Corrib live music event for Cope Galway domestic violence service

Corrib Live

Corrib Live returns to Galway’s Commercial Boat Club for a fifth outing on Friday, February 9.This year’s annual music event will raise funds for COPE Galway’s Domestic Violence Service. Students from the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme, based in Galway City, are producing the event.

Headline acts on the night include Galway’s floor-filling ska big-band, Big Jelly, who rocked the boat club last year and they’re back to do it again.

Fresh from the release of their new single, Vultures, indie rockers Cranky Face will kick out the jams with their blend of catchy choruses, distorted guitars and clever harmonies.

The Brazilian rhythms of Kalango will add a bit of samba magic to the night and American singer-songwriter, John Nelson will contribute his big voice to the set.

There’ll be extra floor acts, a raffle for some fantastic prizes kindly donated by local Galway businesses, and the brilliant DJ Janq – all for the very reasonable sum of €8!

This year the sound production students at VTOS Galway hope to build on the success of last year’s event, when they raised almost €2,000. The venue and equipment have kindly been donated free of charge, allowing more funds to go towards COPE Galway Domestic Violence Service.

COPE Galway Domestic Violence Service, currently located at Waterside House, is the only 24-hour accessible refuge in the Western region. It provides refuge accommodation, information, support and court accompaniment to women and their children experiencing domestic violence. There is an outreach service for women in the city and county who are in abusive relationships and who need support and information on their options. In 2016, COPE Galway Waterside House worked with 314 individual women with 158 children who were experiencing domestic violence; provided 719 outreach appointments, 161 court accompaniments, and answered 1709 crisis and support calls. Works will soon commence on a building that was gifted to the organisation which will provide for a new refuge, with 50% increase in capacity. It is hoped to be completed by the end of this year.

VTOS provide vocational training courses for adults who’ve been unemployed for 6 months or more, and are run by the City of Galway VEC. Eligible participants are offered the chance to return to full time training or education while retaining their social welfare benefits. All courses are certified by FETAC or ECDL. Further information on courses can be found at http://www.cgvec.ie/vtos and by contacting Anne Corrigan or Declan Ramberg at 091 566885.

Tickets /entry on the night are €8. Doors open at 8pm. Venue: The Commercial Boat Club, Woodquay. More information plus directions can be found on http://www.facebook.com/corriblive