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Galway Arts Festival 17 - 30 July 2006 www.galwayartsfestival.ie

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Galway Arts Festival 2006 P R I N C I PA L S P O N S O R

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Galway Arts Festival Board of Directors Tiernan Henry (Chairman) Gerry Coy Jacinta Dwyer John Mannion Fidelma Mullane Ted Turton Artistic Director Paul Fahy Managing Director John Crumlish Festival Administrator Elizabeth Duffy Financial Controller Gerry Cleary Administration Susan Mc Kenna Box Office Managers Frances Burke Philip Sterling Friends Co-Ordinator Sinead Mc Phillips

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www.galwayartsfestival.ie Publicity Kathy Scott Production Marie Breen, Production Manager David Murphy, Technical Manager Rob Usher Artist Liaison Hugh Lavelle Ber O Hara Liam Parkinson Volunteers Coordinator Deirdre Mc Phillips Merchandise Gerry Coy Graphic Design Hilda Reid - Wish Design Solutions Supplementary Design Eoin Brennan Music Consultant Brendan O’Regan Original Artwork Eadáin We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Arts Council and our other key funders, sponsors and friends for their continued and vital support. We would also like to thank our artists and you the audience, and we look forward to seeing you in Galway in July.

Thank You / Buíochas Faigheann Féile Ealaíon na Gaillimhe tacaíocht ó Comhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe agus ó Comhairle Chontae na Gaillimhe.

Táimid buíoch de na daoine seo a leanas a thug caghair dúinn agus an Fhéile Ealaíon á eagrú. Galway Arts Festival would like to thank the following for their help and support. Festival Volunteers, Edward Holdings, Thomas Conway, Claire O’Donoghue, Aongus Dwane, Screenway Ltd, Fergal Mc Grath, Gerry Barrett, An Garda Siochána, Eircom, Oliver Niland, Ferry Solicitors, Alcom Systems, Dawn Dairies, Mc Donagh’s Quay Street, Oyster Creek Ltd, Padraig & Gráinne Conroy, SSL Logistics Oranmore, The Galway Bay Hotel, Tom Kenny, John Concannon Ireland West Tourism, Tourism Ireland, Mike Larkin, Fr. Dick Ling, Joe O Shaughnessy, MCD & Rose Parkinson,


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Irish Premiere

U.S.A. Strokes Through The Tail (Marguerite Donlon) Kiss (Susan Marshall) Gnawa (Nacho Duato) Minus 16 (Ohad Naharin)

Intriguing, tantalizing… lush and gorgeous.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the dynamic leadership and artistic direction of Jim Vincent, is among the most original forces in contemporary dance. Critically acclaimed for its exuberant, athletic and innovative repertory, HSDC presents performances that inspire, challenge and engage audiences worldwide. The company's 21 dancers display unparalleled versatility and virtuosity, allowing HSDC to expand its eclectic repertory continually with works by master American and international choreographers. Making their Irish debut HSDC present a stunning programme including a new work by Irish choreographer Marguerite Donlon.

Venue/Ionad Black Box Theatre Date/Dáta Monday 17 – Friday 21 July Tickets/Ticéidí €22 (€20 conc.) Time 8pm Running Time 2 hours 10 minutes

HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO

Photo Todd Rosenberg

Chicago Tribune


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World Premiere

Drama Ireland

Fineswine Productions & Galway Arts Festival present

King Ubu by Alfred Jarry in a new version by Vincent Woods Directed and Designed by Monica Frawley Lighting by Tina MacHugh Music by Denis Clohessy

Savage, Hilarious, Timeless, one of the great plays on political greed and folly. Ma and Pa Ubu kill the King and become rulers of their world. The chaos they unleash echoes many of the terrible wars of Europe. Jarry’s infamous play of 1896 provoked horror and wonder, shifting the boundaries of what theatre could be and would become.

Photo by Nick West

This new version by Vincent Woods captures all the zest and zany energy of the original, but gives an immediacy and modern flavour to the timeless story of the Ubus and their revolution. This is a rare chance to see one of the most remarkable plays of Europe – a savagely funny black comedy with an enduring relevance. Monica Frawley brings a mad universe to vivid life, creating a visual spectacle – total theatre, frantic and entertaining. Original songs, live music, a lot of laughs and a horrid, uncomfortable feeling that the Ubus are alive and well and forever in wait around the corner. This production contains strong language.

Venue/Ionad Town Hall Theatre Date/Dáta Thursday 20 – Wednesday 26 July Preview Wednesday 19 Matinée Saturday 22 Time 8pm (Matinée 2pm) Running Time 2 hrs approx. Tickets/Ticéidí €20 (€18 conc.) preview €15


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Irish Premiere

England

THE ROYAL COURT THEATRE RACHEL CORRIE ALAN RICKMAN AND KATHARINE VINER PERFORMED BY JOSEPHINE TAYLOR DIRECTOR ALAN RICKMAN DESIGNER HILDEGARD BECHTLER LIGHTING DESIGNER JOHANNA TOWN SOUND & VIDEO EMMA LAXTON TAKEN FROM THE WRITINGS OF EDITED BY

Why did a 23-year-old woman leave her comfortable American life to stand between a bulldozer and a Palestinian home? The short life and sudden death of Rachel Corrie, from the words she left behind. A portrait of a remarkable woman, My Name is Rachel Corrie tells the story of American peace activist Rachel Corrie based on extracts from her diaries during her time spent in the Gaza Strip up until her death in 2003.

MICHAEL BILLINGTON

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THE GUARDIAN

‘Triumphant…ALAN RICKMAN’s brilliant production must be seen’ THE OBSERVER

Venue/Ionad Black Box Theatre Date/Dáta Monday 24 - Sunday 30 July Tickets/Ticéidí €22 (€20 conc.) Time 7.30pm Running Time 90 minutes

Photo by Geraint Lewis

‘Theatre can’t change the world. But what it can do, when it’s as good as this, is to send us out enriched by other people’s passionate concern’

My Name Is Rachel Corrie makes its Irish debut in Galway fresh from a successful sell-out season in London’s West End and two sell-out seasons at the Royal Court.


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Drama/Performance U.S.A.

Irish Premiere

The Gimmick Dael Orlandersmith

Directed By Angus Farquhar a solo performance for six characters

The Gimmick is an emotional and inspirational one-woman show written and performed by Pulitzer Prize nominee Dael Orlandersmith. Compelling. A creation of beauty. Charting the experience of a young girl growing up in Harlem in the 1960s during the civil rights movement, Orlandersmith’s own alter ego, Alexis, is a girl with a passion to better herself and a talent for writing. Sensing a kindred spirit in frustrated artist Jimmy, the pair join forces and form a bond they hope will never be broken, yet will be with tragic inevitability. Orlandersmith’s writing for theatre is a unique fusion of traditional narrative, poetry and rap. Her incisive, amusing, abrasive and intense writing, building on her experiences growing up as an outsider in Harlem, have brought glowing critiques in America and Europe. She was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for her play Yellowman in 2002.

The Financial Times

Venue/Ionad Town Hall Theatre Date/Dáta Thursday 27 – Sunday 30 July Time 8pm Running Time 80 minutes Tickets/Ticéidí €19 (€17 conc.)


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Irish Premiere

England

paines plough in association with mark Ravenhill

Product A new play by Mark Ravenhill Directed by Lucy Morrison Performed by Mark Ravenhill Amy is a hot young starlet. Now all she needs is the script which will save her from B movie hell. A script which balances artistic integrity with blockbuster bucks. Mark thinks he’s got the perfect pitch – a script which combines a torrid love story with the dark spectre of terrorism and big, big explosions. If he can only persuade Amy, he’s got the perfect Product.

Ravenhill takes a satirical look at film clichés, and combines them with topical references, wrapping a ridiculous torrid love story within the context of the threat of terrorism. The Independent

Mark Ravenhill is one of Britain’s best-known playwrights. He has been commissioned and produced by Out Of Joint, Royal Court Theatre, National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse and Paines Plough. His plays include the worldwide smash-hit Shopping and Fucking and his latest play The Cut which opened at the Donmar Warehouse in March this year.

In Conversation Mark will be joined in conversation by author John Deeney to discuss his life and work on Thursday 20 July at 2pm in Druid Theatre. John Deeney is a director and Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is currently writing a book on Mark Ravenhill that will be published by Routledge in 2007. Presented in association with Critical Voices.

Venue/Ionad Druid Theatre Running Time 75 Minutes Date/Dáta Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 July Matinée Saturday 22 July Time 8pm Matinée 2pm Tickets/Ticéidí €20 (€18 conc.) In Conversation €7

Photo by Simon Annand

‘I love your work, I love it. I’ve seen you do those turns on a sixpence…You’re fabulous. And this material is going to be fabulous once it’s punched up.’


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Parade Ireland

Macnas Festival Parade

The Big River Here it comes: a torrent of colour and sound, singing and dancing, high-jinx and a lot a laughs! The Big River is about to flood the streets of Galway so bring your togs and head down town for a dip – a hidden world awaits you. Delight at the flying rainbow fish and sparkling shoals of minnows; marvel at the acrobatic water boat men and the dazzling Coral Palace – just don’t let the Giant Pike catch you! Dangle your toes in the water or jump right in and let the whirling river take you away. Go on – get yourself wet!

Venue/Ionad Streets of Galway Date/Dáta Sunday 23 July Time 3pm


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An Taibhdhearc

Cré na Cílle í Cré na Cille, an chéad úrscéal a scríobh Máirtín Ó Cadhain, ar cheann de mhórstarraicí liteartha na Nua-Ghaeilge tráth ar foilsíodh é i 1949. Aithris i ndeich n-eadarlúid a thug léargas eile ar fad ar shaol na Gaeltachta seachas an ‘idil thuaithe’ a facthas le leathchéad bliain roimhe sin i litríocht na hAthbheochana. Mar shraith de chomráite idir na mairbh a aithrisítear an scéal, scéal a chuireann síos ar shaol an nua-adhlactha, Caitríona Pháidín, agus ar an naimhdeas saoil a bhí idir í féin agus a deirfiúr, Neil, atá fós ina steillbheatha. Tá an t-éad agus an cháiríneacht, an spíd agus an ghangaid phearsanta le fáil ina n-orlaí síos tríd an leabhar. Ina measc siúd a bheas páirteach sa léiriú seo, tá Macdara Ó Fátharta and Bríd Ní Neachtain. Cré na Cille, Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s first novel remains one of the high points of literature in modern Irish. Featuring Macdara Ó Fátharta and Bríd Ní Neachtain.

World Premiere

Venue/Ionad An Taibhdhearc

Time 8pm

Date/Dáta Monday 17 - Saturday 29 with no show on Sunday 23

Tickets/Ticéidí €20 (€15/ €10 conc.)

Ireland

Catastrophe

Hole in the Ground A young man from out of town stumbles across a mysterious pub, The Hole in the Ground, while roaming the streets of Galway, where two brothers meet up once a year to try to bury the hatchet for the sake of the family. The evening dissolves into a hilarious mixture of the real and the surreal as our awkward out-of-towner discovers why so few strangers find their way to this subterranean bar and why even fewer find their way back. Time Duration Venue/Ionad Meet at St. Vincent de Paul, 6pm 50 Mins. Merchants’ Road Tickets/Ticéidí €12 (€10 conc.) Date/Dáta Monday 17 – Sat 29 July No show Sunday July 23

Duration 2 hours

Flying Pig Comedy Troupe

in

Ireland

The Flying Pig Radio Show

Oink Oink Oink, fresh from the butchers, Bacons of the comedy arts world, The Flying Pigs return to the sty in the sky. Those purveyors of Arial pork are back at the home of lunchtime comedy, The Kings Head. The Flying Pigs Radio Show is a fry up of epic proportion with a mixed grill of topical news, sketches, ditties and radio drama in pure Flying Pig style. Venue/Ionad Ruby Room, The Kings Head Date/Dáta Monday 17 – Saturday 29 No show Sunday 23

Time 3pm

Duration 40 mins.

Tickets/Ticéidí €7


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World Premiere

Ireland

Hairdresser in the House

Performed by Raymond Keane Directed by Veronica Coburn

…Barabbas has been a byword in Irish theatre for all that is wonderfully innovative and imaginative. The Irish Examiner

Hairdresser in the House is a highly interactive theatrical experiment. The stage is set as a haircutting workstation with one foot in reality and the other in the magical realm of theatre. Co-founder and joint artistic director of Barabbas Raymond Keane worked as a hair stylist in Cork, Dublin, London and Amsterdam before trading in his scissors for a red nose. In Hairdresser in the House one lucky audience member gets their hair cut, live on stage each night. The show is set against a background of fashions past and present. Closet mullets and shag perms may speak in a supportive environment.

Venue/Ionad Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUI Galway Date/Dáta Tuesday 25 – Sunday 30 July Matinée Thursday 27 & Saturday 29 July Preview Monday 24 July

Galway Arts Festival & Peer Pressure Productions present

Time 6pm (Matinée 1pm) 75 minutes Tickets/Ticéidí €12 (€10 conc.) Preview €10

Ireland

World Premiere

Dog Show: Rex Written and directed by Garrett Keogh THEY’RE BACK! THIS TIME THEY’RE IN LOS ANGELES! Dog Show: Rex is a follow-up to Dog Show: Fido, which was a great success at last year’s Festival, and received the Stewart Parker/BBC Radio Drama Award 2006. Four actors rehearse a play in a radio studio. Four dogs, a Boxer, a Pekingese, a Mongrel and a Chihuahua plot to put their terminally ill owner out of his misery. They think they’re hit dogs!

From Dog Show: Fido Venue/Ionad Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUI Galway Date/Dáta Monday 17 - Saturday 22 July

Time 1pm & 6pm Duration 70 mins. Tickets/Ticéidí €12


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Tall Stories & Network of Stuff

Them With Tails Tall Stories joins forces with the remarkable network of stuff to present a brand new show for 5s and up... Them With Tails are two very funny chaps, Felix Hayes and Andrew Paton who tell three unlikely tales and one impossible one. Stories, comedy and a lot of silliness come together in a world where your most ridiculous thoughts can spring to life... Gasp as you meet characters from all over the world... Roar as animals come to life before your very eyes... A master class in hilarious tomfoolery from two engaging and ingenious performers.

England

Children

Venue/Ionad Radisson SAS Hotel Entertainment Centre

Running Time 1 Hour

Date/Dáta Sunday 23 & Monday 24 July 11am & 2pm

Tickets/Ticéidí €6

Ireland

Eoin McNamee One day the world around Owen shifts oddly: Time flows backwards, and the world and family he knew disappear. Time can only be set right when the Resisters vanquish their ancient enemies, the Harsh. Unless they are stopped, everything Owen knows will vanish as if it has never been...And Owen discovers he has a terrifying role to play in this battle: he is the Navigator. Eoin McNamee is an award-winning author of novels for adults. This is his first book for children. Eoin will read from The Navigator in libraries throughout Co. Galway and at the Eye Cinema, Galway.

Cups & Crowns

Creative Exchange

A 5-day multi-disciplinary art event for children, based on the exhibitions on show at Galway Arts Centre. Two groups of 12 young people will take creative control of various art forms to produce a multi-disciplinary creation relating to the exhibition. The workshops will consist of a variety of art forms, including: sculpture, drama, writing and mosaics.

Venue/Ionad Galway Arts Centre

Date/Venue Thursday 20, Eye Cinema, 11am, Galway; Friday 21, Ballinasloe 11am & Loughrea 6.30pm & Saturday 22, Oranmore, 2pm

Date/Dáta Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Monday 17 – Friday 21 & Monday 24 – Friday 28 11am-2pm

Tickets/Ticéidí €5

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World Premiere

Children Ireland

Galway Arts Festival in association with Mermaid Arts Centre present Loco and Reckless

The Clerk and the Clown Did you ever wonder what it’d be like to become someone else for a day? Do you sometimes think everyone else is having a better time than you? Meet the Clerk and the Clown, two ordinary eejits in an extraordinary day…

With Mark Doherty and Mikel Murfi Venue/Ionad Druid Theatre Date/Dáta Monday 24 - Sunday 30 July Matinée Thursday 27 & Saturday 29 Time 1pm, Matinée 4pm Running Time 45 Minutes Tickets/Ticéidí €6


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Street Australia

Icarus

Roo'd Giant bouncing kangaroos on powerskip stilts. Jumping up to a metre off the ground and two metres in a bound, they are a phenomenal sight. Their characters are a crossover of outback macho and inner city punk savvy — always Roo'd but never offensive!

Venue/Ionad Streets of Galway, Eyre Square to Quay Street Date/Dáta Thursday 27, Friday 28 & Sunday 30 July Time 1pm & 4pm

Spain

Photo by Maite Garcia

Guixot Interactive sculptoral installations from Spanish artist Guixot have intrigued younger audiences around the world. In Galway Guixot will place his work in Eyre Square, Spanish Parade and the Childrens' Millennium Park for three days during the Festival.

Date/Venue Tuesday 25, Eyre Square Wednesday 26, Spanish Parade Thursday 27, Childrens’ Millennium Park Time 12 noon - 3pm

Spain

Cirq Civil From Spain Cirq Civil’s larger than life police patrol the streets of Galway on giant stilts.

Venue/Ionad Streets of Galway, Eyre Square to Quay Street Date/Dáta Monday 24, Tuesday 25 & Wednesday 26 July Time 1pm & 4pm


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Street Canada

Les Sages Fous

The Bizzarium Street Aquarium Sail the seven seas to search for aquatic creatures of myth and lore. Dive into the depths of a mysterious oceanic aquarium. Comb the ocean's floor in a city beneath the sea. Discover the bliss of the abyss.

Who would have thought that nature still held such beautiful secrets? Quebec’s Les Sages Fous weave their magic on the streets of Galway with their new show featuring a myriad of underwater creatures.

Venue/Ionad Thursday 20, Eyre Square Friday 21, Streets of Galway Saturday 22 July, Quay Street & Spanish Parade Time 3pm & 6pm

Teatro Pachuco

Mexico/U.S.A.

Teatro Pachuco combines the elements of silent film and European clown. Just Passing Thru - A man stands alone in the street with a suitcase. Unexpectedly a child is invited to join him. Together they begin to improvise and without a word create magic as they open a suitcase full of surprises. Horn Heads - Marching to the beat of a different drum Horn Heads transform ordinary streets into a surreal dreamscape full of imagery, turning heads wherever they go.

Venue/Ionad Streets of Galway Date/DĂĄta Tuesday 18 & Wednesday 19 July Time 1pm & 4pm


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Caryl Phillips

England

Caryl Phillips was born in St. Kitts, brought up in Leeds, and he now lives in New York City. He is the editor of two anthologies, has written for television, radio, theatre and cinema and he is the author of three works of non-fiction and eight novels. Crossing The River was shortlisted for the 1993 Booker Prize. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has won the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan Fellowship, and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. After being named the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year in 1992, Caryl Phillips was on the 1993 Granta list of Best of Young British Writers. His novel A Distant Shore won the 2004 Commonwealth Writers Prize. His latest novel Dancing In The Dark was published in September 2005.

Venue/Ionad Radisson SAS Hotel Date/Dáta Tuesday 18 July Time 6pm Tickets/Ticéidí €7

Literature Ireland

Paddy Agnew Paddy Agnew lifts the lid on Italian football in his new book Forza Italia, reflecting on 20 years of Italian living through 'calcio' - the native word for all things football. From Maradona to Shevchenko and from Platini to Totti, "calcio" is a fascinating tale offering a unique and personal insight into a society, where football has always been much more than just a game. Paddy Agnew is the Rome correspondent for The Irish Times and has lived in Italy since 1986.

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Palestine

Suad Amiry Perhaps one day I may forgive you for putting us under curfew for forty-two days, but I will never forgive you for making us live with my mother-in-law for what seemed, then, more like forty-two years. Irreverent, darkly funny, unexpected, and very unlike any other writing on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Sharon and My Mother-in-Law describes Palestinian architect Suad Amiry’s experience of living in the Occupied Territories. Suad Amiry is the founder and director of RIWAQ, Centre for Architectural Conservation, in Ramallah. She grew up in Amman, Damascus, Beirut, and Cairo, and studied architecture at the American University of Beirut and at the universities of Michigan and Edinburgh.

Venue/Ionad Radisson SAS Hotel Date/Dáta Saturday July 22 Time 4pm Tickets/Ticéidí €7

Literature

Andrew O'Hagan

Scotland

Andrew O'Hagan was born in Glasgow in 1968. His first book, The Missing, was published in 1995. Our Fathers, his debut novel, was shortlisted for the 1999 Booker Prize. His second novel, Personality, was published in 2003 and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. In January of that year Granta named him one of the Best of Young British Novelists and in April he received the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. He lives in London. His new book Be Near Me is a story of art and politics, love and change, and a book about the way we live now.

Venue/Ionad Radisson SAS Hotel Date/Dáta Saturday 29 July Time 4pm Tickets/Ticéidí €7


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Comedy/Music U.S.A.

The

Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players Venue/Ionad Town Hall Theatre Date/Dáta Friday 28 & Saturday 29 July The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players are the new darlings of the indie rock and comedy world. Using vintage slide collections found at estate sales, garage sales and thrift stores the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players turn the lives of anonymous strangers into pop-rock musical exposes based on their slides. ★★★★★ The Sunday Times

The most original, uplifting, charming, peculiar and downright hilarious thing I have seen in a very long time. Time Out

Time 10.30pm Tickets/Ticéidí €15 (€12 conc.)


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Ireland

Owen O'Neill

Chasing My Tale Over the past 10 years Owen O'Neill has written seven one-man shows winning two Edinburgh Fringe Festival First Awards, the Edinburgh Critics Award for Best Comedy and the LWT Writer's Award for Best Comedy. In his latest show, Chasing My Tale, he brings together and re-invents some of the finest moments from each of these shows. Exaggerated, personal, heartfelt and hilarious accounts of a life still being lived and written about. He most recently appeared in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in London’s West End.

Venue/Ionad Radisson SAS Hotel Entertainment Centre Date/Dáta Saturday 29 July

Ireland

Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €15

Gerry Mallon’s

Comedy

Laughter Loft Now in its 3rd year, Comedy Club frontman Gerry Mallon hosts this essential lunchtime session, featuring the cream of Ireland’s top stand-up comedians. The unique setting of the Ruby Room coupled with the quality of the acts ensures that every day will start with a giggle. Among those appearing will be Barry Murphy, Maeve Higgins, Karl Spain, Neil Delamere, Dave McSavage plus many more.

Venue/Ionad Ruby Room, King’s Head Date/Dáta Tuesday 18 July - Saturday 29 July Time 1pm (no show Sunday 23) Tickets/Ticéidí €10 available at the door only


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David O'Doherty

‘I know pretty important stuff. I will talk about it for a while and then do some songs on a Yamaha Portasound keyboard from 1986'. Having recently taken Australia by storm winning numerous new fans with his offbeat take on his everyday life David O’Doherty brings his highly acclaimed stand-up show to Galway.

Venue/Ionad Radisson SAS Hotel Date/Dáta Tuesday 25 July

Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €15 (€12.50 conc)

Adam Hills

Australia

Adam Hills is one of Australia's most talented and widely respected comedians. His unique style of thoughtful, uplifting comedy and rampant spontaneity have won him rave reviews, a shelf of awards, three nominations for the prestigious Perrier Award and a legion of fans worldwide.

Venue/Ionad Cuba Date/Dáta Sunday 30 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €15

U.S.A.

Reginald D Hunter

One of the most accomplished performers in stand-up comedy and a headline act in clubs and theatre across the UK, Reginald D Hunter has been described as 'the coolest man in comedy' and 'the Samuel L Jackson of stand-up'. A killer combination of great gags and intelligent material.

Venue/Ionad Cuba Date/Dáta Sunday 23 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €15

England

Who's Line Is It Anyway? Featuring some of the most popular characters from the popular tv show including Richard Vranch, Steve Frost (Blackadder), Andy Smart (who used to partner Nick Hancock of 'They Think it's all Over' fame), Jim Sweeney and Steve Steen.

Venue/Ionad Róisín Dubh Date/Dáta Wednesday 19 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €15 (€12.50 conc)


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Music Wales

Live at the Festival Big Top

David Gray with Simple

Kid

David Gray played one of his first-ever Irish gigs in Galway, and enjoyed immense success in Ireland for years before the rest of the world caught up with him. In Ireland his 1998 album White Ladder remains the best selling album of all time. His commercial success is backed up by a critical consensus that has earned him numerous Brit Award and Grammy Award nominations and two Ivor Novello Awards for song writing. His most recent album Life In Slow Motion was released to huge critical and commercial success late last year. With his brooding and introspective lyrics delivered in his distinctive white soul voice, Gray’s simple, acoustic-fronted songs and unique live performances have earned him a huge following all over the world.

Venue/Ionad Festival Big Top Date/Dáta Wednesday July 19 Time 7.30pm Tickets/Ticéidí €44.50 (incl. booking fee)

Simple Kid is an Irish born solo musical artist known for his trance/synth sound. His style of remixing and sampling has been compared to Fatboy Slim although he uses his own recordings as sources taking a simple approach to making and performing his music

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Music U.S.A.

Lambchop Lambchop are one of the finest and perhaps the most surprising bands Nashville has ever produced. As distant from what now passes for country in the genre's capital as is possible, and whose ambitions far outreach the rigid aesthetic of contemporary Americana, Lambchop have made a career of confounding expectations. Led by mastermind Kurt Wagner, Lambchop explores a curious brand of roots music that touches on country, rock, R&B and folk with occasional splashes of experimentation. Their performance at Galway Arts Festival draws from their rich canon of material including their latest release The Decline and Fall of Country & Western Civilization: The Woodwind Years.

Venue/Ionad Radisson SAS Hotel Ballroom Date/Dáta Thursday July 27 Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €29 (€27 conc.)

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Music England

The Tiger Lillies The Tiger Lillies return with more deranged songs and deliciously dark theatrics. Following phenomenal success with Shockheaded Peter and having sold out venues across the globe The Tiger Lillies have an international reputation for being the foremost avant-garde cabaret band in the world. Conjuring up the macabre magic of burlesque music and fusing it with the savage edge of punk, The Tiger Lillies perform at Galway Arts Festival with a concoction of twisted new songs and tyrannous classics.

Venue/Ionad Radisson SAS Hotel Ballroom Date/Dáta Monday July 17 Time 10.30pm Tickets/Ticéidí €22 (€20 conc.)

Brilliantly twisted. The Guardian

There is nothing else like them. Any description of them is an injustice – they are completely peerless. Alex Kapranos Franz Ferdinand

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Orchestra

of the Age of

Enlightenment Violin and Director Alison Bury

Corelli Concerto Grosso op 6 No.4 in D major Locatelli Concerto Grosso op 7 no 6 in Eb 'Il pianto d'Arianna' Vivaldi Concerto for 4 violins op. 3 in B minor Vivaldi Cello Concerto

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is a world-renowned ensemble, which plays on original instruments to bring out the very best of classical music as it was intended to be heard. The Orchestra work with some of the world's greatest conductors and soloists across a wide range of music and their uniquely versatile and pioneering spirit of music making encourages a warmth and involvement which makes every performance an edge-of-the-seat experience for performers and audiences alike.

Vivaldi Concerto for 2 violins and 'cello op. 3 in D minor Geminiani Concerto Grosso No. 12 in D minor ' La Folia'

Venue/Ionad Leisureland Date/Dáta Monday 24 July Time 8pm Tickets/Ticéidí €25 (€23 conc.)

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Galway's ConTempo Quartet Summer Series

Music

ConTempo Quartet and Galway Arts Festival come together to present this series of concerts with special guests from Ireland, Argentina and Canada. Founded in Bucharest in 1995, ConTempo have been Galway’s Ensemble-in-Residence since 2003.

Romania/ Ireland

John Feeley

Galway's ConTempo Quartet performances take place in the Augustinian Church,

Douglas McNabney

Middle Street, Galway. Concert Series Season Ticket: €48

Niamh O'Connell

Ireland

Concert No. 1 ConTempo Quartet Galway Baroque Singers, Director Audrey Corbett BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS Celebrating the 100th birthday of Shostakovich and the 250th birthday of Mozart. Mozart: ‘Hunt’ Quartet, K. 458, Shostakovich: Quartet no. 14, Op. 142 Mozart choral pieces include Te Deum, K. 141, Regina Coeli, The Voyager’s Chorus from Idomeneo, and Ave Verum. Sunday 23 July 8.30pm €15/€12 Concert No. 2 ConTempo Quartet Douglas McNabney, viola VIENNESE CLASSICS Toronto’s Douglas McNabney has toured and recorded worldwide and has worked with the world’s finest string quartets. Quintets by Mozart: in E flat major, K. 614; Beethoven: Op. 29 in C Major. Haydn: Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No. 4. Tuesday 25 July 8.30pm €15/€12

Cois Cladaigh

Concert No. 3 ConTempo Quartet Niamh O’Connell, mezzosoprano, John Feeley, guitar ITALIAN SUNSHINE One of the few original works for voice and string quartet, a setting of Shelley’s ‘The Sunset’ (‘Il Tramonto’) by Respighi, features in this programme of music by Italian composers. John Feeley joins ConTempo for two quintets by Luigi Boccherini. Operatic composer Giacomo Puccini is represented by his quartet, ‘Chrysanthemen’. Thursday 27 July 8.30pm €15/€12 Concert No. 4 ConTempo Quartet Dermot Dunne, accordion, Ariel Hernandez, guitar/voice SOUTH AMERICAN RHYTHMS Experience the magic of the Tango and other South American dance rhythms as ConTempo team up with Dermot Dunne and Ariel Hernandez. Saturday 29 July 8.30pm €15/€12

Venue/Ionad Augustinian Church Date/Dáta Wednesday 19 July Time 8.30pm Tickets/Ticéidí €12 (€10 conc.)

Cois Cladaigh was founded in 1982 and specialise in European music from the late 15th and early 16th centuries and contemporary choral music. The choir regularly commission contemporary composers including John Buckley, Micheál Ó Súilleabháin and Hugh Kelly and recently won the Premier National Award for Mixed Voice Choir at the Cork International Choral Festival For this concert they will perform contemporary compositions by Albert Alcaraz, Eric Whitacre and Gunnar Eriksson, Henryk Gorecki. Guests include vocalist Sarah Grealish and saxophonist Kenneth Edge.

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29th

Galway Arts Festival 2006 Venue

Black Box Theatre

Mon 17

Tues 18

Wed 19

Thurs 20

Hubbard St Dance Hubbard St Dance Hubbard St Dance Hubbard St Dance 8pm 8pm 8pm 8pm

Town Hall Theatre

Fri 21

Sat 22

Hubbard St Dance 8pm

*King Ubu 8pm

King Ubu 8pm

King Ubu 8pm

King Ubu 2 & 8pm

Teatro Pachuco 1pm & 4pm

Les Sages Fous 3pm & 6pm

Les Sages Fous 3pm & 6pm

Les Sages Fous 3pm & 6pm

Streets of Galway Teatro Pachuco 1pm & 4pm

Fisheries Field Big Top

David Gray 7.30pm

BOI Theatre NUI Galway

*Dog Show 1pm

King’s Head

Flying Pigs 3pm

Bell X1 7.30pm

Dog Show 1pm & 6pm

Dog Show 1pm & 6pm

Dog Show 1pm & 6pm

Flying Pigs 3pm

Flying Pigs 3pm

Flying Pigs 3pm

Laughter Loft 1pm Laughter Loft 1pm Laughter Loft 1pm

Warwick Hotel

Relish 9pm

Dog Show 1pm & 6pm

Dog Show 1pm & 6pm

Flying Pigs 3pm

Flying Pigs 3pm

Laughter Loft 1pm Laughter Loft 1pm

Mary Coughlan 9pm

St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church Campbell’s Tavern An Taibhdhearc

Liam Ó Maonlaí 9pm *Cré na Cílle 8pm

Cré na Cílle 8pm

Cré na Cílle 8pm

Róisín Dubh (Trad Lunchtimes) Róisín Dubh Druid Theatre Cuba Radisson SAS Hotel (Ballroom)

Tiger Lillies 10.30pm

Cré na Cílle 8pm

Keane/McCarthy 1pm

McGuire/O’Briain 1pm

Who’s Line? 9pm Product 8pm

Product 8pm

Product 8pm

Emmet Scanlon 8.30pm

S Morrisson 9pm

Laura Izibour 8.30pm

Vincent V 8.30pm

D Kitt/Rednecks 9pm

Caryl Phillips 6pm

Product 2pm & 8pm

Paddy Agnew 6pm

The Bad Plus 9pm

Tom Baxter 9pm

Suad Amiry 4pm

Hole in Ground 6pm

Hole in Ground 6pm

Hole in Ground 6pm

Eoin McNamee 4pm

Eoin McNamee 4pm

Eoin McNamee 2pm

Eric Bogle 9pm

Eoin McNamee 11am Hole in Ground 6pm

Hole in Ground 6pm

Hole in Ground 6pm

Other Augustinian Church

Cré na Cílle 8pm

Product 8pm

Eye Cinema Merchants' Road

Cré na Cílle 8pm Morrow/O’Connell 1pm

The Walls 9pm

Radisson SAS Hotel (Entertainment Centre)

Burrito Deluxe 9pm

Comha do Hora 8.30pm

Cois Cladaigh 8.30pm

Leisureland *denotes preview

Visual Arts

The Fairgreen Gallery & Áras Éanna Hughie O'Donoghue Fisheries Tower Deirdre O’Mahony

NUI, Galway Frank Morzuch Victoria McCommack Scars of David

Galway Arts Centre Ori Gersht Peter Blake Conflict Inherited

Galway City Mu Josef Albers Time Steps Dan David Mach


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www.galwayartsfestival.ie Sun 23

King Ubu 8pm

Mon 24

Tues 25

Wed 26

Thurs 27

Fri 28

Sat 29

Sun 30

Rachel Corrie 7.30pm

Rachel Corrie 7.30pm

Rachel Corrie 7.30pm

Rachel Corrie 7.30pm

Rachel Corrie 7.30pm

Rachel Corrie 7.30pm

Rachel Corrie 7.30pm

King Ubu 8pm

King Ubu 8pm

King Ubu 8pm

The Gimmick 8pm The Gimmick 8pm The Gimmick 8pm The Gimmick 8pm Trachtenberg 10.30pm

Parade 3pm

Cirq Civil 1pm & 4pm

Cirq Civil 1pm & 4pm

Cirq Civil 1pm & 4pm

Guixot 12 noon-3pm

Guixot 12 noon-3pm

UB40 7.30pm

Simple Minds 7.30pm

*Hairdresser 6pm

Hairdresser 6pm

Hairdresser 6pm

Flying Pigs 3pm

Flying Pigs 3pm

Flying Pigs 3pm

Trachtenberg 10.30pm

Roo’d 1pm & 4pm Roo’d 1pm & 4pm

Roo’d 1pm & 4pm

Guixot 12 noon-3pm Rod Y Gab 7.30pm

New Orleans 7.30pm

Hairdresser 6pm

Hairdresser 6pm

Hairdresser 6pm

Flying Pigs 3pm

Flying Pigs 3pm

Flying Pigs 3pm

Hairdresser 6pm

Laughter Loft 1pm Laughter Loft 1pm Laughter Loft 1pm Laughter Loft 1pm Laughter Loft 1pm Laughter Loft 1pm The Revs 11pm Anoushka Shankar 8pm

Cré na Cílle 8pm

Cré na Cílle 8pm

Cré na Cílle 8pm

Cré na Cílle 8pm

Cré na Cílle 8pm

Cré na Cílle 8pm

Bradley/Brock 1pm

Mary Shannon & Friends 1pm

Scahill & Friends 1pm

Jack L 9pm Clerk & Clown 1pm Clerk & Clown 1pm Clerk & Clown 1pm Clerk/Clown 1 & 4pm Clerk & Clown 1pm Clerk/Clown 1 & 4pm Clerk & Clown 1pm R Hunter 9pm

Alasdair Fraser 9pm

Karine Polwart 9pm

Strung Out 9pm Them With Tales 11am & 2pm

Them With Tales 11am & 2pm

David O’Doherty 9pm

Hole in Ground 6pm

Hole in Ground 6pm

ConTempo 1 8.30pm

Noelie McDonnell 9pm

Teddy Thompson 9pm

R Thompson 9pm

Lambchop 9pm

Adam Hills 9pm Hayes & Cahill 9pm Owen O’Neill 9pm Andrew O’Hagan 4pm

Hole in Ground 6pm

ConTempo 2 8.30pm

Hole in Ground 6pm

Hole in Ground 6pm

ConTempo 3 8.30pm

Hole in Ground 6pm

ConTempo 4 8.30pm

OAE 8pm

useum nce

Art Essence Gallery Janet Pierce Mulligan Reconds Tom Mathews

Kenny Gallery John Ffrench Norman Villa Gallery Patrick Pye

GTI, Fr. Griffin Road Artspace

AB Artspace Icelandic Love Corporation

Ard Bia Café Susan McWilliams

Siobhan McKenna Theatre, NUI Jota Castro

The White Room Colm Hogan


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Live at the Festival Big Top

UB40 Having sold 50 million albums and become global superstars with world-wide hits including King, Red, Red Wine and Can’t Help Falling Britain’s premier reggae band UB40 have combined longevity with a high level of consistency for over 25 years.

Venue/Ionad Festival Big Top Date/Dáta Tuesday July 25

Recently – to mark the 25th anniversary of their recording debut - they have gone back to doing what they do best. With their 23rd album, the band have not only come full circle but have made an album that ranks alongside their very best, Who You Fighting For, is instantly recognisable as classic UB40. With Ali Campbell's heartfelt vocals reiterating the fact that he remains one of the most distinctive singers around, UB40 have stayed true to reggae and its ongoing capacity for innovation. For them, the music that first inspired them has never lost its edge or vitality.

Time 7.30pm Tickets/Ticéidí €44.50 (incl. booking fee)

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Anoushka Shankar Anoushka Shankar is a unique artist with tremendous talent and understanding of the great musical tradition of India. The only artist in the world to be trained completely by her father and legendary sitar virtuoso and composer, Ravi Shankar, she has been playing and studying the sitar with him since she was nine. Her latest album Rise has seen her journey beyond the musical traditions of India to create her own sound. Rise is not only a testament to her skill at the sitar, but to her mastery of composition. For this her Irish debut, Anoushka will be joined on stage by nine musicians in the ambient setting of St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church.

Venue/Ionad St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church Date/Dáta Tuesday 25 July

India

Time 8pm Tickets/Ticéidí €33.50

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Richard Thompson

England

As a solo artist, as part of a duo or in a band, Richard Thompson has been at the cutting edge of British folk and rock since the late 1960s. Rightly regarded as one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the era, he is also a powerful performer and his live shows are exhilarating affairs. From the astonishing albums of his early career to the excellent string of solo albums that he's released in the past couple of decades, Thompson has remained a consistently challenging, hugely influential artist. Solo acoustic performance.

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Date/Dáta Wednesday 26 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €23 (€20 conc.)


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Music Mexico

Live at the Festival Big Top

Rodrigo y Gabriela with Declan O‘Rourke Rodrigo y Gabriela have reinvented the rules for acoustic guitar. They have reshaped its landscape using lightning speed, dynamic range and irresistible rhythmic invention. Constantly refining and redefining their craft, 2006 sees them rising to meet the challenge of taking their craft to a wider audience and greater artistic acclaim. With the recent release of Rodrigo y Gabriela they have managed to finally capture the raw excitement and infectious energy of their live shows. Showing them as leaders in their field, gleefully blending and blurring musical genres in pursuit to their artistic vision – a direct connection with the hearts and minds of the audience. The past few months in Declan O’Rourke’s life have been defining, from breakthrough chart success to a major record deal with V2 .The international word and buzz is growing, based on the simplicity of great songs and a unique voice that has the ability to reach into your heart and tear it apart.

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England

Music

Teddy Thompson

Venue/Ionad Cuba Date/Dáta Thursday July 27 Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €18 (€16 conc.)

The wisdom of Thompson's career choice is confirmed by Separate Ways, his second album, delivering decisively on the promise of Thompson's much-acclaimed self-titled debut effort, revealing the charismatic young artist to be a deeply expressive singer and an incisive guitarist, as well as a songwriter of uncommon eloquence and craft. Thompson’s soul-searching lyrics are brilliantly served by effortlessly organic arrangements, which balance acoustic intimacy and electric energy with uncommon ease.

The Bad Plus Not exactly a bull in a china shop, more like a rhino in an outlet mall, The Bad Plus have spent the last few years busting up any and all preconceived notions of what an acoustic jazz trio ought to be. Regardless of how you might describe The Kind Of Music You Like, this acclaimed trio’s passionate, eclectic language speaks directly to you and to anyone with a functioning heart, ears and nervous system. This is a gig not to be missed.

Venue/Ionad Radisson SAS Hotel Entertainment Centre Date/Dáta Saturday July 22 Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €18 (€16 conc.)

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Liam Ó Maonlaí

U.S.A

solo performance

…the best white boy soul singer on the planet… Bono

Heady words indeed, yet just the most recent in a long line of kudos for one of Ireland’s most charismatic musical treasures, LiamÓ’Maonlaí. Best known as the lead singer/pianist for The Hothouse Flowers, he has also enjoyed a concurrent career as a traditional Irish musician and singer.

Venue/Ionad Campbell’s Tavern, Cloughanover Date/Dáta Friday July 21 Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €20

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England

Vincent Vincent and The Villians The sound you love – the rockin’ bawl of a gang you always wanted to be in. The jumping rhythms wafting from the radio on a hot summer night that make you pop your fingers and tap your toes. It’s Vincent Vincent and the Villains. The most naturally talented cool, cool, cool, popular rhythm group on the scene today. They sing and play what makes them happy and it’s just turning out that it makes a lot of other people happy too. Killer reviews. A sold-out first single. They’re heading straight to the top. Don’t miss them.

Venue/Ionad Cuba Date/Dáta Friday 21 July Time 8.30pm Tickets/Ticéidí €15

Ireland

Laura Izibour

The Soul Of Ireland Venue/Ionad Cuba Date/Dáta Thursday 20 July Time 8.30pm Tickets/Ticéidí €15

Hailing from the heart of Dublin, Laura Izibor is embarking on what is destined to be a remarkable journey as a vocalist, songwriter and musician. Laura has performed at many major venues, opening for James Brown, Angie Stone and Jamie Cullum amongst others. She recently won the Hope for 2006 at the Meteor Irish Music Awards. She is currently recording and producing her debut album for Jive Records which will be released later this year.

The Revs

Ireland

Since forming in the summer of 2000 The Revs have ridden the rock roller coaster like old pros and if there’s one thing that can never be in doubt with respect to The Revs, it’s their dogged attitude to gigging. Through constant touring The Revs have built an enormous fan base and have earned the well-deserved reputation as one of the hardest working and most dynamic live bands in the country.

Venue/Ionad Warwick Hotel Date/Dáta Friday 28 July Time 11pm Tickets/Ticéidí €15 (€13 conc.)

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Ireland

Live at the Festival Big Top

Bell X1 This is rock with gusto and drive and confidence and intent, Radiohead as Radiohead should sound now. It puts down a brave marker. NME

Venue/Ionad Festival Big Top Date/Dáta Saturday 22 July Time 7.30pm Tickets/Ticéidí €29.50 (incl. booking fee)

Bell X1 have enjoyed a great 12 months with a number one album Flock, a sell-out tour in Ireland and a sold out mini-tour of the USA. The hottest young band on the Irish music scene at the moment with a reputation as amazing live performers, Bell X1 are at the point in their career where they can seemingly do no wrong. Building on their reputation abroad and with the release and commercial success of Flock, Bell X1 are beginning to make a real impact abroad.

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Tom Baxter

England

Superb Uncut Magazine

Many have tried their hand at the grandiose mega-ballad, but few have made such a persuasive job of it as Tom Baxter with his distinctive soaring voice, finely crafted songs bristling with energy and emotion have won him many admirers and acclaim following the release of his debut album Feather & Stone in 2004.

Venue/Ionad Radisson SAS Hotel Entertainment Centre Date/Dáta Friday 21 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €19 (€17 conc.)

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Irish fiddle virtuoso, Martin Hayes and American guitarist Dennis Cahill have garnered international distinction for taking traditional music to the very edge of the genre, holding listeners spellbound with their slow-building, fiery performances. Touring throughout the world, Hayes and Cahill have been universally recognised as a powerful force, grounding themselves in traditional Irish music while incorporating sensibilities from classical, blues and jazz.

Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill Ireland/U.S.A.

Music

Venue/Ionad Radisson SAS Hotel Ballroom Date/Dáta Friday 28 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €20 (€19 conc.)

Ireland

Strung Out @ the Radisson Gerry O’Connor, Brendan O’Regan & Tony Byrne Nollaig Casey & Arty McGlynn

Galway city enjoys a rich heritage of traditional Irish music and is home to many of its finest exponents celebrated in this concert including Arty McGlynn, guitar, Nollaig Casey, fiddle and viola, Gerry O' Connor, banjo and fiddle, Brendan O'Regan, bouzouki and Tony Byrne on guitar, in duet and trio settings presenting new and well known tunes. A rousing grand finale will feature all musicians joined on stage together for what promises to be a memorable night from some of Ireland’s leading traditional string players.

Venue/Ionad Radisson SAS Hotel Date/Dáta Sunday 23 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €20 (€18 conc.)

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Ireland

Trad Lunchtimes at the Róisín Dubh

Tommy Keane & Jacqueline McCarthy

Enda Scahill & Friends

Tommy Keane, uileann pipes and Jacqueline McCarthy, concertina are two of Ireland’s most respected musicians with three albums to their credit. This is their first Festival appearance for many years.

Enda Scahill is a prime exponent on his instrument the banjo. This, his first Festival appearance, marks the launch of his new duet album, the aptly titled Humdinger.

Venue/Ionad Róisín Dubh Date/Dáta Friday 21 July, 1pm Tickets/Ticéidí €6.50

Venue/Ionad Róisín Dubh Date/Dáta Saturday 29 July, 1pm Tickets/Ticéidí €6.50

Mary Shannon & Friends

Paul Bradley, Brian McGrath & Geraldine Bradley

Mary Shannon, banjo, Mirella Murray, piano accordion, and Jim Murray, guitar are no strangers to audiences worldwide. Their repertoire is truly universal and this one-off concert should be one not to miss.

Traditional singer Geraldine Bradley and her brother Paul, fiddle, are from an Armagh family richly steeped in music. They are joined by Brian McGrath for this Festival concert.

Venue/Ionad Róisín Dubh Date/Dáta Friday 28 July, 1pm Tickets/Ticéidí €6.50

Venue/Ionad Róisín Dubh Date/Dáta Thursday 27 July, 1pm Tickets/Ticéidí €6.50

Manus McGuire & Gary O’Briain

Andy Morrow & Tony O’Connell

Manus McGuire, fiddle and Gary O' Briain, mandocello and keyboards, are one half of the legendary group, Buttons and Bows. This concert celebrates the launch of Manus' new solo album Fiddlewings.

Fiddle player Andy Morrow showcases tunes from his highly acclaimed recent album with concertina player Tony O’Connell and guitar maestro Arty McGlynn.

Venue/Ionad Róisín Dubh Date/Dáta Saturday 22 July, 1pm Tickets/Ticéidí €6.50

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Scotland

Simple Minds who enjoyed a string of hits during the 80s and 90s returned to winning form last year with the release of Black and White 050505 which has been trumpeted by many as a mighty return to form. And yes, Jim Kerr's vocals are still tremulously emotive, Charlie Burchill is as stirring as ever on his jangling, soaring guitar and the song writing errs, as always, on the side of super size anthem.

Live at the Festival Big Top

Simple Minds Venue/Ionad Festival Big Top Date/Dáta Wednesday 26 July Time 7.30pm

With a string of hits including Alive and Kicking, Don’t You (Forget About Me), Promised You A Miracle and All the Things She Said and classic albums New Gold Dreams and Once Upon a Time, there can be no better way to enjoy Simple Minds than hearing them do what they do best performing live.

Tickets/Ticéidí €44.50 (incl. booking fee)

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Shana Morrison Shana toured with Van Morrison for a number of years as part of his Rhythm and Soul Review. While she might be the daughter of rock icon Van Morrison, Shana has a sound all her own. Her music is an eclectic blend of rock, blues and pop and she has a truly unique, versatile vocal style and gifted songwriting talents.

Venue/Ionad Cuba Date/Dáta Wednesday 19 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €18 (€16 conc.)

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Scotland

Karine Polwart Alasdair Fraser Karine Polwart is a unique artist, producing striking lyrical observations on people and our place in the world. Influenced as much by guitar pop hooks, indie rock and alternative country as she is by folk and traditional music she has been hugely acclaimed by audiences and critics alike winning the Best Album, Best Original Song and the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards last year. Silken voice - righteous and beautiful MOJO

Venue/Ionad Cuba Date/Dáta Monday 24 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €15 (€13 conc.)

Venue/Ionad Cuba Date/Dáta Tuesday 25 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €15 (€13 conc.)

Emmet Scanlan & What the Good Thought with

Sabrina

Ireland

A Galway double-bill with two exciting new songwriters currently making waves on the local and national scene; Emmet Scanlan’s original songs with his band What the Good Thought have a wide appeal, fusing elements of jazz, blues, folk and rock. Ennis-born Sabrina has performed her own material for the past four years earning an ever-increasing fan base in Ireland. She has recently toured the US with Irish singer songwriter Luka Bloom.

Venue/Ionad Cuba Date/Dáta Tuesday 18 July Time 8.30pm Tickets/Ticéidí €12.50

Master Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser is a consummate performer. His dynamic fiddling, engaging stage presence, and deep understanding of Scotland's music have created a constant and international demand for his solo appearances and concerts with a variety of ensembles. Fraser’s name is synonymous with the vibrant cultural renaissance which is transforming the Scottish musical scene.

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Noelie McDonnell Galway singer-songwriter Noelie McDonnell’s robust original songs, all tastefully blending elements of outdoor rock, pop, folk and country, and all delivered in his warm, expressive and unaffected voice has been described as a hybrid of John Prine, Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan. His recent album Noelie McDonnell proved he is the real deal, making happy marriages of the catchiest melodies and homegrown lyrics.

Venue/Ionad Cuba Date/Dáta Wednesday 26 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €12

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Mary Coughlan

Mary Coughlan is one of Ireland’s best-loved singers for nearly 20 years. Mary is joined by her new band for this Festival concert at the Warwick Hotel.

Venue/Ionad Warwick Hotel Date/Dáta Tuesday 18 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €17 (€15conc.)

Eric Bogle

Scotland

Eric Bogle is an internationally known songwriter and singer best known for his award winning song, And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda, first recorded by June Tabor in the 1970s. Bogle is a songwriter with a knack of cutting through to the heart of the matter with a few well-crafted lines.

Venue/Ionad Radisson SAS Hotel Entertainment Centre Date/Dáta Wednesday 19 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €15 (€13 conc.)

Ireland

NUI, Galway in association with Galway Arts Festival present

Cumha go Hora Cumha go Hora is a unique musical collaboration of Irish and Romanian traditional music and song. The concert features newly commissioned music and song by Vincent Woods & Mairtin O’Connor; seanfhocals by Douglas Gunn, and contemporary Connemara songs by Padraig O’hAoláin translated by Tim Dennehy. Featuring Mary McPartlan, ConTempo, the NUI Galway Choir with string arrangements by Garry O’Briain.

Venue/Ionad Augustinian Church Date/Dáta Tuesday 18 July Time 8.30pm Tickets/Ticéidí €15 (€12 conc.)

Jack Lukeman

Ireland

Jack Lukeman is one of Ireland’s top artists. His energetic live shows compare to early Springsteen meets Tom Jones in terms of the blood, sweat and tears of performance. Coupled with his broody earthy sexiness it is no surprise that his shows sell-out weeks in advance.

Venue/Ionad Róisín Dubh Date/Dáta Sunday July 23 Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €25 (€22.50)

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Ireland

Music

David Kitt / The Redneck Manifesto

The Walls Last summer The Walls second album New Dawn Breaking was released to rave reviews. For this Galway show the band will be performing a more intimate-style gig and leaving some of the amplifiers behind. They’ll be showcasing some new material, playing songs by artists that have influenced them and even taking some requests!

Venue/Ionad Róisín Dubh Date/Dáta Tuesday 18 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €17.50 (€15 conc.)

Relish

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Northern Ireland

Belfast 3 piece exploded onto the music scene with the release of their debut album Wildflowers and the clatter of singles that needed a barring order to keep them off the radio Let It Fly, You I'm Thinking Of and the majestic Rainbow Zephyr. Achieving international success in Europe and Asia has seen the band on tour around the globe. Live, Relish have proved their worth since day one, time and time again.

Venue/Ionad The Warwick Hotel Date/Dáta Monday 24 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €17 (€15conc.)

Acclaimed songwriter David Kitt’s wistful, tender music combines the acoustic with the electronic with fine grasp of melody and a deft touch to his song writing and a grasp of arrangement that defies his years. The Redneck Manifesto, are one of the most innovative and resolutely independent groups who have bypassed the normal channels of industry hype. Their shows in Róisín Dubh to date have been nothing short of legendary.

Venue/Ionad Róisín Dubh Date/Dáta Friday 21 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €20 (€17.50 conc.)

Burrito Deluxe

U.S.A.

Pete Kleinow, the legendary pedal-steel player who not only complemented Gram Parsons' plaintive voice, but who also made his name on scores of rock sessions, fronts Burrito Deluxe. Other members include Garth Hudson, (a founder of The Band), drummer Rick Lonow, bassist Dave Roe, singer/ guitarist Carlton Moody and former Steppenwolf member Bobby Cochran.

Venue/Ionad Campell’s Tavern, Cloughanover Date/Dáta Saturday 22 July Tickets/Ticéidí €20 Time 9pm

Music Sponsor


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Music U.S.A.

New Orleans All Stars Some of America’s finest soul and R’n’B treasures feature in the New Orleans All Star Party. Singer, pianist, songwriter, arranger and producer and New Orleans native Allen Toussaint has been making hit records for over forty years. His massive influence on American music reaches deep into the idioms of rhythm and blues, pop, country, musical theatre, blues and jazz. He has recently recorded a new album with Elvis Costello. Allen was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. The Charmain Neville Band features some of the best musicians in New Orleans with the high-flying, high-styled vocalizing member of the Crescent City's illustrious Neville family, while singer/pianist Marcia Ball knows how to raise roofs and tear down walls with her infectious, intelligent and deeply emotional brand of southern boogie, rollicking, roadhouse blues and heartfelt ballads. Alan Toussaint, The Charmain Neville Band and Marcia Ball.

with

Venue/Ionad Festival Big Top Date/Dáta Saturday 29 July Time 7.30pm Tickets/Ticéidí €44.50 (incl. booking fee) Music Sponsor


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Visual Art

David Mach Hell Bent

One of Britain’s best-known artists David Mach, who has undertaken a number of high profile public art commissions in the UK, exhibits one of his unique public sculptures, Hell Bent, at the plaza by the entrance to the new Galway City Museum. Hell Bent consists of an enormous figure based on the body of the sculptor, whose mouth fires flames up to 20 feet in the air, creating a breathtaking spectacle. While multiple mass-produced objects, most notably magazines, newspapers and car tyres, have been used consistently by Mach throughout his career, here he brings together a more traditional fusion of fibreglass and steel. Exciting, amusing and spectacular Hell Bent retains the elements of humour and social comment that are so apparent in his other works.

Venue/Ionad Galway City Museum Plaza Spanish Parade Date/DĂĄta Runs daily throughout the Festival

Scotland


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Visual Art France

Frank Morzuch French artist Frank Morzuch will create a sculptural installation in the Aula Maxima at the National University of Ireland, Galway working entirely with natural materials including reeds and willow. Inspired by nature and particular geographical environs the beauty of Morzuch’s work is lyrical, entrancing and mysterious. This exhibition represents his first major exhibition in Ireland.

Venue/Ionad Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Date/Dáta Runs daily throughout the Festival In association with Brigid Harte, Paris Alleviating Pain • Restoring Health • Extending Life


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Visual Art Ireland

Hughie O’Donoghue The Deep

An exhibition of epic paintings on the theme of the sea, its depths and meanings. The vast Fairgreen Gallery space in the centre of Galway provides the opportunity to bring together a series of colossal paintings, none of which have been shown in Ireland before. The visceral, physical and painterly qualities of these works are shown to great effect in this venue with its great height and abundance of natural light. The paintings reference history and myth and include the 6 metre tall Tomb of the Diver as well as Porces and Chariboea, a painting originally begun in Italy in 1986 and, after many transformations, completed in the artist’s studio in Ireland in 2003.The bulk of the work, however, is connected in a direct way to this place and the here and now with the recurring motif of the rusting wreck of The Plassy which is beached on the Island of Inis Oírr. This is an image that has repeatedly occurred in the artists work over many years and in many different guises. In these paintings the wreck has been re-floated and appears as a ghostly image seen from the sea itself. An exhibition of smaller related paintings can be seen at Áras Éanna Arts Centre, Inis Oírr, a short walk from the wreck of The Plassy.

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Ukraine

England

Galway Arts Festival & Galway Arts Centre present

Galway Arts Festival & Galway Arts Centre present

Ori Gersht The Forest

Peter Blake

Ori Gersht's interest in exploring landscapes embedded with both personal and historic resonance was the genesis for this film. The Forest surrounds Kolomyia, Ukraine, and is a remaining fragment of the once vast primeval forest that covered much of continental Europe. Much mythologized and idealised in the period of the Enlightenment, the area was to bear witness to appalling atrocities during World War II. Gersht's connection to the region is that his relatives were to find brief and harsh haven here from Nazi persecution. Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella in association with The Photographers' Gallery, London.

In Association with The Hayward Gallery, London.

Venue/Ionad Galway Arts Centre

Venue/Ionad Galway Arts Centre

Date/Dáta Runs daily throughout the Festival

Date/Dáta Runs daily throughout the Festival

Israel/Palestine Galway Arts Festival & Galway Arts Centre present

Conflict Inherited

Three Israelis, and three Palestinians photograph the violence, the fear, the pain and the hatred, that stole their youth and continues to steal the childhoods of others in a conflict passed down from generation to generation, a conflict inherited. Oded Balilty, Nir Kafri, Gali Tibbon, Ammar Awad, Khalil Hamra and Jaafar Ashtiyeh.

Venue/Ionad Galway Arts Centre Date/Dáta Runs daily throughout the Festival

Alphabet Alphabet is a set of bold and colourful silkscreen prints, one for each letter of the alphabet, reflecting his humour, nostalgia and eclecticism. Peter Blake emerged in the 1960s as one of the leading British Pop Artists; he is most famous, perhaps, for his cover design of The Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper album in 1967.

Scotland Janet Pierce OM Paintings

Following an intensely close involvement with India over the last three years, Janet Pierce’s recent work came about as a result of her experience at the source of the holy river Ganges, in the Himalayas, where she recently spent a month meditating and painting. The word OM is Sanskrit for God or the Source.

Venue/Ionad Art Essence Gallery, Liosban Tuam Road Date/Dáta Runs daily throughout the Festival


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Jan Garrup Scars 0f David

Visual Art Denmark

Jan Grarup has documented daily life seen from both sides of the second Intifada with his stories The Boys from Ramallah, a glimpse into the lives of the Palestinian youth of the west bank town of Ramallah and The Boys from Hebron, a similar look at the youth of the Israeli settlement town of Hebron. A multi award-winning photographer Grarup has travelled the world documenting many of the defining moments of recent history; from the fall of the communist regime in Romania to the current occupation of Iraq.

Venue/Ionad Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

Date/Dáta Runs daily throughout the Festival

Germany In Association with The Hayward Gallery, London.

Josef Albers Formulation:Articulation As an artist and teacher, Josef Albers (1888-1976) exerted an enormous influence on the history of modern art in Europe and America. This exhibition presents an overview of Albers’s career, from his early geometrical abstractions at the Bauhaus to his famous experiments with colour in the Homages to the Square series. The works in this exhibition of silk-screen prints has been selected from a portfolio called Formulation: Articulation, and includes works from all the major series of his life: the Homages (1950-1975), Graphic Tectonics (1941-42), Structural Constellations (1949-76) and Variants (1947-55).

Venue/Ionad Galway City Museum Date/Dáta Runs daily throughout the Festival Ireland Viscaux by Deirdre O’Mahony

Galway’s Fisheries Tower on the mouth of the River Corrib was used for drift net fishing up to the 1970s and also served as a lookout for fish stocks on the river. Now a museum the space lends a poignant context for this series of new paintings and photographs. Many of the images are of the annual excessive growth of algae and the detritus found in the rivers and lakelands of the west of Ireland. Deirdre O’Mahony was born in Limerick and studied at the RTC Galway, St Martins School of Art, (BA) and the Crawford College (MA), Cork. She is researching her MPhil/PhD through practice at the University of Brighton titled The trouble with beauty; aesthetics, ecology and the legacy of the picturesque in relation to the contemporary western Irish landscape.

Venue/Ionad Fisheries Tower

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Ireland

Visual Art

Ireland

Victoria McCommack Artspace Studios Ex Cathedra: A multi media work exploring the nature of balance and power Chimera Victoria Mc Commack’s work seeks to uncover the fragility of individual experience behind the masks worn in society. Peeling back the layers of beliefs learned about ourselves and our bodies to overcome the vulnerability of the self. In exploring objects and places as metaphors for the self and differing states of mind, the live element of performance is an essential link in her work between these metaphors and the immediacy of real life.

Artspace is pleased to present Chimera, an eclectic exhibition of painting, print, multi-media, installations, and live performance art, featuring the work of their 27 current resident artists, providing the perfect opportunity to view a showcase of Galway’s most exciting contemporary visual artists alongside some of its more established ones.

Venue/Ionad NUI Galway Gallery

Venue/Ionad GTI, Fr. Griffin Road

Date/Dáta Runs daily throughout the Festival

Date/Dáta Runs daily throughout the Festival

Icelandic Love Corporation (Gjorningaklubburinn)

Susan McWilliams Northern Ireland

Iceland ILC are Sigrún Hrólfsdóttir, Jóní Jónsdóttir and Eirún Siguróardóttir. A photographic series, Cardiac Circus and video projection, Eruption/ Corruption will be exhibited in AB Arts Space for the duration of the Festival and a performance piece Eruption/Corruption on two occasions in the gallery and at Spanish Parade. ILC will also create a nest installation using their performance objects in the gallery. ILC have exhibited in London, Berlin, New York and their home city of Reykjavik.

Venue/Ionad AB Artspace, William Street West Date/Dáta Exhibition runs throughout the Festival Performance AB Artspace

Girl Standing, Stereoscopes 2001 Incorporating research into the fields of psychical research, psychology, physiology, photography and optical viewing devices McWilliam’s practice explores ideas about the visible and the invisible. Using video and installation the works explore ideas about the presentation and credibility of an image and ideas about vision and perception, reality and illusion.

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The Netherlands

Hans Beenhakker Time Steps Dance Time Steps presents 10 twominute films celebrating dance in everyday situations. TV runs archival pictures from the 30s and 40s, inspiring people to dance in response - a mixture of provocation and reverie. Time Steps features dancers from Pina Bausch’s Tanztheatre Wuppertal. His short video Come to Tandem was nominated for the Deutsche Videotanzpreis 2001 and Wiped won First Prize at the Dance on Camera Festival NYC 2002. Hans works as filmmaker and industrial choreographer and danced professionally with choreographers Pina Bausch Amanda Miller & Susan Marshall/Phillip Glass.

Venue/Ionad Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade

Visual Art

Tom Mathews

Ireland

Older but not much wiser, Mathews, described by the Irish Times as 'An institution in Dublin for 30 years’ says he feels more as if he was in one. This collection of gleanings from what he is pleased to call his 'mind' has been drawn for and from the pages of the Irish Times, The Sunday Independent and Hot Press Magazine.

Venue/Ionad Mulligan Records Date/Dáta Runs daily throughout the Festival

Patrick Pye

England

Patrick Pye, sculptor, painter and stained glass artist was born in Winchester, England in 1929. Major commissions can be seen all over Ireland.

Date/Dáta Runs daily and nightly throughout the Festival Ireland John Ffrench A Personal Journey

Venue/Ionad Norman Villa Gallery Date/Dáta Runs daily throughout the Festival Ireland This new collection features a series of wall panels and freestanding pieces reflecting a personal journey into the extraordinary world of Irish myth and legend along with allusions to other dreamlike forms. These are strong and personal statements, full of imagination and movement and reflecting the artist’s travels. Ffrench has been described as the person who introduced colour into Irish ceramics.

Venue/Ionad Kenny Gallery, Middle St. Date/Dáta Runs daily throughout the Festival

Art Trust Collection Irish Artists include Louis Le Brocquy, Mick Mulcahy, Michael Cullen & Alice Maher from Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust Collection.

Venue/Ionad Block 2C, University College Hospital, Galway Date/Dáta Runs daily throughout the Festival


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In association with Brigid Harte, Paris

Presidenza Italiana 2/07/03

Jota Castro

Private life: John McGahern

Galway based photographer Colm Hogan’s portraits of one of Ireland’s pre-eminent authors, the late John McGahern, from the TV documentary Private Life.

Peru

In July 2003, Silvio Berlusconi went to the European Parliament in Strasbourg to present his work program for the Italian Presidency of the European Union. During his presentation he had a run-in with German Social Democratic MEP Martin Schulz. This ten-minute video shows the exchange between Berlusconi and Schulz adapted to opera music and sung by Maud Gnidzaz.

Venue/Ionad The White Room Gallery, Liosban, Tuam Road

Venue/Ionad Siobhan McKenna Theatre, NUI Galway

Date/Dáta Runs daily throughout the Festival

Date/Dáta Runs daily throughout the Festival

Umbrella Events 2006 Umbrella Events are events taking place in Galway at the same time as the Festival. They are not part of the official programme but we encourage people to go along and support them. Subterranean Presents - The Cartoon Thieves, Lotus Lullaby and Gorbachov. Galway-based 5-piece The Cartoon Thieves, one of the best bans on local scene with Cork based four-piece Lotus Lullaby Winners of the Ireland Unsigned/Bank Of Ireland Battle of the Bands and Waterford’s Gorbachov who featured on a best of unsigned Irish bands called "Music for Long Ears", on national Distribution. Sat July 29. Times: 3pm (all ages show) and 8.30pm. Cuba* Live Price €10. Tickets From Bar Cuba*, The Cellar Bar. Cathú Patricia Byrne - An exhibition of new paintings. Judy Greene Gallery, Kirwan’s Lane July 13 – 30 9.30am – 6.00pm Daily Admission Free. Ceramics International An eclectic mix of local, Irish & international work through the medium of clay. Judy Greene Gallery, Kirwan’s Lane July 1 – 30 9.30am – 6.00pm Daily Admission Free. Lorg Printmakers Member Show - A selection of new work by members of Lorg Printmakers. Galway Greyhound Stadium July 14 – 30 7.00pm – 11.00pm Thursdays–Sundays.

Windscapes Caoimhghin O’Croidheain - The aim of the exhibition is to reflect the variety of features and rugged beauty that can be seen north to south, from Donegal to Kerry. July 17 – 30 9.00am – 6.00pm Daily. Anton’s, Fr. Griffin Road, Galway. Awakenings Helen Flynn - New show from artist Helen Flynn. July 17 – 30 Daily Massimo Bar, William St. West, Galway. Galway Art Club - Galway Art Club hosts an annual exhibition of paintings and sculpture in Galway. July 19 – Aug 5 St. Patrick’s School, Lombard Street 10.00am – 6.00pm Admission Free. Peepsie Helen Flynn - “Haute Couture” fashion exhibition on four mannequins in site-specific installations on 3 windows of Galway’s Brown Thomas store. July 17 – 30 Daily Brown Thomas Windows, Shop Street. The Midas Players presents Our Man by Daniel Clucas - Great theatre show from fledgling company The Midas Players. July 26,27 & 28 Doors 1.00pm On Stage 1.30pm Lunchtime Theatre at Cuba Live.


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Platinum Friends 2006

The Blue Note

be blown away

become a friend Did you know that the Galway Arts Festival Friends' Scheme allows you to enhance your Festival experience as well as providing vital support to the Festival? With the help and support of our Friends we have presented many memorable and exciting performances over the past 29 years making our programme accessible to as wide an audience as possible. YOU can help us by becoming a Friend…. Choose from a range of levels to suit your needs and enjoy the benefits of priority booking, a direct box office line, complimentary tickets, invitations to openings and membership of our Festival Club. It’s never too late to become a friend and you can enjoy some of these benefits from as little as €12.50 per month. Sign up online at www.galwayartsfestival.com or receive a copy of our Friends Brochure by contacting us on 091 509700 or email office@gaf.iol.ie.


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Black Box Theatre Town Hall Theatre NUI Galway Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUIG Cuba Fairgreen Gallery Festival Box Office Eyre Square Shopping Centre The Radisson SAS Hotel St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church The King’s Head An Taibhdhearc Kenny Gallery Druid Theatre Galway Arts Centre

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Galway City Museum Fisheries Field Róisín Dubh Leisureland The Warwick Hotel Norman Villa Gallery Campbell’s Tavern,

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Mulligan Records Augustinian Church Merchants' Road Ard Bia Cafe AB Artspace The White Room Gallery Art Essence Gallery Eye Cinema University College Hospital

Cloughanover, Headford

Galway Arts Festival reserves the right to alter any advertised programme if necessary. Please note latecomers may only be admitted at the discretion of Management. Please allow extra time for unseen delays, such as Galway’s traffic. Special needs: We kindly ask, where possible, any special needs or seating requirements are made known to us at time of booking.

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Postal Booking Form 2006 Post to Galway Arts Festival, Black Box, Dyke Road Theatre, Galway, Ireland before July 1st, 2006. (Simply photocopy this form if you need more space). Performance

Venue

Date

No. of Price Seats

Transaction Fee

Total

€2.50

Total

Name Address

Tel

Fax

Email Enclosed Cheque Postal Order made payable to Galway Arts Festival or debit my Access/Visa Card

Expires

Signature Please add my name to Festival Brochure mailing list.

Booking/Áitithint On-Line Ar an Idioíon

* Administration Charges

Booking on-line from 9th June on our website www.galwayartsfestival.ie (internet bookings subject to €1.25 per ticket charge, €2 per ticket for Festival Big Top gig)*.

Administration charges are used by the Festival to cover the costs of postage, credit card charges and the running of our temporary Box Office. In Person Tú Féin

Accommodation Lóistín

By Phone Guthán

Festival Box Office opens to personal callers from 26th of June at unit 210, upper level, Eyre Square Centre (beside Eyre Square Entrance) Mon-Sat, 10am-5.30pm Tickets bought in person from the Festival Box Office are not subject to an administration charge. Please remember you can book using a cheque, postal order, credit card or Galway Arts Festival Gift Voucher (available from Festival Office).

See the accommodation and hospitality listing on our website www.galwayartsfestival.ie Contact Ireland West tourism at 091 537700 info@irelandwest.ie or www.irelandwest.ie

Phone 091 566577 Mon-Sat, 9.30am-5.30pm From June 26th. International callers phone +353 91 566577. (phone bookings subject to a transaction fee of €2).* For events at the Town Hall Theatre you make also phone 091 569777 or call in. By Post Sa Phost

Send completed form to Galway Arts Festival, anytime before 7th of July. You do not need a credit card - cheque or postal orders are accepted (€2.50 transaction fee for postal bookings)* 30th

Galway Arts Festival

Friends of the Festival Cairde na Féile

Friends Priority booking from 12th-23rd of June. To become a Friend of the Festival phone Sinead at 091-509708.

Merchandise Earraí

Full range of Festival 2006 merchandise will be on sale at the Festival Box Office and via the Festival website www.galwayartsfestival.ie

July 16 - 29, 2007


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Profile for Galway International Arts Festival

Galway Arts Festival Programme 2006  

Galway Arts Festival Programme 2006