Seamus Fogarty's 'treasure trove of noises'

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

"THE GHOSTLY emotional wallop" of the music of Seamus Fogarty "will take your breath away", according to The Irish Times; The Quietus called it "psychedelic folk, a peaty brew", while The List declared it "dreamy, mesmerising folk music with Americana feel".

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Galway Jazz Festival to defy Brexit

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

IN DEFIANCE of the impending reality of Brexit, and what it may mean for touring musicians, the Galway Jazz Festival has announced a line up for this October's event, that contains strong UK representation.

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The Clandestinos @ Monroe's

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

GALWAY SKA/REGGAE band The Clandestinos return to Monroe's on Friday August 17 at 11pm, where they will play reggae and ska takes on classic songs, and some originals too.

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All Our Exes Live in Texas

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

COUNTRY SINGER George Strait may have sung how "all my exes live in Texas", but the four-part indie-folk harmony band who take their name from that Grammy award winning song, come from Australia.

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The Olllam - ‘Neo-acoustic Celtic post-rock’

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

WHAT HAPPENS when you fuse a traditional Irish musician from Belfast with American funk and jazz musicians? You get The Olllam and a sound the band themselves describe as “neo-acoustic Celtic post-rock”.

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Alibhe Reddy - GIAF gig @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

AILBHE REDDY “stands head and shoulders above the folk mainstream” according to The Line Of Best Fit, her music is “haunting and breathtaking” says Wonderland magazine, and Galway will see why this month.

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RTÉ Concert Orchestra Festival Proms

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

THIS YEAR'S line-up at the Heineken Big Top is the biggest in the festival’s 41-year history, with 10 acts taking to the stage over 14 days - one of which is the RTÉ Concert Orchestra for the Festival Proms concert on Saturday July 28.

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Sharpie and O’Connor fundraiser for Galway Rape Crisis Centre

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

STEVEN SHARPE and Katie O’Connor are frequent collaborators and the singer-songwriters will again join forces, as they play a gig to raise funds for the Galway Rape Crisis Centre.

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Galway Street Club to support Madness

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

GALWAY STREET Club have a busy summer ahead. When the band are not been playing to crowds on Galway's streets, they have been making waves throughout the Irish music scene.

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My Fellow Sponges man to sing in Salthill Park

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

THE CURLY Organ - solo project of My Fellow sponges’ Donal McConnon - will endeavour to sustain the attention of onlookers in Salthill Park this summer, using only his voice.

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GIAF lunchtime trad gigs @ Monroe’s

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

THE TRADITIONAL Music Showcases are a long standing Galway International Arts Festival institution, and an essential port of call for all trad and folk fans in the city.

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Camille O'Sullivan - solo show for GIAF 18

Thu, Jun 28, 2018

CAMILLE O'SULLIVAN was memorably, and not inaccurately, described by The Scotsman as "a cross between Sally Bowles, Patti Smith, and PJ Harvey", and for the second year in a row, she makes a welcome return to the Galway International Arts Festival.

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Wyvern Lingo - new single, two Galway shows

Thu, Jun 28, 2018

WYVERN LINGO, possibly the best band in Ireland right now, released their new single 'Crawl' earlier this month, and play two shows in the city this year, including one at the Galway International Arts Festival.

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Hvmmingbyrd - new single, Galway gig

Thu, Jun 28, 2018

HVMMINGBYRD, THE Dublin electronic duo of Deborah Byrne and Suzette Das, will launch their new single 'Prisms' with a show in the Róisín Dubh, which also marks the start of their Irish tour.

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Galway Cathedral Summer Concerts 2018

Thu, Jun 28, 2018

THE 25TH Galway Cathedral Recitals international summer concerts begins next week, and to mark the occasion there will be film screenings, vocal performances, brass music, as well as organ recitals.

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The High Kings bring Decade tour to Athenry

Thu, Jun 28, 2018

THE HIGH Kings will play Athenry as part of their Decade - The Best of The High Kings, 10th Anniversary Tour. The show will feature new member George Murphy, who joined following the departure of original High King, Martin Furey.

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Brave Giant to play Monroe's

Thu, Jun 28, 2018

BRAVE GIANT, the Longford indie-folk band who have won acclaim for their EP, The Lordy Lordy, and the singles 'The Time I Met The Devil' and 'Way To Love', are playing Galway in July.

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Tom Portman - Kinvara blues

Thu, Jun 28, 2018

TOM PORTMAN, the guitarist and Dobro player, and singer-songwriter, whose music fuses various, disparate, genres, will play a solo show in Kinvara this weekend.

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Seattle Choir to sing at St Nicholas'

Thu, Jun 28, 2018

THE NORTHWEST Firelight Chorale, from Seattle, will present a free concert in St Nicholas' Collegiate Church, on Friday July 6 at 5pm.

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JANAJ to play Róisín Dubh

Wed, Jun 27, 2018

FOLLOWING THE release of their critically acclaimed single 'Badlands' earlier this year, Galway alt-rock band JANAJ play a gig in the upstairs bar of the Róisín Dubh.

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