Strange Brew Summer Shindig #14

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

THE BEST indie bands - be they indie rock, indie pop, indie-electro, or indie-folk - in Ireland right now, and the best indie bands you have not yet heard of, will be on the stage in the Róisín Dubh for the Strange Brew Summer Shindig #14.

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Mongoose's musical and vocal 'melty-pot'

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

MONGOOSE CALL themselves "a musical melty-pot combining the vocals, instrument-playing and songwriting of four women". They play the Róisín Dubh this weekend as part of the Galway International Arts Festival.

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Chamber Philharmonia Cologne in concert in St Nicholas'

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

THE CHAMBER Philharmonia Cologne, one of Germany's finest classical music ensembles, make their annual journey to Galway, to play works by Vivaldi, Handel, Peter Tchaikovsky, and Niccolo Paganini.

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Hip hoppers Slum Village for Monroe's

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

DETROIT RAPPERS Slum Village have carried the torch for the old-school funk'n'soul hip-hop of genre pioneers like A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul, enduring for almost 30 years, surviving changing tastes, and the departures and deaths of band members.

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Irish Youth Wind Ensemble to play Galway on Sunday

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

MORE THAN 60 of Ireland’s finest young wind, brass, and percussion players have been selected to play in this year’s Irish Youth Wind Ensemble - a week long music course culminating in a series of concerts, one of which will be in Galway.

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Seamus Kelleher - Galway guitarist's homecoming gig

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

HE TOOK up guitar as a teenager in the Galway of the 1960s, played in a band that supported Thin Lizzy, and more recently has enjoyed a solo career that has seen him tour across the USA.

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Arab Strap's Aidan Moffat and friends for GIAF 18

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

ONE-HALF of Arab Strap; a man not be confused with the founder of Scientology; and another, with a very common name but an uncommonly brilliant ability on guitar, are to appear in the Róisín Dubh.

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The Stunning DJ set to raise funds for Gaza children

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

THE STUNNING play a late night DJ set in the city next Sunday night to raise funds for a project to bring talented young soccer players from Gaza to Ireland.

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Declan O'Rourke to open Inishbofin summer concerts

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

THE ANNUAL Inishbofin Concerts return this month to the Connemara island, with a line up including Declan O’Rourke, My Fellow Sponges, The Frank and Walters, and Luan Parle.

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Indie music showcase at Galway Fringe

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

INDEPENDENT GALWAY musicians, from singer-songwriters, to punks, indie rockers, prog-rockers, and avant-gardists, will gather over four nights for the Indie Label Showcases as part of the Galway Fringe Festival.

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Beardyman @ Monroe's for GIAF 18

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

“A CROSS between a DJ, a comedian, and a human sound-sample library," is how The Guardian described Beardyman. It could have also added front-rank improv artist and entertainer to that description.

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Dylan Murphy - new single, Galway gig

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

DYLAN MURPHY, the guitarist with Steven Sharpe's band The Broke Straight Boys, releases a new single next week, and joins forces with Galway singer-songwriter Eoin Dolan, for a gig.

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'Til They're All Broken - Galway gig

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

GALWAY TRIO 'Til They're All Broken fuse vocal led funk-rock stylings, a dose of instrumental jazz, and a dollop of world music, as the ciuty will hear when they play live next week.

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Paddy Hanna - GIAF 18 show @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

GIVEN STRANGE Brew Rekkids' releases to date have been firmly rooted in electronica, the sound of a gentle electric guitar, piano, and an oboe playing a melody faintly recalling Bette Midler's 'The Rose', is the last thing you expect to hear.

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No failures, just great indie

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

DO NOT be fooled by the title. A Litany Of Failures: Volume II, a new album featuring 18 songs from Irish DIY, post-punk, and indie band, contains some of the most exciting young musicians currently at work.

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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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