Galway’s live music guide: Sunday 14th April

Happy Sunday to all you beautiful Galwegians! It looks like it’s going to be a cold wet one out there today but worry not! Galways musical community is on hand to give you a reason to get out and about and find a fireside near your favorite music 😊Here are some of the gigs taking place today:

Today is the last day of the fantastic Cúirt International Festival of Literatureso be sure to get into Rouge Restaurant where you can catch some wonderful recitals coupled with the sweet sounds of Gerry Hanberry and Patrick Collins. Proceedings begin at 12 midday!

The Salthouse Bar Sunday Music Session continues to bring you the finest in Folk/Americana music from beside the fire. The fun starts at 16:30 and is the best way to get yourself warmed up for the evening ahead 😉

Carroll’s on Dominick Street has the first of their Trad sessions kicking off just inside the window at around 17:00. Sin a Deir Sí will be taking to the stage downstairs in Monroe’s Galway at around 18:00. Pa Sheil and Fergal McDonagh will be bringing their Sunday acoustic set to the Quays Bar Galway at 19:00.

If you like your surroundings to be medieval, your wine to be Italian and your music to be Jazzy then get along to Il Vicolo for some Sunday Jazz at the Mill with Szymon Misniak and friends doing the business from 19:30

Open Mic Night at Róisín Dubh opens for submissions at 20:00 upstairs in the outdoor non-smoking area where Steven Sharpe and Trass Bee will be working hard and looking good doing it! Tuam legend Mouse McHugh continues to bring his high energy acoustic set to the stage downstairs in Monroe’s Galway at 20:30. The second Trad session in Carroll’s on Dominick Street kicks off at around 21:00 while just down the road you can catch Greg Cotter and Mary Flanagan curating their weekly Country/Folk session in The Crane Bar from 21:00. Massimo Bar Galway has their fireside Sunday music set featuring Jade Reynolds and the gentlemen of The Rollover doing their thing from around 21:30. Taylor’s Bar & Beer Garden 7 days of live music, delivers this evening, the awesome Half Mile Down from around 21:30

If you happen to be across the river then be sure to drop into Tigh Neachtainand catch local legend Rodney Owl performing with the uber-rootsy The BarnYard Quartet in the musicians corner from around 21:30. The always jovial Turlock Holmes will be joining the effervescent members of Pyramid for their weekly trip to the Quays Bar Galway where they will be making music from around 21:45 or you can catch Bass virtuoso Karl Clewsperforming with Ciaran Storey and the Superfreaks in the Dail Bar from 22:30.

Tidal waves and hail blizzards not withstanding, we will be taking to the stage in the Roisin Dubh at 12 midnight!

Well it’s a fine bunch of well adjusted individuals joining me tonight to make some noise in the back room 😎 I’m delighted to have Bertrand Huvé on sax. Mark Sullivan on guitar and Banagher blues. Bushkanga Rilla on drums and “keys”! John O’Dwyer on bass. Danny Healy on trumpets and choreography. We are hugely excited to have the amazing Jenny O’brienjoining us on keys for the evening and to top it all off we get to have the awesome Trass Bee up for a song before she heads off on a whirl wind tour of Germany!!

So there you have it folks! It’s another super busy day of music and Cúirt across the city and as always, if you guys 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 the lights low until late 😉

Doors: 23:30

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!

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