Mary McHugh and cast during the Galway Youth and Community Theatre rehearsals for Wit for Galway International Arts Festival. PHOTO: JOE O'SHAUGHNESSY.

Mary tackles life-and-death issues in new production of award-winning Wit

Wit is the dramatic offering from Galway Youth and Community Theatre for this year’s Arts Festival. Directed by Andrew Flynn, the lead role of Vivian Bearing is played by Mary McHugh in a play...
The Dublin trio, Shrug Life.

Versatile bands join forces to launch A Litany of Failures

A great night of music is promised upstairs in Róisín Dubh tonight, Friday, when a quartet of bands will play to mark the launch of the double-vinyl compilation A Litany of Failures. On the...
German Jazz harpist Kathrin Pechlof whose trio will be performing at this year’s festival.

Leading UK and German performers announced for October Jazz Festival

Vocalist and pianist Liane Carroll, rising piano star Ashley Henry, composer and performer Poppy Ackroyd, jazz-punk outfit World Service Project, ECM recording artist Huw Warren, and DJ double-act Steve Davis and Kavus Torabi will...
Comedian Tommy Tiernan.

Tommy taking to the roads with a ‘Work in Progress’

Comedian Tommy Tiernan will perform at Ballygar Arts and Theatre Space on Wednesday, September 5; in Campbell’s Tavern, Headford on Thursday, September 6. Tickets are now on sale for the shows, which are part of...
Siobhán O'Kelly, who plays Cáit in Baoite.

Woman’s desire at the heart of ‘Baoite’

Arts Week with Judy Murphy “A good woman making difficult decisions,” is how Carraroe actress Siobhán O’Kelly describes Cáit, the character she plays in Baoite (Bait). Darach Mac Con Iomaire’s latest play is about a...
A scene from the animated film, Two Balloons which will be screened at this year's Film Fleadh.

Peter’s music flying high in glorious ‘Two Balloons’

Groove Tube with Jimi McDonnell – The beguiling animated short Two Balloons will be shown at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. Directed by Mark Smith, the film tells the tale of two explorers who...


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