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Mick Flannery ‘Outrageous sonic adventures.’ THE IRISH TIMES

Mick Flannery is a refreshingly unassuming artist, whose stage presence exudes no superficial gimmicks, just a man sharing his songs in an understated but powerful manner. This attribute combined with the heartfelt honesty in his lyrics has won him worthy comparisons to such great songwriters as Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits. Flannery’s distinctive voice and immense talent have marked him out as one of Ireland’s finest performers. His Evening Train debut album has been adapted as a stage musical and will premiere in Cork this summer. WHERE & WHEN Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street Saturday 20 July, 8pm Tickets: €24 – €26 Standing. Over 18

Jerry Fish

Kojaque

With a career spanning over two decades Jerry Fish is one of Ireland’s most enigmatic songwriters and performers. Former frontman of An Emotional Fish his swaggering vocals have been described as Tom Waits in a good mood, or Leonard Cohen doing Dean Martin. Jerry Fish’s high–energy shows are legendary.

Dublin rapper Kojaque is an artist steadily gaining ground on the Irish and international music scenes, due to his unique style, stunning visuals, and biting lyrics. Co–founder of Soft Boy Records, Kojaque mixes sampling and jazz beats with dynamic, poetic lyrics. His multi–media performances are unlike anything else, simultaneously brutal, honest, and beautiful. Influences range from MF DOOM to Stevie Wonder. Support from Wastefellow.

WHERE & WHEN Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street Saturday 27 July, 8pm Tickets: €18 – €20 Standing. Over 18

WHERE & WHEN Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street Thursday 18 July, 8pm Tickets €18 – €20 Standing. Over 18

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Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh

Tinariwen ‘great soul and prowess’ THE GUARDIAN

For Grammy–winning Saharan blues band Tinariwen, the desert is their home, and their hypnotic and electrifying guitar rock reflects complex realities of their base in northwest Africa. Founded in the 1980s in Tureg camps in Libya and exposed to western music these poet–guitarists and soul rebels deliver songs imbued with aching beauty and lonesome poetry. Their music expresses the aspirations of their people, the Kel Tamashek or ‘Touareg’ of the southern Sahara desert. Their music was bootlegged and traded around the region, earning them a devout following and after travelling for ten years you can now join these world soldiers as they make a welcome return to the Festival for a night of achingly beautiful desert rock.

PHOTO: MARIE PL ANEILLE

WHEN & WHERE

Heineken® Big Top Fisheries Field Tuesday 16 July Doors 7pm | Show 8pm Tickets €30 Standing

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Galway International Arts Festival Programme 2019  

Ireland's leading International Arts Festival, 15 - 28 July 2019. #GIAF19

Galway International Arts Festival Programme 2019  

Ireland's leading International Arts Festival, 15 - 28 July 2019. #GIAF19