Posts Tagged ‘February events’

Inishbofin Off the Rock Experience in Kelly’s

Every year Inishbofin holds a Fundraising Concert in the heart of Galway City where Inishbofin’s finest musicians and guests get together to bring the very best of Island Music Sessions to the mainland.  The Inishbofin ‘Off The Rock’ Experience celebrates the best in Trad and helps to raise funds for the registered Charity supporting the development of much needed Island Amenities and Initiatives.

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 The Inishbofin Experience is the first island session of the year and gives all those non-islanders an opportunity to experience the craic of Inishbofin off season and on the mainland.  Previous concert attendees predominantly comprised of music lovers and those who visit Bofin year after year for the legendary sessions that are on the Island during peak seasons.  This concert gives everyone the chance to experience Inishbofin without having to leave the mainland!

The event shall take place in Kelly’s Venue on Friday the 28th of Febuary, from 9 pm (10 euros

Kids Cake Competition

cake competition

Decobake Galway (in Eglinton Street) is THE shop for all the bakers and with all the activities and classes they offer you may start baking yourself.

On February 22nd Kids can decorate their cakes and compete on originally and skill.

Every entry will go home with a prize and a certificate and an extra special prize will be awarded to the placed entries.

All the details are on the Facebook page or calling the shop 091 539767.

Galway knowledge

Galway knowledge

As you know, in WhatWhereGalway we feel a “Je ne sais quoi” when a good Table Quiz is coming. This time The King’s Head is hosting a Quiz on general knowledge and about our city this Wednesday 19th of February from 7 30 pm.

All proceeds towards Defibrilator Training in The Latin Quarter – Making the Heart of the City Heart Safe.

Follow this link to register

Musical lover? Friday 21st is your day

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I really hope you can sing along with them because it can be difficult to resist!

As you can see in the pictures, the show starts at 8 pm this Friday February 21st and tickets are 15 euros. You can call the hotel or check the Town Hall website

The Science of Sound

The Science of Sound

February Balls

February is the month of balls here in Galway, or so it seems. We told you  before about the Valentine’s Ball in the G Hotel and now there are 2 more nice venues to dance and dance and dance.

The society An Cumann Staire, organizes the NUIG Arts Ball every year in February and it is the highlight of the student calender and has been the largest society ball in Ireland with a record 1,700 students in attendance in 2011.
This year the venue is at the Salthill Hotel, with 4 well known bands the Arts Ball 2014. Tickets from 30 euros (afters). All proceeds of the Arts Ball will be going towards COPE Galway.
This is a classic formal dress ball so please dress well or you may not get in, and leave the runners at home on the window ledge.

The second ball is organized by NUIG Italian Society, and everybody can join (no need to be a student, just wear your mask). The masquerade celebrates the festival of Carnevale in Venice. It is held in aid of a different charity every year and it’s always an amazing night of colour, music and fun.

This year the ball is being held in the Galway Bay Hotel on the 20th February in aid of Pieta House. The initial date was also Thursday 13th but it has been moved to the 20th, so more time to prepare your outfit!

Tickets are 50 euros (including dinner) or 28 euros (afters)

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Mid week plans

No need to wait until the weekend to listen to some good music in Galway. Here you have 3 options for Tuesday and Wednesday:

  • Tonight, in the Electric Garden, ‘Pumped Up Kicks‘ tonight with the very Ms Louise Clarke and Graham Doherty – playing choice indie and rock cuts.

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  • My Fellow Sponges, Steven Sharpe and Dylan Murphy will be playing in The Cellar Bar (Eglinton Street) this Wednesday February 12th, from 21 30. Free admission. Steven Sharpe is also the front man for Led Zeppelin cover band “No Stairway” and runs “Gingerbeard House” with comedian Steve Bennett.

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Rock on!