Category: CRAICing News

Arabella in 4 Aces

Zanzibar Films represented Ireland in Cannes this summer with their new short film ‘Arabella’. We met the team of creators in the 4Aces Casino in Galway on Friday night. Soraya and Lush, with fresh memories of Cannes, enjoyed the popular casino club atmosphere. Watch the Craic for more from their amazing film experience in the South of France.  Advertisements

Athrú brought new vibrant trad sound from Belfast to Monroe’s Live Tonight

New, vibrant, award winning, contemporary Irish Trad group Athrú rocking Monroes tonight! Young group that draw upon influences from Belfast and beyond to deliver music that is a combination of powerful accompaniment fused with modern tunes and delicate harmonies that is dynamic, energetic and fresh. The band originated through sessions in Belfast in 2014, and despite their short time together have won Derry’s “An Re Nua 2014” Competition, and have recorded their début EP album to be released in the summer of 2015. Through several competitions and festival appearances such as “Fleadh Cheoil Na hÉireann”, “Pan Celtic Festival”, “Club Sásta”, and supporting the likes of Trad super-groups: MOXIE, KAN, Goitse, Buille […]

Sexual Politics of a Doomed ‘Modern’ Marriage

Sexual Politics of a Doomed ‘Modern’ Marriage = ‘The Open Couple’ by No Ropes Theatre

THE STUNNING will headline the Saturday line-up for Sugar Beat 2015!

Get ready to rock – THE STUNNING will headline the Saturday line-up for Sugar Beat 2015! Louis Walsh’s HOMETOWN  headlining Sunday @ The Beat! As announced at Official Sugar Beat 2015 Launch Night – RYAN SHERIDAN has been confirmed to play Sugar Beat this year and also Irish reggae band TOO MUCH FOR THE WHITE MAN will reunite for a one-off gig Saturday! Festival security is arranged by Delta Security and the CRAIC is confirmed to be there tomorrow! Biggest festival in Galway in August – SugarBeat 2015! SugarBeat Saturday @ the Beat! Dan & Dylan, 12:45 — 13:05 | Seamus Ruttledge & The Full Outfit 13:15 — 13:35 | My Fellow Sponges 13:50 — 14:20 […]

AMP Graduation Concert – Live in The Loft!

PR On the 27th August, the Access Music Project (AMP) is proud to present their annual Graduation Concert, live in The Loft, upstairs in Seven (formerly Kelly’s), Galway’s newest and most exciting live music venue, located in the heart of the city. The award winning Access Music Project and has been the backbone of the Galway music scene for the last fifteen years and has become a launching point for many of Galway’s finest musicians. Rehearsals are well underway and it is shaping up to be the best Graduation Concert yet, with an almost impossible amount of talent on the show this year. Tickets (€5) are available to buy in advance […]

Honorary Life Membership to the legendary Ryan Tubridy

On Sunday 23rd August the Captain of the Connemara Golf Club Brian Hughes will be presenting honorary life membership to the legendary Ryan Tubridy.

She Is Lovely And Fair – Best of luck to the Galway Rose Tonight

By Avril HORAN The tea will be made and the prayers will be said before Moycullen’s Olga Lee (25) steps out onto the stage in the Dome, as she represents Galway in this year’s Rose of Tralee, taking place from August 14th to 18th. Olga comes from a large family, with five sisters and, following a stint in Trinity, she will return to NUIG this September to complete a master’s degree in business psychology.  We had to find out more about this cake loving beauty with our own Q and A before she faces presenter Daithi O’Sé live on RTE tonight. How has the Rose of Tralee experience been so far? […]

The Galway Whiskey Trail

Originally posted on Potstilled:
Currently we are going through a second golden age for Irish whiskey. A few years ago there were only 4 distilleries on the island and next year we are expecting to see nearly 30 in operation. Irish whiskey is no longer playing to the stereotype of the “fighting Irish” or just a simple additive to make caffeine alcoholic. The Irish whiskey industry is forging a its place in the global marketplace. It’s synonymous with traditional craft, high quality, smooth and palatable whiskey and this reputation has seen the sector grow by double digits for the last few years. We are currently seeing 600,000 visitors a year arriving whiskey…

Galway’s 11 celebrating 200 Years of Whiskey in the city!

Macnas are launching the Galway Whiskey Trail today! Galway’s extraordinary street  theater are bringing their show to The Spanish Arch at 9:30pm to celebrate 200 years of whiskey  distilling in the cultural hub of the west of Ireland. The 11 Whiskey Trail venues are – Tigh Neachtain, The Dáil Bar, An Púcan, McCambridge’s, Garveys, O’Connell’s, Garavans, Blake’s Bar, Freeney’s, Sonny Molloy’s, and The Kings Head. Two centuries of the whiskey industry in Galway will be celebrated around Galway’s 11  starting at 12:00 in Tigh Neachtain. The Galway Whiskey Trail, a new initiative being launched today, is encouraging locals and visitors to travel back in time to learn about Galway’s rich whiskey heritage. Designed to […]