Tony Trundle.

Winter Swimming with Tony Trundle

Songwriter and fiddle player Tony Trundle will launch his latest recording, Winter Swimming, in Monroe’s this Saturday, October 24. Tony, who grew up in Newry and lived in Manchester until 2007, now lives in Kinvara....
Gerald Dawe and Richard Ford at the launch of Mickey Finn's air. PHOTO PAUL SHARP.

New poetry collections on shelves for Autumn

Autumn has arrived, and so too have several new collections of poetry including Mickey Finn’s Air by Gerald Dawe (Gallery Press) and The Truth and Other Stories by Sarah Clancy. Galway features strongly in Mickey...
Jake Clemons of Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band.

Welcome return of Jack Clemons

Jake Clemons, a touring member of Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band, will return to Róisín Dubh on Monday, November 3. Clemons played the Dominick Street venue last year, when he was touring his Embracing Light...

Scott takes to song to mark a year’s passing

Fans of impassioned singer/songwriters should check out Scott McWatt’s free show in Monroe’s Live this Saturday night. The Glasgow born singer is promoting his second album A Ceist Ama, (A Matter of Times) which...

Glass always half empty for RTÉ’s sporting gurus

TV  Watch with Dave O’Connell Given his past brushes with the law over his alcohol intake, it’s perhaps a little ironic to describe Eamon Dunphy as a ‘glass half empty’ merchant – but bloody hell,...
Launching the programme for the Cooley Collins Festival at Hennellys Bar, Gort.

Trad festival aims to break world record

Gort’s annual Cooley-Collins Trad Festival will take place from October 24-27, the Bank Holiday weekend. This is the Festival’s 30th anniversary and the organising committee will mark the occasion by attempting to break the Guinness...


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