December 8, 2023

After the snow comes the craic;

Get ready for a night of unforgettable music in Galway this Friday, March 10th, as Monroe’s Live hosts a feast of emerging Irish talent. Luna Sky, a powerful alternative rock trio, will headline the show, alongside the six-piece Celtic punk rock band Kettleboilers, Galway’s post punk revival group Punching Peaches, and Cork’s Little Known, a band that’s dedicated to making feel-good music that resonates. Meanwhile, over at the Skeff, catch Evoke, a Loughrea four-piece band, offering a fresh and innovative take on folk and soul music. The Cellar Bar on Eglinton Street will have Billy and the Kids with their acoustic sounds, while the Róisín Dubh will be hosting ABBAesque, Ireland’s top tribute band to the iconic Swedish pop group ABBA.

Monroe’s Live

8pm: Feast of Emerging Irish Alt-Rock and Post Punk Talent with Headliners Luna Sky at Monroe’s Live

With their latest single, Happy, due to be released in mid-March, alternative rock band Luna Sky are set to bring their raucous and punchy show to Monroe’s Live on March 10th, as part of their Irish tour. It’s set to be a feast of emerging Irish talent as Luna Sky are joined by six-piece Celtic punk rock band ‘Kettleboilers’, Galway post punk revival group ‘Punching Peaches’ and Cork’s ‘Little Known’ whose mission is to make feelgood music that resonates. 


Luna Sky Headline Gig

With hard-hitting metal and grunge overtones, this dynamic trio from Meath are making waves on the music scene thanks to their powerful melodies and strong bass solos. Possessing indie-rock vocals that have been linked to Eddie Vedder and Kurt Cobain, lead guitarist and singer Greg Halford brings his wealth of experience to the band. Joined by his sister Jess delving into the furious beat of the drums to create their forceful rhythm section, Luna Sky is an amalgamation of influences that first began with the formation of Red Riot in 2011.

Working together from a young age, the Halford siblings wrote unique compositions and embarked on their career as Red Riot over a decade ago.  Raised on classic and alternative rock, they crossed paths with Keith Smith on bass to become Luna Sky. As part of black metal band Horrenda, Keith’s prowess in the genre and passion for noise music is shaping their new direction as a trio. Thanks to this electric fusion of musical styles, Luna Sky are challenging the core of alternative rock since they first came together in 2018.

Tickets to this night of original Irish artists with headliners Luna Sky on Friday, March 10th cost just €5 and are available from Doors open from 8pm.

11pm: Glory Days Bruce Springsteen Tribute

Fans of The Boss will be rocking into Monroe’s Live this Friday, March 10th as Irish 6-piece tribute band, Glory Days will celebrate the legacy of Bruce Springsteen by reigniting his back-to-back hits. Together, the group recreate the energy and dynamism of the man who has garnered a legion of fans across the globe with a catalogue that became the music of generations.

Now Ireland’s very own Glory Days are set to revisit the timeless classics that catapulted him to fame tonight at Monroe’s Live.  From ‘Born To Run’ and’ I’m On Fire’ to ‘My Hometown’ and ‘The Rising’, Glory Days will deliver the magic of Springsteen to a Galway audience. Not only that, but their set list includes more recent releases such as ‘Tucson Train’ and ‘Letter to You’.

Lead singer, Christy Trimble, is a lifelong fan and his deep, gravelly vocals are testament to his enthusiasm for the acclaimed American songwriter. With a sound that is true to the original artist, the band has a wealth of experience in both recording and touring. Don’t miss your chance to capture the renowned atmosphere of a Springsteen concert with the Glory Days tribute act, on Friday, March 10th. Doors open from 11pm and tickets cost €16.50

Photos by Gary Vaughan
Evoke at the Skeff

The Skeff

10pm: Evoke

Formed in 2019, Evoke comprises four talented musicians who bring a fresh and innovative approach to their music. The band’s fusion of sounds have won them a growing fan base and critical acclaim, earning them a reputation as one of Galway’s hottest emerging acts. As such, the Loughrea four-piece continue their rise to prominence. And it’s testament to their hard work, dedication, and undeniable talent. As the band continues to make waves in the Irish music scene, they’re poised to become one of the country’s most exciting new acts. Alongside their folk roots, they also incorporate Motown style rhythm and soul.  With a strong banjo lead layered with vocals and guitar, Evoke are set to entertain a Galway audience tonight at the Skeff in Eyre Square.


The Cellar Bar

Live Music with Billy and the Kids

For a traditional twist on classic tunes, discover Galway based band Billy and the Kids tonight at The Cellar Bar on Eglinton Street.  These talented musicians deliver their acoustic sound with flair, bringing the best of folk and rock to the popular venue.  It’s set to be a toe-tapping night of music and song with audience interaction at the fore.  Expect an up tempo, boisterous evening of rousing melodies and crowd-pleasing covers. The Cellar is the place to be for food, fun and festivities.  Known for free live music every weekend, The Cellar gastropub at 12 Eglinton Street is the home of delicious dishes, fine cocktails, and the best of home-grown talent. Not only that, but this cosy pub is located just off Eyre Square, ensuring it is always bustling with locals and visitors alike. Offering a warm welcome every time, The Cellar continues to delight with high end service, cuisine, and craic.

The Róisín Dubh

8pm: ABBAesque

Abba fans unite. The ultimate tribute show to the legendary Swedish pop group takes place this evening, Friday March 10th at the Róisín Dubh.  ABBAesque are Ireland’s number one tribute show for over 21 years and enjoy phenomenal success. This spectacular group has headlined across Ireland’s major venues and festivals, including the internationally renowned Rose of Tralee. Appearing on the prestigious Late Late Show to pay homage to ABBA and performing with the RTE Concert Orchestra the National Concert Hall are just some of the career highlights for the group. ABBAesque’s combination of energy, excitement, and up-tempo entertainment makes them the definitive choice for your Friday night out.


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