Galway’s live music guide: Sunday 14th October

Like so many in our little city, my heart aches for Keith and all his family. An absolute gem of a human being who has left an indelible mark on Galways musical landscape and in the hearts of all who knew him. Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam 

It’s a bright and sunny one out there today folks and music is healing. So call your friends, make a plan and meet up. Talk, argue, laugh and do all of the things that make you feel connected…here are some good spots to meet:
Sin a Deir Sí get things going with their high energy trad session downstairs in Monroe’s Galway from 6pm. Richie Brennan and the Vibe Tribe kick off in E-Bruns bar at 6:30pm when they will be bringing you the finest in old-school Rock and Blues and serving fresh sandwiches to the early-birds Il Vicolo continues their river-side Sunday Jazz session from around 7pm and has the venerable Szymon Misniak curating the finest in visiting Jazz maestros. The legendary Salt House session gets going around 7:30pm and features some of Galways finest musicians doing what they do best, right next to the open fire  Tuam native Mouse McHugh brings his rousing set to Monroe’s Galway at 8pm. Doors for the Open Mic Night at Róisín Dubh open at 8:30pm and if ever there was a place to go and feel part of our musical community, this is it. Steven Sharpe will be on hand to look after your every need. Greg Cotter and Mary Flanagan continue their weekly Country/Folk session in the Crane Bar from around 9pm. At 9:30pm Jade Reynolds and the gentlemen of The Rollover will be bringing their soothing sounds to Massimo Bar Galway.

If you happen to be across the river then be sure to drop into Tigh Neachtain and catch Warrior-Poet Gerry Hanberry performing with his friends in the musicians corner from 9:30pm. At 10:15pm Turlock “aoibhiúil” Holmes will be performing all the hits in the Quays Bar Galway with those upstanding men of Pyramid. At 10:30pm you can catch bass virtuoso Karl Clews in the Dail Bar and we will be hitting the stage in the Róisín Dubh at around 12 midnight!

Well folks, it’s going to be an emotional one tonight and we will be playing even louder than usual! Joining me for some serious music making: Bushkanga Rilla on drums. Maciek Zaworonek on harmonica. Bertrand Huvé on sax. Mark Sullivan on guitar and Banagher Blues. John O’Dwyer on bass. Jack Duignan on keys. Gabo GD on flutes and our special guest tonight is the inimitable Tom Portman on dobro!

So there you have it. It’s another busy day of music in G-town and if you make it to 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 you will find music and friends and a whole lot more 

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!