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Tunes in the Church

Lombard Street | St. Nicholas’ Church, Galway, Ireland
+353 87 962 5425
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Up close to great musicians

Concerts given 5 nights a week with top-notch musicians playing traditional music. The night we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wendy B
Berkeley, California
Excellent musicianship

We went along to 'Tunes in the Church' on each of the three nights we spent in Galway - each night... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Lombard Street | St. Nicholas’ Church, Galway, Ireland
+353 87 962 5425
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Concerts given 5 nights a week with top-notch musicians playing traditional music. The night we went there was a fiddler, a flute player and an Irish bagpipe player plus a wonderful dancer. Great musicianship, and a chance to ask questions about the music, the instruments...More

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went along to 'Tunes in the Church' on each of the three nights we spent in Galway - each night presented with different tunes/musicians and award winning dancer. This is music of the highest calibre. The musicians are friendly, recalling amusing incidents, happy to...More

Thank Sutree1213
Reviewed 1 week ago

The musicians who played the night we went were of the quality you would expect at festivals - highly skilled and thoroughly steeped in the culture. They played great sets with some back story thrown in for good measure. I went in with low-ish expectations...More

Thank familyW894301
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came across the church while wondering around looking for live music. Less rambunctious than a pub, but just the music I was looking for. A must see if you get the chance!

Thank AquaLines
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hands down the most authentic and beautiful traditional music we heard on our trip. Unlike the noisy pubs where the emphasis seems to be on providing background ambiance for conversation and drinking (which we also enjoyed!), this was authentic music played by professional local musicians...More

Thank darrellap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must try in Galway. About 90 minutes of local musicians playing traditional Irish music. It's in a church, so the acoustics are amazing! Music 5 nights a week in June/July, 7 days in August.

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best 15 euros you'll ever spend. Great traditional Irish performances and great acoustics in a beautiful church steeped in history. We stumbled into a choir performing in the afternoon (accompanied by an oboist and pianist) and thought that was wonderful. Came back in the...More

Thank rottentalkie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tunes in the Church is a wonderful event, I can't recommend it enough. Fantastic musicians, a very casual atmosphere (largely thanks to Chris, the MC), and amazing acoustics. The musicians talk about their path through the tradition, how they learned to play and their approach...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the most memorable evenings in Ireland. Music, stories and dance by a dedicated and talented group. Acoustics in the church were fantastic and the evening included a short tour of some interesting history of the building. Started early with enough time...More

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The performance is called "Tunes in the Church" but that name hardly lets you know what magic you are in for. The performance takes place in a corner of a large historic church. The musicians talk to you first about the instruments they will use...More

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Hi, we are visiting Galway on Oct 3- 5, will there be tunes in the church on any of those nights? Thankyou
23 August 2016|
Response from Christopher P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we have finished our concert series now for the summer. We are running from June to end of August. Have a good trip.