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Jan 15 2018

Fishamble's A Play For Ireland callout

Fishamble: The New Play Company is looking for an idea for one, big, ambitious play that captures the zeitgeist of the country, that demands to be produced!

This will be a two-year process that will engage with playwrights throughout the island of Ireland, and result in the production of a very special new play. A PLAY FOR IRELAND is run in partnership with six venues across the country: Pavilion Theatre, Draíocht, the Everyman, Lime Tree Theatre/Belltable, Town Hall Theatre, and Lyric Theatre.

Submissions to A PLAY FOR IRELAND close on Thursday 1st February, 2018. For more information, please visit

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Jan 11 2018

Eddi Reader returns to Town Hall

When music works well for Eddi Reader, the Scottish singer who first came to fame with the 1980s folk-pop band Fairground Attraction, says it’s “as natural as breathing”. And, in general, there is an effortlessness to the Glaswegian’s performances, something Galway audiences will get to enjoy in the City’s Town Hall Theatre on Friday, February 9. That show is part of a nine-date Irish tour, which is typical of her trips to Ireland. Why does she go for longer tours here?

“I feel a kindredness with the Irish and their stories,” Eddi explains. “The Glasgow story, there was a massive Irish influence there. I didn’t think I could play in Ireland, but years ago someone suggested that ‘people would come and see you if you played in the smaller art centres. You mightn’t have been in the charts for a while, but people will still come out to see music’. I don’t need to have been on Strictly Come Dancing!


Jan 11 2018

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Pensioner

ONE DAY Neil Delamere's father asked him to help deliver the Meals on Wheels. He agreed, little knowing their lives would never be the same again - except for the bits of their lives that did not change.

This is the starting point of Neil Delamere's new show, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Pensioner, which he is bringing to the Town Hall Theatre on Thursday January 18 at 8pm.


Jan 11 2018

Medicine’s loss is singing’s gain as James comes West

As one of Britain’s leading tenors, who specialises in recital and oratorio singing, tenor James Gilchrist has a hectic schedule. Next weekend, he’ll make his debut visit to Galway, singing at Music for Galway’s annual Mid-Winter Festival, where the theme is Beloved – Composers in Love. He will be singing works including Britten’s Michelangelo sonnets, Schumann’s Lieder and opera arias.

Just before Christmas, he was in Holland, Germany and Budapest, touring with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. And his diary is almost totally booked out until June, with concerts in the UK as well as in Canada, Spain, Germany and Portugal.

Although music and singing were part of James’s life since childhood, his career path initially took a totally different route.



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