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Imeachtaí Seachtain na Gaeilge

Dé hAoine 15ú - Dé Sathairn 16 Márta

Lá Fhéile Míchíl
20:00, An Taibhdhearc, €15
Dráma de chuid Eoghan Ó Tuairisc a foilsíodh in 1967.  Léirigh An Taibhdhearc an dráma seo cheana agus anois tá Aisteoirí an Spidéil ag cur an léiriú seo ar fáil don Taibhdhearc.  Tá an dráma féin lonnaithe i gclochar, mná rialta le linn an Chogadh Cathrach.  Is dráma an-láidir atá anseo, a léiríonn na mothúcháin a bhí ann le linn an tréimhse chorraitheach staire úd.  Tá áthas ar Aisteoirí an Spidéil go bhfuil aisteoirí nua meallta acu don léiriú seo agus go bhfuil Séamus Ó Scanláin leis an dráma a léiriú. Seo an chéad dráma atá léirithe ag Sémus le hAisteoirí an Spidéil.  Tá an-áthas orthu leanacht leis an traidisiún, atá bunaithe le cúpla bliain anuas. 
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A drama published by Eoghan Ó Tuairisc in 1967. The Taibhdhearc produced this drama beforehand and now Aisteoirí an Spidéil are producing it for the Taibhdhearc. The drama itself is situated in a convent during the Civil War. This is a powerful drama, which illustrates the emotions which existed during this stirring period of history. Aisteoirí an Spidéil are delighted that they have attracted new actors for this production and that Séamus Ó Scanláin is producing this drama. This is the first drama produced by Séamus with Aisteoirí an Spidéil. They are delighted to continue the tradition which has been established over recent years.

Dé Domhnaigh 17 Márta

Lá Ceiliúradh Lá Fhéile Phádraig
12:30-23:30, Club Áras na nGael
Ar Lá Fhéile Phádraig, beidh lá mór againn anseo.
Tosóidh an lá anseo in Áras na nGael ag 12:30. Fáilte roimh an chlann ar fad.

Multi-day Events

Twin Productions Presents Footloose, The Musical
March 12-16th: 20:00-23:00 (Matinee Sat), Town Hall Theatre,
Twin Productions presents Footloose, The Musical coming March 2019
Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. This show has such great songs as Footloose, Holding Out For A Hero, Let’s Hear It For The Boy and many more beautiful melodic songs.Dancing is not a crime; to miss this show would be.

One-off Events

Thursday March 14th 

Matthew 'mattu' Noone (Album Launch)
20:00-23:00, The Black Gate Cultural Centre, €9
Matthew Noone (who started his musical career playing guitar and drums in indie rock bands in Brisbane in the mid 90’s) is now recognised as Ireland's foremost exponent of the North Indian lute called Sarod. He has studied Indian classical music with maestros Sougata Roy Chowdhury and K. Sridhar for over 15 years. He is renowned for his interpretations of Irish music on the instrument, and has toured India with Martin Hayes, released two albums with percussionist Tommy Hayes (An Tara), collaborates with Liam O Maonlai, guitarist Steve Cooney and has played at the prestigious Masters of Tradition Festival in Bantry. 

Dead Horse Jive & Vulture Casino 'Hard Rock Soft Border' Galway
20:00-23:00, Roisin Dubh, 
Dead Horse Jive, the sharpest rock ‘n’ roll band in Ireland, are embarking on an all-island tour this February in a last-ditch attempt to cross the border as many times as they can before Brexit.

Friday March 15th

Raelach Records II at the Black Gate Galway
20:00-23:00, The Black Gate Cultural Centre, €15
Raelach Records Presents returns to the Black Gate Galway on Friday March 15th. The second concert of this series curated by Raelach Records will feature TG4 Young Musician of the Year 2019, Conor Connolly on accordion, Claire Egan on fiddle and viola, and Mick Conneely on Greek bouzouki and fiddle.Early Booking Advised.

Galway - "Get Loose" Live Comedy Show
20:30-23:30, Black Box Theatre,€23
Over 12, Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Leaving Certificate Art History and Appreciation Study Day
09:00-15:00, Nun's Island Theatre, €5
Galway Arts Centre hosts an annual study day for Leaving Certificate Art History and Appreciation students as part of its ongoing education programme. The lectures will be given by Maeve Mulrennan, Head of Visual Art in Galway Arts Centre.The course will take the form of six concise lectures which cover Art in Ireland from Pre-Christian to Modern Times and European Art from 1000AD to Present.The price per student is €5 and free admission for teachers. Relevant handouts for each theme will also be provided.Spaces are limited and early booking is advised. For booking and further scheduling information contact clairgalwayartscentre@gmail.com.

Saturday March 16th

Galway Street Club at Roisín Dubh
20:00-22:00, Roisín Dubh, €5
Delighted to be back in our old haunt for the our First gigs of 2019! 
We will be playing two shows over Paddy's weekend, one on Saturday the 16th at 8pm and one on Sunday the 17th at 5pm! So, come and join us for whichever one suits you best, or even better come to both!

Twin Productions Presents Footloose, The Musical
15:00-18:00, Town Hall Theatre Galway, €22
Twin Productions presents Footloose, The Musical coming March 2019
Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. This show has such great songs as Footloose, Holding Out For A Hero, Let’s Hear It For The Boy and many more beautiful melodic songs.

Sunday March 17th

St. Patrick's Day Entertainment
13:00-16:00, Eyre Square Shopping Centre
Lots of Free Entertainment in Eyre Square Shopping Centre on Sunday, St. Patrick's Day from 1pm-4pm.
The Worlds Irish Dancing Champions from The Hession School of Dancing will be performing. There will be Traditional Irish Dancing, Face Painting and the amazing Bernardo The Magician will be performing. 

All Day Party with Prosumer, Boots & Kats, Sunil Sharpe & more
14:00-02:30, Electric Galway, €10
Following on from last year's all day/all night party, we're following suit with another 12 hour marathon from  2pm-2.30am using our three dancefloors to their maximum capabilities. 
With; Prosumer, Sunil Sharpe, Neil Flynn, R.Kitt, Eoin, Boujee, Refuge, Ciara Harrington, Shampain, Sectionfive, Good Life, Rosita Moulin, UFO Club, Origin, S1. 

Basement Project // Paddy's Day All Dayer
16:00-02:00, Commercial Boat Club, Woodquay, galway, €18.50-€23.50
BP Paddy's Day All Dayer #3
2 stages indoor & outdoor
Announced so far... Myler, Cailín, Jon Hussey, Jamie Behan, Mia, more to be announced.

The Rollover at Massimo's
21:30-23:45, Massimo Bar Galway
Come to church with us and let your week dissolve into liquid craic. Have a dance and a sing, guaranteed hoolie!

Monday March 18th

The Black Magic big Band
21:30-23:30, Seven Bar galway
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.

Tuesday March 19th

Argentinian Tango Classes
21:00-22:00, Galway Rowing Club, €15
Come and try out this beautiful, passionate dance. It is one of the things that, after looking back in time you will never regret having tried it out. 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!

Wednesday March 20th

MacDara O'Dwyer
21:00-00:00, The Ol' 55, prospect Hill, Galway
Come in for tasty pints and to be entertained by the one and only. The mighty MacDara. He knows all the songs you love. 

Thursday March 21st

Therapy?
20:00-23:00, Roisín Dubh, €24
Strange Brew presents THERAPY? In association with Aiken Promotions

ThetaVersal - New Media Art
19:00-01:00, Club Áras na nGael, €5 unwaged/Student, €7 waged
Workshops - Demos - Interactive Presentations - Talks - Showcases and performances. VJing - Projection Mapping - AV performance - New Media Art
Topics include all forms of New Media Art along with the development of emerging technologies which has shaped the process and the way we think about making art

Tracy Bruen at the Black Gate Cultural Centre
21:00-23:00, The Black Gate Cultural Centre
We're back and we're playing a Galway gig! It's our first gig in Galway since the Arts Festival, and we're also fundraising for our Spring German Tour (dates to be announced) so please please come listen to our songs and pop a penny into our petrol fund. We'll love you forever!

Friday March 22nd

The Anfield Wrap live
19:00-22:30, Monroe's Galway, €25
"Following sold out live shows in Australia, America, Dubai, Hong Kong, Scandinavia and the UK, the award winning Liverpool FC podcast The Anfield Wrap is returning to Ireland, this time for a three date tour.
At the show you can expect a lively chat about The Reds, a very active Q&A and quiz involving the audience with live music afterwards.

Seven at Eleven
23:00-02:00, Seven Bar galway
Seven at Eleven - Every Friday & Saturday Night. Dance floor favs, with a club in a pub style feel. Late Bar until 2am. No cover charge. 

Saturday March 23rd

Mickey Joe Harte: Me Two Tour 2019
21:00-23:55, Monroe's Galway, €10
Mickey Joe has recently finished recording new material in Germany with producer Dieter Kirchenbauer. ‘Stressed Out’ is the first single to be released from these sessions. The single and new album sees Mickey Joe looking back at the songs that have influenced him throughout his musical journey. From songs that shaped him as a kid to those that still affect him today.

Jack O Rourke - Roisin Dubh, Galway - Ivory Towers Tour
20:00-23:00, Roisín Dubh, €12.50
After touring Dreamcatcher extensively, including sold out shows throughout Ireland and his first forays to London and Paris, Jack has recently returned to studio to begin its follow-up. Jack’s new EP in 2019 will shed new light on the direction this most captivating of Irish songwriters is likely to go. We wait with great anticipation.

Red Hot Copy Peppers Live at Seven - The Loft
21:00-23:55, Seven bar Galway, €10

Hungover Beethoven
20:00-00:00, The Ol' 55
Tasty rock'n'roll and blues, 10 seconds off the beaten track, 
Hungover Beethoven are gonna sooth your soul and get you dancing

Sunday March 24th

TOUTS and Inhaler
20:00-23:00, Roisín Dubh, €8
TOUTS a three piece teenage punk band from Derry, Northern Ireland. The unhinged, angry and visceral teens are Matthew Crossan, Jason Feenan & Luke McLaughlin. " A singer that can't sing , A mod that can't play bass & a drummer that can't see”.
The year the band are set to release their forthcoming debut EP through their new label Hometown Records, previous home to the likes of Ratboy, Rejjie Snow, Yonaka and many more.

The Great Escape with Dan Snow: 75th Anniversary Gala Screening
18:30-23:00, Pálás Galway, €16
Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund presents The Great Escape with Dan Snow, for one evening only. 
On the 75th anniversary of The Great Escape, Dan Snow hosts a commemorative evening featuring The D-Day Darlings and special guests, culminating with a gala screening of the remastered 1963 cult film, starring Steve McQueen.

The Rollover at Massimo's
21:30-23:45, Massimo Bar galway
Come to church with us and let your week dissolve into liquid craic. Have a dance and a sing, guaranteed hoolie!

Monday March 25th

The Black Magic Big Band
21:30-23:30, Seven Bar Galway
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. 

GFS: The Guilty
18:30-20:00, Pálás Galway, Student €9, Adult €11.50
A police officer assigned alarm dispatch duty enters a race against time when he answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman.

Tuesday March 26th

Menopause the Musical
18:00-20:00, Town Hall Theatre Galway, €35
Following multiple sell out Irish Tours the ultimate girls’ night out, “Menopause the Musical” returns to Galway on another Irish nationwide tour in spring 2019 with an all- star cast. This fabulous comedy hosts a cast of hormonal women, memory loss one-liners and innuendo-laden versions of pop classics.

Baboró Fundraising Throwback Table Quiz
20:00-23:00, Monroe's Live, €40 per table of four
The 80’s, 90’s and 00’s are coming back in a big way! We've been hunting Pokémon, binge-watching the Sabrina the Teenage Witch reboot series, buying tickets to the Spice Girls, and dusting off our denim dungarees. Now is the time to put this nostalgia know-how to the test at this year's Baboró Fundraising Throwback Table Quiz. All proceeds from the table quiz will directly fund Baboró’s ACCESS programme, providing free creative arts experiences for our youngest citizens. Baboró International Arts Festival for Children is a charity organisation and greatly appreciates your support on the night.

Game of Thrones Quiz Night
19:30-22:00, The Skeff Late Bar, Team of 4 €40, team of 5 €50
To celebrate the long awaited final series, The Skeff in conjunction with Amigo Productions are hosting a Quiz Night. Time to test yourself on how closely you have been paying attention to Game of Thrones. Gather your banner-men & pre-book your table today... marketing@theskeff.ie
Proceeds to Western Alzheimers. & Amigo Productions

Wednesday March 27th

Leonard Cohen Tribute Band
20:00-23:00, Monroe's Galway, €24
It all started with a small silent wish of musician Rinus van den Boomen: to play songs from his idol Leonard Cohen. It grew gradually into a beautiful, complete act that, without any active acquisition, was invited to a variety of cultural venues. Pure, sincere love for Cohen's special music is the connecting factor. Making his work last and becoming better people by doing so. The band knows how to make an intimate atmospheric event of every performance. Beautiful and moving for both Cohen fans and those who do not have anything to do with his music. 

MacDara O'Dwyer
21:00-00:00, The Ol' 55
Come in for tasty pints and to be entertained by the one and only.
The mighty MacDara.
He knows all the songs you love. 

Thursday March 28th

White Lies
20:00-23:00, Roisín Dubh, €25
Having already unveiled details of their forthcoming album Five due for release on February 1st through [PIAS] Recordings White Lies are pleased to announce a series of Irish shows complementing their already extensive European jaunt in February / March 2109.

Gabriel G Band
21:00-23:45, Monroe's Galway, €5
Gabriel G. is a flute player and piper who has been part of Galway's musical scene for the past 14 years. Gabriel is surrounded on stage by some of the best musicians of Galway's musical scene and the great talent of Co. Clare's dancer Stephanie Keane.

Ultan Conlon
20:00-23:00, The Black gate Cultural centre, €15
The Black Gate gig on Thursday 28th March will be part of Ultan Conlon’s first Irish  tour in March to promote his new single ‘In the Blink of an Eye’ which was produced by John Douglas (Trashcan Sinatras) and Boo Hewerdine.

Friday March 29th

Lee 'Scratch' Perry
20:00-23:00, Roisín Dubh, €24
Regarded with awe throughout the music world, Lee “Scratch” Perry holds status as one of the most enduring and original reggae producers and artists of all time.
Always one to follow the beat of his own drummers, the eccentric genius Perry continues to break new ground with the hardest rebel Rasta tunes and the most unpredictable instrumental dubs.  Lee Perry has most recently been touring Europe, riveting both old and new fans with a full measure of his blessings.
Lee is perhaps the only 80 + year old that can dance on one leg for 1 hour straight!

Sarah Nicolls :: The Inside Out Piano
20:00-22:00, The Mick Lally Theatre, Druid lane, €16.50
For Piano Day 2019, we're thrilled to be bringing Sarah Nicolls and her 'Inside Out' piano to Galway for her first ever Irish performance.
Sarah is a UK-based experimental pianist, at the forefront of innovations in piano.

Weekly Recurring Events

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
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
https://www.facebook.com/AnMheithealRothar/
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
https://www.facebook.com/Irelandssmallestcomedyclub/
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 Monroes, 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 from March 16th
Best of local producers, food drink and craft. Up to 50 stalls, bilingual market to tie in with the location. https://bit.ly/2E9kcZW