As the Christmas Market Galway returns and we are starting to look towards the festive season, here is our low down on just some of the events happening in Galway city this Friday evening.
7pm: A Dynamic Folk Rock Fusion with Scythian at Monroe’s Live
A thunderous fusion of Celtic, Eastern and Appalachian traditions comes together in the high energy performances of Scythian on Friday, November 10th at Monroe’s Live. Named after Ukrainian nomads, this dynamic four-piece is composed of talented musicians who bring various influences together to create exciting music steeped in various folk traditions.
Described by Nashville’s Music City Roots as “what happens when rock star charisma meets Celtic dervish fiddling,” Scythian’s electrifying renditions have earned them a devoted following. Comprising of Alexander Fedoryka on vocals, fiddle, mandolin and harmonica, Danylo Fedoryka on vocals, guitar and accordion, Ethan Dean on vocals, bass, percussion and guitar and Johnny Rees on vocals, drums and percussion.
The Washington based quartet met in college over 12 years ago united by their passion for the bluegrass and Americana genre. As first generation sons of Ukrainian immigrants, classically trained brothers Alexander and Danylo Fedoryka set out to create a celebration of old time music that captures the spirit of their ancestors, and resonates with many cultures.
Fresh from performing at the acclaimed Milwaukee Irish Festival in the US, this is a unique chance to catch Scythian in Galway as they embark on their 10th anniversary Irish tour. Don’t miss your chance to experience this incredible band at Monroe’s Live on Friday, November 10th at 7pm.
Tickets cost €15 and are available from Scythian at Monroe’s Live
The Christmas Market Galway
Eyre Square will be transformed into a seasonal spectacle as The Christmas Market Galway returns on Friday, November 10th. Savour delicious food, traditional mulled wine and a host of original gift ideas with over 60 wooden chalets lining the square.
The festive atmosphere comes alive with a vintage carousel, twinkling lights, and you can catch a birds-eye view of the city on The View Wheel. On crisp winter days and nights, the Christmas Market Galway is the perfect meeting place.
Now in its 13th year, it will once again fill the city centre with joy and laughter, opening on November 10th, right up until Friday, December 22nd.
The amusements will continue to operate until Christmas Eve and on December 26th, a scaled back version will re-open to January 7th.
Food lovers can feast on everything from German bratwurst, traditional crepes, Irish handmade fudge, Chimney cakes and other indulgent treats as well as a range of hot food at the charcoal grills.
Browse among the broad range of artisan traders showcasing handmade food and crafts, or toast your friends and family with beer served in steins at the Bier Keller.
For the young and young at heart, this is your chance to visit Santa, enjoy festival games, interact with local charities and stroll through the enchanted light gardens, where a traditional sleigh provides the ideal backdrop for a Christmas Market photo. For more details and to book a visit to Santa visit:
5pm: For VIP tickets to the Christmas Market Beer Tent log on to:
The Skeff Late Bar and Kitchen
10pm: Evoke followed by DJ Dave G
If you have ever been to an Evoke gig, you will have felt the passion and driving rhythm emanating from every corner of the Skeff Late Bar and Kitchen. This upbeat band bring the rhythm, maintaining a fast pace that keeps the crowd wanting more.
Delivering music from a range of decades and genres, they have a signature style that blends elements of indie, alternative rock, and folk. Expect to find a vibrant and bustling atmosphere, as Evoke bring their take on classic covers, rock anthems and more.
Evoke’s rise to prominence has been fuelled by their unwavering commitment to their craft and their relentless pursuit of excellence, as they also craft original work while maintaining their regular gigs at the Skeff and beyond. Their dedication to creating authentic and emotive music has earned them a loyal fan base and critical acclaim within the industry.
10pm: Club GASS
Get ready to paint the town fabulous because Club GASS is back at the Róisín this Friday night, and it’s about to sashay its way into your heart once again!
Galway’s favourite drag club night will be filled with unforgettable diva performances and spectacular hijinks. Join Kiki and the sensational Galway queens as they’re all set to steal the spotlight with their dazzling acts. From jaw-dropping lip-sync battles to mesmerising dance routines, these entertainers know how to serve up the glitz, glamour, and charisma that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat.
Not only that, DJ John will be spinning the hottest tracks. The party continues upstairs to the sounds of DJ Lil’ Monica. Put on your fiercest outfit, gather your squad, and prepare to be swept away by the electrifying energy of Club GASS for a night of unadulterated fun and fabulousness.
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with a spectacular Diwali extravaganza at DNA Galway. This Friday night, the cities favourite nightclub presents the Diwali Bollywood Edition with DJ Tusharm Hatre on the decks spinning your favourite desi tunes and live mashups.
And there will be live dhol by Dav Singh Dholi all the way from the UK. From Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, and more, these top DJs will bring the hottest anthems to keep the party going all night long.
If you need to change gears from bopping to Bollywood, DJ Adam D will be on Basement duty dropping the very best of commercial bangers, heavy hitters and old school anthems.
With five bars, four floors, three levels, two outdoor terraces, and a VIP Lounge, known as ‘The Attic,’ DNA nightclub is a luxurious space for your gathering this Friday night.
Seven on Bridge Street:
4 Mile Circus Band
From Led Zeppelin, to Talking Heads and Gloria Gaynor, Galway band 4 Mile Circus are ready to provide the perfect soundtrack to Friday night at Seven on Bridge Street. Having spent the last few years establishing themselves as one of the country’s most electrifying live acts, this dynamic party band specialises in classic retro disco hits that are guaranteed to have you on the floor and dancing. Fantastically fun and furiously funky, they understand how important music is.
4 Mile Circus is comprised of some of Galway’s most seasoned musicians and is led by show-stopping frontman Steven Sharpe. Lauded for his charismatic stage presence and virtuosic vocal abilities, Steven has all the skills when it comes to wowing crowds. He and his well-dressed ensemble have over fifty years of combined performing experience, and they put their heart and soul into every note until the very last song.
9:30pm: Beggars Velvet
This three-piece acoustic ensemble are talented multi-instrumentalists and vocalists. With three men and one box, Beggars Velvet are set to ignite the crowd at The Cellar as they interweave their own take on classic tunes. This Galway band wanted to create something different, something new, something versatile, while still keeping a certain amount of integrity within the set. They are always evolving to ensure your night out is one to remember.