Monroe’s GIAF line-up

The Galway International Arts Festival 2019 line-up is here and Monroe’s have a star-studded

line-up in store for you this summer!

With something for absolutely everyone, this is sure to be a summer to remember.

Tickets are now on sale via giaf.ie

July 17th - The Henry Girls

The Henry Girls need little introduction having enchanted audiences for many years with their

folk harmonies.

They’ve crafted a tribute show to The Boswell Sisters, who were the first sister jazz trio and a

major influence on many including Ella Fitzgerald. This show will see them joined on stage by a

seven–piece band for an unmissable Festival appearance.

Doors 8pm. Show starts 8.30pm sharp.

Get tickets here: https://bit.ly/2MNt1kn

July 18th - Thanks Brother

John Broe and Róisín O are both successful artists in their own right. Broe was the writer and

performer with Miracle Bell and Róisín O carved out her own successful solo career. Thanks

Brother released their single ‘We Caught It’ in January, a slice of anthemic pop, describing

magic moments of lost inhibitions. It is the first of four single releases this year culminating in an

EP for release in winter.

This is a show not to be missed.

Doors 8pm. Show starts 8.30pm sharp.

Get tickets here: https://bit.ly/2Ip0BHU

July 19th - Ciaran Tourish and Kevin Doherty

Ciaran Tourish and Kevin Doherty have recently released their debut duo record Hotel Fiesta,

which showcases the great songwriting and singing of Kevin accompanied by Ciaran on fiddle

and whistles.

Ciaran and Kevin have spent the last few decades touring the world with their respective bands,

Four Men and a Dog and Altan. With special guests Dermot Byrne and James Delaney.

Doors 8pm. Show starts 8.30pm sharp.

Get tickets here: https://bit.ly/2Iw9M9g

July 21st - Peggy Seeger in Ireland

Peggy Seeger - singer, songwriter, feminist, icon, muse - is the undisputed queen of folk and

political song. Although in her 80s, her performances, charisma and wit remain undiminished.

Join Peggy and her son, Calum MacColl (a superb musician in his own right ), for a truly

memorable evening.

“A memorable warm and charming evening of great music, family humour and grace.” Irish

World.

Doors 8pm. Show starts 8.30pm sharp.

Get tickets here: https://bit.ly/2K6LdDc

July 22nd - Sharon Shannon, Mary Coughlan and Frances Black

These fantastic artists need no introduction. Sharon Shannon, Mary Coughlan and Frances

Black join forces for a unique show featuring their collective talents.

They previously shared a stage together for the popular A Woman’s Heart albums and tours.

These three powerhouses will each perform their own set of greatest hits, building to an

unmissable finale together.

Doors 8pm. Show starts 8.30pm sharp.

Get tickets here: https://bit.ly/2Ir4WKz

July 23rd - Garadice

Eleanor Shanley, Dave Sheridan, Padraig McGovern and John McCartin are Garadice.

Their combined creative prowess saw the quartet release their debut self–titled album this year.

Expect an evening of top notch musicianship and the incredible voice of Eleanor Shanley.

Doors 8pm. Show starts 8.30pm sharp.

Get tickets here: https://bit.ly/2WYlN0M

July 24th - Patrick McCabe & Jack Lukeman

Writer Patrick McCabe is known for his mostly dark and violent novels. He was shortlisted for

the Booker Prize for ‘The Butcher Boy’ and ‘Breakfast on Pluto’. This collaboration with Jack

Lukeman might best be described as old–style village hall vaudeville for the future. Lukeman

and McCabe are friends and long–time collaborators, having toured the UK, the USA and

Ireland in the 1990s. Now they are back with a wailing harmonica, for a show not to be missed.

Doors 8pm. Show starts 8.30pm sharp.

Get tickets here: https://bit.ly/2Wq6bDH

July 25th - Lisa Lambe, NoCrows, Martin Tourish & Mark Geary

Described by The Irish Times as the ‘finest singer and actor of her generation’, Lisa Lambe

takes to the Monroe;’s stage to perform with a stellar band of Troubadours: No Crows and

Martin Tourish for an evening of folk, folk–symphony and song with very special guest

singer/songwriter Mark Geary.

Doors 8pm. Show starts 8.30pm sharp.

Get tickets here: https://bit.ly/2WiMrgp

July 26th - KILA

Kíla bring their funky brand of hip–shaking, smile–making groovy trad to Monroe’s Live.

2018 marked an incredible 30 years together for the band and over that timespan their unique

sound has constantly evolved yet still managed to keep a fresh style unique to Kíla alone.

Doors 9pm. Show starts 10pm sharp.

Get tickets here: https://bit.ly/2MA0O05

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