Date Published: 19-May-2011
Blues-rock trio The Deans bring their combination of melodic vocal harmonies and a heavy-hitting rhythm section to Monroe’s Live in Galway this Friday night.
The well-travelled group is composed of Athenry duo Gavin Dean and Gary Keon, and Dublin’s Chris Byrne. They have toured extensively since they formed in 2007, playing at a number of festivals in France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Holland.
As their popularity in Europe gathered momentum, they obliged the organisers of the famous Guitare-en-Scene festival in France by performing there at the 43rd anniversary of the event in 2009. Their soulful sounds have also gained considerable popularity at home despite the band spending much time of the road since they got together.
Their music has been described by their vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Gavin Dean as “roots rock” that provides a soundtrack for his romantic notions, tales of travel and an indefatigable lust for life.
They released their first single, Worried All The Time, last year, when it successfully breached the Top 40 of the official Irish charts – the highest-ranking independent entry for the month of November.
A further release is planned for later this year and the group has its eyes set on the United States, where it has plans to tour before the end of the year.
The Deans perform at Monroe’s Live venue on Dominick Street at 10pm this Friday, May 20.
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.
The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.
Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.
Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.
He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
Date Published: 10-May-2013
GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.
It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.
The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.
The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.
The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.