New Monthly Music Club For Galway

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Garry Hynes of the Druid Theatre Company has just given the go-ahead for the The Mick Lally Theatre to play host to a new music club in Galway – to be run on a once-monthly basis.

The man behind the new club is Ollie Jennings​, well-known nationwide as manager of The Saw Doctors and locally as one of a group of students back in 1978 who set up the first Galway International Arts Festival​, subsequently programming and producing ten festivals until he stepped down in 1990.

Ollie told The Galway Eye​ this afternoon that the first of the ‘Druid Sessions’ at the Mick Lally Theatre will be headlined by The Whileaways​, a folk group featuring the stunning voices and musicianship of Noriana Kennedy​, Nicola Joyce​ and Noelie McDonnell​. The trio have all toured extensively in their own right, with six albums recorded between them. The Whileaways’ most recent album ‘Saltwater Kisses’ was awarded 4 stars by the The Irish Timesand was RTÉ Radio 1’s album of the week on release.

They will be supported on the night by ‘The Curly Organ’ aka multi-instrumentalist, Donal Mc Connon​ of My Fellow Sponges​ fame and guitarist Aengus Hackett​.

The first ‘Druid Sessions’ gig is scheduled for Saturday November 18th next. Tickets @ €15 go on sale tomorrow at 3pm from and Druid Box Office 091 568 660

Find out more about ‘The Whileaways’ at or watch their The Late Late Showperformance on YouTube at

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