Galway’s live music guide: Sunday 18th November

Happy sunny Sunday to all you beautiful Galwegians. It’s another gorgeous day in G-Town as we spool up for silly season. As usual there are plenty of musical events taking place to keep you entertained, here are just a few of them 

The Salthouse Bar Sunday Music Session continues in festive fashion with always sublime Noriana Kennedy and her musical friends bringing the music from 4:30pm. If it’s old school Rock and Blues you’re looking for then check out Richie Brennan and the Vibe Tribe when they play in E-Bruns bar at 6pm. At 6:30pm you can catch the traditional sounds of Sin a Deir Síwhen they perform downstairs in Monroe’s Galway. The SeshWans are back in front of the fire in The Blue Note Galway from around 7pm. Il Vicolo is the favourite location for some winter Jazz by the river with Szymon Misniak bringing the finest guest musicians! Music from around 7:30pm.

Stephen James Smith & Enda Reilly take to the stage in the Roisin Dubh for what promises to be a incredible evening of new Irish poetry. Essential viewing. Doors 8pm

At 8:30pm you can catch Tuam legend Mouse McHugh performing all your favourites downstairs on Monroe’s Galway. At around the same time doors open upstairs for the Open Mic Night at Róisín Dubh with master of ceremonies Steven Sharpe keeping order! 9pm is when Greg Cotter and Mary Flanagan take to the stage in the Crane Bar for their awesome Country/Folk session. At 9:30pm Jade Reynolds and the gentlemen of the Rollover will be soothing your ears in Massimo Bar Galway.

If you happen to be across the river then be sure to drop into Tigh Neachtain and support Sunday Night Music – The Timber Tramps as they come back together for one night only to rattle your socks & shine a light on Haiti. Music from 9pm. The always smiling Turlock Holmes and his exuberant musical friends from Pyramid will be hitting the stage in the Quays Bar Galway at 10:15pm. Bass virtuoso Karl Clews gets all freaky with the Superfreaks in the Dail Bar from 10:30pm and we will be hitting the stage in the Róisín Dubh for 12 midnight!

It’s a slightly worse for wear group of musicians joining me tonight after an evening of making the amazing Diana Van de Kamp feel truly welcome into her new and wide-spread Irish family! Joining me tonight for some musical salve… Bushkanga Rilla on drums. Mark Sullivan on guitar and Banagher blues. Eoin Mccann on bass. Maciek Zaworonek on harmonica. Barbara Vulso on vocals. Gabo GD on flutes. Bertrand Huvé on sax and Eanna Ryder on keys.

So there you have it folks. Another super busy day of music in Galway and as usual, if you guys make it to the end of the night we would only love to have the pleasure of your company in the back room of the Róisín Dubhwhere we will be doing our best to keep Monday at bay 

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!