Strange Brew Summer Shindig 10

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

THE FESTIVALS may be about to come to a close but July will go out with a bang as the 10th Strange Brew Summer Shindig brings the cream of Irish indie to the Róisín Dubh stage.

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Paul Heaton announces Galway concert

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Paul Heaton. Photo:- Shirlaine-Forrest.

PAUL HEATON, the man behind The Housemartins and the Beautiful South, has announced a Galway date as part of his upcoming Irish tour.

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Paul Byrne plays Galway Fringe Festival on Friday

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Paul Byrne

PAUL BYRNE, the former drummer and songwriter with 1980s Irish band In Tua Nua plays the Galway Fringe Festival this week, while his new album is free to download.

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The West Cork Ukulele Orchestra

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

By Kernan Andrews

THEY SPAN the decades of music, the cross its genres, they pay no heed to what is ‘cool’ or un-hip’, and they do it all with ukuleles.

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Felix Da Housecat to play Electric’s birthday weekend

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Felix Da Housecat.

THE ELECTRIC Garden and Theatre celebrates its second birthday with a weekend of international, cutting edge, electronica, and a DJ set from no less than Felix Da Housecat.

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Fia Rua - launch gig for new album

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

FIA RUA, the Galway folk-rock singer-songwriter launches his new album The Sky Went Low And The Sea Went High with a Galway Fringe Festival concert.

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Declan O’Rourke to return next month

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

FOLLOWING HIS sold-out arts festival show, where he was accompanied by a string quartet, Declan O’Rourke will return in August.

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Basswax returns to The Cellar

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

THE BASSWAX clubnight returns to The Cellar on Friday August 1 with special guests Mecca and Bellows alongside.

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Orion Walsh - songs of a Nebraskan wanderer

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Orion Walsh.

NEBRASKA IS the state “where the west begins”, a region dominated by The Great Plains, and a place subject to thunderstorms and tornadoes.

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Seattle folk-punk band play Galway shows

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

THE BOG Hoppers, the Seattle folk punk band, are in Galway next week to play two shows in the city - the Róisín Dubh on Monday July 28 and Monroe’s BackStage Bar on Tuesday 29.

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Paul Heaton - Five Essential Songs Playlist

Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Paul Heaton. Photo:- Shirlaine Forrest.

PAUL HEATON has enjoyed a 30 year career as leader of The Housemartins, The Beautiful South, and as a solo artist. Showing no signs of stopping, he is going back on tour this autumn, re-united with Beautiful South co-vocalist Jacqui Abbott.

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Listen to stream of Fia Rua's new album

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

FIA RUA, the Galway folk-rock singer-songwriter launches his new album The Sky Went Low And The Sea Went High with a Galway Fringe Festival concert in Áras na nGael this Saturday [July 26] at 9pm. In advance of the show, listen to the new album, which is streamed here in it's entirety:

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Booka Brass Band - the Irish sound of New Orleans

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

THE ONLY New Orleans style brass band in Ireland - the Booka Brass Band - are coming to play the Róisín Dubh as part of this summer’s Galway International Arts Festival.

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Owen Pallet - the indie-pop violinist returns

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Owen Pallett Photo Peter Juhl

THE LAST time Owen Pallet played the Róisín Dubh in 2009, he was operating under the name Final Fantasy. These days he goes under his birth name.

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Singer songwriter prodigy Sarah Jarosz to play Campbell’s Tavern this weekend

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

SARAH JAROSZ will play Campbell’s Tavern this Saturday July 19 at 8pm as part of the Galway International Arts Festival.

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Featuring X for Galway Fringe Festival

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

FEATURING X, the Louth indie-rock/alternative pop quintet, whose song ‘Wild Love’ is clocking up serious hits on YouTube, play the Galway Fringe Festival.

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Luka Bloom tonight

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

LUKA BLOOM is heading west to play the Monroe’s Live tonight as part of Galway International Arts Festival.

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Factory’s Electronic Music Weekender

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

God Knows mynameisjOhn @ Factory.

TWO NIGHTS of international, cutting edge, electronica - involving Greek house, Irish urban, and Belgian techno - take place at Factory.

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Praise be! It’s the Dublin Gospel Choir

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

THE DUBLIN Gospel Choir have been called “a must-see – who’d have thought gospel would be this cool?” by The Irish Times, and “uplifting” by Hot Press.

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The Last Friday Club @ Monroe’s

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

THE LAST Friday Club in Monroe’s Backstage Bar, the clubnight for anyone over 30, returns on Friday July 25 at 10pm.

The club features music from the 1970s to today and next week’s instalment will be a ‘summer cocktail party’ with special drinks promotions. DJ Jon Richards will be spinning the decks.

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