September 26, 2023

A Furry Friday: 

It’s a Friday night of nostalgia here in Galway city as legendary music stalwarts the Dublin City Ramblers are heading for the Monroe’s Live stage for a feast of folk, wit and song, while at the Quays Music Hall in the Latin Quarter, Furry Village are back for a night of trad rock, guided by the inimitable Uilleann piper and composer, Gerard Fahy.

Meanwhile, the CEOs will take you through a night of covers and classic with their acoustic flair at the Skeff. And you can indulge in some side splitting comedy at the Róisín Dubh with Bridget and Eamon’s famous Father, Edwin Sammon.  If you feel an overwhelming need to confess, the White Lie party at DNA is ready to host the Leaving Cert revellers who are hitting the town this Friday night.  Best of luck to all.

Monroe’s Live

8pm:  Dublin City Ramblers

The Iconic Dublin City Ramblers will celebrate their folk music legacy at Monroe’s Live this Friday, August 24th. With a devoted fan base that included the late actress Maureen O’Hara, former Republic of Ireland managers Eoin Hand, Johnny Giles, and Jack Charlton among many others, The Dublin City Ramblers have left an indelible mark on the music industry.

The iconic Irish folk group have been captivating audiences worldwide with their enchanting blend of ballads, folk music, humour, wit, and foot-tapping melodies. Over the course of an impressive career spanning more than five decades, the Ramblers, as they are affectionately known, are a music powerhouse.

Their discography boasts over 40 albums, multiple top ten hits, and an astounding eight gold albums, as their talent and popularity have taken them around the globe.The group’s soul-stirring performances have headlined at prestigious events such as The Milwaukee Irish Festival, The Cleveland Irish Festival, Hollywood Irish Fest, and Miami Irish Fest.

Led by Seán McGuinness, the group’s founder, the Ramblers are on the road again and coming to the west this August.  Don’t miss your chance to catch this legendary folk group at Monroe’s Live on Friday, August 25th at 8pm.

Tickets to see The Dublin City Ramblers cost €15 and are available from Dublin City Ramblers Ticket Link

Róisín Dubh

8pm: Edwin Sammon of Knowledge

Edwin Sammon, the award-winning comedian known for his role as Father Gabriel in RTÉ’s Bridget and Eamon, is back with a brand new comedy show. In ‘Edwin Sammon Of Knowledge’, he shares his personal journey through love, lockdown, and fatherhood, while bringing his signature surreal and witty style to some of life’s biggest questions.

Join Edwin as he takes on topics such as the best drugs to take, the superiority of Japanese toilets, and the frightening possibility of turning into his parents. With his trademark songs and uncanny micro-celebrity impressions, Edwin’s comedy is sure to have you in stitches. Don’t miss this chance to see one of Ireland’s top comedians in action.

Tickets Ticket Link to Edwin Sammon Comedian

The Skeff Late Bar and Kitchen

10pm: The CEOs

East Galway band The CEOs will entertain the crowds at the Skeff Late Bar in the heart of Eyre Square. Renowned for their professionalism and musical talent, this high energy group will take you through chart hits with their own acoustic panache.  It’s set to be a night of music and song as The CEO’s delve into the best of classic anthems to the delight of fans. Hailing from Loughrea, this three-piece group are garnering a strong base with every gig and are certain to keep you on the dance floor this Friday night at the bustling Skeff Late Bar. Afterwards, join DJ Dave G until late.

The Quays Music Hall

10:15pm: Furry Village with support from John Devlin and Fender Jackson.

Electric trad super group, Furry Village, who were a mainstay of the music scene in the ’90s, are set to rock the Quays Music Hall once again this Friday night. Led by the beloved composer and Uilleann piper, Gerard Fahy, the performance at The Quays will be an intimate and exclusive show, giving fans a rare opportunity to see the band up close and personal.

Gerard Fahy is recognised as one of the most accomplished musicians and highly talented composers of contemporary Irish traditional music. Gerard is the composer and musical director of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, Dangerous Game. His compositions have also been recorded by a wealth of famous artists, including the world-famous Boston Pops orchestra.

He is also well-known as the founding member of the chart-topping Furry Village band. This nine-piece band fuses traditional, classical and rock elements with strong Celtic melodies throughout, featuring the Uilleann pipes, flutes and whistles.

This Friday, the setlist will feature a mix of classic Furry Village tracks with some new compositions by Fahy.  Creating music that has been featured in films, theatre, and television, Furry Village will reignite their music legacy this Friday and it will be a night to remember.  Support from John Devlin and Fender Jackson from 10.15-11pm.

DNA Nightclub

Doors open 9pm: The White Lie Party

It’s your chance to confess on this Leaving Cert results night with The White Lie Party at DNA nightclub in the heart of Galway city. Online tickets to this event are sold out so arrive early to secure your place at this electrifying dance night. Grab a marker and write your biggest white lie!

The main floor will come alive as DJ Sull-E commandeers the decks, delivering a vibrant mix of heavy-hitting club anthems, mind-bending remixes, and a treasure trove of musical delights. Meanwhile, in the basement, DJ Ahmed returns to orchestrate an urban takeover that promises nothing short of an inferno on the dance floor. This is a night you won’t want to miss, filled with confessions, beats, and an unforgettable atmosphere. Get ready to dance your heart out and make memories that will last a lifetime!

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