US singer Amanda Shires for Monroe’s concert

US singer Amanda Shires is on her way to Bath, the latest stop on a tour of the UK and Ireland, which will see her visit Monroe's Live on Friday, May 30. Before the UK she...

Punk with romance from UK band The Nightingales

Loud and proud, The Nightingales play Róisín Dubh this Monday, May 5. The Birmingham punk band built up a cult following in the 1980s before splitting at the end of that decade.  However, they...

Banff Film Festival aims for sky on Galway visit

Canada’s Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be in Galway on Thursday, May 8, as part of its annual visit to Ireland and the UK. The festival, Big Screen, Big Stories, showcases the best of...

Derek’s a slow burner that just grows and grows

TV Watch with Dave O'Connell Maybe Ricky Gervais was astute enough to know that his next comic creation had to be something other than a parody of himself – but he must have had a...

Head over heels in love with the art of cheerleading

Lifestyle - Jessica Thompson meets members of the Irish Cheerleading Team and finds a determination to banish pom-pom image When we think about cheerleading, we think long legs, short skirts and pom-poms, thanks to the...

Alien pop and visual delights from Nanu Nanu

‘Alien-pop’ electro duo Nanu Nanu play the Róisín Dubh on Wednesday, May 7. Nanu Nanu consists of ‘Glitterface’ and ‘Mirrorman’, otherwise known as Laura Sheeran and Marc Aubele. Nanu Nanu began in the summer of...


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