Galway Dark Arts Festival 2017

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

BLACK METAL, death metal, experimental, dark ambient, and noise musics will reverberate throughout the city centre as the Galway Dark Arts Festival 2017 descends this weekend to shroud all in its black cloak.

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The Elation - new single, Monroe’s Live gig

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

WITH THEIR Top 20 debut single 'XO', and follow-up single 'Catch', Cork quartet The Elation are no longer a secret, but a rising name in Irish rock, a trend that looks set to continue with their latest single.

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Scullion to play Róisín Dubh next weekend

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

SCULLION, FEATURING three of Ireland's leading musicians - Sonny Condell, Philip King, Robbie Overson - make a welcome return to Galway to play the Róisín Dubh on Sunday August 27 at 8pm.

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Conjuring Fate - power metallers Galway debut

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

CONJURING FATE, the County Antrim power metal quintet, who have won notice across Ireland for their scintillating and high octane live shows, will make their Galway debut when they play the city next week.

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Esker Festival Orchestra - two Galway shows

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

MUSIC BY Mahler and Tchaikovsky, and the world premiere of new work by young Irish composer Christopher Moriarty, will be performed by the Esker Festival Orchestra at two shows in Galway this month.

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Pogues tribute @ Monroe's Live

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

POGUEOLOGY - A tribute to The Pogues, the seven-piece Laois based group celebrating the music and energy of the great London-Irish trad band with punk spirit, play Monroe's Live this week.

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Galway Bay Soul Weekender

Thu, Aug 10, 2017

"DO YOU like good music? That sweet soul music! Just as long as it's swingin'. Oh yeah, oh yeah." So declared Arthur Conley on his classic 1967 hit, 'Sweet Soul Music', and Galway is in line for plenty of that beautiful sound next month.

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Jason Wilber - John Prine's guitarist to play solo show

Thu, Aug 10, 2017

JOHN PRINE is no stranger to Galway, given he often plays here and is a sometime resident. Jason Wilber will have a familiarity with Galway as well, given he has played guitar in Prine's band for two decades.

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Club GASS - two shows for Pride

Thu, Aug 10, 2017

CLUB GASS, Galway's only LGBT+ club night, will run for two nights as part of the 2017 Galway Community Pride festival, taking place in the Róisín Dubh this Friday and Saturday night.

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Steven Sharpe - a pint and a song for Pride

Thu, Aug 10, 2017

THE FLAMBOYANT and brilliant Galway based singer-songwriter Steven Sharpe is inviting people to join him for a drink and a song in the Róisín Dubh's upstairs bar this weekend.

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Dick Valentine @ Monroe's Backstage Bar

Thu, Aug 10, 2017

AS FRONTMAN for outrageous Detroit band Electric Six, he brought us to the ‘Gay Bar’ and warned us of the dangers of ‘High Voltage’. These days Dick Valentine is solo and about to make a welcome return to Galway.

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Don Mescall to play Monroe’s

Thu, Aug 10, 2017

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED Irish singer-songwriter, producer Don Mescall, who has written songs for Lulu, The Backstreet Boys, and Frances Black, is coming to Galway this month to play Monroe's.

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Trad On The Prom

Thu, Aug 10, 2017

TRAD ON The Prom, celebrating Irish music, dance, and song, begins the final leg of its 2017 run, starting Sunday, August 13, at Leisureland, Salthill, and continuing until September 28.

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No Quarter - Led Zeppelin tribute @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, Aug 10, 2017

NO STAIRWAY, the brilliant Galway Led Zeppelin tribute band, fronted by the multi-talented phenomenon that is Steven Sharpe, plays the Róisín Dubh next week.

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Imelda May - Galway bound this winter

Wed, Aug 09, 2017

FOR THE first time since her dramatic reinvention - ditching the rockabilly queen image for a sultry, black clad, look - Imelda May will play Galway, having announed a concert for Leisureland in December.

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Holy F@*! Batman it's Holy F%$@

Thu, Aug 03, 2017

HOLY F*** have been called "a hardcore thrift-store found-object punk band" with a relentless commitment to rhythm and a sense for atmosphere better matched to a close encounter with the third kind than a simple rock concert.

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Nadia Reid to play Strange Brew

Thu, Aug 03, 2017

NADIA REID has been called "a remarkable talent" with "a devastating youthful wisdom that gives her songs a feeling of lasting profundity" by The Guardian. Galway will have a chance to see why later this month.

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Baile An Salsa return to Monroe's Live

Thu, Aug 03, 2017

FOLLOWING AN extensive tour of the USA earlier this year, Baile An Salsa return to Galway to deliver their exciting fusion to traditional Irish and Latin American musics to Monroe's Live.

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Country singer Riah to play Monroe’s

Thu, Aug 03, 2017

SHE GREW up listening to The Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks, and Randy Travis and today is gaining public and critical notice for her own country and roots songs. She is County Galway singer-songwriter Riah.

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Strange Brew Summer Shindig #13

Thu, Jul 27, 2017

IT IS always one of the main indie nights of the year, a chance to see and hear some of the best rising and emerging Galway and Irish bands around. It is the Strange Brew Summer Shindig in the Róisín Dubh.

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