Galway Music Residency presents its renowned multi-genre series LIVE once again at the new time of 3pm on Saturdays 4, 11 and 18 December on Galway’s iconic Druid Lane. 3 Kinds of Music went online during the pandemic across two digital festivals but is finally back in a live setting. Each event is curated by a special guest and will feature some of Ireland’s best emerging and established musicians in pop-up gigs throughout the weekend.
On Saturday 4 December in the Hall of the Red Earl, audiences will be treated to a carefully curated line-up by performer, musician and broadcaster and host of Simply Folk on RTÉ Radio 1, Ruth Smith. She has chosen Ruth McGill (soprano) & Niall Kinsella (piano), who will perform a set of songs by German composer Kurt Weill, and singer and guitarist SÍOMHA to take to the stage. ConTempo Quartet will take the traditional reins with a performance of Dave Flynn’s The Cranning and other Irish tunes.
Saturday 11 December at The Mick Lally Theatre sees a musical exploration of climate change and the disappearance of the natural world from guest curator Aengus Hackett. His selection of musicians includes Uilleann Piper, pipe maker and former botany professor Eugene Lambe and renowned jazz pianist Greg Felton. ConTempo Quartet will discover some of the wildlife hidden in the classical music repertoire.
To close the series, on Saturday 18 December in The Mick Lally Theatre, guest curator Anna Mullarkey will treat audiences to a tasting menu of visionary music. Anna, Galway composer and performer, will grace the stage herself with her unique weaving of electronics, piano and voice. Galway musician Emma Lohan, will also feature, showcasing her dreamy melodic folk pop. This immersive otherworldly event will be rounded out by ConTempo quartet will perform music by Philip Glass.
This series of events is free, family-friendly, and donations are welcome, but booking is required. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE FROM 29TH NOVEMBER.
In light of increased Covid cases, capacity will be capped at 50%. Vaccine certs must be presented to gain entry.
Galway Music Residency is supported by NUI Galway (education partner), the Arts Council, Galway City Council and Galway County Council.