Galway’s live music guide: Sunday 1st April

Happy sunny Sunday to all you party-ready Galwegians! With Galway Food Festival in full swing it’s a perfect day for overdosing on chocolate and once ya’ll are done with that, there are loads of gigs to keep you moving until the guilt subsides 😉 Here are just some of the events taking place today…

Michelle Lally is on hand to ease you gently into Sunday with her Jazz brunch session in SALT Restaurant & Bar from 1pm. Continuing with the gentle easing, the Salt House session starts at 4pm featuring the finest in Folk and Americana music from Noriana Kennedy and friends. Richie Brennan and his band of merry men will be serving up some old school Rock/Blues in E Brún Bar from 6pm. At around 7pm you can catch Szymon Misniak curating the Sunday evening Jazz session in Il Vicolo.

The hugely popular Nocturne at Loam continues this evening with one of the most acclaimed and prolific Irish musicians of his generation giving what promises to be an amazingly intimate concert. Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh takes to the stage at 7pm. Not to be missed!!

You can catch the raw power of Tuam native Mouse McHugh downstairs in Monroe’s from around 8pm or if you are new to the Galway music scene and want a safe space to perform, get down to Open Mic Night at Róisín Dubh which kicks off upstairs at around 8:30pm with Steven Sharpe adding a touch of class to proceedings 😉

If Country/Folk is your thing then check out Greg Cotter and Mary Flanagan in the Crane Bar where they curate one of Galway’s longest running open sessions from 9pm. If you happen to be across the bridge tonight then drop into the Quays Bar and catch the melodious sounds of Fred Mc Closkey and his prismatoidal friends from 10:30pm. Bass virtuoso Karl Clews is on hand to bring you the finest Rock classics with his Superfreaky band members in The Dáil Bar from 10:30pm and we will be shuffling on stage for 12 midnight in the Roisin Dubh!

Well, it’s been another busy week in bandcamp in preparation for the unbridled religiosity of performing on Easter Sunday in the Roisin Dubh! To this end, I have assembled only the purest of heart to come and make some noise for you this evening 😊 Joining me tonight, Barbara Vulso on vocals. Eanna Ryder on keys. Bushkanga Rilla on drums. Eoin Mccann on bass, Mark Sullivan on guitar and Banagher blues, Maitiú O Báiréil on sax and clarinet. Tom Portman on dobro and electric guitar. Gabo GD on flutes and baking duties 😉 and our very special guest vocalist tonight is the AMAZING Rachael DeBrun.

Once again it’s a busy Sunday in Galway and if you make it to the end of the night we’d only love to have the pleasure of your company in the Roisin Dubh where will be going loud and late 😉

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!