Imelda May - Salthill bound

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

FOR THE first time since her dramatic reinvention - ditching the rockabilly queen image for a sultry, black clad, look - Imelda May plays Galway, with a concert taking place next week.

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Otherkin - garage punk and 'blazing energy'

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

OTHERKIN CLOSE an impressive 2017 - a year which saw them release their debut album, reap critical acclaim, play major festivals, and tour Europe - with an Irish tour taking in Galway.

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Alan Fitzpatrick to DJ @ Electric

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

A UNIVERSALLY respected and in-demand producer, Alan Fitzpatrick is carving out his own musical niche within the ever-expanding genre of techno, earning him the reputation of an unstoppable source of hit music.

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Brian Deady - Irish soul man for Róisín Dubh

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

BRIAN DEADY has been declared Ireland's "new soul star," by The Irish Times and "our favourite act in Ireland” by no less a legend than Nile Rodgers of Chic.

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Maija Sofia to play Bus King

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

HER MUSIC has been described as "lo-fi singer-songwriter folk" by Nialler9 and "subtle indie-folk" by The Last Mixed Tape. She is Maija Sofia, and she plays the next Bus King gig.

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Coscradh - new EP, Galway gig

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

BLACK/DEATH metal band Coscradh have released their new EP, Of Death And Delirium, via Invictus Productions, and are now touring Ireland, taking in Galway with a gig in The Cellar Bar.

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Christmas concert from The BlueBirds

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

GALWAY HARMONY group The Bluebirds will perform Christmas songs at a concert in Busker Brownes, where they will be joined by Tracy Bruen, Ronan O’Malley, Peter Kelehan, and Mark McConville.

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Cois Cladaigh concert for Galway Rape Crisis Centre

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

A CONCERT of seasonal music in aid of the Galway Rape Crisis Centre takes place in St Nicholas' Collegiate Church on Saturday December 16 at 8pm.

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The Clandestinos Christmas Special @ Monroe's

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

GALWAY SKA/REGGAE band The Clandestinos will hold a Christmas Special concert in Monroe’s Live on Friday December 22 from 11pm.

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Walking On Cars to play GIAF Big Top next summer

Wed, Dec 06, 2017

THE GALWAY International Arts Festival has announced the first of its Big Top concerts for summer, with Walking On Cars headlining at the Fisheries Field on Saturday July 21 2018.

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Rusangano Family - Róisín Dubh and all-ages show

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

WHAT A year it has been for the Rusangano Family - winning the Choice Music Prize for Best Album with their debut, Let the Dead Bury The Dead; playing the Luminato, Shambala, and Electric Picnic festivals; and releasing the singles ‘I Know You Know’ and ‘Tea In A Pot’.

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Handel's Messiah in Galway Cathedral

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

HANDEL'S MESSIAH will forever have a place in the hearts and minds of Irish classical music enthusiasts as the work was premiered in Ireland, being performed as a charity fundraiser in Fishamble Street Hall, Dublin, in April 1742.

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First Galway Dimebag Darrell Anniversary Show

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

DIMEBAG DARRELL, co-founder of Panthera, the Texan band who kept the metal flag flying in the 1990s when others in the genre appeared to have lost their way - and one of metal's most admired guitarists, will be remembered in Galway next week.

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Elvana - Elvis fronting Nirvana

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

A JUMP suited, bearded, Elvis impersonator, fronting a band of dickie bow wearing musicians, playing Nirvana's music in the style of Las Vegas era Elvis Presley! As an idea, it is beyond bizarre.

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Citóg fundraiser for Galway Simon

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

CITÓG RECORDS, home to some of the most creative and exciting bands and solo artists in Galway, and a key player in the revival of the city's music scene, host a fundraising concert for the Galway Simon Community.

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Damien Dempsey - Galway concert in December

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

DAMIEN DEMPSEY, described by The Guardian as "one of Ireland’s great singer-songwriters" and by The Daily Express as "one astonishingly gifted individual", returns to Galway in December.

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Phil Coulter returns to the Town Hall

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

PHIL COULTER - who has written songs for Van Morrison, Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, and Luke Kelly - makes a welcome return to the Town Hall Theatre tomorrow at 8pm.

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IGNITE Gospel Choir Christmas concert

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

THE IGNITE Gospel Choir holds its annual Christmas concert in St Josephs' Church, Presentation Road, on Friday December 22 at 8pm and Saturday 23 at 4pm, and will raise funds for the ME/CFS Association.

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Declan O'Rourke - Famine songs at the Black Box

Thu, Nov 23, 2017

IT IS A project 15 years in the making, and the realisation of a long held ambition, to chronicle in song the devastating disaster of The Great Famine, and its impact on the lives of those who experienced it.

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Fujiya & Miyagi to play Strange Brew

Thu, Nov 23, 2017

IN LATE 2006 in Europe, and early 2007 in the US, Brighton electronic/dance/indie rock band Fujiya & Miyagi released their second album Transparent Things - and then saw critics fall over themselves to praise it.

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