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June 16th - 22nd, 2008

The Galway Sessions is an annual week-long event (June 16th - 22nd) with an expansive programme featuring concerts, folk-club gigs, open-air events, art and photographic exhibitions and a fun, music packed session trail.

The festival will host over 100 events throughout the ‘City of the Tribes’ including big stage concerts at the Roisin Dubh and Black Box Theatre, the very popular folk club gigs at the Listener’s Club in the Crane Bar, set dancing and ceilidhe in the expanse of Monroe’s Tavern and the Black Box, late night dance at the Quays Bar. Great Sessions will take place throughout the week in well known watering holes such as Taaffees, Tigh Coilis, the ‘piano bar’ in Tigh Neachtain, The Western, Arus na nGael and many other venues.

Galway Sessions Festival Director Mick Crehan said: ‘Galway has two great assets, a population of exceptional and committed artists and musicians and a series of venues that have a very special and unique atmosphere. The Galway Sessions endeavours to showcase the wealth of musical talent that you can expect to find in Galway at any time and as well as creating an opportunity for music lovers to hear visiting internationally renowned artists in intimate and relaxed settings.
‘This year’s programme will explore the shared cultural heritage of Scotland and Ireland in each event will feature acts both local and Scottish. This will lend a very different flavour to this year’s festival and we are looking forward to it with great excitement,’ Mick Crehan concluded.

Some of the proposed acts include from Scotland: Dick Gaughan, Julie Fowlis, Eddie Reader, Rachel Hare and the Kinlochard Ceili Band and local acts include: the Alan Kelly Band, Sean Tyrell, Roisin Elsafty and the Tulla Ceili Band.

For Further Details:
or Festival Director Mick Crehan on 087 2245637

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