Galway’s live music guide: Sunday 17th June

Happy Sunday to all you beautiful Galwegians! It’s a grand soft day out there today but the vibe is good and there’s a whole lot of music going on around the town to keep you entertained. Here is just a sample…

The galwaysessions 2018 is going on all day starting with an afternoon session in the Crane Bar from 2pm and featuring Sean Ryan (Whistle), Mick Crehan (Whistle), Greg Cotter ( Guitar/Vocals) Special Guest: Tony O’Connell (Harmonica).

One of the best places to be on a rainy Sunday afternoon is in the Salt House bar from 4:30pm where you will get to hear the beautiful music of Noriana KennedyNicola Joyce and their superb musical friends. At 6pm Richie Brennan and the Vibe Tribe dish out a solid serving of old school Rock and Blues in E-Bruns. Il Vicolo is the place to be for some gorgeous Sunday Jazz with Szymon Misniak and friends doing the honours from around 7pm.

In the wild West there’s a whole lot of music going on this evening… At 6pm Cathal Johnson hosts a harmonica session in the Crane Bar. The Blue Note Galway is the venue for the Citóg Records Garden Party #5 from 7pm. Jade Reynolds will be playing a few songs in MassimoGalway from around 7pm. Monroe’s Galway plays host to Mouse McHugh downstairs from around 8:30pm. Open Mic Night at Róisín Dubh continues upstairs from 8:30pm while around the corner in the Crane Bar you can catch the Harmonica gymnastics of the Maciek Zaworonek Trio from 9pm.

If you’re across the river then be sure to get into Tigh Neachtain and catch the 9pce Big Jelly band as they take over the front bar from 9:30pm. James Richardson and his faithful crew take to the stage in the Quays Bar Galwayfrom around 10:15pm. Bass virtuoso Karl Clews gets all Superfreaky in the Dail Bar from 10:30pm and we will be taking to the stage in the Róisín Dubhat 12 midnight!

It’s been another wild week in band camp and we are now ready to exorcise our demons in the only way we know how! Joining me tonight to make some serious noise… Mark Sullivan on guitars and Banagher Blues. Bushkanga Rilla on drums. Eoin Mccann on bass. Bertrand Huvé on sax. Gabo GD on flutes. Eanna Ryder on keys and fresh from his gig around the corner Maciek Zaworonek on harmonica.

So there you have it folks. Another jam-packed musical Sunday in Galway, and if you make it to the end of the night we would only love to have the pleasure of your company in the Róisín 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.

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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!