September 27, 2023

Saturday is Shining in Galway:

Discover a thrilling line-up of events in Galway this Saturday, June 3rd, that are bound to make your weekend unforgettable. Get ready for the highly anticipated return of the Salthill Fives, a national five-a-side tournament taking place in Salthill Park. After a seven-year hiatus, this iconic sporting event is back with a renewed energy, new sponsors, and a focus on health and wellbeing. But that’s not all! Indulge in a Love Island-themed Drunch at Salthill’s Gourmet Food Parlour, enjoy a rousing trad performance by Seo Linn at Monroe’s Live, experience the melodic talent of Ultan Conlon at Róisín Dubh, and celebrate the 25th anniversary of The London Lasses with their album launch at An Taibhdhearc Theatre. Galway is brimming with excitement, so mark your calendars and join in on the fun this Saturday!   

Salthill Park: All Day

It’s the Welcome Return of the Salthill Fives

After a seven year break, there are celebrations in Salthill this weekend with the return of the national five-a-side tournament, The Salthill Fives, taking place on June 3rd and 4th. With renewed energy, new sponsors and a focus on health and wellbeing, it’s gearing up to be a weekend of family fun, as this Salthill institution is reignited with vigour.

Featuring a men’s tournament, U13 boys and U13 girls, the Salthill Fives is transforming into a weekend festival, with a food village, outdoor gym, yoga classes and a host of family friendly events. Run by Salthill Devon FC, the Salthill Fives was a staple on the sporting calendar for forty years. Now, it is back with renewed vision and an inclusive ethos. 

Croí, the events charity partner, is delighted to be part of the tournament and raise awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention.

Gourmet Food Parlour

3pm: Drunch Island: A Love Island Themed Drunch

Ahead of Love Island returning to Irish screens, Salthill’s Gourmet Food Parlour is shaking things up with Drunch Island, a must attend event for Love Island fans.  Celebrating the June bank holiday weekend and the return of Love Island on June 5th, Drunch Island takes place in Gourmet Food Parlour on Saturday, June 3rd at 3pm.  Drunch is the perfect combination of dinner and brunch, so customers can enjoy a variety of dishes to couple up with, while sipping on bottomless mimosas.

Islanders will be treated to summer tunes from resident DJs and be in with the chance to win spot prizes on the day.  This event is a must for loyal fans of the hit show and a great way to kick off summer. Drunch Island tickets are €45 per person and include a main course and bottomless mimosas for two hours, and islanders may keep their table for another hour afterwards to enjoy reduced priced drinks.

Drunch dishes include a selection from the recently revamped Gourmet Food Parlour menus such as Buttermilk Chicken Eggs Benedict, Cajun Chicken Quesadillas, Thai Red Prawn Curry, Grilled Sesame Halloumi Bowl, Hereford Irish Beef Burger and the Superfood Salad.

To make a booking, customers can call the reservations team at Gourmet Food Parlour on 01-8957565 or email This is an 18+ event.

Monroe’s Live

9pm: Seo Linn To Deliver Rousing Trad Performance at Monroe’s Live

The multi-award winning trad group Seo Linn have been on an upward trajectory since their version of Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ catapulted them into the limelight. Now, they are set to perform music from their latest album, Anuas, at Monroe’s Live on Saturday, June 3rd from 9pm.

Seo Linn’s rise to fame has brought with it a renewed passion for trad music and the Irish language.  Their reimagining of modern classics with a traditional flair has garnered a global audience, sparking the flame with their Irish translation of contemporary anthems.

Together, Stiofán Ó Fearail, Kevin Shortall, Daithí Ó Ruaidh and Keith Ó Briain have introduced a new generation to the language, making it accessible to all through their high energy performances. And their rousing renditions have appealed to the masses on social media, amassing millions of views on YouTube. 

In fact, their spine-tingling rendition of ‘Óró ‘Sé do Bheatha Abhaile’ is the most watched version of the song.  It is this ability to move from rollicking up beat numbers to delicate and soulful ballads that is the essence of Seo Linn.

While delivering power pop with a folk twist, they also stay true to the roots of the genre.  So much so, that Anuas is an innovative new collection of songs from the Irish tradition which are reworked in an exciting and explorative way.

It’s set to be a night of toe-tapping and rhythmic traditional tunes with a fresh twist as the talented band, Seo Linn, take to the award winning stage at Monroe’s Live on Saturday, June 3rd.  Tickets cost €12 and are available from

Róisín Dubh

8pm: Ultan Conlon with support from Sabrina Dinan

Fresh from recording his latest album, The Starlight Ballroom, produced by Grammy award-winner David Garza, Ultan Conlon is set to perform at the Róisín Dubh this Saturday night.

The Irish singer-songwriter has shared the stage with the likes of John Fogerty, Mavis Staples, Jackson Browne, Bryan Ferry, John Grant, Eddi Reader, Patty Griffin, Richard Hawley, among others.

Many of Ultan’s critically acclaimed songs have received extensive airplay in Ireland (RTE Radio 1, Lyric FM) and the UK (BBC).

 ‘The Starlight Ballroom’, Ultan’s upcoming studio album is inspired by the ballroom of romance in Westport, Co Mayo, which opened in the early 1960’s and closed in 1981. Thousands would pack into the hall to see local Irish show bands and the best international acts of the day. Roy Orbison played The Starlight in 1969 and Ultan’s song, The Starlight Ballroom, takes in and ponders the night in question.

The formidable group of musicians on the album includes producer and co-writer Garza on numerous instruments, Amy Wood— Drums (Fiona Apple, Iggy Pop, St Vincent) Sebastian Steinberg — Double Bass (Fiona Apple, Iron and Wine, Neil Diamond, KD Lang) Dave Curtis – Strings and Programming (Aj Croce).

Tickets to see Ultan Conlon this Saturday night at the Róisín Dubh cost €21 and are available here Ticket link to Ultan Conlon at the Roisin Dubh

The Skeff Late Bar and Kitchen

9pm: Tobi Kaye followed by DJ Ferg

He’s back once again at the Skeff Late Bar and Kitchen in Eyre Square to bring the best tunes to you, live and acoustic. Tobi Kaye is building a strong following thanks to his vocal talent, range and hard work ethic.  The musician is lauded for his vocal tones and musicianship, as he takes you through the best of classic rock and pop with the Kaye twist. This bustling hotspot is set to come alive to the sound of Tobi Kaye as The Skeff continues to champion local artists. Having stunned audiences on the popular television show, The Voice UK last year, Tobi Kaye is making waves on the music scene and home and abroad.  Don’t miss your chance to catch the singer in this intimate setting as he sets the tone for this bank holiday weekend.  Continue the night with DJ Ferg as he spins the decks at this stomping venue.

An Taibhdhearc

8pm: The London Lasses 25th 25th Anniversary Album launch

Internationally renowned trad band, The London Lasses, are performing live at An Taibhdhearc Theatre this Saturday, June 3rd to coincide with the release of their 25th anniversary album, LL25. Featuring all new material and including both past and present band members, the recording celebrates the band’s musical journey over the past quarter-century and showcases the powerfully traditional signature sound which they’ve become known for.

They have brought their unique sound to some of the world’s most prestigious festivals and concert halls including Cambridge Folk Festival, the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Glastonbury, Philadelphia Irish Festival and Sidmouth International Festival.

The London Lasses have toured Germany with the St Patrick’s Day Celebration Festival, performed the first ever ceilidh in the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms, and played at Ireland’s longest running folk festival, Ballyshannon.

Recent highlights include headlining at Dublin City Hall as part of Temple Bar Trad Festival’s celebration of The Gathering, closing the night after Camille O’Sullivan’s performance at the St Patrick’s Day Festival in Camden’s iconic Roundhouse, appearing on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, supporting The Chieftains on their 50th Anniversary Tour appearance at the Royal Albert Hall, plus opening and closing TG4’s Christmas edition of the TV programme Féilte.

Tickets to see The London Lasses at An Taibhdhearc can be purchased through the link here:

Ticket Link to The London Lasses at An Taibhdhearc

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