Galway Arts Festival Programme 1989

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Jl .00 a.m.

Festival Exhibitions till 6 p.m. See panel.

S.00 p.m. Film "The Sound and the Fury.,, (France). Claddagh Palace. 6.00 p.m. Gala Opening of the Western Artists group exhibition at Nuns Island Pharmaceuticals, Nuns Island. Artists working in the West of Ireland. 8.30 p.m. Irish Premiere of The Wow Show in the Ballroom of the Great Southern Hotel. "A lunolic, subversive brand of humour that has been likened to The Marx Brothers on Glue". 9.00 p.m. German film, Farewell to Paradise. Claddagh Palace.

10.00 p.m. Tennents Live present the Black Velvet Band in the Warwick Hotel. Special ÂŁ3 admission. 11.00 p.m.

II.JO p.m.

Festival Club. The Warwick Hotel. Silent Films Claddagh Palace. FRIDAY 21st JULY

10.00 a.m. Galway Film Fleadh presents Scannain Gaeilge, a programme of features and documentaries in the Irish language organised by Bob Quinn. Continues all day at the Claddagh Palace. 11.00 a.m. Festival Exhibitions open till 6 p.m.

1.00 p.m. Frankie Gavin, fiddle player with De Danann showcases his new solo album, "Frankie Goes To Town". Accompanied by Charlie Lennon.

S.00 p.m. Film "The Cannibals", (Portugal). Claddagh Palace. 6.00 p.m. Official Opening of two exhibitions at Kenny's Art Gallery, Middle Street. Sculpture by John Coen and photographs by Brendan Lawler.

7.00 p.m.

Film "Hard Times". Claddagh Palace.

8.30 p.m. Another chance to experience The Wow Show in the Great Southern Hotel. Described by Time Out as "the funniest thing in London". 9.00 p.m. From Scotland, the legendary singer, Dick Gaughan in an exclusive Irish concert in the Warwick Hotel (Acoustic Room).

9.00 p.m. "The Wow Show" in the ballroom of the Great Southern. "... To see this energy unleashed in the theatre is thrilling ... ". The Financial Times. 9.00 p.m. Arcady with Jackie Daly. Top class traditional music. The Taibhdhearc. 9.00 p.m. Film Claddagh Palace.




The Stunning play a Festival Bop in Seapoint on Saturday, 22nd July, after the MACNAS parade 10.00 p.m. Tennents Live present Festival Bop with The Stunning, The Fireflies and Special Guests. Seapoint Ballroom. Bar Extension. JJ.00 p.m.

Film "Ariel", (Finland). Claddagh Pal. SUNDAY 23rd JULY

10.00 a.m.

Films from emerging Irish Film-makers.

I 1.00 a.m.


J J .00 a.m. 1st Session of The Late Late Breakfast Show Warwick Hotel. "All you can eat for a fiver". 2nd Session is at noon. Fina1 Session is at 1.00 p.m.

till 6 p.m. see panel.

2.30 p.m. Retrospective of the films of Joe Comerford. "Withdrawal", "Waterbag" and "Down The Comer". Claddagh Pa1ace.

4.30 p.m. "Emtigon" and "Traveller" as part of

the Joe Comerford Retrospective. Claddagh Palace.

6.30 p.m. "Reefer and the Model'', film Comerford. Claddagh Palace. 8.00 p.m.

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Tennents Live presents Luka Bloom. Warwick Hotel. Special ÂŁ3 admission.

8.00 p.m.

Galway Film Fleadh Summing-Up Session. Claddagh Palace.

8.30 p.m. John and Tommy McArdle present their much loved Paddy Kavanagh Show, "Out of that Childhood Country" in the Taibhdhearc. 10.00 p.m. Film "Babette's Feast", (Denmark). Claddagh Palace. 11.00 p.m. Tennents Live present Noel Shine and Mary Greene Country Band. Warwick Hotel.

MONDAY 24th JULY 10.00 a.m.

Film Aeadh Outing to the Aran Islands.

J J.00 a.m.

Festival Exhibitions till 6 p.m. See panel.

I.JO p.m. Classical Lunchtime Concert in the Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas. Declan Daly on violin, accompanied by Dearbhla Collins on piano. 6. 00 p.m. Official Opening of exhibition of paintings by Robert Armstrong in the U.C.G. Art Gallery. 8.30 p.m.

The Abbey Theatre present Rosaleen Linehan as Kathleen Behan in "Mother of oil the Behons" at the Great Southern Theatre. 8.30p.m. From Texas, country singer Nanci Griffith in Leisureland with Philip Donnelly on guitar. 1/.00 p.m.

Festival Club in the Warwick Hotel. TUESDAY 25th JULY

I I. 00 a.m.

Festival Exhibitions till 6 p.m. See panel.

I. JO p.m. Classical Gui/or Recital, Ben Dwyer and Brian Kavanagh. Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas. 8.00 p.m. First night of the big festival show, "La Negra Ester", a South American musical from Chile. La Negra Ester is set in a brothel and full of slapstick scenes with love-sick sailors. The Big Top Marquee, Fisheries Field, Salmon Weir. 8.30 p.m. Rosaleen Linehan in the Abbey Theatre production of "Mother Of All The Behons". Great Southern Theatre.

/0.00 p.m. Tennents Live presents Galway band, Toasted Heretic, rock cabaret in the Warwick Hotel.

Orquesta Reve

Festival Ball, Seapoint, 25th July

10.00 p.m. Tennents Live presents the Festival Ball with Cuba's hottest Salsa Band, Orquesta Reve. Seapoint Ballroom, Salthill. Bar Extension .

.WEDNESDAY 26th JULY J J. OD a. m.

Festival Exhibitions till 6 p .m. See panel.

Superb saxophonist, Kenneth Edge in concert in the Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas. Neil Cooney, piano will accompany Kenneth. I. JO p.m.

El Gran Clrco Teatro presents "la Negro Ester .., a Chilean love story of the I 940's in the Big Top Marquee, Fisheries Field, Salmon Weir Bridge. 8.00 p.m.

"Attending a showing of la Negra Ester is like becoming light-headed at a grand fiesta".

Rosaleen Linehan, winner of the 1988 Actress of the Year at the Harvey's Theatre Award, as Kathleen Behan in "Mother of All the Behans", an Abbey Theatre production. Great Southern Theatre.

8.30 p.m.

8.30 p.m. Ballinasloe born writer, Des Hogan is the special guest at a festival reading in the Arts Centre, 47 nnminirlr C:.trP�t

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Tracy Harris and Mary O'Malley. 9.00 p.m. From London, stand-up comedian, Ian Mac Pherson in the Warwick Hotel (Acoustic Room). /0.00 p.m.

Tennents Live present former Virgin Prune, Gavin Friday and his band in the Warwick Hotel. Special ÂŁ3 admission for this late and live gig. I 1.00 p.m.

Festival Club in the Warwick Hotel.

Jl.00 a.m.

Festival Exhibitions till 6 p.m. See panel.


/. JO p.m. Classical Concert with the Camden String Quartet in the Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas. 2.00 p.m. Galway Shopping Centre are organising a special Treasure Hunt to find Lemuel Gulliver, the thirty-two foot giant who has disappeared from the MACNAS workshop. Entry forms for the Treasure Hunt are available from the Galway Shopping Centre .. 8.00 p.m. Fast-moving, exuberant and fun, "La Negra Ester" presented by the top South American company, El Gran Clrco de Teatro. Performed by 12 actors and three musicians this musical spectacular has been hailed by every critic as a theatrical tour de force. Big Top Marquee, Fisheries Field, Salmon Weir.

8.30 p.m. "Mother of all the Behans", a one woman show by Rosaleen Linehan in an Abbey Theatre production at the Great Southern Theatre. 9.00 p.m. Tennents Live present the box wizzard

from Annaghdown, Martin O'Connor in the Warwick Hotel (Acoustic Room). In a concert with super session men Garvan Gallagher (bass), James Delaney (piano), Jimmy Faulkner (guitar), Brendan O'Regan (bouzouki) and Colm Murphy (bodhran). 10.00 p.m. Tennents Live present the legendary Tuam tradabilly band, The Sawdoctors. The Warwick Hotel. A special ÂŁ3 admission. /1.00 p.m.

Festival Club in the Warwick Hotel.

FRIDAY 28th JULY /1.00 a.m.

Festival Exhibitions till 6 p.m. See panel.

I. JO p.m. Recital in the Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas featuring Helen Houlihan, soprano, Stephen O'Shea, tenor and Colette Davis, piano.

8.00 p.m. In the Big Top Marquee at the Fisheries Field, the story of La Negra Ester as told by El Gran Circo Teatro from Chile. "It is impossible to watch without falling under the spell of La Negro Ester".

8.30 p.m. The Abbey Theatre comes to town with "Mother of all the Behans" starring Rosaleen Linehan in the Great Southern Theatre. "A brilliant portrait of an Irish Earth-Mo ther, singer and unique personality". Brighton Argus. 10.00 p.m. Tennents Live present The Rocking Chairs featuring the ex-Waterboy from Kiltimagh, Vinny Kilduff. Special £3 admission.Warwick Hotel.. JJ.00 p.m.

Festival Club in the Warwick Hotel. SATURDAY 29th JULY

11.00 a.m.

Festival Exhibitions till 6 p.m. See panel.

J.JOp.m. Sharon Shannon, will play a homecoming concert in the Taibhdhearc with special guests.

I. JO p.m. Final lunchtime concert in the Music for Galway series at the Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas. Today's concert features Una Russell on the organ.

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comedian Ian Saville with his new show, "Getting Nowhere - Again" in the Taibhdhearc. 8. 00 p. m. Last chance to see the musical spectacular, "La Negra Ester" in the Big Top Marquee, Fisheries Field. La Negro Ester is the most beautiful and unforgettable theatre piece of recent years. " 8.30 p.m. Rosaleen Linehan on the last night of her one-woman show, "Mother of all the Behans" which the Abbey Theatre are staging at the Great Southern Theatre. "It is a subtle and compelling piece of acting worth going a long way to see" - The Guardian. 8.30 p.m.

In concert in Leisureland The Waterboys,

9.00 p.m. From Caherlistrane, The Keane Family in an evening of music and song at the Warwick Hotel 10.00 p.m. Tennents Live present the Dublin band, Something Happens, in Seapoint Ballroom. Bar ext.

SUNDAY 30th JULY I/ .00 a.m.

Festival Exhibitions till 6 p.m. See panel.

Micheal 6 Sui/leabhdin plays piano with the Irish Chamber Orchestra in a gala concert in Leisure/and on Sunday, 30th July at 8 pm. The concert programme feawres "Dolphin's Way'; "Oileon" and other works by 6 Suil/eabluiin.

8.00 p.m. Music for Galway presents Micheal 6 Stiilleabhaln and the Irish Chamber Orchestra in Leisureland, Salthill. Guest soloists include Conal 6 Grada (flute) and Mel Mercier (bodhran and bones). 8.00 p.m. Ian Saville presents his new show, "Getting Nowhere-Again" at the Taibhdhearc. Ian won a Time Out Theatre Award in 1987 and was a big hit at the 10th Galway Arts Festival. 8.30 p.m. Special Festival Concert with The Walerboys in the Big Top Marquee, Fisheries Field. 10.00 p.m.. •• ,


Festival Finale in the Warwick Hotel.

Exhibitions Western Artists, Group Show Nuns Island Pharmaceuticals Robert Armstrong, Paintings U.C.G. Art Gallery John Burke, Recent Sculpture The Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street. Martin Folan, Paintings The Arts Centre, Nuns Island Mythical Objects, Mexican Show The Stephen Pearce Gallery The Family, Group Show Pettitt's, Rd. (Formerly Ashe Motors) John Coen, Sculpture Kenny's Art Gallery Brendan Lawlor, Photography Kenny's Art Gallery Declan Holloway, Siobhan Piercy Prints and Drawings The Winnower Gallery Hazel Jennings, Photography Joe Geoghegan Gallery Festival Craft Fair The Cornstore Derek Spiers, Photography The Arts Centre, 47, Dominick Street. Impressions l, Prints Spanish Arch Gallery

Festival Box-Office No. 1 Cross Street (opposite Cornstone)

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GALWAY ARTS FESTIVAL present Wed. 19th July Dave Fannin1 Tour. An Emotional Fish, The Dixons, Real Wild West. c.r.s, Salthill, Io pm. Thurs. 20th July Black Velvet Band. Warwick Hotel, 10 pm. Fri. 21st July

Dic::k Gaughan. Warwick Hotel, 9 pm.

Mon. 24th July Nanci Griffith. Leisureland, 8.30 pm. Tues. 25th July Toasted Heretic. Warwick Hotel, 10 pm. Orq uesta Reve. Seapoint Ballroom, Sahhill, 10 pm. Wed. 26th July Gavin Friday. Warwick Hotel, 10 pm.

Thurs. 27th July Martin O'Connor. Sat. 22nd July Warwick Hotel, 9 pm. A ready. The Sawdoc::tors. The Taibhdhearc, 1.10 pm. Warwick Hotel, 10 pm The Stunning, The Fri. 28th July Fireflies. Seapoint, Salthill, 10 pm. The Rocking Chairs. Warwick Hotel, 10 pm. Sun. 23rd July Sat. 29th July Luka Bloom. Sharon Shannon. Warwick Hotel, 8 pm. The Tuibhdhearc, 1.10 pm. Noel Shine and Mary Something Happens. Greene Country Band. Seapoint Ballroom, 10 pm. Warwick Hotel, 11 pm.

BOX OFFICE Phone 68317 Datlgn Ted Tunon, Printed by J-vC.. Print9f'I

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