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Tunes in the Church

Lombard Street | St. Nicholas’ Church, Galway, Ireland
+353 87 962 5425
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Thrilling & Unusual

Music is everywhere in Galway city but this 90 minute concert of traditional, un-miked Irish music... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Christine H
via mobile
What a delight!

While on a walking tour of Galway we saw a notice about "Tunes in the Church" at St. Nicholas... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Debra M
San Antonio, Texas
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Lombard Street | St. Nicholas’ Church, Galway, Ireland
+353 87 962 5425
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Music is everywhere in Galway city but this 90 minute concert of traditional, un-miked Irish music + church tour was the highlight of our stay. Sit inches from the musicians who explain their instruments & the music's history!

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While on a walking tour of Galway we saw a notice about "Tunes in the Church" at St. Nicholas' Church. Later that evening we decided to attend the concert. Wow! During the first half, we heard a very talented fiddler. In the second half we...More

Thank Debra M
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We were walking around Galway and happened upon St. Nicholas' church. We saw a brochure about Tunes in the Church and came back that night. It was our best musical experience in all of Ireland, and even our 21 year old daughter traveling with us...More

1  Thank Elizabeth J
Reviewed 22 September 2016

By far the single most memorable, unique, authentic and intellectually-stimulating experience during my 10 day trip in Ireland. Yes, I watched Riverdance in Dublin before visiting Galway. A tomb in the corner of the church served as the stage. I mean, the dancer was literally...More

1  Thank Alice B
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I recently attended Tunes in the Church and was very impressed. The music was top notch but I have to say Emma O'Sullivan stole the show. Her description of sean nos dancing was interesting but her dancing was incredible. Her high energy and ability to...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 2 September 2016

My friend and I attended a show here and we were very impressed. The setting is a 700 year old church and you get a tour of it during intermission. The night we attended there was a harpist and a father/daughter who played the accordion...More

Thank coventry4
Reviewed 31 August 2016

You have to applaud tunes in the church for putting together some fantastic talent on display, however its the manner in that it is projected where the problem is. Unfortunately the music and dance is almost portrayed as a fairy tale to the onlooking audience,...More

Thank 09002027
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I found out about "Tunes in the Church" by mere chance. The owner of the guesthouse I stayed at recommended it, and what a lovely suggestion that turned out to be! On the night of 21 August, therefore, I went to St. Nicholas' Church and...More

1  Thank AnTeastalai
Reviewed 29 August 2016

What a wonderful treat to have seen an all star performance of Sean-Nós by Emma O'Sullivan, a master harpist of the highest caliber Úna ní Fhlannagáin, and flautist and fiddler duo from around the world George Gasso and Mayo Yanachi. As if that wasn't enough,...More

Thank Rusty W
Reviewed 29 August 2016

If you want to get a taste of Irish traditional music while in Galway (or for that matter Ireland), this is a must see. We saw different performers including one of the greats in the field, Charlie Piggott. The acoustics are excellent and the setting...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.