Galway’s live music guide: Sunday 19th August

Happy sunny Sunday to all you beautiful pride filled Galwegians!! It’s looking slightly inclement out there today but have no fear, we won’t let a little water dampen our Sunday spirit! Loads of stuff going on today as per usual, here are just some of the gigs taking place:

The early session at the Salt House gets things going at 4:30pm with Noriana Kennedy and her musical friends providing the perfect start to your Sunday. E-Brun Bar is where you can catch Richie Brennan and the Vibe Tribe performing the finest in old school rock and blues from around 6:30pm. At 7pm the The Blue Note Galway plays host to the Citóg RecordsGarden Party #7 hosted by Galway legend Tracy Bruen. Jazz at the Mill continues in Il Vicolo at around 7:30pm with Szymon Misniak running the show. Tuam powerhouse Mouse McHugh performs downstairs in Monroe’s Galway from around 8pm. Open Mic Night at Róisín Dubh opens the doors upstairs at 8:30pm and is the perfect safe space for all of Galways burgeoning singer/songwriters to come along and perform. The event is curated by the awesome Steven Sharpe and Trass Bee and the spots fill up fast so get down early!! Jade Reynolds will be on hand to keep you all in high spirits post match in Massimo Bar Galway from around 9pm. If you like a small dose of country/folk then pop along to the Crane bar and catch the friendliest session in the county run, as always, by Greg Cotter and Mary Flanagan from around 9:30pm.

If you happen to be across the river then be sure to drop into Tigh Neachtain and catch the The Oldtown Rounders a traditional bluegrass band from Galway. Playing footstompin’ fiddle tunes & songs from Kentucky & beyond. Kick off around 9:30pm. Smiling Turlock Holmes and the gentlemen of Pyramid kick off their show in the Quays Bar Galway from around 10:15pm. Bass virtuoso Karl Clews will be performing in the Dail Bar from around 10:30pm and we will be hitting the stage in Roisin Dubh around 12 midnight!

Well after another week of humidity and heavy weather we are delighted to be returning to the back room of the Roisin Dubh with you amazing people for some serious grooving and shape throwing. Joining me tonight to make some summertime noises… Maciek Zaworonek on harmonica. Gabo GDon flutes and whistles. Eoin Mccann on bass. Barbara Vulso on vocals. Mark Sullivan on guitar and banagher blues. Bushkanga Rilla on drums and parental duties! Bertrand Huvé on sax and our very special guest tonight the venerable Jack Duignan on keys!

So there you have it folks. It’s another jam-packed day of music in Galway and if you survive until the end of the night we’d only love to have the pleasure of your company in the back room of the Róisín Dubh where we will be doing our best to keep Monday at bay for just a little while longer 

Doors: 11:30pm

There will be singing.
There will be dancing.

About the Author

John Conneely
John Conneely has a beard. He is very loud when he sings. He performs every Sunday with his band in the Roisin Dúbh in Galway City. He’s not great at writing bios!