Chur, Switzerland. Photograph: iStock

Anna Lardi Fogarty is executive director of Music for Galway, whose Midwinter Festival – Swansong – continues to run this weekend at Galway’s Town Hal(...)

Celebrations in July 2016 when it was announced Galway was to be the 2020 European Capital of Culture. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Arts producers working with the controversial Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture project have said they held “very constructive and positive” tal(...)

  Celebrations in July 2016 when it was announced Galway was  to be the 2020 European Capital of Culture. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020 project has lost a key board member with confirmation that John Crumlish, Galway International Arts Festival(...)

 Garry Hynes, the Druid Theatre’s artistic director, says the theatre company had been forced to pull out due to the Galway 2020 project’s “loss of time, significant budget cuts and communication issues”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Galway’s Druid Theatre is withdrawing its major international production from the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture programme. Druid’s artistic(...)

Pianist, violinist, opera composer: Alma Deutscher,  11, who was able to read music before she could read words

In the context of classical music it’s almost impossible to hear the words “child prodigy” without conjuring up a mental image of a cherubic Wolfgang (...)

Bosco meets Erik Sprague aka The Lizardman in Dublin’s Smithfield for the 2016 Laya City Spectacular. This year’s event takes place from July 7th-9th (Dublin), 15th-16th (Cork). Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

JANUARY Out to Lunch January 6th-29th Take a trip to Belfast for a mind-expanding programme that includes music from James Vincent McMorrow, a live(...)

Traditional sailboats off Long Walk in the Claddagh Basin in Galway city. The city has been named European City of Culture 2020.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Galway has been named European Capital of Culture 2020. It saw off competition from Limerick and the Three Sisters cities of Kilkenny, Waterford and(...)

Galway’s bid includes Project Baa Baa! a mini-festival to celebrate sheep

Since Dublin got knocked out of contention, at the end of last year, Galway, Limerick and the Three Sisters cities of Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford(...)

Prof William Schabas, former director of of NUI Galway’s Irish Centre for Human Rights, who will speak at Music for Galway’s  midwinter festival on the theme of “captivity” next month. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

International law should be extended to allow freedom of movement throughout the planet, a leading human rights expert has said. Such an extension m(...)

Classical pianist Finghin Collins. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

When a retired US chemical engineering professor and Connemara resident realised he had a terminal illness, he decided to leave the people of his adop(...)

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