Galway’s live music guide: Sunday 29th April

Happy sunny Sunday to all you beautiful Galwegians! What an amazing week of culture, craic and all-round good energy in Galway city as we gear up for the summer 😎

Today is the last day of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature and there are loads of events taking place to keep you entertained…

Artist’s Talk with Sam Winston | 1pm | Galway Arts Centre Family event: Storytelling with Niall De Búrca | 3pm | Nuns Island Theatre. The Making of Mollie: Anna Carey | 5pm | Biteclub – Streetfood Discotheque. Far From Literature We Were Reared | 8pm | Roisin Dubh

And so back to Galway’s Sunday music schedule… 

The Salt House session continues with the always sublime Noriana Kennedy and friends bringing you the finest in Americana and Folk music from 4:30pm. Richie Brennan and the members of the Vibe Tribe will be rocking out in E Brún Bar at 6:30pm. The Blue Note Galway is the place to be from 7pm when The SeshWans will be providing the perfect soundtrack to your Sunday in the West! If you like to sip on the finest of wines while surrounded by medieval Galway then get into Il Vicolo and catch Barbara Vulso and Szymon Misniak for their Sunday Jazz session at 7:30pm.

At 8pm Gerry Hanberry, Paul David Murphy and Conor Montague introduce a fantastic array of literary, comedic and musical talent across three stages in the Roisin Dubh for a night of spoken word, poetry and song in aid of Cancer Care West

Mouse McHugh continues his residency downstairs in Monroe’s Galwayfrom 8:30pm. The Crane Bar is home to the friendliest Country/Folk session in the country. Run by Greg Cotter and Mary Flanagan it kicks off around 9:30pm.

If you happen to up the town then consider dropping into Tigh Neachtainto catch the sounds of Willy Nilly from 9:30pm. James Richardson and Fred Mc Closkey continue their high octane set with Pyramid in the Quays Bar Galway from 10:30pm or you can catch Karl Clews and Ciaran Storey getting all superfreaky around the corner in The Dáil Bar Galway at the same time.

Well, it’s been another interesting week in band camp as we tend to our sunburn and brace ourselves for the inevitable deluge that follows such a fine run of sunshine 🤔…This trepidation notwithstanding we are primed and ready to bring you some seriously sunny sounds tonight and I am stoked to have these fine humans joining in the fun! Bushkanga Rilla on drums. Michael Corbett on keys. Bertrand Huvé on sax. Gabo GD on flutes. Eoin Mccann on bass. Mark Sullivan on guitar and Banagher blues. Barbara Vulso on vocals. And our very special guest this evening is Maciek Zaworonek on harmonica!

So there you have it folks. It’s another packed day in Galway City 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 we will be doing our best to keep Monday at bay for just a little while longer…

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!