Archive for the ‘Music & Drinks’ Category

The Big Gig to help fund ATLANTIC

‘Atlantic’ is a feature documentary following the fortunes of fishing communities across the North Atlantic affected by the huge increase in oil activity off their coasts.

On both sides of the Atlantic, oil and gas frontiers are opening up, pushing deeper in to the Atlantic and further north into the Arctic. Coastal communities in Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland are facing the dilemma choosing between traditional fishing and more lucrative oil and gas income.

This project is being financed with individual contributions (they have already around 14.000 €) and to support the production of the film a series of events are taking place in Galway and Dublin. Here, this Wednesday, May 28th in Monroe’s, from 8:30 pm, we can enjoy a fundraising concert.

Tickets are 10 euros and you can listen to 4 bands:

  • Mikey & The Scallywags,
  • My Fellow Sponges,
  • The Deans
  • We Banjo Three

Listen to some of the songs they will be playing and  if you want to cooperate now, please visit the website of the project:





Charity Ball

Charity Ball

May 23rd (Friday) at Halo

music and belly dancing @ Kelly’s

music and belly dancing @ Kelly's

Coole Music Concert in Kinvara

On Sunday, 4th May, as part of the Fleadh na gCuach 20th Anniversary celebrations, Coole Music will host its Annual Gala Concert in Kinvara Community Centre, commencing at 6pm.


This is a family event, priced at just 5 euros admission with children under 6 free.

Including the visiting Swedish Choir ‘Aquarellen‘, it will feature the Coole Music Youth Orchestra, Sonic Strings, international String Quartet Yukatope, and virtuosi Peter Sebestyen and Robert Solyom on cello and clarinet.

Fleadh na gCuach, The Cuckoo Festival, is a traditional music and community based arts festival running from Friday to Monday. A well-established and richly deserved reputation has ensured that the Fleadh has become a showcase for the best in traditional music, attracting musicians from all over the country and beyond.


If you want to discover what other music shows are included in their programme , check their website here



Baroque Music today

Baroque Music today

Today, 25th of April at 8 pm.

The choir will be joined by the National Sinfonia Orchestra, conductor Proinnsias O’Duinn, soloists Colette Boushell, soprano; Stephen Wallace, counter tenor; Stuart Kinsella, tenor and Jeffrey Ledwidge, bass when they will perform three works by Handel – “Zadok the Priest”; “Utrecht Jubilate” and “Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne”.

The concert will conclude with the much loved Mozart ” Requiem”.

Tickets, priced €20/15 concession will be on sale at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop.

Songs from the Mountain

Galway Gospel Choir present Songs from the Mountain – a journey through the Bluegrass and Applachian songs of the American South.

Appalachian music has roots in the Irish tradition. The Appalachain musicians and singers claim “We stole your music; we may have sat on the porch and speeded it up some; but we sure stole your music.” Galway Gospel Choir presents an evening of Southern Appalachia tradition of hospitality and song, featuring well known songs made famous by the movies O Brother Where art thou? and Cold Mountain.

The concert will also feature Heartworn Highway. A four piece band who play a mix of country, bluegrass and contemporary American songs and tunes, featuring mandolin, guitar and dobro.

Friday 25th April in An Taibhdhearc at 8pm.

Admission €10.


Songs from the Mountain

A Wine Goose Chase

This is another event included in the Galway Food Festival. It is programmed for 3pm on Sat. 19th & Sun 20th in Busker Brownes Bar

Entry is €15

‘A Wine Goose Chase’ is a one woman theatrical performance & interactive wine tasting with storytelling.

Wine and theatre combine to tell the fascinating story of Ireland’s winemakers.
Susan Boyle loves wine. What’s more she knows what she’s drinking and talking about. She’s got 2,000 years of Irish wine history to back her up! So, sit back, let her fill your glass while she takes you on a trip with the tenacious Irish people who transformed the wine world and didn’t let coming from a grape-free land stop them.


This hour-long one woman theatrical performance fuses interactive wine tasting with storytelling in a warm, inviting setting. Audience members will have the opportunity to put their senses to use and hopefully leave with a new insight to a drink that has been part of Ireland’s history for much longer than we might think.