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