First Music Contact are delighted to announce a five-date tour in November featuring three of Ireland’s finest bands: Squarehead, The Lost Brothers and We Cut Corners (plus a carefully selected opening act).
Following the massive successes of the first two FMC Tours First Music Contact (with funding from The Arts Council’s Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme) will be offering the good people of Ireland all 4 bands for a paltry €10!
FMC work with artists at all levels both at home and on the international stage through their various projects, so they saw an opportunity to tour some standout Irish talent around the country in an unusual mix and give audiences a unique opportunity to celebrate home grown success!
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 email@example.com. + 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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