If you can’t wait until the evening to get your fix of culture at this year’s Galway Arts Festival, call down to Monroe’s Live for the Trad Lunchtimes from 18 to 20 July.
The Dominick Street venue will host some of the best talent in Irish traditional music for a special daily lunchtime performance at 1pm, ideal to break up the working day.
Tomorrow, Thursday 18 July, highly regarded concertina player Niall Vallely is joined by Sean Óg Graham on guitar for what is sure to be an electric set.
Then, on Friday 19 July, Frankie Lane and Paul Kelly, one of Ireland’s most popular duos, provide the lunchtime entertainment. Kelly’s virtuoso mandolin and fiddle playing are the perfect complement to Lane’s wonderful singing, guitar and dobro playing.
On Saturday, 20 July, sees Paul O’Shaughnessy and Harry Bradley play at 1pm. Paul has toured and recorded with many artists from Altan to Beginish. Together, Paul and Harry have recorded the highly acclaimed album ‘Born for Sport’ and have toured extensively.
Tickets for these intimate lunchtime shows are €8 and are available at www.galwayartsfestival.com or from the festival box office on Forster Street.