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Trad music in Galway and Connamara

GUEST,Petera 11 Mar 05 - 03:14 AM
Alba 11 Mar 05 - 06:29 AM
GUEST,Peter A 11 Mar 05 - 08:04 AM
GUEST,Peter A 11 Mar 05 - 08:09 AM
MartinRyan 11 Mar 05 - 11:38 AM
MartinRyan 11 Mar 05 - 11:40 AM
michaelr 11 Mar 05 - 03:20 PM
MartinRyan 11 Mar 05 - 03:35 PM
The Fooles Troupe 11 Mar 05 - 07:11 PM
Alba 11 Mar 05 - 10:07 PM
MartinRyan 12 Mar 05 - 04:39 AM
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GUEST,Chanteyranger 12 Mar 05 - 01:07 PM
GUEST,Weary Traveller 24 Mar 05 - 07:36 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 24 Mar 05 - 07:54 AM
GUEST 24 Mar 05 - 08:03 AM
Alba 24 Mar 05 - 08:14 AM
mooman 24 Mar 05 - 10:00 AM
GUEST,Declan 24 Mar 05 - 12:15 PM
MartinRyan 24 Mar 05 - 03:21 PM
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Subject: BS: Trad music in Galway and Connamare
From: GUEST,Petera
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 03:14 AM

Where can we find traditional music in this area next week 14-19. March? 4 norwegian trad Irish music fans will appreciate any help about where to go.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trad music in Galway and Connamare
From: Alba
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 06:29 AM

Hi Petra,
There are so many Traditional Music pubs in Galway City...it's actually a heard questions:>)
Here is a list of some: Music Sessions
I would recommend you check in Taylor's Bar.
Another place to check out is the Roisin Dubh on Domminick Street.
Connemara...well a short bus trip from Galway itself will take you out to Spiddel. There is a great pub there called Hughes. Mighty sessions. Strong Irish Language area.
Best way to find out what's happening though is to ask some of the Musicians at the sessions when you get there.
I hope you and your Friends have a wonderful Trip.
Jude

Maybe this thread should go up to visit the Music section to see if any Folks in the know can give better info? Thanks Mudcat Elves:>)


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Subject: Trad music in Galway and Connemara
From: GUEST,Peter A
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 08:04 AM

Where can we find traditional music in this area next week 14-19. March? 4 norwegian trad Irish music fans will appreciate any help about where to go. We do have a car, and are able to get to all these small local places we love to go in Ireland.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trad music in Galway and Connamare
From: GUEST,Peter A
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 08:09 AM

Thanks for your help, Jude. Good idea too, I have already followed your advice. Sorry about the misspelling of Connemara.
Peter


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Subject: RE: Trad music in Galway and Connamara
From: MartinRyan
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 11:38 AM

One word of caution: Taylor's is now a lap-dancing club! The Crane Bar, just up the road from Taylor's (which is beside Roisin Dubh) may be more to your taste. But then again....

Regards

p.s. Singing session (Irish & English, unaccompanied) upstairs in Richardson's bar, on a corner of Eyre Square on Friday March 18th.


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Subject: RE: Trad music in Galway and Connamara
From: MartinRyan
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 11:40 AM

p.s. Singing starts around 9.30 p.m.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Trad music in Galway and Connamara
From: michaelr
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 03:20 PM

Definitely visit Hughes' in Spiddal! I had a great time there last fall. The session was huge.

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Trad music in Galway and Connamara
From: MartinRyan
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 03:35 PM

Hughes' has a nice session at Sunday tea-time, aroiund 7 p.m.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Trad music in Galway and Connamara
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 07:11 PM

A Lap Dancing Club with Tradition Music?

Hmmmmm, do you suppose that Traditional Lap Dancing will come into its own one day, if you pardon the expression...

Sorry, this is no longer a BS thread...


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Subject: RE: Trad music in Galway and Connamara
From: Alba
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 10:07 PM

Martin, I'm shocked...not morally just...taken aback!
I know that things change but Taylors a lap dancing pub!!!
I thought Sean Tyrrell had told me he was going to be doing a Session in Taylors ..I can't quite picture him playing for lap dancers...lol.... maybe he said Taaffes!
It's been 9 years since I lived in County Clare so I am a bit out of touch!!!
Ill have to look in the door (literally) of Taylors next time I get across the pond to Galway....unless they have Male lap dancers...na not my thing...Ill just look in..
I'm gobsmacked and LMAO!!
Best of Wishes
Jude


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Subject: RE: Trad music in Galway and Connamara
From: MartinRyan
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 04:39 AM

Jude

It's true, I'm afraid. Over the Easter weekend last year, without wrning, Taylors was transformed into a lap-dancing club. Bizarre is the only word for it. Mind you, I hear rumours that it's not doing well and may revert to type!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Trad music in Galway and Connamara
From: MartinRyan
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 04:40 AM

p.s.. Sean, incidentally, is playing a regular (Sunday afternoon?) gig in Roisin Dubh, next door to Taylors.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Trad music in Galway and Connamara
From: GUEST,Chanteyranger
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 01:07 PM

Two years ago I went to a Wednesday "listeners night" at the Crane. Is that still going on? It was held in the upstairs bar. The idea was that there should be one night of the week where one can really hear the music w/o the usual bar noise. It was a gig, with a session to follow. Each Wednesday night different performers were featured.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: Trad music in Galway and Connamara
From: GUEST,Weary Traveller
Date: 24 Mar 05 - 07:36 AM

will there be any (traditional) music, song or dances in Galway Easter Sunday afternoon and/or night? (are the pubs closed Easter Sunday?)

also any recommendations for the Fri night after Easter, again in the Galway area?


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Subject: RE: Trad music in Galway and Connamara
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 24 Mar 05 - 07:54 AM

Ask in Newmans Bar in Cleggan, about 10 miles from Clifden (capital of the Connemara)The lad who runs it and his brother who visits from London are both very keen on the music. Also D'Arcy's in Clifden itself and the Abbey Glen Hotel (where the owner plays a baby grand piano)


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Subject: RE: Trad music in Galway and Connamara
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Mar 05 - 08:03 AM

what about Galway city area?


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Subject: RE: Trad music in Galway and Connamara
From: Alba
Date: 24 Mar 05 - 08:14 AM

Hi Guest,
Try this link, it lists varied types of Music venues in the Galway Area.
Click me!


This thread itself gives some good info on sessions in and around Galway/ Connemara.
Don't know about the Easter situation though.
Pubs used to close on Good Friday...only sneaky sessions but that may have changed over the years.
I'm sure a few Folks will be able to answer that better than I!
Hope you have great time. Enjoy the Craic.
Blessings
Jude


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Subject: RE: Trad music in Galway and Connamara
From: mooman
Date: 24 Mar 05 - 10:00 AM

Too late now for our Norwegian friends but thinking of Alba's "gobsmacked" (regarding Taylors) above, last time I was in Galway I went to a most excellent and unpretentious session in the "Smack in the Gob" pub (up a side street I can't remember the name of and I also can't remember the actual Irish name for the pub!). Maybe Martin can help!

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: Trad music in Galway and Connamara
From: GUEST,Declan
Date: 24 Mar 05 - 12:15 PM

Pubs are open on Easter Sunday 12:30 onwards. If memory serves me correctly Official closing time is extended to 12:30 pm because it is the eve of a Bank Holiday. Last orders are 12:30 with kicking out time is 1am (ish).

I intend to be in Galway myself so may see you there.

Glad to hear about the Lapp dancing in Mick Taylors. I am very fond of Scandanavian folk culture. Are these Lapps from Sweden or Finland?


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Subject: RE: Trad music in Galway and Connamara
From: MartinRyan
Date: 24 Mar 05 - 03:21 PM

Declan

Try offering the waitress some smoked reindeer... Let us know what she says!

Regards


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