The Roisin Dubh is on Dominick St, Galway, which is, as everyone knows, the heart and soul of the town.
Contact the bar on +353 91 586540.
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About the Roisin
Róisín Dubh opened its doors in 1993, and has been universally regarded as the West of Ireland’s finest music venue ever since. In its original incarnation, under John Mannion & Mark Reilly, the Róisín played host to almost every musician worth their salt, Christy Moore, The Frames, Damien Dempsey, Luka Bloom, Andy Irvine, to people like Warren Zevon, Townes Van Zandt, Eric Bibb, John Martyn, Doves, Snow Patrol, Ray Manzarek, John Paul Jones to name but a few.
In 2004, the Róisín changed hands. The new owners, Kevin Healy, Simon Heaslip, Greg Healy & Gugai, were firmly committed to building on, and improving, the Róisín’s already established reputation as the venue of choice for national and international acts. In 2006, there were extensive renovations to the building – the venue size was increased, a new bar was added upstairs and the incredibly popular beer garden was added on the roof. Ever since, the Róisín has firmly cemented its reputation as a purveyor of the very best music and comedy, eschewing the normal cover bands and tribute acts found in other venues, and focusing on not only bringing in established talent, but providing a stage for emerging artists as well. Róisín Dubh also has a keen eye for talent, and many people have been fortunate to see acts in its intimate confines that have gone on to sell out shows in the O2 including Two Door Cinema Club, The xx, Ed Sheeran, Imelda May & Kevin Bridges. There is no other venue in the West with the same passion for music and comedy, with the same commitment to providing new and interesting acts, and keeping Galway entertained.
Nine years after the change in ownership, Róisín Dubh 2.0, voted best venue in Connacht five years in a row by bands and songwriters in the IMRO awards, is still essentially the same as it ever was. Great atmosphere, wonderful staff and the very best place to see music and comedy, old and new.
Some highlights from the past nine years….
Two Door Cinema Club, Franz Ferdinand, Biffy Clyro, Ed Sheeran, Ray Davies, Caribou, Violent Femmes, Villagers, Frightened Rabbit, The Cast Of Cheers, And So I Watch You From Afar, Kormac’s Big Band, The xx, Jello Biafra, James Vincent McMorrow, The Coronas, Darwin Deez, Port O’Brien, Mount Kimbie, Mark Lanegan, Wild Beasts, Steve Mason, Seasick Steve, Modest Mouse, Fuck Buttons, Jape, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Pete Doherty, DJ Yoda, Le Galaxie, Frank Turner, New York Dolls, Candi Staton, Booker T, Beth Orton, DJ Shadow, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Maverick Sabre, Billy Bragg, Warpaint, Delorentos, Gold Panda, Black Lips, John Grant, Daithi, Elaine Mai, The Dirty Projectors, Yacht, Ellie Goulding, De La Soul, Lisa Hannigan, Josh Ritter, The Wedding Present, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Thurston Moore, The Low Anthem, The Fall, Beardyman, Mr Scruff, Grandmaster Flash, Steve Mason, We Are Scientists, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Ryan Adams, Passenger, José Gonzaléz, I'm From Barcelona, Mercury Rev, Battles, Dinosaur Jr, The Lemonheads, Toots & The Maytals, Stars, Imelda May, The Magic Numbers and many more
Comedy at Róisín Dubh
Róisín Dubh has long been the home of comedy in Galway. Many great acts including Stewart Lee, Phill Jupitus & Rich Hall, list it as being one of their top 10 venues in the world. Regular comedy goers will have been lucky enough over the years to see the likes of Jack Whitehall, Kevin Bridges or Sarah Millican when they were starting out, not forgetting the now legendary shows from Doug Stanhope & Jim Jefferies. Roisin Dubh also brings some of the biggest names in comedy to Galway including shows from Michael McIntyre, Lee Evans and Alan Carr. They curate the Galway Comedy Festival every year with such greats as Tommy Tiernan, Tim Minchin & Dylan Moran.
Des Bishop recorded his Desfunctional DVD there in 2009 and later in 2010 Roisin Dubh comedy produced and hosted Stand And Deliver for RTE television.
In the next few weeks alone you can see Reginald D Hunter, Jason Byrne, Ardal O'Hanlon, Daniel Kitson, Andrew Maxwell, Neil Delamere, Whose Line with Greg Proops, Janeane Garofalo & as part of our birthday celebrations, arguably one of the most intriguingly twisted comedians of our generation, Terry Alderton.
For over 10 years, Strange Brew has been running on Thursday nights, moving to Róisín Dubh from its original home in the beloved Warwick in 2006. One of Ireland’s longest running club nights, it has been instrumental in providing a stage to the more alternative spectrum of artists that would not have a platform to play otherwise in a town where most venues prefer to take an easier, blander approach to live music. Many of the most successful alternative acts in Ireland today, such as Two Door Cinema Club, Villagers, Le Galaxie, Delorentos, The Cast Of Cheers, Jape & And So I Watch You From Afar, all started out playing free shows at Strange Brew in Roisin Dubh on Thursday nights, as did the likes of Frightened Rabbit, Foals and more. It’s widely regarded as one of the go-to club nights in Ireland for people interested in finding new, interesting and exciting music.
Silent Disco is now a big part of late nights at Róisín Dubh – during the college year; there is generally a queue out the door on a Tuesday night. During term time, it’s on every Tuesday and Wednesday (the Wednesday takes a break for the summer), and there is also one once a month on a Saturday. There is no judgement at Silent Disco. Come along to hear music you love, music you love to hate and all your guilty pleasures. It’s good wholesome fun.
And you really won’t want to miss the now legendary Silent Disco Street Parties – the next one is on August 4th.
Róisín Dubh is one of the most popular late night bars in town – for good reason. Wednesday nights for the summer features live music from the likes of The Converse Allstars, The Rye, Mikey & The Scallywags and more.
Strange Brew on Thursdays for indie beats, alternative rock and good vibrations from past, the present and the not too distant future with gugai.
Friday nights features rotating residencies from Mashole (bootlegs, mashups and bastard pop with Phil Retrospector), 110th STREET PRESENTS THE HIVE (disco, house, hip-hop, Italo, techno, electro-pop, post-punk, new wave or lost classics), SHUFFLE (Soul & Funk with Dave Barry), DJ KORMAC (Scratch, hip hop, av extravaganza) and THE DISCONAUTS (Deep space disco: Lunar house intergalactic funk: Klingon classics).
Saturday nights is the powerful combination of indie, hip hop, funk and rock from the one and only GRAHAM DOLAN, with space disco and dance with MICK DATA upstairs.
HIP HOP CLASSICS and more on Sunday nights with the indefatigable Graham Dolan, DJ FUZ plays a selection of indie, post punk, new wave and more on Mondays. ?
Tuesdays, it’s the legendary SILENT DISCO with gugai & Ted.
OPEN MIC ON SUNDAYS
Primarily located in the upstairs bar at Roisin Dubh, (there is a big fancy one downstairs once a month) the OPEN MIC gives performers the unique opportunity perform in an intimate room with an adoring audience.
Whether you are a comedian, dancer, opera-singer, magician, singer-songwriter, Bruce Willis look-a-like or anything else for that matter....come in and hone your talents at Open Night at Roisin Dubh.
Roisin Dubh PA Spec Sept 2008
Crest Vx Century Series 40ch
BSS Opal 31 Band Graphic Eq
4 Acoustic Line TSM15 (powered by MC2 E25)
6 Acoustic Line B1801 (powered by MC2 E45)
DBX Driverack 260 processor
32 send/8 return Multi
1 DBX 266 Dual Compressor
2 DBX 166XL Dual Compressor
2 Drawmer DS201 Dual Noise Gate
1 TC M-One XL
1 Lexicon Alex
1 Korg SDD-1000
4 x Shure Beta 58a
2 x Shure SM58
4 x Shure SM57
1 x Audix D6
4 x Sennheiser E604
2 x Rode NT5
3 x Sennheiser e606
3 x BSS AR133 DI
2 x Radial Pro48 Active DI
1 x Radial ProAv stereo DI
Assorted Behringer DI's
Monitors - on 4 way mix from F.O.H.
5 x Acoustic Line M5
1 x JBL JRX100
The stage is 13” square approx with an area at the back of the stage for backline tech etc. It can also be used for bands if extended space is required.
A monitor board (Allen & Heath GL3300 24 channel) is available but requires specific advance notice for collection from storage. It also requires setup time in addtion to norrmal showtimes. Stage space is at a premium and it is possible to do 6 mixes from the FOH desk.
For those carrying their own outboard, please note that inserts are on separate send and return jacks. Also Aux sends are on XLR. You can use the insert send to send on Jack, but this loses the use of the aux master.
Further PA details can be had from email@example.com
We've a great line up for the 2013 Galway Arts Festival, including an array of live music and comedy in the Róisín Dubh, the Big Top and Seapoint. + More
Demagogue? Iconoclast? Dilettante? Virtuoso? Ok, these words have nothing to do with the show but they do make it sound clever and that's what it's all about. "Simply put, Delamere is a master" ***** (Scotsman). "Funny,engaged, clever, inventive, entertaining" - (Independent). Neil Delamere: Smartbomb (Edinburgh Preview) Sunday 30th June 8pm, €12 / €8 online + More
One of the UK’s best-loved bands, The Magic Numbers, are heading out on the road this autumn. On their first ever acoustic tour they will cover new ground by visiting a series of smaller towns. + More
To celebrate both the 25th anniversary of their classic album FISHERMAN'S BLUES, and the 14th October 2013 release of EMI's 7 CD set FISHERMAN'S BOX, The Waterboys will tour Britain and Ireland in December with a special line-up reuniting MIKE SCOTT and STEVE WICKHAM with Fisherman's Blues band members ANTO THISTLETHWAITE and TREVOR HUTCHINSON for the first time since 1990. + More
Róisín Dubh & Galway Arts Festival are proud to announce the first of the acts for the GAF Big Top this year. On July 19th, GRIZZLY BEAR will be playing, and on July 25th, it's GLEN HANSARD. Tickets for Grizzly Bear go on sale on February 22nd at 9am, while tickets for Glen Hansard go on sale on February 28th at 9am from roisindubh.net. + More
Paramount International PresentsJANEANE GAROFALOBack in Europe by popular demand after a sellout run in Edinburgh in 2009, the critically acclaimed, award winning comedienne Janeane Garofalo is coming to Ireland for one night. + More
KT Tunstall returns to Galway for a show at the Seapoint Ballroom on Saturday November 2nd. It will be the first time back in Galway since her sold out show in February 2011. + More
What's happening at Roisin Dubh comedy Comedy news from Roisin Dubh includes new shows from JASON BYRNE, the return of REGINALD D HUNTER, the most intriguingly twisted comedians of our generation TERRY ALDERTON, and a sold out show from DANIEL KITSON Róisín Dubh Comedy presents TERRY ALDERTON: SEASON 4? NEW ZEALAND COMEDY GUILD AWARD - Best International Act 2011 & 2012 THE SUN - Comedian of the Year – 2011 THREE WEEKS CRITICS AWARD – Winner 2010 Friday 21st June 8.30p + More
Midlake stays ahead of its own time by making music that transcends it. The Denton, Texas band's 2006 release The Trails of Van Occupanther got fans and bloggers re-evalutating dormant ancestors like Fleetwood Mac, America, Crosby Stills Nash and Young and Bread - music that has been embedded in the indie worlds unconscious (Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear) ever since. On their 2010 release The Courage of Others, Midlake reinvented themselves with influences from British folk to Russian Cinema - and received rave reviews culminating in the band being named Best Live Act by Mojo Magazine. + More
We're very happy to announce that MICK FLANNERY will be joining JOSH RITTER on the bill for July 20th at the Galway Arts Festival Big Top. Opening for them will be the wonderful West Cork Ukulele Orchestra. + More
On April 17th, we're starting our first Battle Of The Bands since 2006. We have a lot of great prizes lined up, including €2000 worth of gear from Musicmaker.ie, a month's worth of rehearsal space from Galway Rehearsal space, a national tour, headline shows in the Roisin Dubh and many more. To enter, simply send an email with the subject BATTLE OF THE BANDS to firstname.lastname@example.org. + More
You can now buy tickets online for JOSH RITTER at the Galway Arts Festival on July 20th. IMELDA MAY has been announced for July 26th, and will go on sale this Wednesday. + More
We are very excited to announce an exclusive irish show from comedy legend Daniel Kitson on Thursday 27th June. Tickets are €12 on sale now As of 17.59 on Saturday 2nd March : THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT + More
Not getting enough Silent Disco fun every Tuesday night? Not coming early enough so you can't get in? Fear not, true believers, because now we've got double the Silent Disco action for you because it's now on every Tuesday and WEDNESDAY night!!! And to celebrate, we're not only giving a free pint of Bavaria with admission, there's also a free shot if you're in before 12!! Requests? Head over to the Silent Disco Facebook page! + More
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Hosted by John Donnellan