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Kilrush all set to step it out

KILRUSH is the place to be from August 7-11 as the fifth Traditional Music and Set Dancing Festival takes place.Things will kick off on Wednesday, August 7 with a seisiún at Teach Cheoil at 9pm. On the Thursday night, there will be a singers club with Jerry McNamara at the Haven Arms beginning at 10pm.

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Classical concerts for Ennis

ENNIS is the venue for a number of classical concerts taking place this week as part of the Summer Music on the Shannon/Summer Music in Galway (SMS/SMG) Festival.

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Ten artists’ Emergence

The works of 10 emerging artists from the Kinvara area will be on display as part of a new exhibition, which will be launched this August Bank Holiday weekend at Kinvara’s Market Square.

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Better ebook availability

THE decision by the European Commission to prioritise the availability of ebooks is a positive step for people with visual disabilities according to Seanad Spokesperson on Justice, Disability and Equality Martin Conway.

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Has Logan lost his edge?

The WolverineDIRECTED BY: James MangoldSTARRING: Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Rila FukushimaCERT: 12A I feel you might be needing some good news, those of you who’ve been turning to this page in recent times with a terrible sense of foreboding.

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On the couch

It’s a rare thing for a sequel to be better than its predecessor. Traditionally follow-up films suffer from second album syndrome. In an effort to bigger, better, darker, insert-superlative-here, whatever makes a flick great is lost and the result is something that would best be served in the dog’s bowl at dinner time. The Matrix Reloaded for example.

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Healthcare focus for Feakle festival

Last year the Feakle International Music Festival marked a quarter of a century of celebrating Irish traditional music and as it crosses that threshold to host this year’s 26th festival, it brings with it exciting prospects for the future.

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Memory marriage of trad and classical

The Clare Memory Orchestra (pictured) broke onto the county’s music scene last September and since that time has generated plenty of interest from both masters of traditional music and the classically trained.

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