Galway’s live music guide: Sunday 12th August

Happy sunny Sunday to all you beautiful Galwegians. Round two of the summer holidays begins today so you better make the most of it…the winter is long  Plenty of music taking place across the town all day. Here are a few of the highlights:

The early session in the Salt House kicks off at 4:30pm featuring the finest in Folk and Americana songs performed by some choice Galway musicians including Noriana Kennedy. Richie and the Vibe Tribe get stuck into the Rock and Blues set in E-Bruns bar from 6pm. Mark McConvilleAidan Curran and the Barnyard Trio will be in Garavan’s from 6:30pm. Szymon Misniak runs the regular Sunday Jazz at the Mill session in Il Vicolo from around 7pm. The late session in the Salt House kicks off around 7:30pm with some of the Galway Street Club leading the charge if they’re around 

At 8pm you can catch the powerhouse Mouse McHugh doing his thing downstairs in Monroe’s Galway. David Owens performs an intimate show downstairs in the Róisín Dubh with doors opening at 8pm. At 8:30pm the doors open upstairs for the Open Mic Night at Róisín Dubh with Steven Sharpe and Trass Bee keeping order. Benjamin Turner will be kicking off in Massimo Bar Galway at 9pm. If you like some Country/Folk on a Sunday then head on down to the Crane Bar around 930pm and catch Greg Cotter and Mary Flanagan running the friendliest session in the county!

If you’re across the river then be sure and drop into Tigh Neachtain and check out Gerry Hanberry and Gazlight featuring virtuoso Patrick Collins on Violin! Music from 9:30pm Turlock Holmes and his band of smiling men will be in the Quays Bar Galway from around 10:15pm. If bass guitar is your thing then get along and check out Karl Clews in the Dail Bar from around 10:30pm and we will be rolling on stage in the Roisin Dubh at 12 midnight!

Tonight’s show is a special one as we bid farewell to our young keyboard player Eanna  He has decided to seek his fortune in the style of the old legends and embarks on journey across South America with a mule as his only companion. For obvious reasons we don’t hold out much hope so come and see him for the last time (probably) tonight! Joining me for Eanna‘s wake…. Bushkanga Rilla on drums. Mark Sullivan on guitar and Banagher blues. Eoin Mccann on bass. Maciek Zaworonek on harmonica. Bertrand Huvé on sax and Gabo GD on flutes.

So there you have it folks. Another busy day 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 back room of the Róisín Dubh 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!