Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Funk, soul, brass, and eight brothers

Mon, Aug 13, 2018

“I CANNOT get enough of these guys, they soothe the soul.” So said the former US president Barack Obama, about the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, who play Strange Brew in the Róisín Dubh next week.

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Steven Sharpe and Katie O'Connor are coming to the Róisín Dubh

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

To Gaze Upon Us is the love child of Sharpe and O'Connor because that is as physical as it is getting. They made their debut in April of 2015 in the Róisín Dubh in the run up to the Marriage Equality vote, and now they are back. On August 16, Steven Sharpe and Katie O'Connor bring their out and proud act to the Róisín Dubh.

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The Deans at Róisín Dubh

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

Imagine Jack Kerouac and George Orwell incubated a test tube baby in muddy water and on its first birthday was adopted by Joe Strummer, who raised it on a steady diet of rock and roll and Dylan.

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Teleman to play Monroes

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

English indie pop band Teleman will play Monroes on Thursday October 18.

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Thanks Brother to play Monroe’s Live

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

Thanks Brother, the new project from artists Róisín O and John Broe, released their debut single ‘We Are Different’ in March of this year. This first single was produced at Beech Park Studios, Dublin, by Broe and Ciaran Bradshaw, with mixing by Grammy Award winner Ruadhri Cushnan.

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Joan As Policewoman - 'darker, more pensive' and playing the Róisín

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

SHE CALLS her music "punk rock R&B". She also describes it as "American soul music". She cites Al Green and Nina Simone as inspirations, as well as Sonic Youth and Bad Brains. She is Joan As Policewoman.

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Chris Haze to play headline show at Monroe's

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

IS CHRIS Haze the hardest working man in Galway, and indeed Irish, music? Probably, and after three years in which he has enjoyed a string of hits, this month finally sees him playing a headline, hometown gig.

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Ye Vagabonds to play the Aran islands

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

YE VAGABONDS, the folk-trad duo of brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn, will play a series of concerts across islands in the West of Ireland, including two shows in the Aran Islands this month.

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The Family Stone to bring the funk to Galway

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

ARE YOU ready to get together with 'Everyday People', 'Dance To The Music', and have some 'Hot Fun' at the end of the summertime, and say at the end of it all, 'Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)'?

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Daithí - new single is his best work to date

Tue, Jul 31, 2018

AN AMBIENT soundscape, full of echoing, ghostly drones, underpinned by four gently shifting, rising, falling notes, looms into the ears, before the voice of Bell X-1's Paul Noonan intones, "And the words rain down like confetti..."

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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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