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Claregalway's Kinky Boots production 'knocks socks' at national awards

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Having delighted audiences in Galway last November, the hard work of 9 Arch Claregalway Musical Society's production of Kinky Boots has paid off with the group snagging two awards at the Association of Irish Musical Societies' (AIMS) 2024 National Musical Theatre Awards.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association Ireland's 5K Charity Walk raises over €11,000 for the Irish Red Cross

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The youth association's ninth annual charity walk, held Sunday, June 2, has successfully raised over €11,000 in support of the Irish Red Cross and their appeal for the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The 5K walk was held along Palmer’s Beach, providing a scenic view of the Atlantic Ocean for the participants.

White on tour after Accidental Album

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Fresh from releasing The Accidental Album earlier this year, guitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter Freddie White will perform in Galway tomorrow night.

Heir to Dylan coming to Galway

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The thousands of miles that troubadour Josh Okeefe has travelled from his birthplace in England, to his current home of Nashville, Tennessee, tells just one small part of a nomadic life in music which spans generations and encompasses myriad genres, traditions and disciplines.

Passing of musical legend Charlie Lennon

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The great fiddle player, piano player and composer Charlie Lennon has passed away. He was 85. Born in Kiltyclogher in County Leitrim, on the border with Fermanagh, in 1938, he grew up in an area rich in music. At the age of seven, he began piano lessons with a local teacher, Theresa Gilmartin, and progressed through the grades of the Royal Irish Academy of Music until he was 13. At the same time, his elder brother, the late Ben Lennon (1928–2020), began teaching him the fiddle.

The face of Galway still needs corrective surgery

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A leading urban planner who gained notoriety last year when he described Galway city as looking “like mouth full of broken teeth” has returned, and his dental diagnosis is not good.

Sharon Shannon headlines Folk Festival finale

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Fresh from releasing her brand new album Now!, one of Ireland’s greatest traditional music exports Sharon Shannon will headline the closing night of the Galway Folk Festival this Sunday, June 9, at 7pm.

Walsh kicks Tribesmen to knockout stages

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Galway confirmed their progression through the group stage of the All-Ireland championship with a hard fought 1-12 to 0-11 win over Westmeath last Sunday.

A pioneer and a legend

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It was John Tusla, former director of the Barbican in London, who once said the arts matter because they embrace, express, and define the soul of a civilisation - but it could just as easily have been Ronnie O’Gorman.

I thank the universe for Ronnie's glorious life

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I didn’t foresee that the death of somebody I hadn’t seen for years would have such a profound effect but as I sat sobbing over Ronnie’s death notice at the weekend, remembering the warm, generous, kind and exuberant man that he was, I realised that some lives touch our own in ways that have an impact forever.

 

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