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Soulful ‘roots rock’ sound of The Deans

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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.

 

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.

A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.

Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.

Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.

Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.

There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.

Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.

However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.

Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.

 

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