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The Big Day Out

Michelle Shocked

recording and most recendy completed a two-month stint opening for Eric Clapton on his European Tour. Like John Lee Hooker, Brown seems to get better with age, and certainly shames performers decades younger than him. Steeped in country and blues, his music is littered with funk, jazz, r&b, zydeco and rock and this Is most apparent on hls recent The Man release. His recordings only hint at his prowess on stage however, and Brown's live shows are legendary for their incendary quality. This promises to be a four-alarm chilll show, and It's more likely that the roof of the Big Top will be in danger of being sent Into space. You've been warned!. You'll be advised to be in shape and be prepared for this no holds barred event.

The Festival Big Top Sun. July 30, 6.00pm

A rousing finale for Festival 1995 Is guaranteed at The Big Day Out as a host of great performers, including Michelle Shocked and the Grammy Award-winning Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, will have us all stomping at the Big Top. T here'll be surprise guest appearances, and a wild old time is assured. T his will be Michelle Shocked's third visit to Galway, and backed this time by Hothouse Flowers stalwarts Fiachna O'Braonaln and Peter O'Toole, it promises to be a memorable show. Som in East Texas, Shocked was discovered by Cooking Vinyl maestro Pete Lawrence in 1986. His Walkman recording of her singing and playing was released as The Texas Cam(J/ire Ta(Jes, and was followed 1988 by the release of Short Sharp Shoc�d. Two more releases followed and last year she produced a brand new collection of songs, which was sold only at her concerts. Her musical diversity reflects her travels; she has "done" folk, blues, swing, grunge, country, bluegrass and rock. A true musical magpie, she laces her songs with Irony and humour, warmth and tenderness, and she's rightly gained a reputation as a powerful performer. Though he was born In Louisiana, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown grew up in neighbouring Texas. A professional musician for more than SO years (he was 16 when he joined Howard Spencer and his Gay Swlngsters in 1940), he shows no signs of slowing down. He's constantly touring and

Fmnkie Gavin and Alec Finn

array of material and vocalists they've remained true to the music throughout. As solo performers the many past and present members have had crltlcal and commercial success (the backbone of the hugely successful Woman's Heart album was provided by Mary Black. Dolores Keane and Maura O'Connell - all De Dannan alumni), but on July 22 it'll be a case of the whole being more than the sum of the parts. And while the term 'supergroup' Is often over used and lighdy used, it perfectly describes De Dannan. T he concert on July 22 promises to be one of the undoubted highlights of this year's programme.

Spearhead GPO

Thur. July 20, 11.00pm

De Dannan

The Festival Big Top Sat. July 22, 8.00pm

Spearhead is the latest brainchild of rapper Michael Frantl formerly of Disposable Heroes of Hlphoprisy fame. The 'Heroes' came to prominence with their ground breaking HifJocrisy is the Greatest luxury album featuring such classics as Television, the drug of the Nation and California Uber Alles. T he social issues of a 90's America were explored in a fashion which was new, innovative and refreshing. Spearhead contlnues Franti's desire to talk about what matters, this time augmented by an 7 piece live band. A comblnatlon of rap, reggae, jazz and funk makes for a sound which is already drawing much acclaim.

Along with Planxty and The Bothy Band, De Dannan led the Irish music renaissance of the J 970's, While the others are long gone, De Dannan is still going strong. On Saturday July 22 they will be bringing it all back home at the Festival Big Top as they celebrate their 21st birthday. Many past members, including Mary Black, Dolores Keane and Mitrtfn O'Connor will also be on hand for the festivities. Unlike rock bands, Irish traditional groups tend to - are expected to almost - have a fluid and changing lineup, and De Dannan are the exception. Looking back over the albums (Selective Jigs & Reels, Star

S(Jangled Molly, Mist Covered Mountain, Ballroom of Romance are just a handful) is like going through a Who's Who of Irish Music. While they've experimented with an eclectlc

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JOE BURKE & ANNE CONROY-BURKE

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GUY CLARKE

ARDIUUN HOTEL

THE DEVLINS

WARWICK HOTEL

BRENDAN LARISSEY & RINGO MCDONAGH DRUID THEATRE

HARTIN HAYES ST. NICHOLAS

ELEANOR SHANLEY ACOUSTIC ROOM

TOMMY PEOPLES DRUID THEATRE

CHRIS SMITHERS

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JOOLS HOLLAND AND HIS RHYTHM 'N BLUES ORCHESTRA BIG TOP

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MICHELLE SHOCKED CLARENCE "GATEHOUTH" BROWNE PLUS SUPPORT BIG TOI'

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�� Lunchtime at the Festival MUSIC Lunchtime on the Lane Druid Lane Theatre, Chapel Lane

Liam O'Maonlai Thur. July 20, 1.00pm A rare occaslon to hear one of Ireland's finest singers singing from both his tradltlonal sean n6s and contemporary repertoire.

Siobhan Peoples and Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh Fri. July 21, 1.00pm

Following in the great tradltlon of Donegal fiddle-players, both Slobh.in and Malread are regarded as the leading exponents of this very fine style of flddleplaying

PJ Hayes & Francie Donnellan

Sat. July 22, 1.00pm

PJ and Francie are old friends from East Clare who have played together for many years in the tradition of East Clare fiddle playing. T heir style of playing has been carried on through the playing of Martin Hayes (Pj's son) who also plays at this year's Festival,

Joe Burke & Anne Conroy Burke Thur. July 27, 1.00pm

A legend in his own lifetime, Joe Burke Is one of Galway's favourlte accordion players. With hls playing firmly rooted ln East Galway style, his show with Anne Conroy Burke, also on accordion, features music and stories from that area.

Brendan Larrissey, Johnny Ringo McDonagh & Nicolas Quemener Fri. July 28 1 1.00pm

Anne Conroy Burke

Brendan Larrissey

To celebrate the launch of his recent first album, Rick of the Wrist Brendan Larrissey, a young fiddle player from Drogheda, is joined here by bodhran player Jhonny Ringo Mc Donagh and Breton guitarist, Nicolas Quemener.

Tommy Peoples

Sat. July 29, 1.00pm Best known as a fiddle player with the Bothy Band in the early 70's and for his solo recordings, Tommy makes a very welcome return visit to the Festival.

THEATRE No Earthly Pole Punchbag Theatre,

Quay Lane Fri. 21 ·Sat.July 29, (excluding Sun. 23 July) 1.1Opm

No Earthly Pole by Fred Johnston, directed by

Brendan Murray. A world Premiere, with a musical score by young composer, Hugh Kelly, No Earthly Pole, tells through music, song and story the ill-fated voyage of Capt. John Franklin, and the fascinating true story of how he and his entire UeNt disappeared whilst searching for the North West Passage. A folk oratorio, No Earthly Pole celebrates the I 50th anniversary of this most tragic Artie expedition.

COMEDY We'll meet again, Dammit!

The Flying Pigs

The King's Head Wed. 19 • Sat. July 29, (excluding Sun. 23 July) 1.05pm

Those fine purveyors of aerial pork. 'Flying Pig' land at the King's Head for their '4th appearance in the festival In celebration of their newest lunchtime comedy show, We'H meet again, Dammit! Come celebrate world evenu of the past, present and future. Take a sentimental journey through time with the only two people In the world who know how to look on the bright side of the famine! With them, reminisce and analyse the war times, have a nostalgic and tearful look at I 00 golden years of the movies. Let's not forget 251 /2 years of Monty Python, remember these and more in our Anniversary show, We'll meet again, DammitJ Flying Pig Comedy Troupe celebrate the achievement of reaching their 10th show, written and performed by the group. "Prodlglously talented pigs. Surely one of the most orlglnal and Innovative comedy troupes around" • The Galway Advertiser,

READING Liam Stenson Druid Lane Theatre Mon. July 24, 1.00pm

Liam Stenson sat down one evening to write a 1,500 word column for the Galway Observer, as he had done every week for almost ten years. Somehow, four months later, the article emerged as Vengeance, a 350 page crime thriller set in Manhattan and lnlshbofin, "two tiny islands with very bad roads", and Is now In pre-publication In New York. The book's hero is not a hero at all, just a guy who likes a laugh and a drink. who wishes he was another half Inch taller, and really shouldn't be In the vicinity at all, "a bit like everybody else". Quite how this happened, Liam is not sure, but enjoyed the process so much he is now writing a second, set In London and Galway. He will read selections from the manuscript and Invites questions that may explain how all this crime

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CLASSICAL MUSIC Arranged by Music For Galway Kindly assisted by C.F. Shaw Trust

and I.M.R.O. All concerts on this page start at 1.1 Opm in St. Nicholas• Collegiate Church. Tickets at the door only. Monday 24 July

Finghin Collins piano

Beethoven: c1no-1827)

Berg: (1885-1935) Uszt (1811-1886)

Sonata In C minor, Op. 111 Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed apf,>assionata Arietta: Adagio moho semf,>lice e cantabile Sonata. Op. I Soirees de Vlenne No. 6 in A major

One of Ireland's most outstanding young musicians, Flnghln Is currently the holder of the title "Musician of the Future", having won the RTE national competition In 1994. A student of John O'Conor at the Royal lrlsh Academy of Music, Finghin has achieved distinction at numerous international competitions and represented Ireland at the Eurovision Young Musician Competition In Warsaw In 1994. Performances and broadcasts have taken place throughout Europe and a German tour is scheduled for November 1995, Tuesday 25 July

The Orphean Ensemble

Gabrielle Fisher, soprano Anthony Aarons, trumpet Jane o•Leary, piano A. Scarlatti (1660-1725) Handel: ( 1685-1759) Marcello: ( I 684-1750) Purcell: (1659-1695) M. Head: Fisher Tull: LBemstein: (1918-1990) Handel:

Si suonl la tromba Mio tesoro per te moro Rempe sprezza Rejoice Greatly (from The Messiah) Concerto in D minor Andante e splccata Sound the Trumpet Ave Marla Three Profiles for Solo Trumpet (1980) Slmple Song (from Mass)

Let the Bright Seraphim (from Samson) Eternal Source of Light Handel: Divine (Birthday Ode to Queen Anne) Bach: AUeluja (1685-1750) (from Cantata 51)

The Orphean Ensemble was founded by the young Australian soprano, Gabrielle Fisher, and Canadian trumpeter Anthony Aarons, both now living in London and performing widely throughout Britain and abroad. Gabrielle Is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatory and has sung in Asia, France, Paris, Germany and Austria In both opera and recital. She has also been featured as soloist with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. Anthony moved to England when he was ten and studied at the Royal College of Music in London. He has a busy solo career and in 1992 was one of the top ten young trumpet soloists at the Prague Spring International Competition. They are joined by Galway musician Jane O'Leary in a programme of trios, duets and solos from both the Baroque era and the twentleth century.

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Wednesday 26 July

The Valerius Ensemble Is made up of somE the finest musicians in Amsterdam, many c them principal soloists and section leader. with Out.ch orchestras. The group has be1 assembled by Jan Bobak, violinist, who divides his time between Amsterdam and ; holiday house in Blalnroe, Co. Wicklow. l other musicians are Ingrid BoO(e (flute), Aimee Versloot (viola), Henk Lambooy (cello), and Andrew Wlse (piano),

Maya Homburger violin Malcolm Proud harpsichord

J.S. Bach:

Sonata for violin and harpsichord In E major (BWV IO16) Barry Guy: Celebration ( 1994) J.S. Bach: Sonata for vlolin and harpsichord In G major (BWV 1019) ---------, Bom ln Switzerland, Maya began her study of the violin at the Conservatory in Bem, continuing her studies ln America and Vienna. She has specialised ln repertoire for baroque violin and Is principal second violinist of John Eliot Gardiner's English Baroque Soloists. She set up a CO label, MAYA. with double bass player Barry Guy and in 1993 recorded the 12 solo Fantasies by Telemann. She plays an Italian violin made in J 740 by Antonio dall Costa, Treviso. Irish harpsichordist and organist Malcolm Proud has had a busy intematlonal performing career since winning first prize at the Edinburgh International Harpsichord Competltlon In 1982. He Is a lecturer In music at the Waterford Regional Technical College and organist of St. Canlce's Cathedral In Kilkenny where he lives.. Malcolm and Maya will record the six violin sonatas of J,S, Bach for CD in the coming weeks. Barry Guy's "Celebration" was written as a birthday ode for Maya's father.

Valerius Ensemble Amsterdam Beethoven: Serenade, Op. 25, ( I n0-1827) for flute, violin and viola L Entrata 2.Menuetta 3. Allegro malta 4, Andante con variazlonl 5. Allegro Scherzando 6. Adagio 7. V',vace Schumann: Plano Quartet, Op. 47, ( 1810-1856) for piano, violin, viola and ce I. Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non trof>f,>o 2. Scherzo - molta vivace 3. Andante cantabile 4. Finale • vivace

Friday 28 July

Sabine Ducrot MacNamara fll Brian MacNamara piano Faure: Fantalsle, Op. 79 ( 1845-1924) Poulenc: Sonata for flute and piano (1899-1963) Allegro malincanico Cantilena Presta giocoso Franck: Sonata In A major (1822-1890) Allegretto ben moderato Allegro Ben moderata Allegretto f,>oco mosso Both Brian and Sabine were selected as overall winners of thelr country's "Muslcia, of the Future" Competltlons-Brian won I RTE Competltlon In Ireland in 1981 and th following year Sabine was the winner of th French Competltlon. Brian began his musl studies at St. Finian's College In Mulllngar • went on to graduate with distlnctlon frorr the Paris Conservatolre. He ls now a lecturer in piano at the Cork School of Muslc. Sabine also graduated with a First Prize from the Paris Conservatoire. She w the first flautist in the French Philharmonic Orchestra before moving to Ireland. All classical lunchtlme concerts sponsored by

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Jozl Jozi The Market Theatre Company Galway Lawn·Tennis Club, Salthill Tue. 25 ·Sat.July 29, 8.30pm Welcome to the streets of Johannesburg - or Jozl as Its known to Its residents. Jozi )ozi celebrates life In the City of Gold In 1995 - a satirical, a cappella musical about the not-so­ new South Africa. With a lively master of ceremonies as your guide, the show will transport you downtown. Here you'll be Introduced to the Chinese and African hawkers competing for space on the pavements, take a terrifying taxi ride with some speed-happy drivers and meet the Mafiosos - the big time boys In action. )ozi )ozi fizzes with energy from its slick dance numbers to the powerful a cappella singing which ranges from Jazz and barbershop through to a wonderful send up of the African choral tradition. So join us In Jozl - and get street wise ! "A better introduction to the cultural melting pot of this city would have been hard to find...a boisterous delight" Finanda/ Mall, Johannesburg

"Jozi Jozi Is a big step forward for South African theatre. Instead of a cry for help or moan of despair; it Is a joyous celebration of life In urban Johannesburg, and without ever white-washing hardships it Is extraordinarily uplifting" Sunda Times, Johannesburg y

Lindy Hoppers dazzle audiences with their technique and versatility. Based in England, the Jiving Lindy Hoppers are an award-winning dance company of international repute. Founded in 1984 they have toured extensively throughout the U.K., Europe, the USA and Japan. The company has received innumerable awards and extensive coverage both In England and America. The Company's name comes from the "Lindy Hop" which is the original form of the jive dancing that developed In Harlem In the late I 920's. The Jivlng Lindy Hoppers show draws a great variety of authentic dance forms, steps and styles. This unmissable show brings together a magic formula of jazz dance, the celebrated singing of Bronx blues star, Mlntzl Berry and the energy of Herbin Van Casyelle, one of the most talented American black male tap dancers. Music Is provided by The Kelth Nichols Orchestra. Keith Is considered to be one of the foremost authorities on Classic Jazz and Ragtime, specialising In all the older jazz piano styles, from Scott Joplin through to James P. Johnson, Fats Waller and Duke Ellington.

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Hotfoot from Harlem Is an action spectacular which races at breath-taking speed through the dances of the I 920's, 30's and 40's. Featuring the charleston, the jitterbug and the Jive amongst other classic steps, the Jiving

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Maria Pages Galway Lawn Tennis Club, Salthill Fri. 21 & Sat. July 22, 9.30pm

The Wadaiko lchiro Drummers

gradations frcm the hypnotic galloping rhythms of the small drums to the stunning reverberations of the massive talko tree­ trunk drum...comblning musicianship with athleticlsm:• The Sunday Times "Primevally excltlng,Hprepare to be enthralled by this modem Japanese drumming sensation." Time Out

Festival Big Top Wed. 26 ·Sat.July 29, 7.00pm

The Wadaiko lchiro Drummers premiered to huge acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival. The company of ten men and women Is rigorously trained In the ancient techniques of Japanese drumming and percusslon. The blend of thunderous rhythm, explosive energy and breathtaking visual spectacle has captivated audiences of all ages world-wide. The performance is built around the talko, the traditional drums that increase in size to a massive drum weighing I ,OOOlbs. With heart stopplng precision and synchronisation the drummers move through a range of moods from electrifying crescendos to tranquil and evocative melodies. "Exhilarating variations and crescendos, In

Though perhaps best known In Ireland for her part in Riverdance. Maria Pag� is an Internationally renowned performer who has been at the forefront of flamenco for many years. She has toured throughout Europe and many parts of the world with major companies, and since forming her own company In 1990 has continued to receive lavish praise for her performances. Backed by two singers, a percussionist and a guitarist she'll be aiming to dispel the 'stereotype of flamenco for once and for all', and to show all that is best about the modem form of this profound and passionate art. Among the pieces Marla and her troupe will perform are Cante de las Minas, Tangos, Serranas and Taranto. These reflect the diversity of styles and moods that Is flamenco and demonstrate the range of emotional expression possible In the combination of music, song and dance. H Rlverdance whetted your appetite, Marla Pag�' performance should be a feast for the senses. "Flamenco for the arms instead of the feet..:' Evenini Standard Kindly assisted by lnstltuto Cervantes International Theatre Sponsored y b

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Shoes of Gold Galway Youth Theatre Galway Arts Centre, Nun's Island Mon. 17 • Sun. July 23, 11.00pm Shoes of Gold Is based on Brecht's Caucasian

Chalk QrcJe and on the events surrounding

the shooting of Nicolae and Elena Ceaucescu in Romania on Christmas Day 1989. Judith Higgins, a graduate of Galway Youth Theatre, directs a version of this devised piece In order to raise money to send three Galway Youth Theatre swdents to London to participate in a Summer School organlsed by The Lyrlc Theatre, Hammersmith.

Religious Knowledge: The Director's Cut

Cumann Theatre

The King's Head Wed. 19 - Sun. 30 July, 5.00pm l 970 Is regarded as the year In which the power of the Christian Brothers peaked. At the time primary education was still church controlled and was chiefly concerned with indoctrinating Catholic values. But times were changing, the old values being challenged by the advent of television, the society becoming more affluent and more materialistic. Ireland was set to join the EEC, Eamonn De Valera was president, and Dana had just conquered Europe by winning the Eurovision song contest. T he play Is dedicated to all those brave souls who were educated by the brothers and lived to tell the tale.

choice of venue any evening during the Arts Festival will be the Taibhdhearc Theatre. Language, any language, is unnecessary In this dynamic show of singing, dancing, music and folk drama. This cast who conslstantly win awards at All Ireland Fleadhanna give the audience the magic of non stop, energy packed Folk Theatre. The perfonners have taken to the boards of several European countries during the past four years. They performed In Westminlster Cathedral, Lithuania, Finland, Belguim, France and the Netherlands all since 1991. Siamsa

Aiste6iri Oga na Taibhdhearca Spanish Arch

Thur. 20 & Fri. July 21

The Apostasy of Matthew

Sullivan

Goodtime Productions Galway Technic al Institute • Fr. Griffin Road From Wed. 19 at 8.00pm

A Story of Faith and Famine. The Apostasy of Matthew Sullivan depicts the story of a small West Cork community and is a polemic against bigotry, tribalism and racialism. It sets out to put a human face on the 'Soupers' of Tooremoore, some 615 converts from Catholicism to Protestantism who built Teampall na mBocht with their bare hands during the freezing famine winter of 1847, and whose descendants down through the years have had to endure a bitter and false tradition. The play also celebrates the heroism of two Engllshmen who did their duty to the death in the service of the poor of Ireland In that apalling time of the Great Famine. This account of what happened ln the tiny West Cork inlet in 1847 Is Inescapably an allegory on the sad history of Protestant and Catholic In Northern Ireland but Its tolerant and ecumenical message will hopefully, find a wann welcome In the Ireland of 1995.

Not many people know that hidden ln the depths of Galway's oldest theatre, Taibhdhearc Na Gaillimhe, there is a ghost. In fact the word 'Taibhdhearc' Itself means the 'sight of the ghost'. This is the story of that ghost as brought to life by Aisteoirl 6ga na Taibhdhearca.

VISITING STUDENT THEATRE

Moonshine by Jim Nolan

Theatre Arts and

Song Of Songs Plymouth University

Heads or Harps Theatre Co. St. Nicholas' Parochial School, Woodquay Mon. 24 - Sat. July 29, 8.00pm

Performance The Galway Rowing Club. Woodquay T hur. 20 ·Sun.July 23, 8.00pm

Jim Nolan's award-winnlng play enlists the help of Shakespeare, love, death and the dark humour of small town Ireland for this fascinating study of love, doubt and redemption. Mc Keever, the enigmatic undertaker, attempts to draw the community together for a production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. However, the gradual disappearance of his cast, the impending closure of the local Protestant Church and the return of his fonner lover throw the production into a comic and sometimes tragic state of instability.

Theatre Arts and Perfonnance Studies at Plymouth University has been established for over thirty years and has gained an excellent reputation for work which Is at the forefront of Performance research. Song of Songs originated as a compilation of love songs between a bride and groom on their wedding day, so reverberations of this 'Giving of self' provide the point of departure for the show.

Siamsa na Gaillimhe An Taibhdhearc Theatre, Middle St Wed. 19 - Fri. July 28, (Exc luding Sat. & Sun.) 8.45pm

Arus na Gael. UCG Sat. 22 ·Sun.July 23. 8.00pm

If it's the concertina, fiddle, flute, banjo, harp, or bodhran you want to hear, then your

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From Slovenia, the srudents of the University of Ljubljana present The Show, based on the novel Les Yeux 8/eus Cheveux No/rs written by Marguerite Ouras.


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De0annan 8.00pm

The Jiving LildyHoppe,s 9.15pm

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Tribute to Bob MalWj fealumg Bllfalo Sokfier 10.30pm

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Spalding Gray 8.00pm

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Slamsa 8.4 5pm A reading with Pat McCabe 6.00pm

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Wadaiko lchio Drummers 7.00pm TheJMOglin<t1 Hoppeis9.1Spm Wadaikolcliro Drummers 7.00pm Wadaiko lchiro DnJlllners 7.00pm Jools Holland 9.� The Big Day OUt Michena Shocked Clarance 'Gatemouli' Brown Doors 6.00pm

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Siamsa 8.45pm

OYemlled plus support (il Acoustic Room) 8.00pm

TopUKcome<i JinTavaii 8.30pm

The Mafket Theatre Company 8.30pm

Siamsa 8.45pm

Comedy with Kata Robbins (in Acouslic Room) 8.30pm

Sqersro;iwri Sin6ad lohal 83.lpm

The Market Theatre Company 8.�

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American blues with Clvis Slrithars (in AcouslicRoom) 9.00pm Festival Club 11.00pm

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Galway Youth Theatre 8.�and11.00pm

Galway Youth Theatre 8.00pm and11.00pm

Puncltag Theatre 8.00pm

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Legendary si,ger song wjer Robyn Httchcoc k 9.00pm

S. Peoples and M.NIMhaonalgh 1.00pm Druid Theatre Company 8.00pm

Galway YouthTheatre 8.00pm and 11.00pm

PtlichbagTheatre 1.10pm and 8.00pm

F. Donnellan end P.J.Hayes 1.00pm Galway Youth Theatre Druid Theatre 8.00pm and 11.00pm Company 8.00pm

Punchbag Theatre 1.10pm and 8.00pm Coin Dexter (raacing) 5.00pm

The Philadelphia GospelChoir 1.00pm

Cumann Theatre 5.00pm Fl)fflg Pig Comedy Troupe 1.05pm Coo1annTheatre 5.00pm

Flying Pig Comedy Trol4)81.05pm Cumann Theatre 5.00pm

G.T.I.Theatre Fr. Griffin Rd Goodtine Productions 19 • 30 July, 8.00pm

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An Taibhdhearc Thur. July 2Dt 6.00pm Patrick McCibe,ls best known for his award-winning book The Butcher Boy, which was the winner of the Irish Times/Aer Ungus Literature Prize In 1992 and was shortlisted for the Booker. Prlze In the same year. His critically acclaimed play Fronk Pig says Hello was based on The Butcher 8oy and was first performed at the Dublin Theatre Festival In 1992. Mc Cabe was born In Co. Monaghan In 1955. In 1979 he received the Hennessy award for a short story. He has also had two of his short stories broadcast on RTE, and several of his plays were broadcast by the BBC and RTE. His latest work confirms Patrick Mc Cabe's position as the contemporary master of the humourous macabre.

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Punchbag Theatre Sat. July 22 t 5.00pm r':.,7'77".....,::.iiiiilliiji;iiil Colin Dexter has a vast and evergrowlng band of devoted readers. Inspector Morse, is probably his best known creation 1· and The Morse novels have been made into a critically acclaimed lV show which was a consistent rating topper. Dexter's plots are extremely clever. complicated and ceaselessly entertaining and It should come as no surprise that this retired Oxford teacher won national crossword competitions. Described as being 'excltlngly devious and didactic' Dexter was a comparative late arrival to crime wrltlng • he was in his -tos when his first novel was published. Dexter Is happily looking forward to answering questions after the reading; has the time come for him to reveal Morse's chrlstian namel

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Joe O'Connor has written two critically acclaimed and bestselling novels. Cowboys and Indians (1991) and Desperadoes (1994), and a collection of short stories, True Believers (1991 ). Other publications Include a

blo�phy of the Irish poet, Charles Donnelly Even The Olives are Bleeding (1992)1and a collection of JoumaHsm, The Secret \\brld of the Irish Male (1994), which spent six months In the Irish bestseller lists and Is to be published later this year In Australia, Canada and The United States. His work has received a number of awards, Including the Hennessy Award for Best'Arst Fiction, the Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year Award, the Time 0ut ·Magazine Travel Writing Prize and the Macaulay Fellowship of the Irish Arts Council. For the Galway Arts Festival he wiH read from 'The Secret World of the Irish Male'.

Spalding Gray Great Southern Hotelt Eyre Square Thur. 20 • Fri. July 21, 8.00pm Spalding Gray returns to the Galway Arts Festival with not one but two monologues. In Groy's Anatomy he has entered 'the Bermuda Triangle of health' where an eye complalnt becomes the centre of his universe and the target for all his anxiety. Interview with an Audience gives Galway a second chance to see this master storyteller at work In one of his most extraordinary shows yet. "One of the funniest travelogues of the human landscape Gray has yet spun out...As close as he has ever been to becoming a stand-up comedian. God bless him for It." Chicago Tribune

Nick Hornby An Taibhdhearc Sat. July 29t 6.00pm Nick Homby was born In London in 1957 and Is now probably the most famous Arsenal supporter In the World. His passion for football brought the author huge success ....__�..:a.:;-.�Lll when he published hls first book Fever Pttch In I 993. This autobiographical book Is a sophisticated study of obsession, families, masculinity, class, Identity, growing up, loyalty, depression of joy. The catalyst for all this.expression being football. His first novel High Fidelity published earlier this year has little to do with football. However, the same themes are discussed and developed against a backdrop of a falling

record shop.called Championship Vinyl. This very funny and well observed lbook shecfs much H&ht on the secret life of the English male. The hero, a thirty five year old,pop addict can be reHed l!p0n to sum up his life and Interests under All Time Ave �. Julie Burchill said about this man that he should write for England, given that he will never play for �gland! She could be right.

Mary O'Malley & Terry McDonagh

Kenny's Gallery, Middle Street Fri. 28 Julyt 6.00pm Geography has been defined as the study of the relationship between humankind and the environment. In that light perhaps the term 'geographical poetry' could be coined and applied to the work of Mary O'Malley and Terry McDonagh. At first glance their work could not seem to be more dissimilar • O'Malley lives In the Moycullen Gaeltacht, while McDonagh lives In Germany, yet what links them Is their ability to articulate a sense of place. They write of their relationship to their surroundings, and In their very personal work we can all find common ground. Mary O'Malley was bom In Connemara. A graduate of UCG, she taught In Lisbon for eight years before returning to Ireland. Her use of language Is superb; economical, precise and highly evocative. Terry McDonagh, a native of Klltlmagh, has been living and working In Hamburg since the 1980's. Much of his poetry Is concerned with coming to terms with living In a new place, with a new language and a new culture. He, like O'Malley, finds the definition of place in all that he experiences around him. You can be assured that you'll find yourselves recognising your home place In the work of these gifted poets.

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"the Honkin Hep Cats . An Taibhdhearc, Middle St. Sat. July 22, 12 noon. These cats are without question the honklnest, stomplnest, rootinest, tootlnest, reellnest, rocklnest, jump-jive combo south of Alaska. This band are never happier than when playing very sllly music or eating ridiculous amounts of good home coolclng.

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Pinocchio Teatro Kismet/Nottingham Playhouse (Italy/England) The Big Top, Fisheries Field Wed 26 - Sat 29 July 2.00 p.m. Italy's brilliant and Inventive children's theatre Co., Team, Kismet teams up with the Nottingham Playhouse {UK) to follow the fast and furious escapades of the mischievous wooden puppet Pinocchio. join him on his wild adventures In the real world where he turns Into a donkey and gets eaten by a shark! This Is a daring and very funny story of an amicable boy whose nose grows and grows. Pinocchio raises questions about the values and dangers of a child's natural curiosity and the Importance of distinguishing between good and bad advice. Visual and vibrant entertainment to excite and amaze, Pinocchio Is a family show, performed In EngHsh with live music. The highly physical and visual nature of this production of such a well-known story make It particularly accessible to chlldren with hearing/learning difficulties. Assisted by The Italian Cultural Institute

Booster Cushion Theatre Never Judge a book by it's cover Galway Art Centre, Nun's Island Fri. 28, Sat. July 29, 12 noon & 3.00pm and Little Red Riding Hood and

Rosy Gibb Galway Arts Centre, Nun's Island Mon. 24 • Tues. July 25, 3.00pm Rosie the Oown could be Just about anywhere. Up her sleeve and In her trunk are I 00 I gags, tricks and stunts. Rosie doesn't fust clown around, she takes risks, It's about learning that you can try anything and It really doesn't matter If you don't make It. A gende show designed for the very young.

The Magic Circus

Eggopolis Fr. Burke Park, Fr. Griffin Rd, Fri. 21 - Mon, July 24, 11.00am - 6.00pm

Magic Carpet Theatre An Taibhdhearc, Middle St. Sat. 22, Mon. 24, Tues. July 25, 2.00pm

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The Dream Catcher

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The Dream Catcher is a story set within the realms of Celtic and American Mythology. concerns the story of a young girl who Is kidnapped during sleep by the Dreamcatch1 Hot on the trail of the Dreamcatcher are t child's cushion and blanket who have come to life! Will they succeed ln flndlng their little friend and bringing her back home agalnl Join them In their adventure and fin­ out for yourself,

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Kyntrich Last Time At World's End

Thur. 20 - Sat. July 29

An exhibition of sculpture made out of waste materials which will be exhibited at several different outdoor sites on consecutive days during the festival. The artist Kyntrich describes the underlying theme as follows. "Early each morning work is placed at a site, as though with the tide, minded during the day removed at night, as though out with the tide. In this way, the materials are experienced according to beach context, transiently and may become more effective as Ideas rather than as permanent objects". Kyntrick is a graduate of N.CAD. and a co­ founder of SA Arts Centre Dun Laoghaire. The work for this exhibition was made at the Firestation Studios, Dublin I and the artist ls currently based at World's End, The Dublin l City Centre Studios.

Ted Turton A Personal Odyssey

Kenny Art GaHery, Middle Street Wed. 19 - Sun. July 30, I O.OOam - 6.00pm

This exhibition by the Arts Festival designer encompasses images and landscapes inspired by a life travelling the world, He has always managed to return to Galway each year. along with the swallows, to give you posters like The Swans from 1988 and The Giant from l 993. Through a display of the artist's full range of talents, including sumptuous colour photographs, pastel drawings and watercolours, this show gives us a view of nature's awesome beauty occasionally spiced with his own special sense of humour.

Paul Bolger & Jimmy Lawlor Ireland: A People and a Place

Bridge Mills Gallery Thur. 20 - Sat. July 29, I 1.00am - 6.00pm

A joint exhibition by Paul Bolger and Jimmy Lawlor dealing with the people and landscape of Ireland. Paul's interest in the figurative and the spirit of the people of Ireland across the centuries wUI be shown through mixed media. The work will take the form of studies of atmosphere and personality covering a wide range of emotions and situations. Jimmy Lawlor's work will concentrate on the Irish Landscape, partic­ ularly, the landscape of the West of Ireland. Together the artists hope to augment the feeling they both share that Ireland has through it's people and places retained something wonderful that has been all too often lost In other 'developed' countries,

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Arcadia (Antiques) Gallery, Castle Street Wed. 19 - Sat. July 29, I 1.00am - 6.00pm

This is an exhibition of the work of Individuals of diverse styles and artistic concerns. What they share ln common Is a determined and adamant sense of survival as woman artists and people pursuing creative Interests in a rural environment. This has become an annual event. Dolores Lyne lives In Claregalway and her concerns have been for the local landscape. Her environment has been her Inspiration. Her latest work is a celebration of the Galway and Conemarra region. Jay Murphy on the other hand concentrates on her more intimate surroundings, be they her home or the people who pass thorough It. Her works are wonderful and rejoice ln the warmth and atmosphere Inherent in the country and people of county Galway. Leonie King uses the texture of paint to communicate her response to her homeland, Eternity and the endurance of man and the landscape are the fundamental themes underlying these abstract works. Siobhan Piercy's works were made ln the past year. But the Images themselves are drawn from her experiences in 1993 when she was living in Rome. The prints allude to the frescos of the early Italian Renaissance. Titles combine with images to suggest narratives and the effect that is created Is both evocative and ambiguous.

Dick Donoghue & Dagmar Drabent

Nimmo's Restaurant, Spanish Arch Wed. 19 - Sun. July JO, 11.00pm - 6.00pm

Galway artist Dick Donoghue along with Dagmar Drabent present a selection of new paintings in oils and acrylic. Though Dick has been a regular exhibitor In Galway over the years, this Is Dagmar's first show.

Artspace Studios

49 Dominick Street · Fri. 21 - Sat. July 29, 11.00am - 6.00pm

These 'Open Days' which have now become an annual event give the public a chance to come In and see works in progress, works on exhibition and talk to some of Galways finest artists. This years exhibition will preview works which will be shown In Lyon In 1996 as part of the L'lmaginalre lrlandais series of cultural events. Opening hours are from I lam - 6pm Monday

to Saturday. Participating artists are Marja Van Kampen, Noelle Donnellan, Ger Sweeney, Catherine O' Leanachaln, Tony Magner. Michael O'Nuadhaln, Sean Cotter, Anne-Marie Ryan and Kathleen Furey.

Planet Art Future Eyes

The Claddagh Hall, Tues. 25 - Fri. July 28, 11.00am - 8.00pm A versatile array of visual art, captured from many artists working In County Galway today,

Buchergilde Gutenberg

(Bookgulld Gutenburg) Kenny's Bookshop, High Street Wed. 19 - Sat. July 29, I O.OOam - 6.00pm Buchergilde Gutenberg was founded as a Co­ Operative by typographer and graphic artists In 1924 in Leipzig, Germany, with the aim of producing books of a high visual and ltterary standard and make them accessible to everybody.

Craft Potters Society of Ireland

Design Concourse Ireland, Galway Fri. 21 - Sun. July 30, 11.00am - 6.00pm

This exhibition of some of our Members' work is mounted by the Craft Potters Society of Ireland. Membership of the Society Is enjoyed by a large number of Irish Potters and Ceramic Artists, both North anc South of the country. These include Swdents, part time Potters and professional Potters. While the Society has run workshops and seminars throughout the country, the exhibitions have tended to be in the environs of Dublin. The Society is very happy to accept the invitation of the Design Concourse to show in Galway and has no doubt the visitors to the Concourse will find something attractive and interesting while appreciating the high standard of craftmanship apparent in the various pieces.

Ken Parker

38 Dominick Street, Galway (beside Atlanta Hotel) Wed. 19 - Sun. July 30, I 1.00am 6.00pm Ken Parker, artist In residence with Galway Arts Centre for July, Is working with a variety of youth and community groups In the weeks before the festival.


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Is the Galway Film Fleadh's seventh birthday and It Is celebratlng with an IIICtended run and fuller programme designed to whet even the most Jaded appetite. Eight days of action-packed film-mania can be expected between July 16th and July 23rd when over I 00 films wlff be screened In Galway's Claddagh Palace Cinema. 1995 Theme One of this year's main sections Is Thrillers, and the Fleadh Is featuring a wide selection of films, old and new, that wlH have cinema­ goers everywhere on the edge of their seats. Movies like Duel, starring Dennis Weaver, in a tense first feature from Director Steven Spielberg; Hitchcock's Vertigo, starring James Stewart and Kim Novak and Rope, again with James Stewart in a homosexual murder mystery. Also featured in the Thrillers section are John Sturges' Bad Day at Blackrock with Spencer Tracy and Lee Marvin; Assault on Precinct 13 from Director John Carpenter; Martin Rltt's The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, filmed in Dublin's Ardmore Studios; and the Coen brothers' 1983 first feature Blood Simple. Fleadh Tribute The Fleadh is delighted to welcome and pay tribute to the great American film director Arthur Penn. Arthur Penn and his movies have mapped out an accurate chronology of modem America; the wild West in Little Big Man: the depression In Bonnie and Clyde; and the search for a tolerant and pacifist life style 1n Alice's Restaurant. These films, along with the taut Night Moves, starring Gene Hackman, will be screened. The I 99S Fleadh will screen a host of movies from first time directors, Including Peter Hall's Delinquent: Robert Golden's Beg; Ngozi Onwurah's Welcome to the Terrordome and Peter Mackenzie lltten's To Die For. a camp comedy romance starring the very funny Tony Slattery and DIiiie Keane. New International Releases The Fleadh Is also a showcase for new International releases, Including Fridrik Thor Fridriksson's Movie Days and Fun from Director Rafal Zlellnskl. The winner of two Special Jury Prizes at the 1994 Sundance Festival, Fun with Its lean script and superb performances, Is an Impressive feature that Is a frenzied odyssey Into the emptiest comers of the teenage wasteland. Movie Days has been voted best foreign film at a host of International film festivals, taking us on a Journey where ancient Icelandic tradition encounters American movie magic. "'"'

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Kate Robbins

Acoustic Room, O'Connors Warwick Hotel. Wed. 26 -Thur. July 27, 8.30pm Kate Robbins presents a series of wicked Impressions ranging from a raunchy Benazir Bhutto to an intellecwal Barbara Windsor to an existentialist Cilla! With an Incisive wit, Kate sings the songs that Hollywood has never heard, and amongst all the characters, occasionally plays herself In her first live solo show. Kate Robbins has had a multi-faceted career. She Is best known as the female voice of Spitting Image - she was the voice behind Fergle, the Queen, Princess Diana. Princess Ann, Madonna, Tina Turner, Bjork and Barbara Cartland. She has been a presenter on GMTV, This Momint and That's LJ(e, and has had her own television show produced by Granado Television. Kate was also the resident presenter of the award-winning Radio 4 comedy series Look Back at the Future. Directed by John Thomson and written by Kate Robbins.

Jeremy Hardy

The Funny Bone Comedy Club, GPO Fri. July 28, 8.30pm The second Funny Bone presentation of the Festival sees one Jeremy Hardy make a long awaited re-appearance In Galway. A famlltar face on the cult TV shows Hove I Got News For You? and Whose Une Is It Anyway?, Jeremy Hardy live Is a rare pleasure and one definitely not to be missed. Better known in recent times for his outstanding shows for BBC Radio 4 (Jeremy Hardy speaks to the Notion) he Is still one of the funniest live performers around and this Is one show that comedy connoisseurs should not miss.

The Flying Pigs See Lunchtime at the Festival on page 11

Jim Tavare

Ardilaun House Hotel Tues, 25 July, 8.30pm Star of BBC 2's Jim Tovare Piaures Present Jim and his side kick Bassle, the double bass with an attitude. have recently completed a sell­ out nation-wide tour. Jim's off the wall, dead pan attitude has made him "one of the funniest and most original performers around". (Dally Mirror) and has seen him compared to such comic legends as Tommy Cooper and Victor Borge. "Armed with nothing more lethal than a double bass with a life of Its own, Mr. Tavare's lugubrious surreal master-class on the outer reaches of musicology Is killingly funny" The Dally Mall.

Corky and the Juice Pigs

The Funny Bone Comedy Club, GPO Fri. July 21, 8.30pm Nominated for The Perrier Comedy Award at last years Edinburgh Festival, this three­ man comedy ensemble from Canada is rated one of the top comedy acts In the world. International acclaim has followed their every step and they have been awarded or nominated for comedy awards ln each country they have performed ln. In the last three years they have been the smash hits of the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Montreal's 'Juste Pour Rlre' festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. "The most refreshing show this city has seen In years" - Toronto Star. ''The Julee Pigs are knocking crowds dead e:very night ..... you will weep with1aughter." The Scotsman.

Sean Lock

Acoustic Room O'Connors Warwick Hotel Sat. July 22, 9.OOpm Sean's distinctive brand of comedy, combining a uniquely off-beam style with the sort of jokes you wouldn't expect outside secure homes for the Irretrievably disturbed, has established him at the very forefront of British Stand-up. In the past 12 months Sean has toured nationally with Mark LaMarr and Newman and Baddlel, Including Brltlan's biggest ever comedy gig at Wembley Arena In front of 12.000 people. "The songs are deliriously funny, the send­ ups lethally accurate. This Is a comic cult ln the making:• Daily Telegraph. "A man who can crease an audience up simply by raising a bewildering eyebrow"

(Sunday Times) "Fresh and inventive·� a class comic". The Independent "The truly hilarious Sean Lock". The

Scotsman.

At Swim Two Birds

Ridiculusmus Theatre Company Galway Arts· Centre, Nun's Island Wed, 26 - Sat. July 29, 11.00pm After their festival success last year with The Secret Policeman, Rldiculusmus Theatre Company rewrns with a new adaptation of Fiann O'Brien's work At Swim Two Birds. Anyone who prefers actors at arms length ought to be warned-this lot are not to be trusted. You might get off lightly, or yoo might get a greasy sausage In your lap or, if really unlucky, you might be wrned Into a cow. "Like being trapped In a pub with affable blarneying loons....Rldlculusmus knock down the theatrical barriers."

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