Galway’s live music guide: Sunday 22nd July

Happy Sunday to all you beautiful Galwegians! The Galway International Arts Festival is in full swing with all kinds of wonderful weirdness to be seen across the city and of course music, music, music! As usual there’s loads of gigs taking place today….

The legendary Salt House session continues today from 4:30pm and features the finest in Americana and folk music as performed by the sublime Noriana Kennedy and her musical friends. Richie Brennan and the Vibe Tribe bring some old school rock and blues to E-Brun from 6:30pm. Il Vicolo is the place to be if you like a little Jazz to wash down your Vino. Music gets going around 7:30pm. The Salt House starts it’s second gig of the day around 7pm with some of Galways wildest musicians bringing the craic!

Paddy Hanna performs in the Roisin Dubh tonight. Doors at 8pm. Support from Sinead White. Open Mic Night at Róisín Dubh kicks off upstairs at 8:30pm. Monroe’s Galway plays host to David Keenan from 8pm. The Crane Bar is where you’ll find the friendliest session in the county curated by Greg Cotter and Mary Flanagan from 9:30pm.

Massimo Bar Galway is hosting fundraiser for the GAZA KIDS TO IRELAND project tonight and has members of the legendary band The Stunning coming down west to spin a few discs after their sell out Big Top show. Awesome cause. Awesome people. 11pm start

If you happen to be across the river this evening then be sure to drop in to Tigh Neachtain and catch the Invisible Jug Band where they will be raising the roof from around 9:30pm
James Richardson and his Pyramidal friends take to the stage in the Quays Bar Galway from around 10:15pm. Bass virtuoso Karl Clews gets all super freaky in the Dail Bar from 10:30pm and we will be taking to the stage around 12 midnight in the Róisín Dubh.

After our brief hiatus I am delighted to be bringing the following noise makers into the back room tonight for some Arts Festival style antics! Mark Sullivan on vocals and Banagher blues. Bushkanga Rilla on drums. Eoin Mccann on bass. Bertrand Huvé on sax. Maciek Zaworonek on harmonica. Eanna Ryder on keys and our very special guest tonight, feature vocalist with the Dublin Gospel Choir, Suzanne Carla Music 😎 . We are also going to be having the wonderful Callie Sioux and Gleewood join us for a song before they head off around the world!!

So there you have it folks. It’s going to get wild and rowdy. And if you make it to the end of the night, we’d only love to have the pleasure of your company in the back room where we will do 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!