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

  • ONLINE PRE-BOOKING ADVISED
  • Tickets also available on the door
  • Concessions available for students

Galway - Concerts at St. Nicholas’ Church

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGAREuYVNDY

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!

 

Please see our reviews on Tripadvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.ie/Attraction_Review-g186609-d2154130-Reviews-Tunes_in_the_Church-Galway_County_Galway_Western_Ireland.html

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

Tommy Keane was born in Waterford city and after playing tin whistle for a couple of years, he met local piper Tommy Kearney who encouraged him to take up the uilleann pipes. As well as his early tuition from Tommy Kearney, Tommy also attended the Willie Clancy Summer School where he learned further piping skills. The recordings of Willie Clancy, Séamus Ennis and Tommy Reck have also influenced his repertoire and style of playing. In the 1980s Tommy spent seven years in London where he played with many of the giants of Irish music including Tommy McCarthy, Bobby Casey and Roger Sherlock. Since 1987 he has lived in Co. Galway where he teaches traditional music. His solo album “The Piper’s Apron “ was released in 1991 and in 1995 a duet album “The wind among the reeds” with his wife, concertina player Jacqueline McCarthy. He is featured with Liam O’Flynn and Ronan Browne on Volume 1 of Na Píobairí Uilleann’s DVD series “Piper’s Choice” - released in in 2008. He is Chairman of Na Píobairí Uilleann.

 

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!

 

Please see our reviews on Tripadvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.ie/Attraction_Review-g186609-d2154130-Reviews-Tunes_in_the_Church-Galway_County_Galway_Western_Ireland.html

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 Date 17-07-2019 8:00 pm
Price €15.00
Location St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
€15.00

Kathleen a native of Nenagh Co Tipperary has had an interest in researching and arranging music for the harp since her early teens. She co founded Dordan whose mix of Irish and baroque music received wide acclaim, resulting in the National Entertainments Award for traditional music, followed by the Bank of Ireland award for the same.. She has recorded 4 cds with Dordan and subsequently has recorded 4 solo cds and accompanying books of her harp arrangements All received critical acclaim. She has written and recorded several new compositions and was commissioned n 1999 by the National University of Ireland Galway to write an anthem to commemorate it's 150th anniversary.Kathleen also teaches harp and has given workshops and master classes in Ireland, Scotland Japan, the US,Britain, Denmark and Germany 
She currently directs the Harp workshops and concert at the Willie Clancy School and is a regular teacher/performer at the Catskills Irish Festival in New York State and at Féile na gCruitirí harp festival in Termonfeckin Co Louth.. Please type 200 - 500 words about yourself -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO_0hYvD9Ao

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!

 

Please see our reviews on Tripadvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.ie/Attraction_Review-g186609-d2154130-Reviews-Tunes_in_the_Church-Galway_County_Galway_Western_Ireland.html

 

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 Date 19-07-2019 8:00 pm
Price €15.00
Location St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
€15.00

Jack Talty is a renowned traditional concertina and piano player from Lissycasey in West Clare. He is also a BA and BMus graduate of UCC, where he was awarded the Seán Ó Riada Memorial Prize for traditional music and the Mary V. Hart Memorial Award for academic performance.

Jack Talty has toured extensively throughout Ireland, Europe, the USA, Australia and Asia, and has contributed to over 70 commercially released albums as a performer, producer, composer, arranger and audio engineer. He is the artistic director of the Irish traditional music label Raelach Records, which he founded in 2011, and he also co-founded and is co-director of Ensemble Ériu, which won the musical collaboraton award at the TG4 Gradam Ceoil awards in 2015.

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!

 

Please see our reviews on Tripadvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.ie/Attraction_Review-g186609-d2154130-Reviews-Tunes_in_the_Church-Galway_County_Galway_Western_Ireland.html

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 Date 22-07-2019 8:00 pm
Price €15.00
Location St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
€15.00

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 Date 23-07-2019 8:00 pm
Price €15.00
Location St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
€15.00

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 Date 24-07-2019 8:00 pm
Price €15.00
Location St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
€15.00

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 Date 25-07-2019 8:00 pm
Price €15.00
Location St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
€15.00

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 Date 26-07-2019 8:00 pm
Price €15.00
Location St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
€15.00

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 Date 05-08-2019 8:00 pm
Price €15.00
Location St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
€15.00

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 Date 06-08-2019 8:00 pm
Price €15.00
Location St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
€15.00

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 Date 07-08-2019 8:00 pm
Price €15.00
Location St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
€15.00

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 Date 08-08-2019 8:00 pm
Price €15.00
Location St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
€15.00

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 Date 09-08-2019 8:00 pm
Price €15.00
Location St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
€15.00

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 Date 12-08-2019 8:00 pm
Price €15.00
Location St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
€15.00

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 Date 13-08-2019 8:00 pm
Price €15.00
Location St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
€15.00

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 Date 14-08-2019 8:00 pm
Price €15.00
Location St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
€15.00

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 Date 15-08-2019 8:00 pm
Price €15.00
Location St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
€15.00

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 Date 16-08-2019 8:00 pm
Price €15.00
Location St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
€15.00