MARGO, ONE of the most popular and enduring presences in County and Irish music, will headline the annual Michael Commins Galway Sessions, which take place in the Clayton Hotel.
The concerts take place on Sunday November 4 and Monday 5, with 30 entertainers performing over the two nights. Margo headlines both nights and will coordinate a special tributes to Big Tom who was such a part of the shows over the last decade.
Joining Margo on Sunday will be John Hogan, Simon Casey, Olivia Douglas, The Liberties, Billy McFarland, Eddie Lee, Mick Mulhern, Pat Keane, Deirdre Bonner, Seamus Delaney, Tomas Langan, and Joe Garvey, Caroline Cresham, and Kealan Arbuckle. On Monday, Margo will be joined by John Glenn, Matt Keane, Pat McKenna, PJ Murrihy, Gerry Guthrie, Stephen Rosney and the Back Axels, Matthew O'Donnell, Seamus Dooley, Catriona Canavan, Carmel McLoughlin, Frank Nelson, Aoife Leonard, and Michael Mawhinney.
The resident band on both nights features Frankie Colohan, Carmel Dempsey, Colm Naughton, Maria Fahy, Mike Stewart and Paul Vignoles. There will be afternoon sessions in the lounge from 3pm to 5.30pm on both days and further music and celebrations in the lounge after both concerts.
Tickets for the shows are available from the Clayton Hotel (091 - 721900 ); Smyth's Shop, Claremorris; Mulroy's Shop, Breaffy Road, Castlebar; Carr's in Lord Edward Street, Ballina; Siobhan's Fashions in Charlestown; Joyce's of Headford; Quinn's Shop, Tuam; [email protected], Shop Street, Galway; Ticketmaster; and direct from Patsy Browne (086 - 15518541 ).