Something for the Weekend and Week Ahead – Fri Dec 6th-Fri Dec 13th

Friday, December 6th, 2013

8pm: The magical Druid Theatre Company continues their run of The Colleen Bawn at the Black Box Theatre. This is a suspense-filled tale of tangled love, misplaced honour and downright skullduggery.

8pm: Enjoy Christmas by the Hearth with an evening of song, dance and music as Sean Keane and Friends entertain at the Town Hall Theatre.

8:30pm: New dance company Skytashe Dance Theatre present One Last Drop and Bitter Youth at the Town Hall Studio – telling the tale of shared human experience, addictive personalities, and salvation in self and others.

9pm: With his distinctive soulful voice and storytelling songs, Foy Vance will play live at The Roisin Dubh.

9pm: A GMIT fundraiser takes place at Kellys on Bridge Street, with live music from 3 bands on the night all raising money for an end of year project. Admission €5.

9:30pm: Catch She’s a Beauty live at the Townhouse Bar with support from craicin’ Galway band My Fellow Sponges.

10:30pm:  The Republic of Loose will take to the stage at Monroe’s Live. With numerous hits, they have sold out venues from New York to LA and have recorded and performed with many artists including Cerys Matthews, Sinead O’Connor and Shane MacGowan.

Republic Of Loose

10:30pm: It’s Liquid Friday’s at The Bentley with the best of club classics to start your weekend.

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Saturday, December 7th, 2013

11:30am: Catch the tale of a magic reindeer at the Town Hall Theatre with a screening of  Niko 2: Little Brother, Big Brother – winner of the Best Feature for a Children’s Audience 2013 at the Cinemagic Festival. Shows again at 2:30pm.

12pm: The Moycullen Hurling Club will host their first fun run/walk from the rocks road beside Moycullen GAA Grounds to raise funds for the club.

8pm: The magical Druid Theatre Company continues their run of The Colleen Bawn at the Black Box Theatre.

8pm: Enjoy Christmas by the Hearth for a final evening of song, dance and music as Sean Keane and Friends entertain at the Town Hall Theatre.

8pm:  Popular band, Bell X 1 will take to the stage at Seapoint, Salthill.

Bell-X1

8pm: Post punk band, Pins, play live at The Roisin Dubh.

8:30pm: Galway singer Sandra Coffey will perform at the Town Hall Studio.

9pm: The wonderful Paddy Casey returns to Monroe’s Live.

Paddy Casey

9pm: Four Men and a Bass will play at the Townhouse bar.

10pm: The female fronted band, Lunar Playground, will belt out the tunes at Kellys on Bridge Street.

10pm: Check out Súgradh Saturdays at Krcma in Salthill for the best of the ‘80s, ‘90s and ’00s.

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Sunday, December 8th 2013

 

12pm:  The Galway Bay Jazz band play live at Busker Brownes, Cross Street.

1pm:  A Star for Sebastian fundraiser takes place in the hall behind the Claddagh Church with coffee, tea, cakes, games and a special visit from Santa at 6pm.  The two year old requires specialised treatment in the US to help him hear, after he was born with Nagar syndrome.

1pm: Give a gift and grab a bargain at a charity pre-Christmas gift grab at the Oranmore Community Centre in aid of Voices For Down Syndrome Galway, My Canine Companion and Scoil Mhuire NS.

 

1pm: It’s the Carnmore 5k Turkey Trot! Starting at the school road and finishing at Carnmore National School.

3:30pm:  It’s A Wonderful Life will be screened at the Town Hall Theatre by the Galway Film Society.

6:30pm: Music for Galway brings the fabulous Handels Messiah to St Nicholas Collegiate Church.  Acclaimed guest director John Butt leads the Irish Baroque Orchestra.

8pm:  Enjoy live gypsy jazz music by I Saw Stars at Kelly’s on Bridge St.

8pm:  Choice music prize award winner, Gavin James, will entertain at the Roisin Dubh.

Gavin James

8pm: Popular Galway Tenor, Sean Costello, presents A Viennese Christmas at the Town Hall Theatre.

Midnight: A founding member of Ireland’s most celebrated World Music band Kíla, Rónán Ó Snodaigh, one of Ireland’s best and most innovative bodhrán players and a highly original singer songwriter will play at Monroe’s Live.

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Monday, December 9th, 2013

7:30pm: Learn all about telescopes as the Galway Astronomy Club presents ‘Telescope Basics; Types, Design and Operations’; presented by Brian McGabhann, co-founder of the Renmore History Society and former curator of the military museum in Renmore Barracks.  For more log on to www.galwayastronomyclub.ie

8pm: Professor Hubert McDermott presents a talk at the Aula Maxima, NUIG on The Dead – The Galway Connection – a free event, registration required.

8pm: Enjoy A Christmas Carol at the Town Hall Theatre as one of Britain’s leading stage actors Clive Francis returns to reprise his acclaimed Royal Shakespeare performance as Ebenezer Scrooge in a unique adaptation of the Dickens Classic.

8pm: The magical Druid Theatre Company continues their run of The Colleen Bawn at the Black Box Theatre.

8pm: There’s nothing like a bit of comedy to cure the Monday blues.  Steve Hughes comes to the Roisin Dubh after sell-out shows at the Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and New Zealand.

Steve Hughes

 

8pm: The Galway language exchange takes place at Kellys bar, where you can practice speaking all sorts of languages in a relaxed environment.

10pm: The all swingin’ Black Magic Big Band will belt out the tunes at Busker Brownes on Cross Street.  A night not to be missed and its free!

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

10am:  If you haven’t yet, pop along to the Galway Continental Christmas market, for a seasonal ambiance, mulled wine (or non alcoholic version!) to get you into the spirit in Eyre Square.

8pm: Enjoy A Christmas Carol at the Town Hall Theatre as one of Britain’s leading stage actors Clive Francis returns for the final night to reprise his acclaimed Royal Shakespeare performance as Ebenezer Scrooge in a unique adaptation of the Dickens Classic.

8pm: The magical Druid Theatre Company continues their run of The Colleen Bawn at the Black Box Theatre.

8pm:  Head to Le Petit Rouge on Dominick Street for a salsa night complete with a salsa dance class.  Learn new moves before hitting the dance floor to the best of latin beats all night.

9pm: Catch Fred & James, the ‘Inevitable Duo’, live at The Quays, a venue known for its live music.

9pm: Glor Tire TV Recordings has returned to the Quays Music Hall Late & Live, to record TG4′s popular country ‘n western style talent contest, which will feature nine of Ireland’s top performers, each playing mentor to a different contestant, who join the quest to become the winner of Glor Tire. Presented by Aoife Ni Thuairisg

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

1pm: The Galway ensemble in residence, ConTempo Quartet, will play a free concert at the Clifden Library.

ConTempo Quartet

7pm:  Tracy Bruen and band will entertain with a folk and blues set at the Galway Continental Christmas Market in Eyre Square.

8pm: The Roisin Dubh presents yet another outstanding musician, Jake Cleman, a multi-instrumentalist drenched in soulful emotion, style and creative stories. The rock ‘n roll fueled talent has shared the stage with Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder and The Roots to name a few.

8pm: One of Galway’s oldest and most renowned live venues, Seapoint in Salthill, is delighted to announce that the fantastically moving David Gray will be soothing the minds of Galway’s community on his Sounding Out tour. He will be joined by special guest Lisa O’Neill. And I will be there – oh yeah!

David Gray

8pm:  Catch live jazz at Le Petit Rouge on Dominick Street for a night of music with your favourite wine.

9pm: The Quays continues its running of the Glor Tire TV recordings.

9pm: The Quays play host to trad and folk outfit Caltra, followed by FYC, who specialise in rock ‘n roll, pop, reggae, funk and ska.

10pm: You ain’t nothing but a hound dog – The Screamin’ Bluecats will rock your blue suede shoes at Garvey’s, Eyre Square.  A craicin’ favourite, not to be missed!

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Thursday, December 12th, 2013

9pm: The final showing of Glor Tire TV Recordings at The Quays.

9pm: The Quays live venue leaves the stage to the eccentric and fun electric folk band Peter Byrne & The Glass Onions

9pm: Townhouse Bar – A unique cover band that fuse rock ‘n roll, soul, country, bluegrass and blues, that come in the form of 4 Men & a Bass

8pm: The Colleen Bawn continues its tour in the Black Box Theatre

7.30pm: Town Hall – The Children of Lir and Movie Magic. This double bill is presented by the students of Corrib Dance Academy. One of Ireland’s fondest legends, The Children of Lir is reinvigorated through the form of classical ballet combined with orchestrated Irish and classical music. Followed by a pop classics mash-up of both old and new films performed through the styles of modern theatre, tap and jazz dance styles. Fun, fast and for all the family.

10.30pm: Monroe’s main stage hosts the final of the iRock’s battle of the bands, where the ultimate winner claims the grand prize of €10,000 worth of touring and promotional assistance.

11pm: Carbon proudly presents Berlin’s recent rise to fame, hero of house music; Wankelmut. He’ll be occupying the main stage and masses of one of Galway’s top night clubs with satisfying results, if the countless venues and festivals he has played are anything to go by

Wankelmut

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Friday, December 13th, 2013

Argh! It’s Friday 13th! If you are crawling out from under the duvet, heres a little taste of what’s on in Galway today!

Jimmy Moran, Rhythm Scheme

10pm: Kelly’s presents the final show of Galway’s most unique and electrifying cover band, Rhythm Scheme. This band brought almost 3 years of breath-taking powerful performances to Kelly’s main stage, in which they filled the house without fail every single time with their band enforced electronic music. This is their final show for the foreseeable future, so it promises to be a good one.

9pm: Quays – Knightshift are a talented four-piece that blend rock, pop, country and old school music into an entertaining live show.

9pm: Quays – One of Galway’s longest running and most successful cover band, Converse Allstars. This fantastic outfit brings class and originality to the range of genres that they cover.

10pm: Monroes – Electro pop duo Nanu Nanu collaborate with VMA nominated  Californian Steve Liriks to produce what has been called an awe-inspiring show.

7.30pm: Town Hall continues the running of The Children of Lir and Movie magic.

8pm: Black Box continues the running of Colleen Bawn

8pm: Roisin Dubh hosts folk and pop inspired duo, Hudson Taylor, with mesmerizing melodies and a stage presence that makes it very hard to take your eyes off them. They will be joined by emotionally literate rock, 4 piece Little Bear and Jack Morris, who deals especially well in folk and harmonic poetry, with an experimental twist.

Hudson Taylor

11.30pm: This is followed by Roisin Dubh’s club night ‘The Hive’. playing all the classics from various eras of clubbing

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