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Galway Arts Festival 16 - 29 July 2007 www.galwayartsfestival.com

GALWAY ARTS FESTIVAL BLACK BOX THEATRE GALWAY, IRELAND T: +353 91 509700 E: INFO@GAF.IOL.IE WWW.GALWAYARTSFESTIVAL.COM

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GALWAY ARTS FESTIVAL 2007 GRANT AIDED BY

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GALWAY ARTS FESTIVAL

www.galwayartsfestival.com

Board of Directors Tiernan Henry (Chairman) Gerry Coy Ollie Daniels Jacinta Dwyer Fidelma Mullane Bernadette Mullarkey Ted Turton

Publicity Kathy Scott, Manager Tracey Ferguson Production Marie Breen, Production Manager David Murphy, Technical Manager Rob Usher Artist Liaison Ber O’Hara, Liam Parkinson, Hugh Lavelle, Gwen O’Sullivan, Aisling O’Sullivan

Artistic Director Paul Fahy Managing Director John Crumlish

Merchandise Gerry Coy

Festival Administrator Elizabeth Duffy

Galway City Council Comhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe

Galway County Council MAJOR SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Graphic Design Hilda Reid - Wish Design Solutions

Financial Controller Gerry Cleary

Supplementary Design Eoin Brennan

Administration Susan McKenna

Music Consultant Brendan O’Regan

Box Office Managers Frances Burke Philip Sterling MAJOR MEDIA SPONSORS

Original Artwork Eadáin

Friends Co-Ordinator Elaine Donnelly

Print Castle Print

Volunteers Co-Ordinator Deirdre McPhillips

THANK YOU / BUÍOCHAS Táimid buíoch de na daoine seo a leanas a thug cabhair dúinn agus an Fhéile Ealaíon á eagrú.

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Galway Arts Festival would like to thank the following for their help and support. Festival Volunteers, Fergal McGrath, Gerry Barrett, An Garda Siochána, Alcom Systems, Dawn Dairies, Mc Donagh’s Quay Street, Oyster Creek Ltd, Padraig & Gráinne Conroy, SSL Logistics Oranmore, Tom Kenny, John Concannon, Fiona Monaghan, Fr. Dick Lyng, Rose Parkinson, Jane Daly, Gail Kalver, Cormac McGuckian, Joe O’Shaughnessy, Joe McGrath, Imelda Dervan, Pat Cregg & Teenagh Cunningham.

GALWAY BAY HOTEL

PATRONS

Alleviating Pain • Restoring Health • Extending Life

Faigheann Féile Ealaíon na Gaillimhe tacaíocht ó Comhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe agus ó Comhairle Chontae na Gaillimhe.

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 you, the audience, and we look forward to seeing you in Galway in July.

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IRISH PREMIERE

Steppenwolf Theatre

THE SUNSET LIMITED

“…nothing short of dazzling...astonishingly effecting…powerful” Chicago Tribune

By Cormac McCarthy Directed by Sheldon Patinkin On a subway platform in New York City, an ex-con from the South saves the life of an intellectual atheist who wasn’t looking for salvation. Now, the reformed murderer-turned-saviour ventures to offer salvation of another kind, bringing the failed suicide victim back to his Harlem apartment for an articulate and moving debate about truth, fiction and belief.

“The two actors feverishly engage each other, and they do so with intensity and humour.” Chicago Sun-Times

Austin Pendleton and Freeman Coffey star in this compelling new work by Cormac McCarthy, the acclaimed author of All the Pretty Horses and No Country for Old Men, who brings his trademark terse, masterful voice to this new dramatic work. His latest novel The Road has been awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Venue/Ionad Town Hall Theatre Date/Dáta Monday 16 – Saturday 21 July Matinee 2pm Saturday 21 July Time 8pm Duration 90 minutes Tickets/Ticéidí €22 (€20 conc.)

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Bodies collide, balance, tumble and hang in sequences of stunning solo dexterity, beautiful duets and gorgeous ensemble work. Lighting, video and sound are rigorously integrated into this dramatic and visually arresting performance. Set against a contemporary soundscape and a musical score by Jacques Brel, The Space Between stands out by leaping into the heart of contemporary performance while staying faithful to its grounding in high level circus skills.

Circa

THE SPACE BETWEEN Venue/Ionad Black Box Theatre Date/Dáta Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 July Time 8pm Duration 70 minutes Tickets/Ticéidí €20 (€18 conc.)

“ A seamless and utterly captivating production that redraws the limits to which circus can aspire.” The Age, Melbourne

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IRISH PREMIERE New music, visual art and fashion collide through Petronio’s choreography and dancers, producing powerful performances in a visual feast for the senses.

STEPHEN PETRONIO COMPANY Bloom (Petronio/Rufus Wainwright) Bud Suite (Petronio/Rufus Wainwright) The Rite Part (Petronio/Stravinsky)

Petronio has collaborated with one of the world’s leading musicians and composers Rufus Wainwright, on two major pieces to be presented at Galway Arts Festival. Wainwright's Bloom is a specially commissioned score arranged for his own multi-layered vocals and will feature a live choir while Bud Suite sees Petronio’s dancers negotiating their way through ambiguous, sensuous encounters to the urban love lyrics of Wainwright songs. Petronio also showcases one of his classic dances The Rite Part set to music by Igor Stravinsky.

“His eight stunning company members still perform as if they have titanium joints that they take apart and grease every night.” New York Village Voice

“The joyful onslaught of Bloom is a revelation… Petronio's choreography is on a rhapsodic high of its own.” The Guardian Venue/Ionad Black Box Theatre Date/Dáta Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 July Time 8pm Duration 1 hour 45 minutes Tickets/Ticéidí €22 (€20 conc.)

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Galway Arts Festival present

THE REVENANT By PATRICK MC CABE

Directed by Joe O’Byrne Music by Gavin Friday With Peter Trant

Venue/Ionad Druid Theatre Date/Dáta Monday 16 – Thursday 26 July Preview Monday 16 July Time 8pm Duration 75 minutes approx Tickets/Ticéidí €20 (€18 conc.), preview €15

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The Oxford Dictionary defines the word as: a person who has returned, especially supposedly from the dead. Life’s but a walking shadow: if there is a world which defines him it is this one-of penumbra. Once he had a name: but its outline has blurred, belonging as it did to a world of sumptuous and saturated colour. He might have been a character bestriding John Hinde’s sixties photographic heaven. But now he moves cautiously - as if pursued, hunted. As he probes his way across the heart’s moorland landscape. Haunted by a monochrome vision of the past. Which, as Faulkner has written, being far from irrelevant, is not even past. In this supernova of darkness, The Revenant continues, nightly, to plead his case. He might be lost in a Rembrandt etching. Only one thing remains constant: the grey colour of the tombstone they’ve erected over his name. And over those whose voices once lit up the little town. Which no longer exists. For the grey of this play is that which borders a memoriam card. Which this time, now reads: the small town, the end of history. Artwork by Peter Trant

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THE TEAM

— Theatre of the Emerging American Moment

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PARTICULARLY IN THE HEARTLAND Directed by Rachel Chavkin

Date/Dáta Monday 23 – Sunday 29 July Time 8pm Duration 1 hour 45 minutes Tickets/Ticéidí €20 (€18 conc.)

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Time 3pm

Stop Press! Mr. Big, local entrepreneur and philanthropic explorer announced today the spectacular unveiling of ‘The 9th Wonder of the World’. Witness this marvel of nature for the first time ever.

Galwayville residents and visitors alike will be enthralled and astonished by The Greatest Show on Earth. But be warned, there will be moments of fear, (and delight), as the story unfolds of how ‘The 9th Wonder of the World’ was created, captured and ultimately tamed!

New York based The TEAM presents their collaboratively written play, Particularly in the Heartland, a new play about losing sight of America and trying to fall back in love with it.

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Date/Dáta Sunday 22 July

Loaded with TEAM’s signature style of aggressive athleticism and exuberant theatricality, Particularly in the Heartland is a new play telling the story of the three Springer children, suddenly orphaned on a farm in central Kansas, following a storm that could be a Wizard of Oz style tornado, or perhaps an alien invasion, or even The Rapture itself.

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Macnas Festival Parade

Venue/Ionad Streets of Galway

Visit a Kansas where parents vanish, aliens grow in cornfields, New Yorkers fall from the sky, and the resurrected ghost of Robert F. Kennedy stops by for Christmas dinner!

IRELAND

Winner of the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe First Award

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slat slat is the concept of composer/director Trevor Knight. A multi-disciplinary performance installation based on the phenomenon of “feral children”. slat is a uniquely moving experience; imagine how we might function without language or knowledge of how to act. Featuring the mesmeric movement of Japanese Butoh dancer Maki Watanabe, design and installation by Alice Maher and Paul Keogan, live music and soundscape by Trevor Knight, vocal/electric guitar Rebecca Collins, percussion Robbie Harris and choreography by Gyohei Zaitsu, slat is an intense and total experience for the senses.

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Rude Mechanicals

GET YOUR WAR ON Venue/Ionad Town Hall Theatre Date/Dáta Wednesday 25 – Saturday 28 July

Austin-based theatre collective the Rude Mechanicals (a.k.a. Rude Mechs) debuts a strip-to-stage adaptation of David Rees's clip-art comic Get Your War On. This “historical docudrama presentation” wings us through the last half-decade, from those heady days of angst and anthrax in October 2001 to the executionon-YouTube of the present.

Time 10.30pm Duration 75 Minutes Tickets/Ticéidí €15 (€12 conc.)

“GYWO is the most original cartoon to emerge since...well, ever. Raw, enraged, sardonic, hilarious, despairing and impossible to pigeonhole.” Rolling Stone

Get Your War On represents stunned and outraged Americans as they react to 9/11, the Bush administration, and its “totally awesome” War On Terror. A savage, hysterical, hilarious and satirical comic view of life as we know it in the 21st century.

“...a hilarious grasp of absurdity... the live-theatre equivalent of a wildfire…” The Washington Post

a featherhead production

Venue/Ionad The Basement, Radisson SAS Hotel Date/Dáta Monday 16 – Saturday 21 July Time 8pm Duration 1 hour Tickets/Ticéidí €15 (€12 conc.)

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Pillow Fight Productions present

THE PROJECTOR OF DREAMS

Catastrophe Theatre in collaboration with Chrysalis Dance present

Written and directed by Tanya McCrory and Sven Werner Venue/Ionad Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUIG Date/Dáta Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 July Time 8pm Duration 60 Minutes Tickets/Ticéidí €15 (€10 conc.)

The Projector Of Dreams features a unique combination of contemporary dance and film art transporting audiences to a world as yet unseen. The viewer is brought into the intimate lives of characters, exposing their dreams, emotions and moments of magic. Using hypnotic film imagery with humorous choreography, The Projector Of Dreams is both a visceral and poetic experience.

Alleviating Pain • Restoring Health • Extending Life

T HEATRE /C OMEDY |

featuring music by Mundy

Venue/Ionad St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church Date/Dáta Monday 16 – Saturday 28 July (excl Sunday 22 July) Time 6pm Tickets/Ticéidí €15 (€12 conc.) Alleviating Pain • Restoring Health • Extending Life

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AN AUDIENCE WITH THE DIVINE PEACHES Written and performed by Gary McSweeney Venue/Ionad The Ruby Room, King’s Head Date/Dáta Monday 16 to Saturday 28 July (excluding Sunday 22 July)

Against all the odds, despite all the obstacles, she’s getting MARRIED. And nothing, I mean nothing, is going to stop her. A terrorist threat at the airport – easy! The groom’s having doubts – Pah! The vicar’s dead? – Who cares?! This girl’s getting hitched. Love and other disguises A heady mix of madcap story telling and full-throttle dance numbers All in all, it’s a pretty regular wedding. Catastrophe and Chrysalis Dance are recipients of the 30th Galway Arts Festival Bursary.

Galway Youth Theatre present

AUTOBAHN

Flying Pig Comedy Troupe present

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LOVE

AND OTHER DISGUISES by Colm Maher

Welcome to the one-man/woman comedy show on the life of the Divine Peaches. Known as Ireland’s greatest ever Drag Queen, the Divine Peaches’ life took a dramatic turn in the late 80s when she disappeared from the limelight. Now after 20 years in hiding, she’s back, regaling her audience with songs and stories of her miserably hard, yet amazing life.

Time 3pm Duration 40 mins Tickets/Ticéidí €10

By Neil LaBute Directed by Niall Cleary

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PHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME! By Brian Friel Directed by Andrew Flynn Set Design by Owen MacCarthaigh

Can there be anything like the confinement of a car trip to force speech if not conversation? Or to make silence especially apparent and awkward? Autobahn is a series of short plays set in the front seat of an automobile.

Brian Friel’s Philadelphia, Here I Come! is one of the great plays of modern Irish drama.

Venue/Ionad Forecourt, Nuns Island Studio Date/Dáta Monday 16 to Saturday 28 July Time 1pm, 4pm and 6.30pm Tickets/Ticéidí €12 (€10 conc.) Please note: Only 12 seats available per performance

Venue/Ionad Nuns Island Studio Date/Dáta Monday 16 - Saturday 28 July (excl. Friday 27 July) Time 8pm Tickets/Ticéidí €15 (€13 conc.)

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Venue/Ionad Aula Maxima, NUI Galway Date/Dáta Thursday 26 July Time 6pm

HADANI DITMARS Canadian journalist and author Hadani Ditmars toured the realms of post-invasion Iraq in 2003. In her book Dancing in the No-Fly Zone Ditmars adds layers to the nameless, countless individuals we see for seconds, flashing across our screens, as another atrocity is announced. The cultural richness, stoicism and adaptability of Iraqis is both fascinating and heart wrenching, adding often-overlooked human stories to the war in Iraq.

Tickets/Ticéidí €7

Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History at Columbia University in New York. Since 1990 he has been writer and presenter of many books and television programmes on art and history for BBC2. These include the hugely acclaimed fifteen-part A History of Britain; Rough Crossings, (also awarded the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award for Non-fiction), and most recently The Power of Art.

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JULIAN GOUGH “If I had urinated immediately after breakfast, the Mob would never have burnt down the Orphanage.” So begins the seriously funny, genre-busting tale of Jude: Level 1, a Tipperary-reared orphan who on his 18th birthday sets off to discover the wide world and his true parentage. The prologue to Jude, a story called The Orphan and the Mob, recently won the prestigious UK National Short Story Prize 2007.

Venue/Ionad Radisson SAS Hotel Date/Dáta Saturday 21 July Time 4pm

Venue/Ionad Radisson SAS Hotel Date/Dáta Tuesday 24 July

Now living in Berlin, Julian makes a welcome return to his adopted hometown to read from his new novel.

Tickets/Ticéidí €7

Time 6pm Tickets/Ticéidí €7

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PADDY WOODWORTH Author and journalist Paddy Woodworth has worked for numerous publications, including The London Times, The Sunday Times, The International Herald Tribune, El País, Política Exterior and The Irish Times, where he was a staff journalist from 1988 to 2002. His forthcoming book The Basque Country, on which he focuses for this event, is a series of essays on the region, ranging from gastronomy to the Guggenheim museum, from folklore to political violence.

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Time 4pm

Date/Dáta Saturday 28 July

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PATRICK MCCABE Playwright and novelist Patrick McCabe is one of Ireland’s leading writers. Amongst his novels are the Booker Prize nominated The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto, both of which were adapted successfully for the screen, and his latest novel Winterwood, from which he will read.

Venue/Ionad Radisson SAS Hotel

Time 6pm

Date/Dáta Wednesday 25 July

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Galway Arts Festival present

Mark Doherty and Bryan Quinn

SHHHHHHHH…! It’s a perfect evening for Dada! There’s footy on the telly, dinner in the oven, and Baba is soundly asleep in bed. What could possibly go wrong? Just don’t wake the baby! Shhhhhhhh…! Following last year’s sell-out show The Clerk and the Clown, Bryan Quinn and Mark Doherty return with a brand new show with fun and noise and boldness and clowning.

Venue/Ionad Town Hall Theatre Studio Date/Dáta Thursday 19 – Tuesday 24 July No 2pm show Sunday 22 July Time 11am & 2pm Duration 45 minutes Tickets/Ticéidí €7 Age 4+

Cups & Crowns Educational Theatre Company present

A HEDGE CALLED HOG

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As a child, Peter had a vivid imagination. But now, as a grown up, he spends his life sitting at his desk in a white room with only a goldfish for company. He has lost his imagination and each day he attempts to find it. Can Peter find a path back to his imagination with the help of his young audience?

Date/Dáta Monday 23 & Tuesday 24 Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr Wednesday 25 & Thursday 26 - Coole Park, Gort, Co. Galway Friday 27 & Saturday 28 - Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUI Galway

Icarus

Time 1pm & 4pm Duration 50 minutes Tickets/Ticéidí €6 Age 5+

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BEACH PATROL Austalia’s Icarus who provided one of the most memorable street performances of Festival 2006 with their giant bouncing kangaroos, Roo'd, return to the streets of Galway to save the day in the guise of giant life guards in Beach Patrol!

Venue/Ionad Salthill & Streets of Galway Date/Dáta Tuesday 17 – Thursday 19 Time 1pm Salthill Promenade 4pm Streets of Galway

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XL INSECTS

Gigantic creatures from prehistoric times return to earth to roam the streets of Galway! Renowned masters of street spectacle Dutch company Close-Act perform their new show Sau’rus.

Experience the surrealistic world of Close-Act’s giant insects as they wander the city streets. Loud and raucous and elevated high above the audience, be prepared as the insects invade the city centre.

Venue/Ionad Streets of Galway Date/Dáta Friday 20 & Saturday 21 July Time 4pm & 10pm

Venue/Ionad Streets of Galway Date/Dáta Friday 27 & Saturday 28 July Time 4pm & 9.30pm

AUSTRALIA

The Bulls, is a hilarious new act with astonishing improvisation, synchronised choreography, castanet percussion and acapella vocals. Those three wild boys from Australia are back looking for anything that gives them a good enough reason to sing, improvise and enjoy themselves. Simple absurd humour!

Chrome

THE BULLS

Venue/Ionad Streets of Galway Date/Dáta Monday 16 July 9pm Tuesday 17 – Wednesday 18 July Time 12 noon and 4pm

Gombeens Theatre Troupe

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The Gombeens are on the streets of Galway with an unpredictable carnival feast full of buffoonery and musical madness bursting to involve you the audience in a choral celebration.

Venue/Ionad Churchyard Street (Except Saturdays, Shop Street) Date/Dáta Tuesday 17 – Saturday 28 July Time 2.30pm No performance Sunday or Monday

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CIRQCUMSTANCIA Cirq Diabolique They just escaped from hell, to collect some pour souls…scared already? Cirq Diabolique gives you an introduction to the inferno!

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Venue/Ionad St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church Date/Dáta Tuesday 17 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €20 (€18 conc.)

THE BRODSKY QUARTET

“The music world and music itself - is infinitely richer for the presence of Steven Isserlis.” Gramophone Magazine Steven Isserlis plays the Feuermann Stradivarius of 1730, kindly loaned by The Nippon Music Foundation of Japan

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In Memoriam: For Those Who Fall in Time of War The Brodsky Quartet are at the forefront of the international chamber-music scene and also known for their pioneering work with performers, artists and composers, from Elvis Costello to Björk and John Tavener and Dave Brubeck. The centre piece of this evening’s programme is Paul Barker’s powerful work In Memoriam: For Those Who Fall in Times of War, inspired by the demise one by one of three members of the Sarajevo String Quartet during the war in Bosnia. Programme includes Stravinsky, Shostakovich and Zelbejan.

A major star on the World music scene, Cesaria Evora is known as the Queen of “Morna”, the Cape Verde island's sweet soulful version of the blues which fuses West African rhythms and European sensibilities with Caribbean and Brazilian influences. Gifted with amazing artistic longevity, she has been compared to both Edith Piaf and Billie Holiday as she recreates the dreamy atmosphere of her native island home with a luscious blend of intoxicating vocals and compelling lyrics. Evora and her 10-piece band make their Irish debut at Galway Arts Festival.

“The Brodsky Quartet are the team for the new century” Gramophone Venue/Ionad St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church Date/Dáta Tuesday 24 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €20 (€18 con.)

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CESARIA EVORA

Regarded as one of the world's great cellists, Steven Isserlis' passion for music transcends conventional divisions. Acclaimed worldwide for his musicality and technique, he is equally at home drawing the audience into his circle of friends for chamber music or in recital on the concert platform with some of the world's most prestigious orchestras and conductors.

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CAPE VERDE

“Noble and heartbreaking.” The New York Times

Venue/Ionad Radisson SAS Hotel Date/Dáta Monday 23 July

Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €29 (€27 conc.) World Voices Season Ticket €70

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Galway Arts Festival 2007 Ve n u e

Mon 16

Black Box Theatre Town Hall Theatre

The Sunset Limited 8pm

Tues 17

Wed 18

Thurs 19

The Space Between 8pm

The Space Between 8pm

The Space Between 8pm

The Space Between The Space Between 8pm 8pm

The Sunset Limited 8pm

The Sunset Limited 8pm

The Sunset Limited 8pm

The Sunset Limited 8pm

Town Hall Theatre Studio

Shhhhhhhh…! 11am & 2pm

Streets of Galway The Bulls 9pm

Beach Patrol 1pm & 4pm

Beach Patrol 1pm & 4pm

The Bulls 12 noon & 4pm

The Bulls 12 noon & 4pm

Fri 20

Sat 21

Shhhhhhhh…! 11am & 2pm

Sun 22

The Sunset Limited 2pm & 8pm

Shhhhhhhh…! 11am & 2pm

Beach Patrol 1pm & 4pm

Mon 23

Particularly in the Heartland 8pm

Shhhhhhhh…! 11am

Shhhhhhhh…! 11am & 2pm

King’s Head

Laughter Loft 1pm

Laughter Loft 1pm

Laughter Loft 1pm

Wed 25

Thurs 26

Fri 27

Sat 28

Stephen Petronio 8pm

Stephen Petronio 8pm

Stephen Petronio 8pm

Stephen Petronio 8pm

Particularly in the Heartland 8pm

Particularly in the Heartland 8pm

Particularly in the Heartland 8pm

Particularly in the Heartland 8pm

Particularly in the Heartland 8pm

Particularly in the Heartland 8pm

Get Your War On 10.30pm

Get Your War On 10.30pm

Get Your War On 10.30pm

Get Your War On 10.30pm

Follow The Music 4pm

Cirqcumstancia

Cirqcumstancia 10.30pm

Cirqcumstancia 10.30pm

10.30pm

XL Insects 4pm & 9.30pm

XL Insects 4pm & 9.30pm

3pm Sau’rus 4pm & 10pm

Sau’rus 4pm & 10pm

Projector of Dreams 8pm

Projector of Dreams Projector of Dreams 8pm 8pm

Laughter Loft 1pm

Laughter Loft 1pm

The Butcher 2.30pm The Butcher 2.30pm The Butcher 2.30pm The Butcher 2.30pm The Butcher 2.30pm A Hedge Called Hog A Hedge Called Hog 1pm & 4pm 1pm & 4pm

Laughter Loft 1pm

Laughter Loft 1pm

Divine Peaches 3pm Divine Peaches 3pm Divine Peaches 3pm Divine Peaches 3pm Divine Peaches 3pm Divine Peaches 3pm

Laughter Loft 1pm

Laughter Loft 1pm

Love and Other.. 6pm Love and Other.. 6pm Love and Other.. 6pm Love and Other.. 6pm Love and Other.. 6pm Love and Other.. 6pm Steven Isserlis 9pm

Laughter Loft 1pm

Love and Other.. 6pm Love and Other.. 6pm Love and Other.. 6pm Love and Other.. 6pm Love and Other.. 6pm Love and Other.. 6pm Brodsky Quartet 9pm

L Ní Chonaola 9pm

Róisín Dubh (Trad Lunchtimes)

Jenny Lindfors 9pm Faulkner & Friends 1pm

Róisín Dubh

Tom Baxter 9pm

Mark Geary 9pm

Stewart Lee 9pm

Jape 9pm

Druid Theatre

Revenant* 8pm

Revenant 8pm

Revenant 8pm

Revenant 8pm

Augustinian Church

ConTempo 8.30pm

Cuba

Browne & Friends 1pm

Ni Bhriain & Friends 1pm Mundy 9pm

Mundy 9pm

Buck 65 9pm

Seasick Steve 9pm

Revenant 8pm

Revenant 8pm

Revenant 8pm

Revenant 8pm

Revenant 8pm

ConTempo 8.30pm

ConTempo 8.30pm

ConTempo 8.30pm

Taylor Mac 9pm

Rich Hall 9pm

Revenant 8pm

Gannon & Friends 1pm

Moonshine 1pm

Suburban Kids 9pm

Laura Veirs 9pm

Revenant 8pm

Julie Fowlis 9pm

McGrath & Friends 1pm Warlords 9pm Cora Smyth 9pm

Cora Smyth 6pm

Guy Pratt 9pm

Aula Maxima, NUIG

Hadani Ditmars 6pm

Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr

Hedge called Hog 1pm & 4pm

Hedge called Hog 1pm & 4pm

Coole Park, Gort

Hedge called Hog 1pm & 4pm

Radisson SAS Hotel

Simon Schama 4pm Mark Thomas 9pm

Nun’s Island Studio

Laughter Loft 1pm

Diana Jones 9pm

Campbell’s Tavern

Radisson SAS Hotel (The Basement)

Laughter Loft 1pm

Divine Peaches 3pm Divine Peaches 3pm Divine Peaches 3pm Divine Peaches 3pm Divine Peaches 3pm Divine Peaches 3pm

Warwick Hotel St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church

Sun 29

Shhhhhhhh…! 11am & 2pm

Parade

The Butcher 2.30pm The Butcher 2.30pm The Butcher 2.30pm The Butcher 2.30pm The Butcher 2.30pm

BOI Theatre NUI Galway

Tues 24 Stephen Petronio 8pm

slat 8pm

slat 8pm

slat 8pm

Mikel Rouse 9pm

Mikel Rouse 9pm

slat 8pm

slat 8pm

slat 8pm

Julian Gough 6pm Eliades Ochoa 9pm

Hedge called Hog 1pm & 4pm

Patrick McCabe 6pm

Cesaria Evora 9pm

Paddy Woodworth 4pm

Alabama 3 8pm Asphyxia 8pm

The Divine Comedy 9pm

Taraf de Haidouks 9pm

Asphyxia 8pm

Asphyxia 8pm

Donal Lunny & Moving Hearts 9pm

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Galway Arts Centre Sean Lynch

Siobhan McKenna Theatre Galway City Museum Festival Box Office Single Shot

Aula Maxima 1 & 2 Women War Photographers NUI Galway Gallery Jane Queally

White Room Lorg GTI Artspace

Festival Box Office Radisson Basement Aideen Barry Spanish Arch ENSO

Norman Villa Dermot Seymour

Kenny Gallery A Northern Light

ArdBia Gallery Kaori Yuzawa

UCHG Carmel Cleary

Festival Box Office 30th Festival Exhibition

G126 The Open Eye Club A Synaesthesiac's Sketchbook

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The return of the last sonero. Buena Vista Social Club’s Eliades Ochoa, the great Cuban guitar and vocal legend, is long considered one of the most important soneros of all times and a remarkable champion of Cuban traditional music. Ochoa’s international profile went into overdrive as one of the stars of the Ry Cooder recording and Wim Wenders’ film Buena Vista Social Club. In the 21st century, with his band Cuarteto Patria, Ochoa remains the hub and shining light of acoustic, string and percussion-driven Cuban song.

“The finest guitarist of his generation.” The Guardian Venue/Ionad Radisson SAS Hotel Date/Dáta Sunday 22 July Time 9pm

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Tickets/Ticéidí €29 (€27 conc.) World Voices Season Ticket €70

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“Best live band in the Country” The Guardian

ALABAMA 3 Alabama 3 know all about being outsiders. They’ve taken an outlaw approach since the day they first emerged from the free party scene to combine acid house with country and western. Across four deeply infectious albums they’ve made impossible musical collision sound as natural as the swamp. Having gained worldwide acclaim for their theme song of the infamous TV show The Sopranos Alabama 3’s exhilarating live shows have long become the stuff of legend.

Venue/Ionad Radisson SAS Hotel Date/Dáta Wednesday 25 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €22 (€20 conc.)

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SEASICK STEVE Legendary Blues hero rides in to town! Ex-hobo Seasick Steve out of Oakland, Cali is unique. His live show has converted everyone fortunate enough to witness it. He wowed The Big Chill, Belladrum and Open House Festivals (amongst others) last year and tore up Jools Holland’s Hootenanny. His credentials are impeccable, (Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Modest Mouse amongst many!), yet he favours pointing you towards the future with his blues-based storytelling anthems. Come see the marvel that is Seasick Steve as he performs tracks from his current album Dog House Music.

Venue/Ionad Róisín Dubh Date/Dáta Tuesday 24 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €17 (€15 conc.)

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THE DIVINE COMEDY Neil Hannon’s song writing genius has taken him from writing the theme song from Father Ted to the smash-hit song National Express to collaborations with Michael Nyman and The Pet Shop Boys to winning this year’s Choice Music Award with his ninth studio album Victory for the Comic Muse. The Divine Comedy continues to deliver “Effortless timeless pop music.” (BBC Radio Times) and make a most welcome return to the Festival.

presented in association with Double M Arts & Events and Richard Wakely

Mikel Rouse

Venue/Ionad Radisson SAS Hotel Date/Dáta Friday 27 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €22 (€20 conc.)

U.S.A

LAURA VEIRS The wider world has gone Laura Viers crazy. With the release of her new album Saltbreakers on the legendary Nonesuch label, the Seattle based songsmith has been earning fulsome praise and critical acclaim in both the US and UK. Viers is clearly moving in the right direction, adding new tones and twists without forgetting her simple flair for heart-tugging beauty.

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Venue/Ionad Róisín Dubh Date/Dáta Friday 27 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €18 (€16 conc.)

“Spellbinding quality…” The Guardian

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MUSIC FOR MINORITIES The star of New York’s Next Wave Festival 2006 makes his Irish debut with Music for Minorities, a fascinating integration of film, music and performance. This must-see event reflects the trademark blues style of his roots in Louisiana and the Southern delta. On split screens, moving stories are told in fragments as Rouse plays guitar and sings songs accompanied by a soundscape of percussion and multiple guitars.

“A composer many believe to be the best of his generation.” THE NEW YORK TIMES

High art meets popular culture as the mix and match aesthetic of the early 80's Manhattan music and art scene are brought together in this entirely original and affecting method of storytelling that has been compared by critics to hearing Bob Dylan for the first time, in terms of a totally new and different sound and approach.

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JULIE FOWLIS Julie Fowlis burst onto the wider music scene in 2006 when she became the first ever Scottish Gaelic singer to win a prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. She has won the hearts of audiences around the globe with her beautiful voice and amazing performances.

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

Venue/Ionad Radisson SAS Hotel Date/Dáta Friday 20 & Saturday 21 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €20 (€18 conc.)

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TOM BAXTER Many have tried their hand at the grandiose mega-ballad, but few have made such a persuasive job of it as Tom Baxter, bristling with energy, with his distinctive soaring voice and finely crafted songs. A new limited edition album Tom Baxter Skybound is now available.

Venue/Ionad Róisín Dubh Date/Dáta Monday 16 July

THE WARLORDS SUBURBAN KIDS OF PEZ

Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €18 (€16 conc.)

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MARK GEARY Since the release of his debut album 33 1/3 Grand Street, Mark Geary has become known as a craftsman of the much maligned singer songwriter genre. Galway has always been a stronghold for Geary and this one-off show provides a unique preview of the forthcoming album, due for a September release, and a chance to delve into his increasingly recognisable back catalogue.

Venue/Ionad Róisín Dubh Date/Dáta Tuesday 17 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €22.50 (€20 conc.)

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Richie Egan is not a man to take things easy. As animated bassist with the magnificently hard-rocking Redneck Manifesto, he has caught the eye and ear of many a concertgoer. In the past he toured and recorded as a member of the David Kitt Band. Now, with Jape he is striking out on his own and making a big impact on his way. This gig with Jape’s full band will feature new and old songs, redesigned for live mangling.

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

If you had any doubt about the current superiority of the Swedes in modern pop music, then SKWBN will be the ones to finally sway you. The undeniable charm of Suburban Kids is apparent right off the bat, they have limitless energy combining lightly plucked guitars and swirling synthesizers, with the odd touch of melancholia and a hop, skip and a jump.

While it is, in theory, possible to describe their music, many scientists do not advise it, claiming that any attempts to categorise The Warlords would cause irrevocable damage to both the environment and the collective unconscious! Suffice to say that they produce pantomime rock of the highest order, their show is incredible and never to be missed.

Venue/Ionad Róisín Dubh Date/Dáta Thursday 26 July, 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €14 (€12 conc.)

Venue/Ionad Róisín Dubh Date/Dáta Saturday 28 July, 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €15 (€12.50 conc.)

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MUNDY Mundy’s talent was obvious from the very beginning with his debut album Jellylegs earning great critical acclaim and a worldwide audience.

BUCK 65

Mundy’s second album, 24 Star Hotel, proved even more popular than his debut and put the singer on the map as one of the country’s finest songwriters and live performers, spawning the massive anthems, Mexico and July. Raining Down Arrows followed in 2004 with Live & Confusion, the brand new CD/DVD set from Mundy, perfectly capturing the much-loved singer and his band at the peak of their powers.

Buck 65 is old. He started out as a b-boy back in '82 while living in Small Town, Nova Scotia, but today this no-nonsense white boy is the Jimmy Castor of hip hop. Handling production, lyrics and DJ-ing duties by himself, Buck may be the man to singlehandedly rescue hip-hop.

Venue/Ionad Róisín Dubh Date/Dáta Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €25 (€23 conc.)

Venue/Ionad Róisín Dubh Date/Dáta Monday 23 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €18 (€16 conc.)

(with Messiah J & The Expert)

Buck 65's new album Situation, produced by Skratch Bastid, will be released in September.

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Venue/Ionad Campbell’s Tavern, Cloughanover, Headford, Co. Galway. Date/Dáta Tuesday 24 July, 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €15

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“Best Country recording of 2006” Chicago Tribune

LASAIRFHÍONA NÍ CHONAOLA Lasairfhíona is a singer songwriter deeply rooted in the sean-nós singing style of her home on Inis Oírr, Aran Islands. Equally, her innovative approach to Irish music and her new slant on traditional singing makes her music even more appealing. A magical mosaic of sound, as refreshing and as unpredictable as a showery day on Aran.

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Venue/Ionad Campbell’s Tavern, Cloughanover, Headford, Co. Galway Date/Dáta Wednesday 18 July, 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €15

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JOHN FAULKNER WITH FERGUS FEELEY & FRIENDS

“Twelve excellent songs” Hot Press

Jenny Lindfors’ debut album When The Night Time Comes is a collection of tracks tenderly capturing the rollercoaster weekend experience and romantic tumbles that often ensue. With its warm and earthy tones, it possesses an organic and effortless charm. Lindfors plays Co. Galway’s finest music venue, Campbell’s Tavern.

Venue/Ionad Druid Theatre Date/Dáta 9pm Saturday 28 July 6pm Sunday 29 July Tickets/Ticéidí €15

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JENNY LINDFORS

A collaboration between musician and composer Cora Smyth and her husband, artist and technician, Sean Horsman, who has produced installations and performances involving multimedia, electronic sensors and movement. New music which features on Cora’s first solo album due out in August, with beats from Havana, waltzes from Nashville, electronic loops from Manchester and airs from Mayo all combine with visuals and projections.

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DIANA JONES Offering her listeners a rare gift of original songs with uncommon depth and beauty infused with time-honoured values of traditional American Music, Diana Jones’ original songs from her latest CD, My Remembrance of You, draws life from the rich crosscurrents of country, country blues and mountain music. The result is vibrant, contemporary music with a gritty and timeless feel.

Venue/Ionad Warwick Hotel Date/Dáta Wednesday 25 July, 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €15 (€13 conc.)

Local hero and highly regarded singer/songwriter John Faulkner has garnered critical acclaim from all quarters for his recordings and live performances over the years. He is joined by Fergus Feely on mandocello for this gig.

Venue/Ionad Róisín Dubh Date/Dáta Thursday 19 July, 1pm Tickets/Ticéidí €6.50

MAUREEN BROWNE & FRIENDS Maureen Browne, PJ. McDonald and Michael McCague are three of Ireland's most exciting and virtuoso young musicians on fiddle, whistle and guitar respectively. They will be joined by legendary Bodhran player Johnny “Ringo” McDonagh for what promises to be an exhilarating gig.

Venue/Ionad Róisín Dubh Date/Dáta Friday 20 July, 1pm Tickets/Ticéidí €6.50

BEBHINN NÍ BHRIAIN, MICHAEL CLARKSON & GARRY O’BRIAIN Michael Clarkson and Bebhinn Ni Bhriain are two renowned flute players who make their first ever appearance at Galway Arts Festival. They will be accompanied by Bebhinn's father, well-known musician/composer/songwriter/ producer Garry O'Briain.

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

COLM GANNON, RONAN O’FLAHERTY & JOHN BLAKE Ronan O’Flaherty, fiddle and Colm Gannon, accordion are a young and musically accomplished duo, with great flair and style. They are joined by John Blake on guitar.

Venue/Ionad Róisín Dubh Date/Dáta Thursday 26 July, 1pm Tickets/Ticéidí €6.50

MOONSHINE - JOHNNY MOYNIHAN, FRANK HALL & LENA ULLMANN The legendary Johnny Moynihan, (Sweeney's Men, Planxty and De Dannan), on mandolin, bouzouki, guitar and accordion, joins Frank Hall on fiddle and Lena Ullmann on banjo and vocals. Their new album First Run is the first time in 30 years that Moynihan, a legendary figure in Irish folk music, has put his name to a recording. A performance not to be missed.

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

BRIAN McGRATH & FRIENDS Brian has featured on some of the finest recordings of Irish music in recent times on a variety of instruments. A banjo player of the highest stature, he will be joined by a number of guests for this performance, including Alec Finn.

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

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A Celebration of the life and work of

TARAF DE HAÏDOUKS The finest, wildest & most soulful Balkan Gypsy band to be reckoned with! Gypsy music and the Roma tradition meet through the frenetic band of musicians that is Taraf de Haïdouks, a vibrant Romanian band of twelve instrumentalists and singers aged twenty to eighty. Taraf de Haïdouks perform a richness of the Romanian folk tradition, from haunting ballads to the dizzying heights of fiddle dances in captivating frenzied performances, filling the biggest concert halls in the world, from New York to London and Sydney to Tokyo.

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Johnny Depp has been one of the Taraf’s most devoted fans ever since the band played the part of his Gypsy family in Sally Potter’s feature film The Man Who Cried. Winners of the 2002 BBC Radio 3 World Music Award, Taraf de Haïdouks’ Irish debut is simply not to be missed.

“Taraf de Haïdouks’ wild energy is the essence of gypsy music.” The New York Times

DONAL LUNNY With special guests featuring

Moving Hearts Donal Lunny has been at the cutting edge of the Irish Music scene for almost thirty years and is generally regarded by musicians and those involved with music to have been central to this movement. From Planxty to the Bothy Band to Moving Hearts and beyond, Donal Lunny has, time and again, played a starring role in breaking new musical ground.

In celebration of his immeasurable contribution to Irish music, Donal is joined by a number of special guests in concert, including the legendary Moving Hearts. Philip King’s documentary film Follow The Music, directed by Nuala O’Connor will be screened on Sunday July 29 at 4pm, Town Hall Theatre.

Venue/Ionad Radisson SAS Hotel Date/Dáta Saturday 28 July Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €29 (€27 conc.) World Voices Season Ticket €70

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CONTEMPO STRING QUARTET Summer Series ConTempo String Quartet and Galway Arts Festival come together to present this series of concerts with special guests from Ireland, The Netherlands, Japan and the UK. Founded in Romania in 1995, ConTempo have been Galway’s Ensemble-in-Residence since 2003.

CONCERT 1 ConTempo and De Jongens Driest ConTempo String Quartet joins the Dutch brass trio De Jongens Driest. Together they play the trio's original compositions, influenced by Klezmer and Balkan traditions, African highlife and Latin. Hard to define, but one thing is sure - it swings and grooves! Mixed Programme

8.30pm Wednesday 18 July €15 (€12 conc.)

CONCERT 2 From my Homeland ConTempo and guest James Lisney, piano (UK) ConTempo are joined by their good friend, UK pianist James Lisney, who has achieved distinction worldwide, both for his solo work and collaboration with major artists. Grieg: Quartet no. 1 Smetana: Quartet no. 1 Enescu: Piano Quintet, with James Lisney

8.30pm Friday 20 July €15 (€12 conc.)

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CONCERT 3 Classical Vienna ConTempo and guests Ryo Kondo, clarinet (Japan) and James Lisney, piano (UK) Mozart: Kegelstadt Trio, for clarinet, viola and piano Beethoven: Quartet, Op. 18 Brahms: Clarinet Quintet

8.30pm Saturday 21 July €15 (€12 conc.)

CONCERT 4 Irish Music Now ConTempo with guests Dermot Dunne, accordion (Ireland) and Jane O’Leary, piano (Ireland) Dunne is a highly versatile accordion player skilled in everything from Baroque and contemporary classical to Argentinian music. One of Ireland’s finest contemporary

MARK THOMAS composers, O’Leary is Artistic Director and pianist of the contemporary music ensemble Concorde. James Wilson: Accordion Quintet (with Dermot Dunne) Solo accordion piece by contemporary composer Jane O’Leary: Piano Quintet (2005) (with Jane O’Leary)

8.30pm Sunday 22 July €15 (€12 conc.)

All concerts take place in Augustinian Church, Middle Street ConTempo String Quartet Concert Series Season Ticket: €48

Mark Thomas is one of the UK's most effective and best-known political activists, as well as being a highly successful stand-up comedian. His first book As Used On the Famous Nelson Mandela is a deeply funny, deeply disturbing account of Mark's rampage through the arms trade. His activist, campaigning brand of comedy has been a thorn in the side of many politicians and corporations - hard-hitting, laugh-out-loud funny and extremely unsettling. His TV show, The Mark Thomas Product, has run for six highly acclaimed series on Channel Four.

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

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STEWART LEE “Lee's show is a masterclass in what the best stand-up can look like” The Observer

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MY BASS & OTHER ANIMALS Directed by Kate Robbins

Witness the brilliance and hilarity of legendary bassist Guy Pratt. After his phenomenal critical success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Guy brings his very personal take on life on the road and in the studio to Galway Arts Festival.

“Hilariously indiscreet anecdotes about some of the stars he’s worked with.” The Spectator

Littered with supreme firsthand backstage knowledge of all our favourite rock legends, as well as a valuable insight in to how to get started in the hedonistic business of Rock and Roll, and the rocky road to success, My Bass and Other Animals, is at times hilarious, revealing and awe-inspiring.

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LAUGHTER LOFT

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Now in its 4th year, Comedy Club frontman Gerry Mallon hosts this essential lunchtime session, featuring the cream of Ireland’s 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 Dave O’Doherty, Maeve Higgins, Karl Spain and Neil Delamere, plus many more.

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Stand-up comedian, writer and director Stewart Lee is probably best known for cowriting and directing the critically-acclaimed and controversial stage show Jerry Springer The Opera, (which won four Olivier awards). His new show The 41st Best Stand-Up in the World!, reflects his position in a recent and spurious Channel 4 run-down of comedians.

Time 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €15 (€13 conc.)

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Metaphorically speaking, there are two kinds of people in the world: Those who watch the parade, and those who are in the parade. Then there are those who like to be right up front, leading life's parade. That's where you'll find Taylor Mac.

Venue/Ionad Cuba Date/Dáta Tuesday 17 July

ENGLAND

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Ian Stone is also on the bill.

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RICH HALL Rich Hall, the grouchy, deadpan, comic genius quit his job as a hurricane namer for the United States Meteorological Service eighteen years ago and hasn't looked back. Looking like a Pearl Jam roadie, Rich is a master of absurdist irony while eschewing the human condition. As Rich Hall the stand-up, he has visited the Edinburgh Fringe Festival several times and performed at the major comedy clubs in Britain and across the world. He is well known in the United States for appearing and writing on The David Letterman Show - for which he won an Emmy Award. At the Edinburgh Festival 2000, Rich Hall is Otis Lee Crenshaw won the highly prestigious Perrier Award - the Oscars for Comedy in Britain.

Venue/Ionad Cuba Date/Dáta Sunday 22 July

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SEAN LYNCH Sean Lynch continues to investigate and shine a spotlight on a wide range of forgotten historical subjects. Through research, photographs and installations he discloses and builds upon fragile stories and objects, magnifying traces of their often-idiosyncratic existence. Marking a moment in the artist’s ongoing investigations into, and recovery of, overlooked cultural artefacts, the exhibition will present a new project: to find the Island of Hy Brazil. Lying off the west coast of Ireland, it was last seen by author TJ Westropp in 1872. Other presentations will feature folklorist Eddie Lenihan and the sculptures of Joseph Beuys.

WOMEN WAR PHOTOGRAPHERS

EVENTS Artist Talk 6pm Wednesday 18 July Eddie Lenihan Folklorist and Storyteller 2pm Saturday 28 July Lecture by Sean Lynch How to Find Hy Brazil 1pm Saturday 21 July

Exploring the hardships of post-Taliban Afghanistan, the break up of Yugoslavia, the conflict that continues to destroy the lives of the people of Kashmir, Afghanistan and Iraq and the Israel-Palestine conflict, Women War Photographers features the work of five of the world’s leading photographers documenting war and conflict in different regions of the globe. As we view the work of Alexandra Boulat, Ami Vitale, Kate Brooks, Heidi Levine and Paula Bronstein we discover that no matter where, when or with whom, armed conflict always has the same destructive effect on a population caught in its way.

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Reconstruction of Joseph Beuys’ 1974 sculpture Irish Energies (peat briquettes, butter)

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LORG Printmakers take the theme of Conflict with new work consisting of site-specific experimental work including projections, installations, multimedia and sound based projects. LORG will also host an Evening of Projections by their Liosban Studio. Dates and times will be announced in July.

Single Shot consists of specially

Westside Red Bus Project

commissioned film and video pieces by

LORG are collaborating with the Westside Resource Centre, working with children aged between 9 and 12 on the theme of Cultural Diversity. The artwork will be printed on to the façade of a Galway City Direct Bus from July 4th throughout the Festival and the Westside Arts Festival.

many well-known UK-based international artists including Ori Gersht, Julie Hill, George Barber, Matthew Grinter, Christian

Venue/Ionad White Room Gallery, Liosban, Tuam Road Date/Dáta Runs daily throughout the Festival

Krupa, Clio Barnard, Hyewon Kwon, Paul

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The Open Eye Club – I See Prisms

shot in one single take. While the selected

Curated by Karen Cunningham & Leonora Hennessy

diversity of approaches, what they share is a desire to create a work of power and complexity from the most basic of cinematic elements - the single, unedited shot. Whether humorous or poignant, seductive or disturbing - or indeed all of these things - what each work attempts is to catch the viewer's eye and hold it,

Single Shot can be seen in various galleries and sites throughout the city.

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A Synaesthesiac’s Sketchbook brings together the work of 5 contemporary artists from Glasgow using painting, sculpture, photography and video. Featuring Neil Clements, Fred Pedersen, Dave Sherry, Karen Cunningham & Leonora Hennessy. The Open Eye Club have programmed a selection of 9 artists whose work reflects contemporary art being made in Glasgow.

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unblinkingly, until the end.

Single Shot is funded by Arts Council England and the UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund, with additional support from Illy. Developed by Film and Video Umbrella and Maya Vision International. Single Shot is curated, promoted and toured by Film and Video Umbrella.

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AIDEEN BARRY AVALANCHE OPERA ASPHYXIA A performance film High-pitch resonant sounds are said to cause uncanny reactions both effecting people and the landscape. Aideen Barry has created a site-specific performance piece on the frozen glacial Lake Louise in Banff, Canada - the site of extraordinary avalanches. The artist uses her high pitch soprano notes to try to affect a shift in the landscape.

It is said that if we drown our lives flash before us in a series of merging memories. Playing with this concept, the artist Aideen Barry has created, composed and choreographed together with Tanya McCrory and Cathal Murphy, a performance installation of dance, sound and animated visuals that will physically narrate a ghostly action of drowning. Inspired by stories from Edgar Allan Poe and West of Ireland myths of Selkies.

Venue/Ionad The Basement, Radisson SAS Hotel

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Born in Belfast Dermot Seymour first exhibited in the late 1970s, when his paintings reflected the influence of the worst period of The Troubles. He has lived and worked for a long time in the Irish countryside, a perfect setting for his paintings, where much of his work is rooted.

Venue/Ionad Norman Villa Gallery, Lower Salthill Date/Dáta Runs daily throughout the Festival

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A NORTHERN LIGHT

ARTSPACE 21, an exhibition of painting, printmaking, photography, multimedia and live performance art will showcase the work of the 60+ artists who have been associated with the studios, one of Ireland’s leading artists’ collectives, over the past 21 years.

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A multi-media exhibition of some one hundred works by a group of artists from Northern Ireland curated by the distinguished painter Malcolm Bennett. A Northern Light includes sculpture, textiles, print and painting in a variety of styles from artists including John Breaky, Betty Brown, Vernon Carter, Richard Croft, Gerry Gleason, Willie Heron, Helen Kerr, James Millar, Om C. McCartney, Catherine McWilliams, Joseph McWilliams, Bob Sloan, Jack Packenham & Paul Yates. The exhibition will also feature works by Arthur Armstrong and George Campbell.

Venue/Ionad The Kenny Gallery Date/Dáta Runs daily throughout the Festival. Closed Sunday.

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JANE QUEALLY Liminal Paintings

Former Artspace Studio member, Sligo-born, Galway-based artist Jane Queally exhibits a new collection of paintings.

Venue/Ionad GTI, Galway Technical Institute, Fr. Griffin Road

Venue/Ionad NUI Galway Gallery

Date/Dáta Runs daily throughout the Festival

Date/Dáta Runs daily throughout the Festival

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CARMEL M. CLEARY PASSAGE - FIRE & ICE Hand printed B&W photographs, some over 8ft high, inspire the viewer to imagine that they can walk right in to explore the hidden depths of the sensuous corkscrew canyons of Arizona whose myriad colours are a fiery reflection of the desert above. Also on show, especially for this year’s Festival, is a selection of images from the glaciers of Iceland, where the stunning blue ice creates a breathtaking contrast of Fire & Ice.

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Venue/Ionad University College Hospital, Galway Date/Dáta Runs daily throughout the Festival to August 24th

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KAORI YUZAWA Inspired by old Japanese myths Kaori Yuzawa connects these influences with imagery of contemporary Japanese society, creating a landscape somewhere between reality and fiction. Yuzawa lives and works in Tokyo. She studied bookbinding, photography and experimental film at San Francisco Art Institute. “These works are my personal records of our life and unconsciousness. It's like Japanese myth in my mind” Kaori Yuzawa

Venue/Ionad ArdBia Gallery, William Street West Date/Dáta Runs daily throughout the Festival

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Venue/Ionad Festival Box Office, 1-5 Merchant’s Road Tigh Neactain, Cross Street Date/Dáta Runs daily throughout the Festival

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The 30th Galway Arts Festival photographic exhibition looks back at various Festival shows and events which took place during the Festival since its inception in 1978. As part of the exhibition the only complete collection of original Galway Arts Festival posters in the world can be seen in Tigh Neactain. Also check out the Festival’s new online gallery on www.galwayartsfestival.com from mid-June.

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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POSTAL BOOKING FORM 2007 Post to Galway Arts Festival, Black Box, Dyke Road Theatre, Galway, Ireland before July 1st, 2007. (Simply photocopy this form if you need more space). Performance

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BOOKING ÁITITHINT On-Line Ar Líne Booking on-line from 8th June on our website www.galwayartsfestival.com (internet bookings subject to €1.25 per ticket charge.)

MAP/LÉARSCÁIL 1 Black Box Theatre 2 Town Hall Theatre 3 Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUI Galway 4 Siobhan McKenna Theatre, NUI Galway 5 NUI Galway Gallery 6 Aula Maxima, NUI Galway 7 University College Hospital 8 Cuba 9 The Radisson SAS Hotel 10 Festival Box Office, Merchant’s Road

11 St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church 12 The King’s Head 13 Augustinian Church

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14 The Kenny Gallery 15 Druid Theatre 16 Spanish Parade 17 Galway City Museum 18 Tigh Neachtain 19 Nun’s Island Studio 20 Galway Arts Centre 21 Róisin Dubh 22 ArdBia Gallery 23 GTI, Fr. Griffin Road 24 The Warwick Hotel 25 Norman Villa Gallery 26 White Room Gallery 27 G126 28 Campbell’s Tavern, Cloughanover, Headford, Co. Galway

Please note Campbell’s Tavern, Cloughanover is fifteen miles outside Galway City. 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 and parking. 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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By Phone Guthán Phone 091 566577 Mon-Sat, 9.30am-5.30pm from June 25th. 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 1st of July. You do not need a credit card - cheque or postal orders are accepted (€2.50 transaction fee for postal bookings)* * Administration Charges Administration charges are used by the Festival to cover the costs of postage, credit card charges and the running of our temporary Box Office.

Merchandise Earraí Full range of Festival 2007 merchandise will be on sale at the Festival Box Office and via the Festival website www.galwayartsfestival.ie

In Person Tú Féin Festival Box Office opens to personal callers from 25th of June at 1-5 Merchants Road, Galway (formerly Instore) Mon-Sat 10 am - 5.30 pm. 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).

Groups A group discount is available on most performances. Please contact the Box Office for details. A Season Ticket to the World Voices Concert Series for Cesaria Evora, Eliades Ochoa and Taraf de Haïdouks is available at €70.

Friends of the Festival Cairde na Féile Friends Priority booking from 11th to 22nd of June. To become a Friend of the Festival phone Elaine at 091-509708.

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

Accommodation Lóistín See the accommodation listing on our website www.galwayartsfestival.com Contact Fáilte Ireland West at 091 537700, info@irelandwest.ie or www.irelandwest.ie In accordance with the Intoxicating Liqour Acts 2003 and 2004 no under 18s are allowed to remain in a Licenced Premises after 10pm. Due to this legislation no under 18s will be allowed into any nightime shows in The Radisson SAS Hotel, Roisin Dubh, The Warwick Hotel or Cuba.

FURTHER COPIES OF FESTIVAL PROGRAMME AVAILABLE FROM 091 509700

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