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Peggy Seeger

Multi–instrumentalist, feminist and political songwriter Peggy Seeger needs little introduction. As Ewan MacColl’s partner and muse, she was the inspiration for the classic The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face [the title of her recent memoir]. Now in her 80s, her light burns brightly as ever, with legendary live performances which can include ballads, anecdotes from her remarkable life, or songs about drugs, war, politicians and women.

Traditional Music Showcases Steph Geremia Band Steph Geremia [flute, vocals] Aaron Jones [bouzouki, guitar] & Ben Gunnery [fiddle] Thursday 18 July, 1 pm Alan Kelly [accordion] & Brian McGrath [piano, banjo] Friday 19 July, 1pm John Hoban [mandocello, fiddle, banjo] Saturday 20 July, 1pm John Weir [fiddle] & Eithne Ní Dhonaile [harp] Thursday 25 July, 1pm

WHERE & WHEN Monroe’s Live, Dominick Street Sunday 21 July, 8.30pm Tickets €27 Limited unreserved seating. Over 18

The Traditional Music Showcases bring together some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians, many of whom are joining forces especially for these Festival concerts. All of the concerts in this lunchtime series take place in Monroe’s Live, Dominick Street. All leading exponents of their respective instruments, the Festival’s Traditional Music Showcases are a little bit of musical magic to kick off your Festival day. WHERE & WHEN Traditional Music Showcases Monroe’s Live, Dominick Street Tickets €10

Meabh O’Hare [fiddle] & Karol Lynch [bouzouki, banjo] Friday 26 July, 1pm Brendan O Regan [bouzouki, mandolin] Garry O’Briain [mandocello, guitar] Saturday 27 July, 1pm

Greenshine The Henry Girls

Garadice

The Henry Girls need little introduction having enchanted audiences for many years with their folk harmonies. They’ve crafted a tribute show to The Boswell Sisters, who were the first sister jazz trio and a major influence on many including Ella Fitzgerald. This show will see them joined on stage by a seven–piece band for an unmissable Festival appearance.

Eleanor Shanley, Dave Sheridan, Padraig McGovern and John McCartin are Garadice. Their combined creative prowess saw the quartet release their debut self–titled album this year. Expect an evening of top notch musicianship and the incredible voice of Eleanor Shanley.

WHERE & WHEN Monroe’s Live, Dominick Street Wednesday 17 July, 8.30pm Tickets €25 Limited unreserved seating. Over 18

WHERE & WHEN Monroe’s Live, Dominick Street Tuesday 23 July, 8.30pm Tickets €22 Limited unreserved seating. Over 18

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Greenshine is a Cork based family trio comprising Noel Shine, Mary Greene and their daughter Ellie Shine. Their material straddles the boundaries of contemporary, folk and roots and includes many self–penned songs. The band is known for striking harmonies and excellent musicianship with legendary Irish musician and singer Christy Moore commenting, ‘The sound of a family immersed in music, tight in harmony, in love with song. Shine on Greenshine.’ WHERE & WHEN The Black Gate, Francis Street Thursday 18 July, 9pm Tickets €12 – €15 STEPH GEREMIA

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Galway International Arts Festival Programme 2019  

Ireland's leading International Arts Festival, 15 - 28 July 2019. #GIAF19

Galway International Arts Festival Programme 2019  

Ireland's leading International Arts Festival, 15 - 28 July 2019. #GIAF19