Galway International Arts Festival: Mark Geary to play Monroe’s Live

Mark Geary will play at Monroe' Live on Friday 25 July as part of the Galway International Arts Festival. Photo: Sioux Nesi

The Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF) is well underway, with big acts such as The National and Imelda May having already performed in the Festival Big Top, and several other artists preparing to wow Galway City in the coming week.

Oscar’s 2014; A Post Mortem

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Today’s critics must have nothing better to do than slag Ellen DeGeneres’ performance as 2014’s Oscars host. Some may recall the 2013 Academy Awards as a royal mess, but it was understandable. Seth MacFarlane was going to do Seth MacFarlane things, regardless of whether they were appropriate to the setting. Likewise, Ellen DeGeneres is bound to [...]

Review: My Grandma’s Basement

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On June 11th 2013, Jarren Benton emerged from his grandma’s basement siphoning the flare of Eminem, the smooth seductive tone change of Big L and the lyrical mischief of Jedi Mind Tricks. Benton’s variations of jarring lyrics and shocking imagery express graphic and vivid content that are most pertinent to a shock and awe campaign [...]

Music Veterans and Newcomers Alike Reap at 2014 Grammy Awards

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Sunday night’s 56th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles – the U.S.A.’s biggest night for the music world – was a celebration of music and dance under the motto of ‘Love and Acceptance’. Old stars and a few newcomers were honoured and a surprise mass wedding took place during the ceremony presented by Cyndi [...]

IMRO Announces Awards Shortlist

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The Irish Music Rights Organisation, or IMRO have just announced the shortlist for their annual awards. “IMRO is a national organisation that administers the performing right in copyright music in Ireland on behalf of its members (who are songwriters, composers and music publishers) and on behalf of the songwriters, composers and music publishers of the [...]

Potterfest Comes to Galway

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Muggles who never received their long-awaited Hogwarts letter can thank NUI Galway’s Potter Soc for bringing the legendary School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to Galway City. NUI Galway will host Ireland’s only Harry Potter Convention which will take place over three days from 31 January to 2 February in the Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway. Over [...]

Review: The Minutes in Monroe’s

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The Minutes played a smashing gig in Monroe’s recently and Sin’s Gerard Francis Timothy was there. Here’s his review of the night…

End of Semester Drama Festival

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Theatre students from various courses will present a range of exciting work over the next two weeks beginning on 19 November…

Art on Campus

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NUI Galway will open two art exhibitions in the next week. Karen McDonnell reports…

Review: Reflektor

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Arcade Fire have been causing quite a stir with their recent album Reflektor. Tom Murray reviews it for Sin…