New Pope - new album

Wed, Jan 04, 2017

DAVID BOLAND is one of the main figures in the indie-rock and alternative music scene in Galway city and a prime figures behind the Citóg nights in the Róisín Dubh. As a musician in his own right, he goes under the name of New Pope, and his new album is out now.

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Cranky Face - new EP and new video

Wed, Nov 16, 2016

GALWAY BAND Cranky Face - Simon Noble, Stephen Curren, Sam Wright, and Mosey Byrne - launch their new EP, Bowdown, with a show at Citóg in the Róisín Dubh tonight [Wednesday November 16] at 9pm.

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Listen to stream of new album by New Pope

Tue, Dec 15, 2015

NEW POPE, the indie-folk solo project of singer-songwriter David Boland, has released a new album, Youth. All songs on the seven-track album were written by David. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Eoin Dolan at College Road, Galway. David was accompanied by Emma Lohan (accordion), David Shaughnessy (drums), G Tobin (backing vocals), and Eoin Dolan (synths/backing vocals).

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Listen to stream of debut EP by Galway 'supergroup' Cranky Face

Tue, Nov 24, 2015

CRANKY FACE, the Galway group featuring guitarist Fuz Reilly (Boyfights), vocalist/guitarist Simon Noble (Spats Colombo, Mugger Dave), drummer Mosey Byrne (Rural Savage), and bassist/Citóg co-organiser Hob Junker, have released their debut EP, We Should Hate.

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Mark Lanegan - Essential Songs Playlist

Wed, Dec 03, 2014

“You don’t wanna mess with that dude. Give him the microphone, let him sing, then get the f**k out of his way.” So said Dave Grohl about singer-songwriter Mark Lanegan who is coming to Galway in the New Year.

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Dick Gaughan - Essential Songs Playlist

Tue, Sep 09, 2014

A FIERCELY proud Scot, an unapologetic “unreconstructed Socialist”, a leading contemporary folk singer-songwriter, and according to Dirty Linen magazine, “Scotland's head and conscience” - this is Dick Gaughan.

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Lloyd Cole – Essential Songs Playlist

Wed, Sep 03, 2014

LLOYD COLE'S musical career spans more than 30 years and across that time he has delivered musically sharp and melodic indie-pop with lyrics brimming with wit and intelligence. He is also an artist who enjoys touring and tonight he is in Galway to play the Róisín Dubh at 9pm. In advance of the show, we present five of Cole's best songs, from across his career.

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Beth Nielsen Chapman - the Essential Songs Playlist

Wed, Aug 06, 2014

BETH NIELSEN Chapman, the twice Grammy-nominated Nashville singer-songwriter, is a woman of many talents, commitments, and achievements.

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Jeffrey Lewis - Five Essential Songs Playlist

Tue, Jul 29, 2014

SINGER, SONGWRITER, comic book creator, visual artist, and storyteller, Jeffrey Lewis is both a product of the New York counter culture and indie rock’s renaissance man.

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Paul Heaton - Five Essential Songs Playlist

Wed, Jul 23, 2014

PAUL HEATON has enjoyed a 30 year career as leader of The Housemartins, The Beautiful South, and as a solo artist. Showing no signs of stopping, he is going back on tour this autumn, re-united with Beautiful South co-vocalist Jacqui Abbott.

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Kevin Devine - Five Essential Songs Playlist

Tue, Jul 15, 2014

KEVIN DEVINE is a prolific singer-songwriter and musician from Brooklyn, New York. Perhaps little known over this side of the ocean, he has amassed a dedicated following in the States, having been knocking about the New York indie rock scenes for more than 15 years.

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Owen Pallet - Five Essential Songs Playlist

Tue, Jul 08, 2014

OWEN PALLET is a Canadian composer, violinist, keyboardist, and vocalist, who came to prominence initially under the moniker Final Fantasy, with his breakout second album He Poos Clouds winning the 2006 Polaris Music Prize.

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Samantha Crain - the Essential Songs Playlist

Tue, Jul 01, 2014

NATIVE AMERICAN singer-songwriter Samantha Crain has been quietly making a name for herself over the past five years, with music that has embraced indie, alternative-rock, folk, and acoustic.

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We Banjo Three - The Essential Songs Playlist

Wed, Jun 25, 2014

WE BANJO Three, a quartet made of two pairs of brothers, have become something of a phenomenon in the folk/trad world, especially these last six months, which has seen them nominated for an award and play Latin America.

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Cass McCombs - five Essential Songs Playlist

Tue, Jun 17, 2014

CASS MCCOMBS, the American singer-songwriter is one of those artists whose music falls into country, folk, and roots, as much as it does indie.

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The National - six essential songs playlist

Tue, Jun 03, 2014

THE NATIONAL, who play the Galway International Arts Festival Big Top on Wednesday July 16, are one of the few groups, if not the only group, of whom it can truly be said, ‘I prefer the later stuff’.

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