Galway’s live music guide: Sunday 24th February

Happy Sunday to all you beautiful Galwegians! Hard to believe it was snowing this time last year but we won’t complain! It’s lovely and mild and the perfect weather for rambling around the city taking in the musical sights. Here is a short list of some of the gigs taking place across the day…

The Salthouse Bar Sunday Music Session kicks off at 4:30pm and provides the perfect start to your musical Sunday. This session features an ever changing line up of supremely talented musicians singing harmonies by the fireside until around 7pm.

For all of you trad fans Carroll’s on Dominick Street hosts their fresh new session just inside the window from around 5:30pm whilst Sin a Deir Sí take to the stage downstairs in Monroe’s Galway at 6pm. Richie Brennan and The Vibe Tribe continue to bring their old-school blues to E-Bruns bar from around 6:30pm. If it’s Sunday jazz you seek then look no further than downstairs in Il Vicolo where Szymon Misniak and friends will be doing their thing from around 7pm. Pa Sheil and Fergal Mcdonagh take to the stage in the Quays Bar Galway at around 7pm for some acoustic fun. Steven Sharpe and Trass Bee continue to stoke the fires of creativity at the Open Mic Night at Róisín Dubh upstairs i from around 8pm. Mouse McHugh will be keeping the dance floor full downstairs in Monroes from around 8:30pm.

Greg Cotter and Mary Flanagan continue their weekly Country/Folk session in the Crane Bar from around 9pm. Half Mile Down are back in Taylor’s Bar & Beer Garden from 9:15pm. At around 9:30pm you can catch the dulcet tones of The Rollover featuring Jade Reynolds in Massimo Bar Galway.

If you happen to be across the river then be sure to drop into Tigh Neachtainand catch those authentic blues-meisters The BarnYard Quartet performing in the musical corner from around 9pm. Turlock Holmes and his musical conspirators in Pyramid take to the stage in Quays Bar Galway at around 9:45pm. Bass virtuoso Karl Clews joins his Superfreaky friends in the Dail Bar from around 10:30pm and we will be hitting the stage in the Róisín Dubhat 12 midnight!

After a week of high seas, big winds and a brief adventure involving a dentist we’re delighted to be making buckets of noise tonight! Joining me this evening to bookend the weekend… Mark Sullivan on guitar and vocals. Eoin Mccann on Bass. Michael Corbett on keys. Gabo GD on flutes. Bertrand Huvé on Sax. Bushkanga Rilla on drums and virtuoso Danny Healy on trumpet.

So there you have it folks. It’s another super busy day in Galway and if you make it to the end of 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 to keep Monday at bay 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!