Bell X1 in action.

Bell X1 return to Festival Big Top

The Irish group, who played a sold-out gig at the festival in 2016 following a memorable show in 2011, will play the Heineken Big Top on Friday, July, 19. Bell X1 are one of Ireland’s...
The Resurgam Choir.

Popular Handel’s Messiah at Cathedral

Galway Cathedral is the venue this Saturday evening, December 8, for Handel’s Messiah performed by the Irish Baroque Orchestra and Resurgam Chamber Choir, with guest director Robert Hollingworth director, soprano Anna Devlin, counter-tenor William...
Páraic Breathnach.

No cow sacred as Breathnach presents The Macnas is on Me

Páraic Breathnach’s latest show, The Macnas is on Me, which premiered at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival in October, is back. The piece, by the Macnas Theatre co-founder will be staged at the city’s Nuns Island...
Johnny Óg Connolly and his father Johnny who is credited with reviving the melodeon.

Son’s album in honour of melodeon maestro

Arts Week with Judy Murphy “My father used to say to me, “play the melodeon, take it up”, but I always preferred the two-row accordion because there was so much more you could do with...
Damien Dempsey . . . storyteller.

Authenticity takes centre stage for Ireland’s singing storyteller

Groove Tube with Cian O’Connell  He is renowned for his raw and emotive live performances – but Damien Dempsey is in essence as much a storyteller as he is a singer-songwriter.  In a career spanning...
Two Door Cinema Club.

Two Door Cinema Club for Arts Festival Big Top

Northern Ireland indie rock band Two Door Cinema Club will play the Heineken Big Top at Galway International Arts Festival next July.  Their gig, on Friday, July 26, is the first confirmed act for...


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