Dream Wife - 2018's best band in Galway next week

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

IT BEGAN as an art project in a Brighton art college, with three students performing as a ‘fake girl band’ as part of an exhibition. What the trio did not expect was for that impromptu band to go down so well.

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Ultan Conlon - new single, Galway gig

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

ULTAN CONLON and his band The Night Owls play the Black Gate Cultural Centre in St Francis Street, next week, to promote his new duet single with Mary Coughlan, ‘A Weak Heart Like Mine’.

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Harlem Gospel Choir return to the Town Hall

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

FOR MORE than two decades, The Harlem Gospel Choir have been the USA's premier gospel choir and have toured the globe thrilling audiences with the inspirational power of African-American gospel music.

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Sylvie Simmons to play Monroe's

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

ONE OF rock music's leading journalists and writers, who deservedly won high praise for her magnificent biography of Leonard Cohen, I'm Your Man, Sylvie Simmons is also a singer, songwriter, and performer.

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Fynne to play Monroe's

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

IN JANUARY this year, 'When I See You Standing There' by Irish singer-songwriter Fynne, was picked as the January ‘18 Select Irish Track for FM104, Q102, LMFM Radio, Limerick Live 95, and Cork 96FM.

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Saint Sister - debut album, Róisín Dubh show

Wed, Oct 10, 2018

FOLLOWING THE release last week of their long awaited debut album, Shape Of Silence, the brilliant Irish "atmosfolk" duo Saint Sister return to the Róisín Dubh on Friday October 19 as part of their current Irish tour.

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Okkervil River - 'Let's make people feel good in this crazy time of fear'

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

OKKERVIL RIVER have been on the go for 20 years, in that time they have had many members, but at the centre of it all has been the band founder, lead singer, and songwriter, Will Sheff.

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Galway Jazz Festival - the weekend begins right now

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

THE 2018 Galway Jazz Festival begins this evening [Thursday October 4] at 8pm with a performance by the radio.string.quartet at St Nicholas' Collegiate Church, kicking off a weekend of 60 events, in 20 venues, and featuring some 150 musicians.

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SUUNS - 'Looser, not as clinical, more swagger'

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

"SUUNS WRITE smoldering music that’s painstakingly assembled. They are philosopher-musicians, schooled in free jazz, no wave, IDM, and German motorik, and their records are studies in contrasts."

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Johnny Cash's grandson to play Monroe's

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

THOMAS GABRIEL, the oldest grandchild of Johnny Cash, is in Ireland this month to re-trace the steps his grandfather took exactly 55 years ago, in what is now referred to as the 'lost tour of Johnny Cash.'

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Aslan @ The Quays

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

FOLLOWING THEIR three sold out Made In Dublin Revisited gigs at Vicar Street, The Olympia, and The Iveagh Gardens, Aslan have announced a return to The Quays music hall on Thursday November 29.

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Dublin singer releases single in aid of Tuam Home Survivors Network

Tue, Oct 02, 2018

‘FINEST FLOWER’, a tribute to the women and children who survived mother and baby homes and Magdalene Laundries in Ireland, is the new single from Dublin singer-songwriter Ciara Sidine, and will raise funds for the Tuam Home Survivors Network.

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Grace Petrie - 'I'm a socialist, feminist, lesbian, protest singer'

Tue, Oct 02, 2018

“I'M A protest singer. Actually I’m a socialist, feminist, lesbian, left wing protest singer." With these words, Grace Petrie brought the house down at her performance at the 2017 Cambridge Folk Festival.

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A Franco-Irish gig at the Róisín Dubh

Tue, Oct 02, 2018

A SINGER-songwriter, who has worked with Foy Vance and Duke Special, and a French experimental-rock trio, have joined forces for a tour of Ireland, which includes a gig at the Róisín Dubh.

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Arrested Development - live in HALO

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, the long running, progressive rap collective, who fuse soul, blues, hip-hop, and Sly & the Family Stone-influenced funk with political, socially conscious, lyrics, are coming to Galway to play HALO.

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Le Galaxie - 'a juggernaut of a party band'

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

NO STRANGERS to Galway and effortlessly able to conjure up a high energy party atmosphere with their first rate indie/dance/electro-rock hybrid, the mighty Le Galaxie return to the Róisín Dubh.

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Brian Deady - Irish soul man for Róisín Dubh

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

BRIAN DEADY has been declared Ireland's "soul star" by The Irish Times; "our favourite act in Ireland” by Nile Rodgers of Chic; while The Guardian has called his music "stirring blues and gospel".

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Cutting edge acts at the Galway Jazz Festival

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

IN JANUARY 2017, Ashley Henry, aged 25, became the youngest guest resident musical director of both Ronnie Scott's and the Jazz Cafe. Galway will see why next month and the Galway Jazz Festival.

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No Stairway - Led Zeppelin tribute @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

NO STAIRWAY, the brilliant Galway Led Zeppelin tribute band, fronted by the multi-talented phenomenon that is Steven Sharpe, play the Róisín Dubh next week.

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Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi tribute @ Monroe’s

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

BON JOVI tribute band Slippery When Wet, according to The Times, “play note perfect renditions” of the New Jersey band's greatest songs, and, "they are not just talented performers…they are masters of illusion”.

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