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IRELAND

THEATRE WORLD PREMIERE FISHAMBLE : THE NEW PLAY COMPANY AND GALWAYARTS FESTIVAL PRESENT

THE GREAT GOAT BUBBLE BY J U L I A N G O U G H DIRECTED BY MIKEL MURFI

WITH WIL JOHNSON AND TADHG MURPHY

‘Please, tell me the story. I like stories...’ Ballinasloe train station, 1986. Jude waits for a train. Dr. Ibrahim Bihi, having recently created the greatest financial bubble in history, searches for the next big thing. A sleepy Ireland dreams of a modern and exciting future. None will be disappointed. Mikel Murfi directs this tight, smart comedy of whirlwind economic triumph and catastrophe. Any resemblance to recent events is entirely in your head. ‘The market was soon flooded with goats, many of them sick or lame. However this did not matter, for the demand for goats had become infinite...’

SHEER COMIC BRILLIANCE. The Times (on Julian Gough’s Jude novels)

JULIAN GOUGH IS A WONDERFUL WRITER. Sebastian Barry

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DRUID THEATRE, €20 – €25 DURATION 1 HOUR APPROX. PREVIEWS JULY 12–15 BACKSTAGE AT THE FESTIVAL POST–SHOW TALK WITH PLAYWRIGHT JULIAN GOUGH, DIRECTOR MIKEL MURFI AND THE GREAT GOAT BUBBLE CAST 18 JULY, DRUID THEATRE

SPONSORED BY

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U.S.A. / IRELAND

THEATRE EUROPEAN PREMIERE In a summer cottage on the banks of Chesapeake Bay, Gunner has hatched an unorthodox plan to secure his family’s future, but meets with resistance from his wife and son, who have plans of their own. This new drama hums with dark humour and powerful emotion. As winter approaches, the three must quickly find common ground and come to an understanding–before the tide goes out.

…SURELY THE MOST COURAGEOUS PERFORMANCE OF MAHONEY’S FORMIDABLE ACTING CAREER. The Chicago Tribune

JOHN MAHONEY AND RONDI REED, EACH A TONY AWARD WINNER, GIVE AN INFORMAL MASTERCLASS IN ACTING. Chicago Sun Times

NORTHLIGHT THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH GALWAYARTS FESTIVAL PRESENT

BY BRUCE GRAHAM DIRECTED BY BJ JONES

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THE OUTGOING TIDE FEATURING JOHN MAHONEY, RONDI REED AND THOMAS J. COX

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MAHONEY IS TERRIFIC. Variety

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2PM 2PM 2PM 8PM 8PM 8PM 8PM 8PM

TOWN HALL THEATRE, €20 – €25 DURATION 1 HOUR 45 MINUTES BACKSTAGE AT THE FESTIVAL POST–SHOW TALK WITH PLAYWRIGHT BRUCE GRAHAM AND DIRECTOR BJ JONES 17 JULY, TOWN HALL THEATRE

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THEATRE

DRUID PRESENTS IN A CO–PRODUCTION WITH GALWAY ARTS FESTIVAL, QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY CONNECTICUT, NUI GALWAY AND LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL

DRUIDMURPHY

IRELAND

DRUIDMURPHY IS THE STORY OF A NATION. ESSENTIAL. The Irish Times

PLAYS BY TOM MURPHY DIRECTED BY GARRY HYNES

DruidMurphy is the story of Irish emigration; a story both of those who went and those who were left behind. Told through three of the greatest plays of Tom Murphy, DruidMurphy is a major celebration of one of Ireland’s most respected living dramatists. Crossing oceans and spanning decades, DruidMurphy covers the period from The Great Hunger of the 19th century to the ‘new’ Ireland of the 70s, exploring what we mean when we call a place home. CONVERSATIONS ON A HOMECOMING County Galway, West of Ireland, 1970s. Even the humblest of small–town pubs can be a magnet for dreamers. Michael, after a ten–year absence, suddenly returns from New York and has a reunion with old friends. A WHISTLE IN THE DARK It’s 1960 and Michael Carney is an Irish emigrant living in Coventry, England with his wife, Betty. He has given lodgings to his three brothers and the imminent arrival of his father and younger brother cause tensions to boil over. FAMINE County Mayo, West of Ireland, 1846. In Glanconnor village in the west of Ireland, the second crop of potatoes fails. The community now faces the real prospect of starvation.

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THE DRUIDMURPHY EXPERIENCE See each of the plays individually or experience all three plays together in a single day. The DruidMurphy cycle day runs from 1.30pm – 10pm and includes an afternoon and an evening break.

CAST Niall Buggy Edward Clayton Beth Cooke Brian Doherty Gavin Drea Garrett Lombard Aaron Monaghan Marie Mullen Michael Glenn Murphy Treasa Ní Mhiolláin Rory Nolan John Olohan Frank O’Sullivan Isaac O’Sullivan Marty Rea Eileen Walsh Joseph Ward

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28 DM

1.30PM

TOWN HALL THEATRE, SINGLE SHOWS €25 (€22 CONC.) DRUIDMURPHY €60 (€50 CONC.) C – Conversations on a Homecoming W – A Whistle in the Dark F – Famine DM – DruidMurphy Cycle

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FRANCE

PHYSICAL THEATRE / CIRCUS IRISH PREMIERE

COMPAGNIE IETO

IETO

CREATED AND DIRECTED BY CHRISTIAN COUMIN

HUGELY ENTERTAINING ...EYE–WATERING DELIGHT. The Arts Desk

...DIZZYING ACROBATICS. The Guardian

BEAUTIFUL, MOVING AND DANGEROUS. MESMERISING. Total Theatre

An acrobatic battle of wits!

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Photo: Milan Szypura

Winners of the prestigious Jeunes Talents Cirque Award – the annual competition to find Europe’s best young circus artists – Compagnie Ieto’s performers, with their remarkable tightrope walking, impressive back–flips, flowing body curls and flying jumps, are dazzling contemporary dancers.

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BLACK BOX THEATRE, €20 (€15 CONC. / CHILD) FAMILY TICKET €60 DURATION 1 HOUR 10 MINUTES

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THEATRE IRISH PREMIERE

SCOTLAND

THEATRE

IRELAND

QUITE SIMPLY OUTSTANDING... EXPLOSIVELY FUNNY. The Guardian

FULL OF COMIC SURPRISES. FUNNY. San Francisco Chronicle

THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND

THE STRANGE UNDOING OF PRUDENCIA HART

CREATED BY DAVID GREIG DIRECTED BY WILS WILSON

One wintry morning Prudencia Hart, an upright academic, sets off to attend a conference in the Scottish Borders. As the snow begins to fall, little does she know who or what awaits her there. Swept along on an enchanting dream–like journey of self–discovery, Prudencia meets with magical moments, devilish encounters and raucously wild and witty music. Following a sell–out run at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it received glowing reviews and was the undisputed hit of the festival, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart makes its Irish debut in Galway.

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YOU SHOULDN’T MISS THIS SHOW FOR THE WORLD…TOUCHINGLY BEAUTIFUL.

GATE THEATRE

WATT

BY SAMUEL BECKETT

★★★★★

TEXTS FROM THE NOVEL SELECTED BY BARRY McGOVERN

The Herald

WITH BARRY McGOVERN DIRECTED BY TOM CREED

★★★★★ The Times

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RADISSON LIVE LOUNGE, €18 – €25 DURATION 2 HOURS BACKSTAGE AT THE FESTIVAL POST–SHOW TALK WITH DIRECTOR WILS WILSON AND CAST IN CONVERSATION WITH PLAYWRIGHT DAVID GREIG, 17 JULY

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Watt is the extraordinary story of an itinerant character who one day walks from a train station to the home of a Mr. Knott whom he will serve. The bizarre adventures of Watt and his struggle to make sense of the world around him are told with verbal elegance, immense pathos and fierce humour.

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THEATRE IRISH PREMIERE

PROPELLER

HENRY V BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE DIRECTED BY EDWARD HALL

ENGLAND

THIS ISN’T JUST SHAKESPEARE – THIS IS ROCK AND ROLL. Daily Express ★★★★★

I’VE DECIDED NEVER TO MISS ANOTHER PROPELLER SHOW AGAIN. The Times

Henry V is one of the greatest tales in English folklore. Set in a time when nationalism is at its most dangerous and exciting, Propeller offers its own unique take on one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. Thrilling and deeply moving, Henry V marks the beginning of a journey that takes us from the corridors of Westminster to the fields of France in an evening of unforgettable power. Propeller’s Henry V is the first professional production of this play in an Irish theatre since 1906.

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Photo: Manuel Harlan

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ENGLAND

THEATRE IRISH PREMIERE

PROPELLER

THE WINTER’S TALE BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE DIRECTED BY EDWARD HALL

Internationally acclaimed all–male company Propeller returns to the Festival following their dazzling productions of Richard III and The Comedy of Errors in 2011 with The Winter’s Tale. This is a tragic fairytale which tells the mysterious and extraordinary story of a man consumed by an inexplicable jealousy that destroys his family, his kingdom and himself. Wracked by guilt, Leontes sets off a chain reaction of events that leads to a miraculous climax and the chance of redemption.

…HALL’S BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTION. The Independent

...DEEPLY MOVING AND WONDERFULLY ENTERTAINING. British Theatre Guide

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BLACK BOX THEATRE, €20 – €29 DURATION 2 HOURS 45 MINUTES BACKSTAGE AT THE FESTIVAL POST–SHOW TALK WITH HENRY V AND THE WINTER’S TALE CAST 25 JULY, BLACK BOX THEATRE

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Supporting Propeller’s season at Galway Arts Festival

Photo: Manuel Harlan

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PERFORMANCE INSTALLATION SPECTACLE

RAY LEE

SIREN Siren is a sound art project by British composer and artist Ray Lee that fuses musical performance with gallery installation in a whirling, spinning spectacle of mechanical movement, electronic sound and light. An extraordinary theatrical and sensory experience of spinning, pulsing light and sound.

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SPECTACLE

SPAIN

EFIMER

A FASCINATING COUNTERPOINT OF SOUND AND LIGHT AND OF CONSTANTLY SHIFTING PATTERN.

LO MONSTRE DIRECTION MIQUEL SETÓ

The Independent

Be prepared to be dazzled by Catalan masters of street spectacle Efimer, as their dynamic monster sets out through the streets of Galway in search of a home.

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Follow this boldly inventive dragon as she wanders the city, eating, sleeping, strolling and even attempting to fly. Beautifully designed, this captivating creature is a joy to behold.

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BLACK BOX THEATRE, ADMISSION FREE WITH TICKET IN ADVANCE FROM FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE, STANDING, DURATION 45 MINUTES

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EYRE SQUARE VIA SHOP STREET TO SPANISH ARCH, FREE

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SPECTACLE WORLD PREMIERE

SPECTACLE

SPAIN

MACNAS

THIS THUNDEROUS HEART

DIRECTED BY NOELINE KAVANAGH “With a thousand horsepower in my heart,

through breath and steel and brave–willed tears I am ferociously inclined to love you.”

KAMCHÀTKA

BEAUTIFUL AND FIERCE. The Irish Independent (on This Fierce Beauty 2011)

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Eight characters wander the city streets, each with a suitcase in hand; naïve and curious, they know nothing of our way of life. Are they travellers or migrants? Arresting street theatre that dances along lines of division and twirls our humanity in a waltz.

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THIS THUNDEROUS HEART BEGINS AT THE SPANISH ARCH TO QUAY STREET, HIGH STREET, SHOP STREET, WILLIAM STREET, EGLINTON STREET, FRANCIS STREET, SALMON WEIR BRIDGE TO THE FISHERIES FIELD.

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EYRE SQUARE VIA SHOP STREET TO SPANISH ARCH

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IRELAND

GALWAYARTS FESTIVAL AND RÓISÍN DUBH PRESENT

JAMES VINCENT

McMORROW AND

LISA

HANNIGAN

SUPPORT BY

ELAINE MAI

Lisa Hannigan’s career has skyrocketed since the release of her double platinum, Choice Music Prize and Mercury Prize nominated album See Sew in 2009. The album was followed by Passenger in 2011, which State Magazine described as “bigger and braver than its predecessor – a triumph.” Lisa Hannigan’s live performances are routinely described as mesmerising and captivating. Her debut at the Festival Big Top promises to be something special.

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COMPELLING. The Guardian

…BEAUTIFUL SONGWRITER AND A VOICE THAT WOULD STOP ANYONE WITH A SOUL IN THEIR TRACKS. The Irish Times

The rise of James Vincent McMorrow has been staggering since the release of his 2010 debut album, Early in the Morning. His voice is exceptional and his arrangements elegant and simple. Comparisons with ethereal indie stars Bon Iver and Sufan Stevens have insured much international attention for McMorrow while his astonishing live performances have won him much acclaim across Europe and the US. Support from Elaine Mai, whose timeless music, powerful lyrics and haunting vocals are layered over harmonies, beats and guitar, and looped to create atmospheric melodies so captivating it’s hard to remember it is just Mai on stage.

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FESTIVAL BIG TOP, FISHERIES FIELD DOORS 6.30PM / SHOW 7.30PM, €33.50, STANDING

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MUSIC

IRELAND

WEST CORK UKULELE ORCHESTRA

The West Cork Ukulele Orchestra features 10 disparate musical talents brought together for one purpose: to rock the planet, ukulele–style! Bridging barriers of genre, time and taste, they plunder the last 60 years of musical awesomeness to put on a rip–roaring show full of lush harmonies and death–defying ukulele playing.

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9.30PM

RÓISÍN DUBH, €12.50 (€10 CONC.)

GALWAYARTS FESTIVAL AND RÓISÍN DUBH PRESENT

THE

CORONAS WITH

THE KANYU TREE AND BRESSIE

THE CORONAS HAVE BECOME AN IRISH PHENOMENON. The Irish Independent

KORMAC’S BIG BAND

IRELAND

Dublin’s DJ Kormac and his barbershop quartet are joined by drums, double bass, trombone, clarinet, trumpet and banjo to bring you Kormac’s Big Band. Conducting all proceedings is Kormac himself, the master of this new kingdom where scratching meets banjo. His solo DJ show with Chic at the Festival Big Top, will be fantastic and their full live experience provides a lively, vivid incarnation of their leaders tunes.

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The Kanyu Tree

A REVELATION. The Irish Independent

RÓISÍN DUBH, €20 (€18 CONC.) Renowned for their high–energy live shows, which have made them one of the country’s most popular bands, The Coronas have established themselves as Ireland’s biggest selling indie band. In the past year, they have sold out major venues in both Ireland and the UK, and shared the stage with influential acts like Paul McCartney, Pink and The Script.

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Support comes from Galway trio The Kanyu Tree, whose star has been steadily rising since the release of their 2011 debut album, People Street and former Blizzard guitarist, Voice of Ireland judge Bressie who has combined many musical genres to glorious effect on his first solo album Colourblind Stereo, for a show full of high energy, catchy, melodic guitar–based hits.

MICHAEL KAESHAMMER Bressie

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FESTIVAL BIG TOP, FISHERIES FIELD DOORS 6.30PM / SHOW 7.30PM, €30, STANDING

CANADA

Michael Kaeshammer is Canada’s triple–threat combo of piano virtuosity, vocal ability and charisma. His performances are pure delight with technique to burn and an acrobatic approach to a grand piano. He performs superlative boogie–woogie, blues, jazz, and pop with lightning fast finger work, and a magnetic personality.

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RÓISÍN DUBH, €20 (€18 CONC.) LIMITED SEATING

TECHNICALLY BRILLIANT. A SPECTACLE. Calgary Herald

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CRASH ENSEMBLE Crash Ensemble is Ireland’s foremost contemporary music ensemble; a group of world–class musicians who play the most adventurous, groundbreaking new music of today. The programme will include the world premiere of the ensemble’s latest work dimmerswitch by Daniel Figgis, new work by Nico Muhly (“the hottest composer on the planet”, The Telegraph) and the title track from the Ensemble’s internationally acclaimed 2011 album Grá agus Bás (5 stars, The Guardian) composed by ensemble director and Misterman composer Donnacha Dennehy, featuring sean–nós singer Iarla Ó’Lionáird.

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CRASH ENSEMBLE, AN IRISH NEW–MUSIC COLLECTIVE WITH INTERNATIONAL CACHET AND CONSIDERABLE CHOPS. The Washington Post, 2011

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ST. NICHOLAS’ CHURCH, €25 (€20 CONC.) BACKSTAGE AT THE FESTIVAL PRE–SHOW TALK WITH CRASH ENSEMBLE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR DONNACHA DENNEHY AND COMPOSER DANIEL FIGGIS 19 JULY, ST. NICHOLAS’ CHURCH, 7PM

MUSIC

T’ANG QUARTET

SINGAPORE

THIS ENSEMBLE IS SIMPLY OUTSTANDING. Evening Standard

COMEDY & TRAGEDY

Cutting an unmistakable silhouette on the local and global stage, T’ang Quartet has been pushing the boundaries of classical music since 1992. Comedy & Tragedy combines both cinema and music. The first part of the performance features Buster Keaton’s silent film Haunted House, a 1921 short comedy film, accompanied by the quartet. The programme also includes Aulis Sallinen’s Some Aspects of Peltoniemi Hintrik’s Funeral March and the Chinese composer Bright Sheng’s String Quartet No.3.

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ST. NICHOLAS’ CHURCH, €20 (€18 CONC.)

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MUSIC

IRELAND

FRED

MUSIC

ENGLAND

THE FALL

Musically, Cork band Fred acknowledges legends Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers and The Beach Boys, as well as tipping their hat to such contemporaries as Wilco and The Flaming Lips. Howard Bilerman formerly of Arcade Fire, produced their latest album Leaving My Empire.

Led by the enigmatic Mark E. Smith, The Fall, one of the most influential groups of their generation, offer a unique mixture of musical styles, delivered as an uncompromising, unforgettable live experience. Their approach to music is unique, eschewing current stylistic fads and presenting a refreshing take on the world of music.

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A JOY TO LISTEN TO. Hot Press

RÓISÍN DUBH, €12.50 (€10 CONC.)

RÓISÍN DUBH, €34 (€32 CONC.)

SAMAMIDON

U.S.A.

THE SPOOK OF THE THIRTEENTH LOCK & RM HUBBERT

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RÓISÍN DUBH, €12.50 (€10 CONC.), LIMITED SEATING

KEYWEST

NME

DAMIEN DEMPSEY JULY MO TU WE TH FR SA SU

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9PM

A PHENOMENAL VOICE. The Sunday Times

MONROE’S LIVE, €25

The Guardian

IRELAND

JACK L

IRELAND

Galway favourites Keywest were nominated for Most Promising New Act at the 2010 Meteor Awards. The band has had a busy year with live headline shows including Oxegen and Arthur’s Day Festival and recording their acclaimed debut album The Message in Los Angeles.

Jack L’s power and range is the musical equivalent of being caught in the eye of a storm! Electric performances recall a blend of Jacques Brel, Scott Walker and Nick Cave.

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26 MONROE’S LIVE, €17.50

IRELAND

The quintessential Irish singer–songwriter, Damien Dempsey’s sound reflects the influence of traditional sean–nós as well as his musical heroes: Bob Marley and Elvis Presley. A multiple Meteor Award Winner, he has played alongside Christy Moore, Sinéad O’Connor and U2.

American folk singer, Sam Amidon’s audio–visual shows are a rare treat – a beautiful assault on the senses. Amidon crafts old songs in new ways, from nursery rhymes to R. Kelly, while creating unique video–stories. His folksong albums have received wide critical acclaim and his solo performances have taken on a life and tenor of their own.

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THE GREATEST BAND IN THE WORLD.

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RÓISÍN DUBH, €22.50 (€20 CONC.)

JACK L’S VOICE IS AN IRRESISTIBLE FORCE OF NATURE. Paris Match

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MUSIC

CHIC

GALWAYARTS FESTIVAL AND RÓISÍN DUBH PRESENT

NILE RODGERS NOUVELLE VAGUE FEATURING WITH SPECIAL GUESTS AND DJ KORMAC

U.S.A. / FRANCE

…SHOW–STOPPING. The Independent

ONE OF THE HOTTEST ACTS IN THE BUSINESS… Rolling Stone

This promises to be the party of the summer! Headlining on the night is arguably one of the all–time great funk bands, Chic, under the direction of the legendary Nile Rodgers. From their classic hits, Le Freak, I Want Your Love and Good Times, to those they wrote and performed for Sister Sledge, We Are Family, He’s the Greatest Dancer and Lost in Music, and their work with Diana Ross including Upside Down and I’m Coming Out, Chic simply provided the soundtrack of an era. Nile Rodgers has gone on to build a career as one of the world’s greatest music figures producing Madonna’s blockbuster album Material Girl and David Bowie’s Let’s Dance, as well as working with Duran Duran, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, INXS, Grace Jones and Daft Punk. Chic will be joined on the evening by hugely popular French New Wave group Nouvelle Vague. This infectious nine piece offer stylish reinterpretations of much loved songs and an altogether captivating stage presence. With guest DJ Kormac.

… SUPREME …SUBLIMELY INVENTIVE. BBC Nouvelle Vague

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IRELAND

MUSIC

IRELAND

TRAD LUNCHTIMES

MÁIRE O’KEEFFE, ÉILIS O’CONNOR & GARRY O’BRIAIN

Máire O’Keeffe and Éilis O’Connor are a well–known fiddle duo. Their music is finely honed and rhythmically rich. This, coupled with their penchant for very sweet tunes, makes them one of the standout duos in traditional music. They are joined by Garry O’Briain.

KELLY’S BAR, THURSDAY 19, 1PM, €8

SEAMIE O’DOWD & AMINAH HUGHES

STILL IN A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN. The Guardian

GALWAYARTS FESTIVAL AND RÓISÍN DUBH PRESENT

CHRISTY MOORE DECLAN SINNOTT Aminah Hughes

FOUR MEN AND A DOG One of the most compelling and inspirational musicians Ireland has ever produced, Christy Moore is a true icon. It is his deep urge to connect with the listener and to transmit the meaning of the songs that makes a Christy Moore concert a ‘must–see’ for any music fan. In one of his rare, stand–up concert appearances, Moore, with long time collaborator Declan Sinnott (both founding members of the pioneering band Moving Hearts) will deliver a night to remember at the Festival Big Top.

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Opening the evening will be the superb Four Men and a Dog renowned for their live performances that deliver their own unique blend of Irish traditional music crossed with a number of other genres.

David Munnelly and John Kilkenny are a formidable box and fiddle duo from Co. Mayo. David regularly tours all over the world and has performed with The Chieftains on numerous occasions.

MONROE’S, THURSDAY 26, 1PM, €8

VERENA CUMMINS, JULIE LANGAN & PADRAIG O’BRIAIN

Seamie O’Dowd has a sterling reputation as a multi instrumentalist and has worked with Dervish, Máirtín O’Connor and The Unwanted. Aminah Hughes is from Australia and is fast gaining a strong reputation as a vocalist.

Verena Cummins is a renowned accordion player known for her sweet tone and choice of music. Verena is joined for this one–off concert by fiddler Julie Langan, with whom she recorded Fonnchaoi, a beautiful album some years back, and Padraig O’Briain on guitar.

KELLY’S BAR, FRIDAY 20, 1PM, €8

MONROE’S, FRIDAY 27, 1PM, €8

TOLA CUSTY

TARA CONNAGHAN & DEREK McGINLEY

Fiddler Tola Custy is a member of Guidewires and previously a member of Calico in the 1990s. Tola has assembled a group of stellar musicians, Alf Duggan, Karol Lynch and Richie Lyons for this lunchtime concert.

AND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

DAVID MUNNELLY & JOHN KILKENNY

KELLY’S, SATURDAY 21, 1PM, €8

Tara Connaghan and Derek McGinley, fiddlers, are Donegal musicians in the truest sense, and have a beautiful take on the music of their native county. Their music is uncluttered and beautiful.

MONROE’S, SATURDAY 28, 1PM, €8

ENGLAND

COMEDY RÓISÍN DUBH COMEDY PRESENT

TERRY ALDERTON

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7.30PM

FESTIVAL BIG TOP, FISHERIES FIELD DOORS 6.30PM / SHOW 7.30PM, €37.50 STANDING

WITH SKETCHES FROM FOIL ARMS AND HOG MC JARLATH REGAN

Perrier Award nominated comedian Terry Alderton brings his phenomenal comedy rollercoaster to Galway. Alderton’s hilariously unpredictable alter egos will entertain and astound comedy fans with vocal gymnastics, uninhibited digressions, extraordinary caricatures and stunning sound effects.

MASTERFUL. The Sunday Times

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9PM

RÓISÍN DUBH, €18 (€16 CONC.) LIMITED SEATING

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MUSIC

BRODSKY QUARTET

ENGLAND

BRODSKY QUARTET ARE THE TEAM FOR THE NEW CENTURY. Gramophone Magazine

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9PM

AUGUSTINIAN CHURCH, €20 (€18 CONC.)

CLASSICALLINKS PRESENT

BACH, MOZART, SCHUBERT

IRELAND

FOR TOM MURPHY

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DAVE ALVIN Grammy Award winner Dave Alvin is one of the foremost roots rockers in the USA today. He grew up immersed in the blues, rockabilly and country music of T–Bone Walker and Big Joe Turner. Alvin is joined in concert by his band The Guilty Ones

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8PM

THE AMERICAN DREAM SET TO THE GRITTY BLUES. The Independent

KELLY’S BAR, €20

GRETCHEN PETERS

U.S.A.

From Nashville, the Grammy nominated singer–songwriter Gretchen Peters is famed for her exquisite voice and poetic folk and country sounds. Her music is born from organic storytelling and she takes the audience on a journey of love, life and lilting melodies. Peters returns to Kelly’s Bar to perform tracks from her critically acclaimed album, Hello Cruel World.

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A CLASS ACT.

8PM

KELLY’S BAR, €17.50

Bach: Suite No.1 for Solo Cello in G major BMV1007 Mozart: Duo for Piano and Violin in C major K296 Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major D667 The Trout The atmospheric St. Mary’s Cathedral in Tuam will host a performance of Schubert’s magical Trout Quintet; Bach’s solo Cello Suite No.1 and a Mozart Duo for Piano and Violin. Classicallinks brings together violinist Catherine Leonard, (principal artist of California’s Camerata Pacifica), Sarah McMahon and Rebecca Jones, (Callino Quartet, cello and viola), double bass player Sarah Halpin and pianist Maria McGarry in a musical tribute to playwright Tom Murphy in his native town in celebration of DruidMurphy.

U.S.A.

AND THE GUILTY ONES

Brodsky Quartet is at the forefront of the international chamber music scene. Their love and mastery of the traditional string quartet repertoire is evident from their highly acclaimed performances of composers ranging from Haydn, Schubert and Tchaikovsky to Shostakovich, Britten and Respighi, as well as from their extensive, award–winning discography. This Festival concert programme includes Purcell, Tanaka, Respighi, Schubert, Puccini and Debussy.

MUSIC

Q Magazine

THE HENRY GIRLS

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8PM

ST. MARY’S CATHEDRAL, TUAM, CO. GALWAY €20 (€18 CONC.) TUAM IS A 45–MINUTE DRIVE FROM GALWAY CITY

IRELAND

The Henry Girls have a unique sound that blends traditional Irish folk music, Americana and bluegrass. Renowned for their fine close harmonies and musical arrangements, they have been likened to other harmonising siblings such as The McGarrigle Sisters, The Andrews Sisters and The Everly Brothers.

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9.30PM

MONROE’S LIVE, €17.50

DEVILISHLY TALENTED. Folk and Roots

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FIRST THOUGHT TALKS

FIRST THOUGHT TALKS

THE FIRST THOUGHT TALKS SERIES IS A NEW FESTIVAL INITIATIVE FEATURING A PROGRAMME OF LECTURES, TALKS, PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND INTERVIEWS EXPLORING THE NATURE OF CREATIVITY. FURTHER INFORMATION GALWAYARTSFESTIVAL.COM

GALWAYARTS FESTIVAL, RÓISÍN DUBH AND BANTER PRESENT

NILE RODGERS JIM CARROLL

JULES EVANS

IN CONVERSATION WITH

Jules Evans is Policy Director at the Centre for History of Emotions at Queen Mary, University of London. In his new book Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations, from which he will speak, he looks at how ancient philosophy has inspired and influenced modern therapy and how people use ancient philosophy as a way of life today.

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11AM

AULA MAXIMA, NUI GALWAY, €10 (€8 CONC.)

U.K.

“Art, well good art at least, takes you to a place you go during the experience of it, and then after you experience it, you are different.” Nile Rodgers. Prior to his Festival Big Top concert Chic’s legendary front man and record producer Rodgers, discusses his life and work with Jim Carroll from The Irish Times.

CAROLINE CASEY

34 AULA MAXIMA, NUI GALWAY, €10 (€8 CONC.)

HOTEL MEYRICK, ADMISSION FREE WITH TICKET

U.S.A.

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2PM

1PM

AULA MAXIMA, NUI GALWAY, ADMISSION FREE WITH TICKET

Like so many literary and artistic figures of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, James Joyce immersed himself in the music dramas of Richard Wagner in his youth, and never entirely escaped the Wagner spell. Alex Ross, the author of The Rest Is Noise and Listen to This, considers a few of the Wagnerian resonances in Joyce’s writing, and ponders the complex fate of Wagner in the modern world. Alex Ross has been the music critic of The New Yorker since 1996.

3.30PM

5PM

Tony Award winning actors John Mahoney and Rondi Reed have been friends and colleagues for over 30 years. Both make a welcome return to Galway in The Outgoing Tide with Northlight Theatre in association with Galway Arts Festival. John and Rondi discuss their careers in this special Festival event.

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PALE VAMPIRE: WAGNER’S INFLUENCE ON JOYCE

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IN CONVERSATION

ALEX ROSS

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JOHN MAHONEY AND RONDI REED

IRELAND

Caroline Casey is an international inspirational speaker and adventurer. A social entrepreneur, Caroline is the founder of Kanchi (formerly The Aisling Foundation) and the O2 Ability Awards, which work toward enhancing the relationship between disability and society. Casey will speak on the importance of creativity in entrepreneurship and tackling the challenges we face as a society.

U.S.A.

HOTEL MEYRICK, ADMISSION FREE WITH TICKET

U.S.A.

IRELAND

THE TRAILBLAZERY PRESENT

TRAILBLAZE Trailblaze showcases ideas, people and possibilities alive in Ireland today where pioneers share their personal moments of risk and inspiration through a platform of talk and events. Expect DIY activists, artists, musicians, designers, social architects, entrepreneurs, educators and provocateurs of all ages and persuasions – blazing trails in their own spectacular or intimate way. Trailblazers include, John O’Donoghue, Dylan Haskins, Colm O’Gorman and Sunny Jacobs amongst others.

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8.30PM

AULA MAXIMA, NUI GALWAY, €15 (€10 CONC.)

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FIRST THOUGHT TALKS

IRELAND

FIRST THOUGHT TALKS

MARY ROBINSON

IN CONVERSATION WITH FINTAN O’TOOLE

Backstage at the Festival is a series of theatre and gallery talks with selected artists and companies participating at the Festival. This is an informal platform for audiences to hear artists discuss the process of creating their work. Admission free to ticket holders. Gallery Talks – Admission Free

Are we spectators or participants? Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, in conversation with Fintan O’Toole, Assistant Editor of The Irish Times and writer of numerous books including The Politics of Magic: The Work and Times of Tom Murphy.

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6.30PM

IRELAND Garry Hynes, Artistic Director, Druid, first started working with playwright Tom Murphy in 1984 when he became Writer– in–Association with the company. During the mid 1980s, Druid presented the world premieres of Conversations on a Homecoming and Bailegangaire, Siobhan McKenna’s swansong.

FINTAN O’TOOLE

A working career that spans almost thirty years has led to the presentation of DruidMurphy – Plays by Tom Murphy. This promises to be an engaging and insightful discussion between two of Ireland’s greatest theatre makers and journalist and author Fintan O’Toole.

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8.30PM

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CRASH ENSEMBLE

Post–show talk with playwright Bruce Graham and director BJ Jones 17 July, Town Hall Theatre

Pre–show talk with Crash Ensemble Artistic Director Donnacha Dennehy and composer Daniel Figgis 19 July, St. Nicholas’ Church, 7pm

TOWN HALL THEATRE, €10 (€8 CONC.)

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart director Wils Wilson and cast in conversation with playwright David Grieg 17 July, Radisson Blu Hotel

THE GATE THEATRE

FISHAMBLE : THE NEW PLAY COMPANY & GALWAY ARTS FESTIVAL

PROPELLER

Post–show talk with Watt director Tom Creed in conversation with actor Barry McGovern 24 July, Bank of Ireland Theatre

Post–show talk with Henry V and The Winter’s Tale cast 25 July, Black Box Theatre

Post–show talk with Julian Gough and Mikel Murfi with The Great Goat Bubble creative team 18 July, Druid Theatre

TOWN HALL THEATRE, €10 (€8 CONC.)

IN CONVERSATION WITH

NORTHLIGHT THEATRE & GALWAY ARTS FESTIVAL

NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND

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TOM MURPHY AND GARRY HYNES

BACKSTAGE AT THE FESTIVAL

DAVID MACH

BRIAN MAGUIRE & JOE COMERFORD

Gallery Talk with the artist Gallery Talk with the artists 17 July, 2pm ABSOLUT Festival Gallery 21 July, 2pm Festival Gallery HENRY V Manuel Harlan

IRELAND

SPOOL PRESENT

I LOST MY HEART TO A GALWAY GIRL Galway girl Nora Barnacle became the major influence on James Joyce’s work and life and her first meeting with Joyce on June 16th 1904 is forever commemorated in Bloomsday. Nora is most famously immortalised in James Joyce’s The Dead in the person of Gretta Conroy. Performer Fergus Cronin, historian Catriona Crowe and special guests will illuminate Nora’s remarkable life and her place in Joyce’s work with readings from The Dead and other works.

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6PM

ST. NICHOLAS’ CHURCH, €10 (€8 CONC.)

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COMEDY

U.S.A.

GALWAYARTS FESTIVAL AND RÓISÍN DUBH COMEDY PRESENT

MICHAEL WINSLOW ABANDOMAN

8PM

Piff combines stunning magic, delightfully deadpan humour and a penchant for princesses! Imagine Jack Dee performing jaw–dropping magic. Piff’s recent appearance on Penn and Teller’s Fool Us was an instant viral hit, with over two million views.

8.30PM

RÓISÍN DUBH COMEDY PRESENT

REGINALD D. HUNTER NATASHA LEGERRO

MC

8PM

SEAPOINT, €25 (€23 CONC.)

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IRELAND

ANDREW MAXWELL

One of the best–known and most distinctive performers in the UK. Hunter’s work is often brutally honest, frequently controversial but always meticulously measured and thought out. He is one of the few performers to have been nominated for the highly coveted main Perrier Award in three consecutive years and has become a well–known face on primetime television shows such as Live At The Apollo, QI and Have I Got News For You.

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TV credits include Live at the Apollo (BBC One), Anonymous (RTÉ2) and three series’ of The Jason Byrne Show (BBC Radio 2), for which he won the Sony Gold Award for Best Comedy in 2011.

UNMISSABLE. Evening Standard

U.S.A.

WITH

The Guardian

The biggest selling comedian at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, Jason Byrne’s inspired and original brand of high–energy intelligent lunacy ensures that there is no other comedian like him. His sell–out shows have attracted many accolades including a Chortle Award for Best Headliner 2007, Perrier Newcomer Award Nomination 1998 and Perrier Award Nomination 2001.

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Time Out

KELLY’S BAR, €15

SEAPOINT, €25 (€23 CONC.)

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CUTE, INSPIRED AND VERY FUNNY...

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REMARKABLE.

JASON BYRNE

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GALWAYARTS FESTIVAL AND RÓISÍN DUBH COMEDY PRESENT

PIFF THE

MAGIC DRAGON

Best known as Sgt. Motor Mouth Jones in the hugely successful film franchise Police Academy, Winslow is one of America’s most recogniseable comedians. The voice of Stripe in Stephen Spielberg’s Gremlins, he also starred in Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs. More recently he has voiced episodes of the massively popular cartoons King of the Hill, Family Guy and The Simpsons. Winslow creates wonder and amazement. He’s like a polished, professional, hilarious, viral Internet sensation.

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ENGLAND

PLUS GUESTS

WITH

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COMEDY

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RÓISÍN DUBH, €25 (€23 CONC.), LIMITED SEATING

COMIC TIMING SHARP ENOUGH TO BURST BALLOONS. The Independent

GERRY MALLON’S

LAUGHTER LOFT

IRELAND

The best stand–ups around, in Galway’s best little venue, in the middle of the city, in the middle of the day. Join Gerry, as he introduces top comedians such as Maeve Higgins, Karl Spain, David McSavage, Keith Farnan, Colm O’Regan and many more. With a different line up every day, it’s the best–kept secret of the Festival.

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SHOW 1PM €10. TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR ONLY

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VISUAL ARTS

SCOTLAND

DAVID MACH

PRECIOUS LIGHT David Mach, famed for his dynamic large scale collages, sculptures and audacious installations, tackles his biggest subject yet…the Bible, widely regarded as one of the most influential works in the English language. The exhibition, over three years in the making, explores the themes and legacy of the King James Bible just after its 400th anniversary. Precious Light, which represents the Turner–nominated artist’s largest solo show to date, is a contemporary imagining of this text in collage, sculpture and words. “The King James Bible can’t be equalled in the sheer magnitude of influence it has had on our culture and on the way we think and talk right to the present day. The Bible has all the themes and inspiration an artist could want – struggle, pestilence, love, war – it’s dripping with emotion and drama.”

Golgotha David Mach

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ABSOLUT FESTIVAL GALLERY, GALWAY SHOPPING CENTRE, 11AM–6PM, ADMISSION FREE BACKSTAGE AT THE FESTIVAL GALLERY TALK, 17 JULY, 2PM

David Mach

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VISUAL ARTS

BRIAN MAGUIRE

IRELAND

Jail Visiting Brian Maguire

PRISON PAINTINGS “Through the conditions in which we hold prisoners we witness our values. Prison has always held a central role in Irish life. Few Irish Government cabinets have been formed which did not have one minister who had experienced prison. Prison is about the loss of one’s liberty. This body of work, from 1986 to today, began in residencies undertaken in prisons throughout the Republic, and in Northern Ireland, USA and Brazil.” Brian Maguire

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ABSOLUT FESTIVAL GALLERY, GALWAY SHOPPING CENTRE, 11AM–6PM, ADMISSION FREE BACKSTAGE AT THE FESTIVAL GALLERY TALK WITH THE ARTIST 21 JULY, 2PM FESTIVAL GALLERY

VISUAL ARTS

GEORGE GROSZ

THE BIG NO

George Grosz was one of the greatest satirical artists of the 20th century. A co–founder of the Berlin Dada group and revolutionary in the 1920s, he made hundreds of drawings depicting the vices and injustices of capitalist society during the Weimar era. This exhibition presents two of his most powerful portfolios: Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) 1923, and Hintergrund (Background) 1928, which shows Grosz at the height of his satirical powers, depicting Berlin life with devastating insight and savage humour. The Big No takes its title from George Grosz’s autobiography A Little Yes and a Big No. The exhibition is curated by film maker, curator and writer Lutz Becker.

GERMANY

Seid untertan der Obrigkeit (Bow to the authorities) From Hintergrund (Background), 1928 Copyright and image courtesy The Estate of George Grosz, Princeton, New Jersey, USA (2012) Photo: Stephen White

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GALWAY CITY MUSEUM 10AM–5PM, ADMISSION FREE

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SERBIA / U.S.A.

VISUAL ARTS

VISUAL ARTS GALWAYARTS CENTRE AND GALWAYARTS FESTIVAL PRESENT

MARINA ABRAMOVIC

THE PERFORMANCE COLLECTIVE

CHARLES ATLAS SSS

AND

Marina Abramovic collaborated with videomaker Charles Atlas on this striking work of autobiographical performance. Abramovic delivers a monologue that traces a concise personal chronology. This brief narrative history, which references her past in the former Yugoslavia, her performance work, and her collaboration with and separation from Ulay, is intercut with images of Abramovic engaged in symbolic gestures and ritual acts. Closing her litany with the phrase “time past, time present”, Abramovic invokes the personal and the mythological in a poignant affirmation of self.

The Performance Collective explores live improvisation and collaboration. Artists Michelle Browne, Pauline Cummins, Frances Mezzetti, Dominic Thorpe and Alex Conway present a challenging new body of work that will be collaborative, improvised, durational and live. This exhibition critically engages with how live art is presented in a gallery context and time structure.

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ABSOLUT FESTIVAL GALLERY, GALWAY SHOPPING CENTRE, 11AM–6PM, ADMISSION FREE 11AM-6PM, ADMISSION FREE

GALWAY ARTS CENTRE, 47 DOMINICK STREET 10AM–5.30PM, SUNDAY 12PM–5.30PM, ADMISSION FREE

14 DAYS OF LIVE PERFORMANCE

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JOE COMERFORD ROADSIDE FILM SCULPTURE

“The confrontation of a short film and a large–scale concrete–like built structure enacts an unexpected and powerful juxtaposition, the oppressive static weight of the sculpture and its dangerous disturbing interior – plays against the delicate superimpositions and fragments of narrative in RoadSide. The conjunction of a complex 12–minute film with the monumental structure of the sculpture is an echo chamber for meaning. Joe Comerford’s RoadSide breaks new ground as a remarkable conjunction of film and sculpture.” Rod Stoneman

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ABSOLUT FESTIVAL GALLERY, GALWAY SHOPPING CENTRE, 11AM–6PM, ADMISSION FREE BACKSTAGE AT THE FESTIVAL GALLERY TALK WITH THE ARTIST 21 JULY, 2PM FESTIVAL GALLERY

IRELAND

IRELAND

JENNIFER CUNNINGHAM

IRELAND

JUST ADD WATER The dilapidated foreshores of traditional holiday resorts, with their unique art deco architecture slowly falling into disrepair, are the inspiration for Jennifer Cunningham’s exhibition. Cunningham pays homage to these nostalgic places in Dublin, Galway and Coney Island with large–scale mixed media drawings and video. Accompanying the exhibition is a new documentary on the artist by Des Kilbane.

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NUI GALWAY ART GALLERY 11AM–6PM, ADMISSION FREE

The Burren Mount Jennifer Cunningham

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Michael Harding playing Jonathan Swift Mick O’Dea

VISUAL ARTS

IRELAND

MICK O’DEA JULY MO TU WE TH FR SA SU NORMAN VILLA GALLERY, SALTHILL 12NOON–6PM, ADMISSION FREE

IRELAND

BETWEEN WORLDS

Between Worlds brings together the work of artists Emmet Kierans, Seán Guinan and Ramon Kassam. Each artist uses paint to examine different realities which exist both in the world around us and within the practice of painting itself.

Untitled, 2011 Sean Guinan

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10AM–6PM, ADMISSION FREE

STONEY ROAD

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Bog Pool Sean McSweeney

IRELAND

BEN GEOGHEGAN

Mick O’Dea’s exhibition has been made with his trademark spontaneity and vitality. His mastery of technique and materials allows the viewer a fresh insight into the subjects that have fascinated painters for centuries.

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VISUAL ARTS

IRELAND

ICONOCLAST

Iconoclast will feature various new and existing works in painting, drawing, photography and sculpture. The work celebrates a challenge to cherished beliefs and institutions of church, state, or the institution of art itself.

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126 GALLERY, QUEEN STREET 1PM–6PM ADMISSION FREE

IRELAND

THE BUREAU OF

‘WE WILL POINT YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION’ A programme of exhibitions, performances and events spanning a number of venues and offsite locations across the city. 126 will operate as a bureau for its artists throughout the Festival, launching a product and services platform and directing a visual arts programme that includes large–scale works by Brian Loughran and Kate Howard in The Dock’s Shed and off–site performances by Eve Vaughan and Mitch Conlon.

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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 1PM–6PM ADMISSION FREE 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 OFFSITE: VISIT 126 GALLERY FOR SCHEDULE

IRELAND

GHOST TRAIN

A collaboration between artist and printmaker Lynne O’Loughlin and filmmaker Pete Ray, Ghost Train is a powerful visual response to Ireland’s abandoned landscape.

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RETAIL PARK, 9AM–5PM, ADMISSION FREE

Guillotine Brian Loughran

LYNNE O’LOUGHLIN AND PETE RAY

An exhibition of limited edition prints by artists working with Dublin’s pioneering Stoney Road Press including Anne Madden, Barrie Cooke, Dorothy Cross, William Crozier, Charles Cullen, Felim Egan, Louis le Brocquy, Alice Maher, Sean McSweeney, Mick O’Dea and Patrick Scott amongst others.

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Self Portrait 2010 Ben Geoghegan

16 17 18 19 20 21 22 GALWAY SHOPPING CENTRE, 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 11AM–6PM, ADMISSION FREE

Moving Prints Lynne O’Loughlin

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THEATRE / DANCE

IRELAND

CATASTROPHE THEATRE IN COLLABORATION WITH CHRYSALIS DANCE

LAST SHOT REDEMPTION BY COLM MAHER FEATURING MUSIC BY MUNDY

Fallen angels, warring families, scheming sirens and some seriously sexy dance numbers Last Shot Redemption is a comic adventure of epic proportions.

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6PM 6PM 6PM

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2PM 2PM 2PM 6PM 6PM 6PM

ST. NICHOLAS’ CHURCH, €15 (€12 CONC.)

IRELAND

THEATRE GALWAY YOUTH THEATRE AND GALWAY ARTS CENTRE COMMUNITY DRAMA

SELECTED is a Galway Arts Festival/NUI Galway professional development strand for emerging artists and producers. Participants are drawn from the NUI Galway drama, theatre and writing post–graduate courses and from emerging Irish artists and theatre makers. SELECTED aims to help in their professional development by offering participants the opportunity to experience how a festival is produced, attend key elements of the Festival Programme and participate in lectures and seminars facilitated by Irish and international arts professionals.

FRANK PIG SAYS HELLO

AN ADAPTATION OF THE BUTCHER BOY

BY PAT McCABE DIRECTED BY ANDREW FLYNN Frank Pig Says Hello is the stage adaptation of Pat McCabe’s award–winning novel The Butcher Boy. Dark, haunting, and often screamingly funny, Frank Pig Says Hello chronicles the pig boy’s ominous loss of innocence and chilling descent into madness.

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GALWAY ARTS FESTIVAL AND RÓISÍN DUBH PRESENT

SILENT NIGHT!

For one night only, Galway Arts Festival brings the Festival Club to the Big Top for a massive ‘Headphone Disco’. In the tradition of the Silent Disco, two top DJs battle for your attention on two–channel headsets. Stirring visuals, spectacle and lots of surprises make this an unmissable party night of fun!

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9PM

48 FESTIVAL BIG TOP, FISHERIES FIELD €10

VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME

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SELECTED

NUNS’ ISLAND THEATRE €16 (€14 CONC.)

IRELAND

Volunteering has played a key role in Galway Arts Festival from its inception and has been hugely important in its success. In partnership with CKI, the NUI Galway ground–breaking community knowledge initiative; this volunteering programme offers a rewarding and unique experience. To find out more go to galwayartsfestival.com

GREENING THE FESTIVAL Let’s paint the town green this summer and help build Galway city into a green, sustainable destination for future visitors and business. Galway Arts Festival, Galway City Council and the EPA introduced a new waste prevention initiative for Galway City last year, with all Festival venues adopting strategies supporting waste reduction, recycling, energy and water conservation. This initiative will continue this summer with many Festival suppliers, partners and Galway City businesses joining forces to help reduce their environmental impact. To find out how you can play your part, go to galwayartsfestival.com or galwaycity.ie.

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GALWAYARTS FESTIVAL’S

BECOME A FRIEND

DIRECTORS’ CIRCLE

G E T I N VO LV E D

Galway Arts Festival’s DIRECTORS’ CIRCLE connects patrons of the arts who are passionate about bringing world–class performance, exhibitions and speakers to Galway. DIRECTORS’ CIRCLE members experience a closer relationship with the Festival while actively participating in building its future.

You can become an important part of Galway Arts Festival by becoming a Friend of the Festival. Friends receive VIP benefits including Priority Booking, Complimentary Tickets, Opening Invitations and Festival Club Membership. CONTACT Laura Rigney 091 509700 friends@galwayartsfestival.com www.galwayartsfestival.com/friends We look forward to seeing you at the Festival.

FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Elizabeth Duffy, Directors’ Circle, Galway Arts Festival, Black Box Theatre, Dyke Road, Galway.

GALWAY ARTS FESTIVAL ON TOUR

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The past year has been a very busy one for Galway Arts Festival. Misterman, written and directed by Enda Walsh and starring Cillian Murphy, which premiered at Festival 2011, toured to St. Ann’s Warehouse, New York in December 2011 and in April and May 2012 to the Lyttelton, National Theatre, London. Produced by Landmark Productions and Galway Arts Festival, the multi–award winning Misterman enjoyed sold–out runs in New York and London, winning unanimous praise from both audiences and critics. Hughie O’Donoghue’s The Road, a major museum–scale exhibition, which premiered at Festival 2011 toured to the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague from October to December 2011. The Festival is very grateful to our international presenting partners, the Arts Council and Culture Ireland, for supporting these projects.

PLATINUM FRIENDS 2012

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BOOKING & GENERAL INFORMATION WWW.GALWAYARTSFESTIVAL.COM (FROM 25 MAY); PHONE 091 566577 (FROM 18 JUNE) FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE, GALWAY TOURIST OFFICE, FORSTER STREET, GALWAY FROM 18 JUNE 2012, MONDAY–SATURDAY 10AM–5.30PM, SUNDAY 22 JULY 1PM–5PM FORM A GROUP - MAKE IT AN EXPERIENCE TO REMEMBER

ADMINISTRATION CHARGES

A group discount is available (to groups of 10+) on most performances. Complete the group booking form on our website. Email: groups@galwayartsfestival.com Phone 091 509 700 or contact Festival Box Office for details.

Online, telephone and postal bookings are subject to administration charges. Bookings in person at the Festival Box Office are not subject to administration charges. See website for full details.

SPECIAL OFFERS AND DISCOUNTS

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME!

A variety of special offers, discounts and packages are available. Please check our website www.galwayartsfestival.com or ask our Box Office staff for details.

TOWN HALL THEATRE For events in the Town Hall Theatre or Black Box Theatre bookings can also be made at 091 569777 or in person at the Town Hall Theatre. Bookings are subject to administration charges.

BY POST Write to us at Galway Arts Festival, Black Box Theatre, Dyke Road, Galway.

FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL Friends priority booking from 28 May – 15 June. To become a Friend of the Festival phone Laura Rigney at 091 509700 or Email: friends@galwayartsfestival.com

GIFT VOUCHERS Gift Vouchers are available online, from our Box Office or by phoning 091 509700.

FESTIVAL PATRONS

Please arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the show time. Allow time for traffic and parking. Latecomers may only be admitted at the discretion of management. Galway Arts Festival reserves the right to alter any advertised programme if necessary. Free outdoor programme may change due to weather conditions. Please check our website for updates.

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE We ask where possible that any special needs or seating requirements are made known to us at the time of booking.

REFUNDS Galway Arts Festival has a no refund or exchange policy on all tickets purchased.

CONCESSIONS Concessions are available in person for senior citizens, unwaged, and full–time students with appropriate ID.

MAP 1

FESTIVAL BIG TOP, Fisheries Field

14 THE KING’S HEAD, High Street

2

FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE, Forster Street

15 KELLY’S BAR, Bridge Street

3

TOWN HALL THEATRE, Courthouse Square

17 GALWAY CITY MUSEUM, Spanish Parade

5

18 GALWAY ARTS CENTRE, 47 Dominick Street

DRUID THEATRE, Druid Lane

6 FESTIVAL CLUB, Waterside

19 NORMAN VILLA GALLERY, Lower Salthill

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NUNS’ ISLAND THEATRE, Nuns’ Island

20 UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL GALWAY, Newcastle Road

8

AULA MAXIMA, NUI GALWAY GALLERY AND BANK OF IRELAND THEATRE, NUI GALWAY

21 KENNY GALLERY, Liosbán Retail Park 22 SEAPOINT, Salthill

9 ST. NICHOLAS’ CHURCH, Lombard Street

23 ST. MARY’S CATHEDRAL, Tuam, Co. Galway

10 HOTEL MEYRICK, Eyre Square

24 THE DOCKS SHED, Galway Docks

11 RADISSON BLU HOTEL, Lough Atalia Road

25 126 GALLERY, Queen Street

12 RÓISÍN DUBH, Dominick Street

26 AUGUSTINIAN CHURCH, Middle Street

13 MONROE’S LIVE, Dominick Street

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16 ABSOLUT FESTIVAL GALLERY, Headford Road

4 BLACK BOX THEATRE, Dyke Road

Please allow a minimum of 45 minutes to drive to St. Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam from Galway city.

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VENUE

THE GREAT GOAT BUBBLE (PREVIEWS 12-15 JULY)

2–3

Druid Theatre

THE OUTGOING TIDE

4–5

Town Hall Theatre

DRUIDMURPHY

6–7

Town Hall Theatre

IETO

8–9

Black Box Theatre

THE STRANGE UNDOING OF PRUDENCIA HART WATT

10 11

Black Box Theatre

THE WINTER’S TALE

14–15

Black Box Theatre

SIREN

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Black Box Theatre

LO MONSTRE

17

Streets of Galway

MACNAS – THIS THUNDERING HEART

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Streets of Galway

KAMCHÀTKA

19

Streets of Galway

20–21

Festival Big Top

THE CORONAS PLUS GUESTS

22

Festival Big Top

WEST CORK UKELELE ORCHESTRA

23

Róisín Dubh

KORMAC'S BIG BAND

23

Róisín Dubh

MICHAEL KAESHAMMER

23

Róisín Dubh

CRASH ENSEMBLE

24

St. Nicholas’ Church

T’ANG QUARTET

25

St. Nicholas’ Church

FRED

26

Róisín Dubh

SAMAMIDON

26

Róisín Dubh

KEYWEST

26

Monroe’s Live

THE FALL

27

Róisín Dubh

DAMIEN DEMPSEY

27

Monroe’s Live

JACK L

27

Róisín Dubh

28–29

THURS 19

FRI 20

SAT 21

SUN 22

8pm

8pm

8pm

2pm & 8pm

8pm

8pm

2pm & 8pm

8pm

2pm & 8pm

2pm & 8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

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Festival Big Top

LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

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Kelly’s Bar/Monroe’s Live

TERRY ALDERTON

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Róisín Dubh

BRODSKY QUARTET

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Augustinian Church

BACH, MOZART, SCHUBERT FOR TOM MURPHY

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**St. Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam

DAVE ALVIN AND THE GUILTY ONES

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Kelly’s Bar

GRETCHEN PETERS

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Kelly’s Bar

THE HENRY GIRLS

33

Monroe’s Live

BACKSTAGE AT THE FESTIVAL

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Various Venues

MICHAEL WINSLOW

38

Seapoint

JASON BYRNE

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Seapoint

PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON

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Kelly’s Bar

MON 23

C 8pm 8pm

8pm

3pm & 8pm

8pm

TUES 24

WED 25

THURS 26

FRI 27

SAT 28

SUN 29

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

2pm & 8pm

8pm

W 8pm

F 8pm

DM 1.30pm

*6.30pm

8pm

7.30pm

6.30pm 7pm

7.30pm 6/8/10pm 2pm

2pm

2pm

DM 1.30pm

3pm & 8pm *6.30pm

2.30pm/6.30pm 2.30pm/6.30pm 1pm

7.30pm

7pm

1pm

4/6/8pm

2pm 2pm & 6pm

12noon 7.30pm 7.30pm

9.30pm 10.30pm 8.30pm

8.30pm

8pm 8pm 9.30pm 9.30pm 9pm 9pm 9.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

9pm 9pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 9.30pm 9.15pm

2pm & 10pm

7pm

2pm

7.45pm

10.30pm

8pm 8pm 8.30pm 9pm

REGINALD D. HUNTER

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Róisín Dubh

LAUGHTER LOFT

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Ruby Room, The King’s Head

FRANK PIG SAYS HELLO

48

Nuns’ Island Theatre

8pm

LAST SHOT REDEMPTION

48

St. Nicholas’ Church

6pm

SILENT NIGHT

48

Festival Big Top

1pm

1pm

1pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

6pm

6pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

8pm

3pm & 8pm

2pm & 6pm

2pm & 6pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

3pm & 8pm

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DAVID MACH Absolut Festival Gallery

40-41

BRIAN MAGUIRE Absolut Festival Gallery

42

GEORG GROSZ Galway City Museum

43

JOE COMERFORD Absolut Festival Gallery

44

PERFORMANCE COLLECTIVE Galway Arts Centre

45

JENNIFER CUNNINGHAM NUI Galway Gallery

45

MICK O’DEA Norman Villa Gallery

46

BETWEEN WORLDS University Hospital Galway

46

STONEY ROAD Kenny Gallery

46

BEN GEOGHEGAN 126 Gallery

47

THE BUREAU OF… The Dock’s Shed

47

LYNNE O’LOUGHLIN & PETE RAY Absolut Festival Gallery

47

FIRST THOUGHT TALKS

8.30pm

1pm

VISUAL ARTS

MARINA ABRAMOVIC & CHARLES ATLAS 44 Absolut Festival Gallery

8.45pm

Festival Big Top

CHRISTY MOORE AND DECLAN SINNOTT

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WED 18

Bank of Ireland Theatre

12–13

CHIC AND NOUVELLE VAGUE

TUES 17

8pm

Radisson Live Lounge

HENRY V

JAMES VINCENT McMORROW & LISA HANNIGAN

MON 16

1pm

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JULES EVANS 11am Saturday 28 – NUI Galway

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CAROLINE CASEY 2pm Saturday 28 – NUI Galway

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ALEX ROSS 3.30pm Saturday 28 – NUI Galway

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NILE RODGERS & JIM CARROLL 5pm Thursday 19 – Hotel Meyrick

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JOHN MAHONEY & RONDI REED 1pm Thursday 19 – Hotel Meyrick

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TRAILBLAZE 8.30pm Saturday 28 – NUI Galway

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MARY ROBINSON & FINTAN O’TOOLE 6.30pm Friday 27 – Town Hall Theatre

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GARRY HYNES & TOM MURPHY 8.30pm Friday 27 – Town Hall Theatre

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I LOST MY HEART TO A GALWAY GIRL 6pm Friday 27 – St. Nicholas’ Church

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2pm & 6pm

9pm

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GALWAY ARTS FESTIVAL 16 - 29 JULY 2012

AT A GLANCE...

THE GREAT GOAT BUBBLE

THE OUTGOING TIDE

PROPELLER THEATRE COMPANY

LIVE AT THE FESTIVAL BIG TOP

PG 2-3

PG 12, 13, 14 & 15

PG 4-5

IETO

PG 8-9

PG 20, 21, 22, 28, 29 & 30

DRUIDMURPHY PG 6-7

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