The Galway Sessions
17 June 2013 - 23 June 2013
The Galway Sessions 2013 is a weeklong event which taps into & showcases the unique & vibrant culture & heritage of Galway & its environs. Galway is home to a great many of Ireland's top traditional & folk acts, household names that travel the globe widely performing top class traditional music. The sessions provide an opportunity for music lovers to come to Galway & see these musicians perform in natural & intimate settings in particular as part of the pub trail. Sessions take place in over 12 venues city wide commencing early afternoon & continuing into the wee hours. The pubs in the session trail are traditional in the best sense of the word & are known worldwide for the quality of their music & their special atmosphere. The festival also invites musicians to come along & join in. The Sessions also affords the opportunity to invite some of the finest exponents of related folk cultures from Scotland, England & North America. These acts generally feature in the festivals late evening concert & recital series & allow us to explore & experience the special relationship Ireland has with these cultures. The festival commences each day with a spectacular & colourful parade featuring pipe bands & highland dancing from Scotland followed by lively & hilarious street entertainment in Galway's renowned Latin Quarter. This action packed week includes over 100 events & over 90 are free!
Address: Galway City, Co Galway