Galway’s live music guide: Sunday 10th March

Happy Sunday to all you beautiful windswept Galwegians! It’s a wild one out there today so be ready for anything 😉 As per usual there’s a whole heap of music on offer to keep you out of the showers and next to the fire. Here are just some of those gigs…

The Galway Drum Show is currently underway in the Clayton Hotel until 5pm. Included on the day are workshops, demonstrations, panel discussions, and special guests from the international music scene. Tickets on the door.

The Salthouse Bar Sunday Music Session continues to set the bar for the fire-side session when it kicks off at 4:30pm featuring a selection of the finest musicians in the county. 
Just after 5pm you can catch the start of the West End trad sessions in Carroll’s on Dominick Street. Down the road in Monroe’s Galway Sin a Deir Sí take to the stage at 6pm. Richie Brennan and The Vibe Tribe will be getting all bluesy in E-Bruns bar from around 6:30pm. Pa Sheil and Fergal McDonagh hit the stage in the Quays Bar Galway at 7pm. Szymon Misniakand friends are back in Il Vicolo for more Sunday Jazz from around 7:30pm.

Nick Harper brings his one man show to the Róisín Dubh tonight. ‘A childhood growing up surrounded by the musical prowess of the 60’s, not to mention being son of Roy Harper, the land has spawned a truly one-off, original guitarist & songwriter who stands alone as a UK great’. Doors 8pm

The Black Gate Cultural Centre is hosting what promises to be a super intimate show tonight featuring John Blek w/ Matthew Berrill & special guest the spellbinding Niamh Regan. Doors at 8pm

The Open Mic Night at Róisín Dubh continues upstairs tonight with doors opening at around 8pm. Steven Sharpe and Trass Bee will be on hand to assist with all your creative needs so get in early to avoid disappointment!

Mouse McHugh returns to the stage downstairs in Monroe’s Galway at 8:30pm. Back down west Greg Cotter and Mary Flanagan can be found in the Crane Bar where they will be curating their weekly Country/Folk session from around 9pm. Just around the corner in Massimo Bar Galway you can catch The Rollover featuring Jade Reynolds from around 9:30pm while Half Mile Downcontinue their weekly session in Taylor’s Bar & Beer Garden from around 9:30pm.

If you end up across the river then be sure to drop into Tigh Neachtain and catch the rebellious tones of Gerry Hanberry & the members of GaZlight when they perform in the musicians corner from around 9pm. Deeply philosophical bassist Turlock Holmes takes to the stage with the zen-like members of Pyramid in the Quays Bar Galway at around 9:15pm or you can catch Karl Clews and the Superfreaks in the Dail Bar from around 10:30pm. We will be hitting the stage in the Roisin Dubh at 12 midnight!

Well after a week of thunder and sunshine we’re back again and all set to push the sound system to it’s limits! Joining me to make some serious noise Eoin Mccann on bass. Mark Sullivan on vocals and guitar. Bushkanga Rillaon drums. Gabo GD on flutes. Eanna Ryder on keys. Bertrand Huvé on sax. Danny Healy on trumpets and flying the flag for sisters everywhere the inimitable Barbara Vulso on vocals!

So there you have it folks. It’s another sonic smörgåsbord 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 we will be doing our best to keep Monday at bay until next week 😉

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!

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