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For inclusion in the Galway Events Guide email info[at]flirtfm.ie - private ticketed/commercial Events in Galway City are included at station's discretion. Every effort is made to ensure information is accurate and up to date, but do check with the organisers before you set out for any events for the latest updates and prices/registration (where applicable).

Multi-day Events

The Thing About December-Decadent Theatre
13-22 June, 20:00-22:30, Town Hall Theatre, €22
An original stage adaptation of Donal Ryan’s acclaimed novel
Rural Tipperary at the turn of the 21st century. Johnsey Cunliffe, a simple, naïve only-child in his twenties, grieves the death of his much-loved father. Harassed by local bullies and excluded by his peers, Johnsey’s isolation worsens when his inherited farm is re-zoned and becomes valuable. The clouds gather as locals try to tempt Johnsey into giving up his family’s land, while Johnsey, the unlikeliest of heroes, must try to hold onto those things dearest to him. Directed by Andrew Flynn.

One-off Events

Thursday June 13th 

Junior Brother (Album Launch)
20.00, Róisín Dubh, €12.50/10
Pull The Right Rope is the debut album from Kerry artist Junior Brother. 
Pull The Right Rope in measurement is 9 songs long and 48 minutes deep. The 9 songs range the varied emotions of an artist stretching himself to his limits to convey them. 

Friday June 14th 

Just Mustard
21:00-23:30 Róisín Dubh 9pm. €12.50/10
Just Mustard are a 5 piece band from Dundalk, Ireland. Crafting their own unique blend of noise, trip hop and electronic influenced music they released their debut album Wednesday to critical acclaim in 2018 through Pizza Pizza Records - earning a nomination as album of the year in the 2018 Choice Music Prize.

Californication 20th Anniversary Tour - Red Hot Copy Peppers
23:00-02:00, Monroe's, €10
With June 2019 being the 20th Anniversary of the Californication Album's release we wanted to do something special for all the Chili Fans. What better way than getting Ireland's most loved and best tribute to the California band performing on our main stage. The show is part of their Californication 20th Anniversary Irish Tour. As such they will be playing the full Californication album, a few of the fan favorites and some other gems!!!

Saturday, 15 June 2019 

Rock The Boat for Ability West
Ability West are attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest 'Rock the Boat' and we need your support! Join in on the Prom in Salthill on 15th June.

Hot Chip (DJ Set) 
23:00-02:30, Monroe's Galway, from €15 plus booking
Monroe's are happy to announce that Hot Chip come to Galway Saturday, June 15th for an exclusive DJ Set! British group Hot Chip will release their seventh studio album, A Bath Full of Ecstasy on June 21st this year. You can expect this to be one of the gigs of the year!

Peach Creek w/ Support (Charity Gig)
20:00, Roisin Dubh, €5 donation
NO!SE Promotions Presents a show is with the newly formed Pop Punk, Emo band Peach Creek with support from Old Bean, Doppelskangers and Vulture Casino. This show is a charity event raising money for the Galway Hospice. They mean a lot and we’re very happy to help donating to a great cause.

Sunday June 16th

Chance McCoy
20:00-23:00 Róisín Dubh €12.50 (€10 members) 
Chance McCoy is a Grammy winning Indie Folk musician from West Virginia. After receiving a grant to study with old master musicians from the Appalachian Mountains, he went on to win the Fiddle, Banjo and Dulcimer championships in his home state. 

Wednesday June 19th

Eclectics: Steven Sharpe w/ Aoife Quinn
21:00-23:00 The Black Gate €10

I can't believe you haven't seen...Heat
Master criminal Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) is trying to control the rogue actions of one of his men, while also planning one last big heist before retiring.

Thursday June 20th 

Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club
Pizza or finger food served at the break. Doors 9pm Show 9:30 Early booking and arrival ESSENTIAL as the show is usually sold out.

Friday June 21st

Summer Solstice Festival
10:30-16:30 Galway Rowing Club 60€
This year Summer starts Friday, June 21st at 3.54pm UTC time, with the entry into the sign of cancer, a water sign that symbolizes what makes us feel "like at Home", which for us represents "home"; family, children, friends. It represents the water, in this case, the river of emotions flowing towards the sea. Price is 60€, pay your 30 € deposit through Eventbrite. The remaining fee will be collected on the same day of the activity. Only 10 places are available. 

Saturday June 22nd 

Sonny Fodera (Duke Dumont)
22:00-02:30, Electric Galway, from €20
Duke Dumont has had to cancel all Irish shows due to studio commitments. Chart topping DJ Sonny Fodera will instead be there on the night for what is still looking like one of the hottest gigs of the Summer!
All tickets for the event are still valid. For any refund inquiries please contact eventbrite.

Galway Street Club 
20:00-23:00, Roisin Dubh, €5
Galway Street Club's Hometown Show on their biggest Irish Tour to date. Tickets will fly for this one so be quick. Tickets available on roisindubh.net

“Showdown”-The ELO Experience 
21:00, Live at Monroe's
This June, “Showdown - The ELO Experience bring their show out West, to the Amazing Monroe’s Venue in Galway! This stunning 8 piece show with vocal harmonies & string section combine to replicate the magic of Electric Light Orchestra! 

Sunday June 23rd 

Daoirí Farrell
20:00, Róisín Dubh €12.50
Winner of two BBC Folk Awards 2017: The Horizon Award for best newcomer and Best Traditional Track. After a promising debut album, The First Turn, back in 2009; Daoirí spent several years studying traditional music and performance at The University of Limerick. It was here that Fintan Vallely introduced him to the singing of the late Liam Weldon, an encounter that was to prove formative to his sound and his approach to folk song.

Thursday June 27th 

Her Crooked Heart, Grace Keily
27 Jun 2019 (20:00) at Róisín Dubh
€10 (€8 members) 
Minneapolis-based Her Crooked Heart presents a debut record.  The quartet blends classical and electric guitar; piano and vintage synths; cello, woodwinds and drum triggers.

Saturday June 29th

Bob Skeleton: Galway
29 June 2019 from 20:00-23:30 Tickets €5 / €7(on the door)
Bob Skeleton are a 4 piece Late Night-Pop band from Galway. Having had a busy 2018 Bob Skeleton are back with a headline show in the Roisin Dubh on June 7th 

Weekly Recurring Events

Summer SALSA Beginner Course - Galway
8 weeks intensive program with Salsa Bay Galway. All classes are run by Pedro Alberto. The classes are suitable for total beginners but also any initiated beginners that would like to refresh the foundations. No partner is required. Drop in class: 10 Euros each class.

Open Mic Night
Sundays, 20:30, Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street
Welcome to the open mic. All musicians are welcome to come in and hone their talents at Open Night at Roisin Dubh. Just join in and sign up at nine pm sharp in the beer garden! The primary focus is to create a good atmosphere for people to come in and try out their ideas and to do so with encouragement. This has been made possible by the truly fantastic crowds that have come in every Sunday over the past few years. Everyone is given attention, support and a chance to do their thing! A house guitar is provided for all.

Feminist Discussion Group
Mondays, 19:00-20:00, Youth Work Ireland, Prospect Hill
Rotating between feminist discussion evenings and organisational meetings. 
GFC think it is very important to talk about themes such as feminism, power, queer issues, human rights, capitalism and globalisation (among others), from an intersectional standpoint.

The Black Magic Big Band
Mondays, 21:30-23:30, Seven Bar
The Black Magic Big Band is an 18 piece band playing the music made famous by the Dorsey, Basie, Herman, and Ellington bands through to funk and fusion of the modern era. The band is led by trumpeter and arranger John Fleming with fine soloists like Steve Hanks and Bertrand Huvé on sax, 

Sew Last Season 
Mon & Thur 10:00-13:00, Tue & Wed 13:30-16:00, Fri 13:30-16:00
Ozanam House, Augustine Street
Call 0872948837 Group Facebook Page
Sew Last Season  is a public sewing room in Galway city for upcycling and embellishment of preloved clothes.

Argentinian Tango Classes
Tuesdays, 21:00-22:00, Galway Rowing Club, €15
Come and try out this beautiful, passionate dance. For those nervous about rhythm and co-ordination Tango has a very special surprise. It actually is an improvised dance, so there are no mistakes. All you do is learn to lead and follow, and the rest is so playful and fun that after a few classes you will be telling all your friends to join!

DIY Student Bike Repair Workshop
Tue, Wed & Thur 10:00-17:00 Services & Repairs (they fix it for you at a cost)
Wed 18:00-21:00 & Fri 12:00-15:00 DIY Workshop (fix your bike with guidance):
An Mheitheal Rothar Workshop, Earls Island
Group Facebook Page
NUIG's Bike society host a repair workshop to teach neophytes and others how to look after their bikes.

Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club.
Thursdays, 21:00-23:00 The Dew Drop Inn, Mainguard Street
Event Facebook Page
Weekly live stand-up comedy. Pizza or finger food served at the break. Early booking and arrival recommended.

Gabriel G Band
Last Thursday of each month, 21:00 - 23:45, Monroe's Galway, €5
Gabriel G Band are bringing something special to Monroe's, starting Thursday 31st of January, and every last Thursday of each month. Gabriel G. is a flute player and piper who has been part of Galwayʼs musical scene for the past 14 years. At the moment this Spanish-Irish musician is regularly involved in musical projects like John Conneely Inc.

Tiny Traders Village
Saturdays, 11:00-18:00, Nun's Ireland Theatre
Best of local producers, food drink and craft. Up to 50 stalls, bilingual market to tie in with the location. Event Facebook Page

40% Off Sundays
23:00-02:00, Electric Galway
To go along with the tunes we've got 40% off selected drinks to make sure you have the best time among friends...