September 27, 2023

From Folk to Rock and So Much More This Saturday in Galway:

Live music fans in Galway are in for a treat this Saturday, March 11th, as several venues across the city will host a range of talented musicians and performers. Monroe’s Live will showcase The Amazing Apples, a band that mixes folk, trad, and rock with Irish and Americana influences. Over at the Róisín Dubh, Siúcra will perform their unique blend of introspective magic inspired by a host of music influences. Meanwhile, The Cellar Bar will host the Colm Brennan Trio, renowned for searing guitar riffs and improvisational style that spans across genres. These are just some of the exciting events happening in Galway this Saturday, and there’s something for every taste.

Monroe’s Live

The Amazing Apples

Galway’s favourite high energy folk, trad and rock band, The Amazing Apples are back at Monroe’s Live on Saturday, March 11th with a host of new songs.  For the first time, the band will showcase fresh original compositions as well as their classic mix of Irish, Americana, dance, and heavy rock anthems with their own inimitable folk flair.

Not only that, but they will be joined by Jack Burton from Austin, Texas, who will open the show.  The beloved roots, rock, and Americana singer is a vocal powerhouse, with a deep affinity to the musical heritage of the southern United States.  Though his engaging live performances, his raw, soulful voice delivers a powerful punch to his musical style, which is heavily influenced by gospel and grit.

Renowned for their stomping, raucous sets, the Amazing Apples are a tour de force on the live music scene. Tickets to the Amazing Apples on Saturday March 11th cost €10 and are available from  The night also includes late DJ Killian MacDonald.

Róisín Dubh

8pm: Siúcra with support by Donal Tuipéar

With the introspective magic of Stevie Nicks and a touch of Irish trad, Siúcra combine their eclectic mix of influences to create a unique sound. Formed during the height of the Covid-19 lockdowns, this is a coming together of friends who realise their passion for music ranges from BB King to Britney Spears. The emerging result is a fresh wave of music, inspired by acts such as Wings and Cream, NewDad and Mazzy Star. Tonight, they will be supported by Donal Tuipéar.

The Cellar

Live Music with the Colm Brennan Trio

From blues to jazz, rhythm to rock n’ roll, talented multi-instrumentalist Colm Brennan will gig tonight, Saturday, March 11th at the Cellar bar on Eglinton Street.  The musician and educator has earned a sterling reputation for searing guitar riffs, ripping drumbeats and a style that takes classics to a new level, with solid improv that ensures he can cross any genre. His prowess on the guitar, bass, drums and vocals allows him to develop his own compositions while exploring the edge of classic rock tunes with his own flair.

Skeffington Late Bar

8pm: Tobi Kaye

The Galway based singer and composer brings a fresh twist to the pop genre thanks to his strong gospel, blues, and rock influences.  His original works unleash a dark romanticised social commentary on life, love and war. Baring his heart on his sleeve and his soul through his lyrics, Tobi Kaye is a rare talent who is on the rise. Not to be missed at the Skeff this Saturday night. Afterwards, bop the night away with DJ Ferg from 10pm.

Club Áras na nGael

9:30pm: DJ Will Softly for the Féile Housing Festival

This special community festival of workshops and song will be capped off this evening with Galway’s treasured DJ, Will Softly. A festival veteran, his talent and energy will provide the soundtrack late into the night at Club Áras na nGael on Dominick Street in the heart of Galway’s Westend. Thanks to his knowledge and experience, he is renowned for his ability to adapt a huge variety of tastes for all audiences. Féile Housing is a pioneering initiative designed to shine a light on generating creative answers to the housing shortage. With the concept to ‘put the heart back into home’, it’s set to be an exciting weekend of free music, art exhibitions and talks, with all donations going to the Galway Simon Community. 

An Taibhdhearc

8pm: The Galway Feminist Collective presents Reclaim the Night; a female and LGBTQIA+ only event

Featuring Kelsey and Ciara May, Beansidhe and Supergross, Reclaim the Night takes place this Saturday, March 11th at An Taibhdhearc. This female and LGBTQIA+ only event Tis organised by The Galway Feminist Collective – a grassroots group of activists and artists working to give visibility to feminism and to advance women’s rights issues.

An Taibhdhearc

1pm-4pm: Comhaltas Dhúiche Sheoigheach

A celebration of Irish dance, singing, amhrán and sean-nós takes place this afternoon at An Taibhdhearc on Middle Street.  Comhaltas Dhúiche Sheoigheach inspires both children and adults to return to, or take up, music.  With concertina, banjo, flute and uilinn pipes, this is a session of music like no other, with the Irish language taking centre stage. Regular sessions take place in local venues with all levels of musicians attending and a wide variety of instruments played. As well as competing in the Fleadhanna Cheoil, Comhaltas Dhúiche Sheoigheach aims is to encourage enjoyment, through participation in Irish traditional music song and dance, while also promoting the Irish language.

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