have been incredibly encouraging.

It’s entitled Tilly and the Postmaster to celebrate the lives of Tilly who died in January of this year and her husband of 63 years, Neil O’Dea, who was laid to rest in May 2020.

Neil, the father of Galway footballers Jimmy, Conor and Padraic O’Dea, was the retired Postmaster in Tuam and a prominent member of the town’s GAA club.

Darragh, a born songwriter, explained he wanted to remember his late grandparents at what was a difficult time for the whole family.

His father Sean O’Dea, a member of Tuam Golf Club, is the elder statesman of the family but one who is incredibly proud of his son and mentions Darragh’s musical skills at every opportunity. His mother Carmel is an avid walker.

In a reversal of current trends, Darragh’s new album is being released on old-fashioned vinyl and CD as well as online. He has also produced a limited-edition t-shirt in conjunction with the album for those who have supported his Kickstarter campaign.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Diverse voices at Cúirt Over the Edge event

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Suad Aldarra.

Bern Butler, Riona Mac Eoin and Paul McCarrick will feature in the annual Cúirt / Over the Edge showcase for emerging writers, which takes place next  Thursday, April 22, at 1pm, via Zoom. They will be joined by the winners of this year’s Cúirt New Writing awards, Bernadette Lynch and David Morgan O’Connor, as well as the festival’s Common Currency Writer in Residence, Suad Aldarra.

Galway City woman Bern Butler, who writes prose and poetry, has been short- and long-listed in the Listowel, Fish and Over the Edge writing competitions. Bern has a background in adult education, mostly prison education and was co-ordinator of the Writers in Prisons scheme. She co-edited the first Irish anthology of prison writing, Another Place, and wrote, directed and produced prison dramas. With an MA in Writing from NUIG, she’s working on her first poetry collection and her work has been published in Force 10, The Grey Castle, ROPES and Skylight 47.

Fiction writer Riona Mac Eoin co-owns Briarhill Veterinary Clinic in Galway City, where she works. She’s interested in psychology, specifically the impact of childhood on a person’s adult life, and volunteers with the youth group, Foróige. On a career break last year, she spent six months in New York, which is where she discovered her love of writing.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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