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Tunes in the Church

Lombard Street | St. Nicholas’ Church, Galway, Ireland
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Ranked #4 of 75 Attractions in Galway
Type: Performances
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
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New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We heard a male Celtic Harpist first, then two men who played traditional Irish music - one of whom inserted some Irish humor between songs. A young female Irish dancer joined them for a couple of pieces. The total audience may have been 30-40 people that night. It was a terrific experience!

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Stanwood, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This was a brilliant evening of music, dance and interactive discussion with the performance artists. A friend and I decided to really experience Trad music and dancing without being crammed into a pub. There were about 40-50 people in attendance. Located in St. Nicholas Church, This intimate candle lit setting allowed the performers and the audience the opportunity to interact... More

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We loved listening to traditional Irish music with the wonderful acoustics of the church and with immensely talented Irish musicians. You might miss the ambience of the pubs, but you really do get quality in every other possible way. I'd pick this over the pubs every day.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Incredible find and such talent the venue couldn't have been better. Definitely recommend if you enjoy submersing yourself in local traditions and music.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I had an awesome night at Tunes in the Church. The artists were all very talented and preformed Irish music. The night was traditional and seemed authentic. St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church where it is held is within walking distance of the city center. The night was not Christian religion themed like I though it I might have been due to... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Really interesting experience and not too long.Would recommend these concerts.Good value for money and the setting is magnificent. The brief tour of St Nicholas' church during the break was most informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Intimate and at the same time powerful concert. Well organised and not expensive for one hour and a half of good music outside the pubs. Great sound too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My family and I had an exceptional experience at Tunes in the Church hearing and learning about traditional Celtic music. The setting is simple and beautiful. The artists are engaging and gifted. We'd strongly recommend people check this out when in Galway!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a great way to experience traditional 'Irish' music outside of a bar setting. The music was great and very interactive for the audience. Lovely atmosphere in the church as well. The only negative thing I would say is that just by chance we saw the same concertina player and dancer in the Latin Square earlier in the day... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great music in a wonderful atmosphere (not to mention the fine acoustics). We were pleasantly surprised to find the interval included an optional brief tour of the church, which added to the evening. But most of all, the music and commentary from the musicians really made this -- well worth it.

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