Galway Events Guide

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Silent Disco
Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8PM @ Ròisìn Dubh
https://roisindubh.net/listings/silent-disco-on-tuesdays-2022-02-01-200000
Silent Disco every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Róisín Dubh with Ted & gugai playing music you love, music you love to hate and all your guilty pleasures.

John Conneely Inc.
Every Sunday at 11PM @ Ròisìn Dubh
https://roisindubh.net/listings/john-conneely-inc.-2022-02-06-230000
Galway’s finest musicians the multi-cultural lineup includes Keyboards, Saxophone, Dobro, Flutes along with many guest musicians and the extraordinary vocal talents of Italian singer Barbara Vulso.

Open Mic Night
Every Sunday at 9PM @ Róisín Dubh
Open Mic Night at Róisín Dubh

Tuesday May 17th

Screaming Orphans
17.May at 7:30 PM @ The Loft
https://roisindubh.net/listings/screaming-orphans-2022-05-17-193000-76608 
Screaming Orphans, a genre-breaking, chart topping all sister band from Ireland, are known worldwide for their award-winning sound, combining their original pop songs with a unique take on traditional Irish music. The band have toured globally and recorded with the likes of Sinead O’Connor, Peter Gabriel, The Chieftains, Joni Mitchell and World music star Baaba Maal.

Wednesday May 18th 

Happyalone
18.May at 7:30 PM @ Róisín Dubh
https://roisindubh.net/listings/happyalone-2022-05-18-193000-77188
Happyalone. are an esoteric genre fluid alt-pop group that consist of nothing but blissful sonic textures and spine-tingling, knee-buckling rhythms.

Thursday May 19th

John Doherty
19.May at 8 PM @ Róisín Dubh
https://roisindubh.net/listings/john-doherty-2022-05-19-200000
After fronting Little Hours since 2014, Donegal-born lead-singer John Doherty steps out under his own name for the first time. Little Hours enjoyed success in Europe, the UK and at home in Ireland with a string of radio and streaming tracks.

Saturday May 21st

Mack Fleetwood
21.May at 8 PM @ Róisín Dubh
Europe’s premier tribute to the supergroup FLEETWOOD MAC, bring you on a magical musical journey from the Peter Green blues era to the multi-platinum selling band that still tour today.

Sunday May 22nd

E-Bow – World Premiere
1PM @ O’Donoghue Theatre
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/e-bow-world-premiere-tickets-291178060417
Galway Music Residency in association with Contemporary Music Centre presents the World Premiere of E-Bow, a new work by Irish composer Dave Flynn, for string quartet and electric guitar performed by Galway’s ConTempo Quartet and the composer himself.

Steve Wickham and Jane Willow
8PM @ Róisín Dubh
https://roisindubh.net/listings/steve-wickham-and-jane-willow-2022-05-22-200000-77230 
Violinist and musician Steve Wickham (The Waterboys, No Crows) and singer-songwriter Jane Willow will be joining on an intimate double headline show in Roisin Dubh on Sunday May 22nd.

Wednesday May 25th

Bianca Del Rio: Unsanitized 
7 PM @ Leisureland
https://roisindubh.net/listings/bianca-del-rio-unsanitized-2022-05-25-190000-77219
Having sold out her Vicar Street and Ulster Hall appearances instantly when they were announced late last year,  comedy queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race champion Bianca Del Rio has announced her Unsanitized Comedy Tour is coming to Galway’s Leisureland.

Thursday May 26th

The Love Buzz
8PM @ Róisín Dubh
https://roisindubh.net/listings/the-love-buzz-2022-05-26-200000-77246
The Love Buzz are a power trio from Cork. Bouncing between indie, psychedelic, punk and rock their sound is eclectic and ever changing, bursting with whirling melodies and roller coaster highs and lows.

Friday May 27th

Alan Carr: Regional Trinket
7PM @ Leisureland
https://roisindubh.net/listings/alan-carr-regional-trinket-2022-05-27-190000
Alan’s back on the road with a brand-new stand-up show ‘Regional Trinket’. From the exhilarating high of his star-studded wedding day to the low of lockdown stuck on a farm, a lot has changed since Alan’s last tour four years ago, including Alan.

Saturday May 28th 

Alan Carr: Regional Trinket
7PM @ Leisureland
Alan’s back on the road with a brand-new stand-up show ‘Regional Trinket’. From the exhilarating high of his star-studded wedding day to the low of lockdown stuck on a farm, a lot has changed since Alan’s last tour four years ago, including Alan.

Gary Lucas – A celebration of the life & music of Jeff Buckley`
8PM @ The Loft
https://roisindubh.net/listings/gary-lucas-a-celebration-of-the-life-and-music-of-jeff-buckley-2022-05-28-200000-77218 
On the 25th anniversary of Jeff Buckley’s passing, Gary Lucas will collaborate with hand-picked local artists at venues where Jeff Buckley performed. Gary will present a candid, up close and personal look at his collaboration and time with Jeff Buckley, projecting rare archival footage of him with Buckley, musing over their workings together as documented in his book, Touched by Grace.

Thursday June 9th

Grace  Petrie
8PM @ Róisín Dubh
https://roisindubh.net/listings/grace-petrie-2022-06-09-200000-77190
More than a decade after first emerging, protest singer, LGBTQ+ activist, comedy audiences favourite and folk star Grace Petrie stands out as one the most important songwriters working in the UK today.

Friday June 10th

Peggy Seeger
7:30PM @ Róisín Dubh
https://roisindubh.net/listings/peggy-seeger-2022-06-10-193000-77215
Making a very welcome visit to the Róisín Dubh on her rescheduled ‘First Farewell Tour’, the charismatic Peggy Seeger – singer, songwriter, feminist, icon, Ewan MacColl’s partner and muse – is the undisputed queen of folk and political song.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
8PM @ Róisín Dubh
https://roisindubh.net/listings/clap-your-hands-say-yeah-2022-06-10-200000
Always heading down new avenues of song arrangement and organic connection to his audience, after nearly two decades Ounsworth remains one of music’s most distinctive voices.

Thursday June 16th

Jason Manford: Like Me
8PM @ Town Hall Theatre
https://roisindubh.net/listings/jason-manford-like-me-2022-06-16-200000-76360
It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit.

Just Mustard 
8PM @ Róisín Dubh
https://roisindubh.net/listings/just-mustard-2022-06-16-200000-77079
Comprised of vocalist Katie Ball, guitarists David Noonan (also backing vox) and Mete Kalyon, bassist Rob Clarke and drummer Shane Maguire, Just Mustard have been steadily building a reputation as one of Ireland’s most thrilling new bands -live and on record -since forming in 2016.

Friday June 17th

The olllam
7:30PM @ Town Hall Theatre
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-olllam-tickets-302277107967
For the first time in 4 years, the American-Irish group the olllam are making their highly anticipated return to the stage in Ireland this June, hot on the heels of the release of their new album, “elllegy”. 

Wednesday June 22nd

Harry Styles: Love On Tour
6PM @ Aviva Stadium, Dublin
https://www.ticketmaster.ie/harry-styles-love-on-tour-dublin-22-06-2022/event/18005B82C02D72E1
Love On Tour is the second concert tour by English singer-songwriter Harry Styles, in support of his second studio album, Fine Line.

Friday June 24th

Colleen Green 
8PM @ Róisín Dubh
https://roisindubh.net/listings/colleen-green-2022-06-24-200000-77152

Sunday June 26th

Courtney Marie Andrews
8PM @ Róisín Dubh
https://roisindubh.net/listings/courtney-marie-andrews-2022-06-26-200000-77129

Thursday June 30th

Creed Bratton
8PM @ Róisín Dubh
Mysterious, eccentric, good-hearted, and downright talented are all words that have been used to describe actor and musician Creed Bratton over the years. Creed may be best known for starring as a fictional version of himself on nine seasons of the award winning, critically acclaimed NBC series “The Office.”

Friday July 1st

Hayseed Dixie
8PM @ Róisín Dubh
https://roisindubh.net/listings/hayseed-dixie-2022-07-01-200000-77186
Released worldwide on February 14, 2020, “Blast From the Grassed” is the Hayseed Dixie’s 16th studio album. Here the band bring the retro party in full force with moonshine-inspired re-imaginings of guilty-pleasures songs from the Golden Age of Pop-Rock.

Monday July 11th – Sunday July 24th

Galway International Arts Festival
https://www.giaf.ie/
The multidisciplinary Galway International Arts Festival takes place each July in Galway, Ireland and covers a range of art forms.

Tuesday July 12th

Orla Gartland
8PM @ Róisín Dubh
https://roisindubh.net/listings/orla-gartland-2022-07-12-200000-77154
In a world where we’re taught to aspire to unattainable levels of perfection, Orla Gartland’s unfiltered honesty is a breath of fresh air. Balancing normal insecurities and a self-deprecating wit with impressive levels of self-reliance and steely determination, the Dublin-born, London-based singer-songwriter/producer has never pretended to be anything other than a work in progress, and has always used her music as a vehicle for self-discovery.

Thursday July 14th

Pixies
7PM @ Heineken Big Top
https://roisindubh.net/listings/pixies-2022-07-14-190000-76203
Beneath The Eyrie recaptures the rabid velocity, boundless invention and vivid, enveloping aesthetic of Pixies’ legendary early albums without feeling the need to recreate them. Instead the band toys with new wave, ragtime, Gallic noir, western psych, doom rock, Weezer pop and the vaudevillian cabaret they only hinted at on “Mr. Grieves.”

Friday July 15th

Pixies
7PM @ Heineken Big Top
Beneath The Eyrie recaptures the rabid velocity, boundless invention and vivid, enveloping aesthetic of Pixies’ legendary early albums without feeling the need to recreate them. Instead the band toys with new wave, ragtime, Gallic noir, western psych, doom rock, Weezer pop and the vaudevillian cabaret they only hinted at on “Mr. Grieves.”

Saturday July 16th

Jon Hopkins (Live)
7PM @ Heineken Big Top 
https://roisindubh.net/listings/jon-hopkins-(live)-2022-07-16-190000-76185
Jon Hopkins is known for finely crafted, contemplative electronic music exploring different psychological states, and the connectivity of the mind and nature. His ‘powerfully emotive’ and genre-bending sound flows seamlessly from techno to choral, acoustic piano to psychedelic.

Sunday July 17th

The Stunning, Something Happens
7PM @ Heineken Big Top
https://roisindubh.net/listings/the-stunning,-something-happens-2022-07-17-190000-76264
The Stunning formed in 1987 in Galway and had their first top 20 single just a year later, followed by two more top ten hits before their debut album Paradise in the Picturehouse hit the number one spot in 1990, staying there for 5 weeks.
The band, now a household name, became the soundtrack to a generation of people brought up in Ireland during the 80s and 90s.

Thursday July 21st

The Academic
7PM @ Heineken Big Top
https://roisindubh.net/listings/the-academic-2022-07-21-190000-76275
Indie-rock sensations The Academic were a phenomenal hit when they took to the GIAF stage at the 2019 Festival. Their performance came on the heels of the release of last summer’s radio hit ‘Superlike’, and the band has quickly become one of Ireland’s most exciting live acts.

Friday July 22nd

The Flaming Lips
7PM @ Heineken Big Top
https://roisindubh.net/listings/the-flaming-lips-2022-07-22-190000-76201
They’re known across the globe as one of the best live acts in the world. They’re known in Galway for one of the most talked about (and certainly most photographed) gigs of GIAF18. In 2018, when sensational band The Flaming Lips first stormed the Heineken Big Top stage, everyone under the tent knew they were in for an unforgettable night.

Saturday July 23rd

Kaiser Chiefs
7PM @ Róisín Dubh
https://roisindubh.net/listings/kaiser-chiefs-2022-07-23-190000-76386
One of the UK’s biggest bands, Kaiser Chiefs will bring their anthemic brand of indie rock to the Heineken Big Top as part of Galway International Arts Festival 2020. Audiences can look forward to all their favourite tunes from the band’s nearly two-decade career, as well as newer tracks from 2019 release Duck.

Sunday July 24th

Sinead O’Connor
7PM @ Heineken Big Top
https://roisindubh.net/listings/sinead-oconnor-2022-07-24-190000-76267
Chart topping singles, hit albums, numerous awards an array of collaborations later and Sinead’s spiritual journey would lead her through a turbulent, troubled and restless existence to find solace in Islam.
This year marks the return of Sinead O’Connor and a new beginning that will see Sinead bring out new music and tour the world once again as one of the true and original living greats of our time.

Wednesday July 27th

Milk 
8PM @ Róisín Dubh
https://roisindubh.net/listings/milk-2022-07-27-200000-77130
milk. are the new alt-pop band you need to know. Having launched last year, the Irish group have dropped a handful of releases and already amassed over 1 million streams, quickly garnering online attention with many citing them as ‘Ones To Watch’.

Friday July 29th

ABBAesque
8PM @ Róisín Dubh
https://roisindubh.net/listings/abbaesque-2022-07-29-200000
ABBAesque are undoubtedly Ireland’s number one tribute show ever! Their success over the past 21 years has been phenomenal making them without question Ireland’s most successful tribute show performing in excess of 150 sell out concerts each year.

Wednesday August 3rd

Idlewild
8PM @ Róisín Dubh
https://roisindubh.net/listings/idlewild-2022-08-03-200000-77250
Idlewild are very happy to announce several ‘The Remote Part’ shows, where they will celebrate the album’s 20th anniversary by playing it in full.

Thursday August 25th

Theo Katzman
8PM @ Róisín Dubh
https://roisindubh.net/listings/theo-katzman-2022-08-25-200000-77248
Known for his rock-and-roll inspired solo albums, as well as his contributions to internet funk sensation Vulfpeck, Katzman has had this feeling bubbling in the recesses of his mind for some time now, weaving its way through his songwriting process and onto his recordings.

Saturday August 27th

The Riptide Movement
8PM @ Róisín Dubh
https://roisindubh.net/listings/the-riptide-movement-2022-08-27-200000
The Riptide Movement are renowned for their energetic live shows and soaring, guitar driven anthems, with six studio records to their name – most notably The RTÉ Choice Music Prize nominated, Gold selling, Number 1 Album “Getting Through” and with a catalogue of hit songs including “All Works Out”, “You & I” “Elephant in the Room” “Changeling” and “Something Special”, these shows are not to be missed.

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