Thursday, 2 April 2015

Entertainment News

Big Generator return to Rockfords

Galway-based band Big Generator return to Rockfords this Saturday night, May 7th. 

The band features Paul Cantillon on vocals and bass guitar; Barry Conboty on lead guitar; Liam Martin on vocals, guitars and keyboards and Alan ‘Mac’ McEvoy on vocals and drums.

Over the past few years the Band has toured extensively in the UK, Sweden, Holland, Germany, Belgium, America and of course their native Ireland, playing over 250 shows a year. Big Generator has also enjoyed a considerable amount of success and all of it achieved without the backing of a major label. They have headlined the Marquee Club in London and also played the Point Depot in Dublin as special guests to Joe Satriani. The guys have also shared the stage with names like Ocean Colour Scene, Big Country and Whitesnake.

After five top twenty hits, two albums, numerous tours in Holland, Germany, England, Sweden and America, they bring their high power show to Rockfords. 

Don’t forget to get yourself along to see Big Generator in Rockfords on Saturday night next, May 7th.

Declan Nerney for first Race Dance

Declan Nerney and his band will be in the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon, Monday 9th May 2011 where he will be kicking of the first Race Dance of 2011!

  Declan will be performing some of his new singles, My Hero Lies in Cookstown, Lonesome 77203, No More Lonely, Rosie Donahue, Back Home in Roscommon (a very fitting song for the Roscommon Race Dance!). These new songs are from his new album ‘Thank Heaven for You’ which will be available on the night.

  Declan’s career has gone from strength to strength over the years as he is still belting out our favourite songs that makes you want to dance the minute you hear them.  

  Declan’s other passion in life which a lot of people may not know about is when Declan is not travelling and performing at home in Ireland or somewhere else in the world, you will find Declan at home on the family farm where he loves to get his hands dirty and take in the fresh air. His other passion would be vintage tractors, he loves to do his own service and up-keep of his vintage tractors and machinery, which he has been collecting over the years. 

  Fans can also be assured of another ‘vintage’ Declan Nerney performance at the eagerly-awaited Race Dance in the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon this Monday, 9th of May. See you there!

Official opening of Very Small Gallery!

The Very Small Gallery in Carrick-on-Shannon will celebrate its official opening on Friday 6th May at 7.30 pm. The Very Small Gallery was set up to promote and encourage the viewing and sale of art works by local artists. 

  The interest in the gallery has been very promising. New artists and works are still coming into the gallery so there will be some new works on view as well for those who have already visited. At the moment there are over 50 artists with images on display there.    

  The Gallery will be officially opened by Tom Lavin, CEO, Leitrim Development Company. Music for the evening will be provided by Mike Absalom, who, apart from being a talented artist, is a talented harpist. 

  The Very Small Gallery is in the Bush Craft Yard next to the Bush Hotel on Main Street, Carrick-on-Shannon. It’s open Wednesdays to Saturdays, 11-6 or by arrangement. Tel: 071-9625276 or 087-2943853.                  

Volunteers needed

Have you spare time during the summer? Then why not become a Volunteer in The QUAD Youth Centre, Circular Road, Roscommon. 

  Join in and help out with the various activities, programmes and fun along with other volunteers and staff during the summer months. Training provided. For more information contact Rachel on 086-7814777.