Galway Concerts

  • FREE historic tour of the church included!
  • Interactive experience - ask artists questions!
  • Top class musicians, singers and dancers!

Dates and Times

  • Monday to Friday in June,  July & August!
  • Concert run from 8 to 9-30pm (Doors from 7.30pm)


  • Tickets also available on the door
  • Concessions available for students

Tim McHugh (flute) - Tunes in the Church Concert 2019

Tim McHugh is a flute player from Newport in Co. Mayo. Traditional Irish music, song and dance have been part of his family on both sides for generations. While growing up in Mayo, Tim learned traditional Irish music informally from his family and local musicians such as the well-known accordion player Seamus Heneghan. He was also lucky enough to pick up flute playing tips from a few flute blow-ins to the area including Gary Hastings and Brian Lennon.

Although flavoured by styles from different parts of the country, the main influence on Tim’s style of music is the flute, fiddle and melodeon music of the Mayo area. Through what he has learnt from older generations of musician in this area, he tries to share music that represents what is becoming a more unique rhythm and rare interpretation of traditional Irish music.

He has performed and taught throughout Ireland, Europe, USA and even managed a trip to Africa! In 2012 he was awarded the Bonn Óir Sheáin Uí Riada for flute playing by Raidió na Gaeltachta as part of its Cuireadh Chun Ceoil series. He has featured on national television and radio as a solo musician and as part of a duet with his fiddle playing sister Marie. In 2013 Tim and Marie played on a live recording released as part of the award winning Tunes in the Church series in Galway, Ireland.

Aisling Morgan (fiddle) and Paul Moran/Aneta Dortova (sean nos dancer) will also feature during the concert.

The concert includes a historic tour of the church during the interval!


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The signature characteristic of  “Tunes in the Church” concerts is an acoustic, authentic, personal and interactive representation of Irish music, song and dance. Interactive involvement between the audience and the performers is central to the experience. Relaxed, natural, conversational communication during the concerts lowers the typical barrier between the ‘audience’ and ‘performer’, thereby making each concert unique, fresh, and singularly authentic. Further, by challenging the concept that the home of Irish music is a pub setting, this concert series provides an exceptionally respectful but family friendly setting for the listener and creates a platform upon which leading exponents of traditional music can showcase their fine talents.

Concert Details

Concert Date 16-07-2019 8:00 pm
Price €15.00
Location St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
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