Galway’s live music guide: Sunday 4th November

Happy sunny Sunday to all you beautiful Galwegians! It’s shaping up to be another beautifully crisp November day out there so be sure to wrap up warm before you take to the streets in search of your perfect Sunday soundtrack. To that end, here are some of the options on offer today…

The Salthouse Bar Sunday Music Session has quickly become a favourite starting point for many discerning ears. Kicking off at 4:30pm and featuring the sublime voice of Noriana Kennedy alongside some of her musical friends, this session is guaranteed to put you in the Sunday mood!

Sin a Deir Sí will be bringing the traditional music vibes to Monroe’s Galwayfrom 6pm. Richie Brennan and the members of the Vibe Tribe get the Blues flowing in E-Bruns bar from around 6:30pm If you like your Sunday with a side of Jazz then get along to Il Vicolo around 7pm and see what Szymon Misniak has been cooking up for your listening pleasure this week!

The Blue Note Galway has the The SeshWans keeping you warm with their open fire and soothing sounds from around 7:30pm. The legend Mouse Mchugh will be bringing the house down in Monroe’s Galway from around 8pm.

Police Dog Hogan take to the stage in the Roisin Dubh with their high-energy and eclectic eight-piece, combining fiddle, trumpet, mandolin, drums and guitars with four-part harmonies in an exuberant and genre-defying fusing of country, pop, folk, and rocking urban bluegrass. Doors 8pm

From Inner Mongolia, Quge combine throat singing and long song with horse head fiddles and four stringed lutes, the band bring powerful Mongolian ancient music to life as never heard before. Gig is on in the Town Hall Theatre Galway and doors are at 8pm.

Doors for the much loved Open Mic Night at Róisín Dubh open upstairs at 8:30pm with the venerable Steven Sharpe maintaining order. At 9pm Greg Cotter and Mary Flanagan host their weekly Country/Folk session in the Crane Bar. Jade Reynolds and the gentlemen of the Rollover take to the stage in Massimo Bar Galway at 9:30pm.

If you happen to be across the river be sure and drop into Tigh Neachtainand catch V and the Gang playing all your favourite Swedish Gypsy Swing hits! Music starts around 9:30pm.

This is How we Fly brings together four musicians, each of them rooted in different cultures and musical vocabularies, each on the cusp of their most fertile and creative years. Traditional, contemporary, jazz and electronica. All in The Black Gate Cultural Centre tonight at 8pm

Turlock Holmes and those fine folks of Pyramid will be kicking off proceedings in the Quays Bar Galway at 10:15pm. Bass virtuoso Karl Clews will be getting funky with the Superfreaks in the Dail bar from around 10:30pm and we will be taking to the stage around 12 midnight in the @Róisín Dubh!

Well folks, I think we all have a little bit of Halloween magic left over from last weekend and it might just come seeping through the cracks tonight  Joining me to make some serious noise… Gabo GD on flutes and pipes. Maciek Zaworonek on harmonica. Bertrand Huvé on sax. Mark Sullivan on guitar and Banagher blues. Barbara Vulso on vocals. Bushkanga Rilla on drums. And for one night only, the sonic wizard that is Michael Corbett on keys!!

So there you have it! Another jam packed day in Galway. And as always, 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 be doing our best to keep Monday in it’s place for as long as possible 

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!