Happy Sunday to all you beautiful Jazztastic Galwegians. It’s a windy one out there today folks so wrap up warm!!
The Galway Jazz Festival is in it final day and has ,once again, surpassed all expectations in delivering some incredible gigs over the last few days. The Jazz continues today alongside some of your favourite regular Sunday gigs..
Conor Guilfoyle and his Octet get proceedings underway in Biteclub – Streetfood Discotheque at 12 midday. His ensemble includes eight of the hardest swinging, tightest playing and fastest rising young players currently gracing Irish jazz. Tickets on the door.
At 2pm you can catch our very own Eanna Ryder performing a solo show in Universal or if you’re up the town you can catch Susannah De Wrixon in Coffeewerk + Press or perhaps sit in on the GJF Ensemble Masterclass with Huw Warren in The Black Gate Cultural Centre. All these gigs are free. The Kathrin Pechlof Trio perform in the Mick Lally Theatre at 3pm. Aengus Hackett, Conor Guilfoyle and Barry Rycraft will be in the corner of the Salt House at 3pm or you can join Adventures In Music, Nick Roth in The Black Gate Cultural Centre at 3pm also. At 3:30pm Susannah De Wrixon Trio play a free show in Galway University Hospital or at the same time you can see Cormac Keneavy and Julien Colarossi in Il Vicolo. At 4pm you can catch Leopoldo Osio performing a solo show in Universal. Peter Broderickperforms a super intimate show in Loam at 5pm. Tickets on the door.
If you need a short break from all things Jazz you can catch Richie Brennan and his Vibe Tribe in E-Bruns bar at 6pm. There’s a kicking trad session going on Monroe’s Galway from 6-8pm featuring the music of Sin A Deir Si. At 6:30pm Jim Doherty and Dave Fleming will play a set in Universal. Szymon Misniak and the KoKo Ensemble are back in Il Vicolofrom 7pm. If you’re down the west be sure to head on into the super cosy environs of The Blue Note Galway and catch The SeshWans at 7pm.
The Julia Hulsmann Trio take over An Taibhdhearc at 8pm. Mouse McHugh continues his banging Sunday residency in Monroe’s Galway at around 8:15pm.
At 9pm Steve Davis (yes, that Steve Davis!) and Kavus Torabi take to the decks in the Bierhaus Galway while Greg Cotter and Mary Flanagan continue to bring the finest in country/folk music in the Crane Bar from 9:30pm. Jade Reynolds and the gentlemen of The Rollover will be in Massimo Bar Galway at 9:30pm.
If you happen to be across the river be sure and drop into Tigh Neachtainand catch The Invisible Jug Band from around 9:30pm or you can swing by the Improv night at The Black Gate Cultural Centre from 10pm. Snapchat professional Turlock Holmes will be performing all your favourite songs with his friends from Pyramid in the Quays Bar Galway from 10:15pm. The Superfreaks featuring Cormac Dunne and bass beast Karl Clews will be kicking off in the Dail Bar at 10:30pm and we will be rolling in stage for 12 midnight in the Róisín Dubh.
Well folks, we are super inspired by all the hard work being put in by Ciarán Ryan, Maitiú O Báiréil, Ellen Cranitch and everyone else involved in the Galway Jazz Festival and as such it’s going to be all jazz hands and french cigarettes in the back room of the Róisín Dubh tonight (niiiiice…) Joining me in bringing the swing to your feet… Bushkanga Rilla on drums. Mark Sullivan on Le Pompe and Banagher Blues. Bertrand Huvé on sax. Barbara Vulso on vocals. Maciek Zaworonek on harmonica. I’m delighted to welcome our new bass player John O’Dwyer and to welcome back from his travels, Eanna Ryder who will be joining us on keys tonight.
So there you have it folks. It’s a particularly jam-packed Sunday in Galway and if you guys can make it unscathed 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 be doing our best to keep Monday in it’s place until it’s time to go home
There will be singing.
There will be dancing.