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Sligo Loves Live Music

Put Friday 8th April in your diary. To celebrate Ireland’s second national music day, love:live music, Sligo County Council Arts Service and Sligo Music sector are delighted to announce Sligo loves:live music. Over 20 events will take place throughout lunchtime, early evening and night time on 8th April all over Sligo. With events taking place everywhere from The Model, to Sligo bus station, to the Coleman Centre in Gurteen, to the Pensions Service Office, to restaurants, shopping centres and pubs, everyone is encouraged to get involved to celebrate live music performances of all kinds!

There is an eclectic mix of free live music events planned; Enjoy lunch to the harmonious sounds of a Barbershop Chorus, the explosive sounds of Túcan or uplifting jazz or classical music. Give your afternoon a boost with energetic performances by school bands in Johnston Court and Quayside. And be spoilt for choice as the evening turns to night with Sligo Concert Band, Hugh Tinney, Paddy Cole and Sligo’s finest musicians in their various eclectic groups of Jazz, Soul, Trad, Blues & Roots. And with free tickets on offer for a Ceili and Trad Disco in The Velvet Rooms with the Dartry Ceili Band, there really is something for everyone.

At national level, Music Network presents love:live music - Ireland's second National Music Day, in association with RTÉ Lyric FM, and supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture & Sport and the Arts Council. Sligo’s events are hosted by the Sligo Music Sector and the Arts Service of Sligo County Council with special thanks to all venues and acts taking part. With so much diversity in styles and ensembles, Sligo loves:live music offers a lot of reasons to look forward to Friday, 8th April.

DIARY DATE: Friday, 8th April – events throughout the town and county celebrating the fantastic music Sligo has to offer.

Below is a list of events happening in Sligo. Check back soon for updates as more events are uploaded to the site.

Paul Herriott In Tempo Coffee Concert on RTÉ lyric fm 96-99fm
Location: Recording at Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise on 07/04/11
Time: 11:00 - TBC:00

Tone Cold Sober Barbershop Chorus
Location: Pension Service Office, College Road,
Sligo
Time: 12:45 - 13:45

Ricky McDowell (singer & guitarist), Jamie Carswell (bass) David Gasgoine (drums)
Location: The Model, The Mall,
Sligo
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Túcan
Location: County Sligo VEC, Quay Street
Sligo
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Bazzini String Quartet
Location: Source Sligo, 1/2 John St., Sligo
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Wayne O’Connor
Location: Bus Eireann Station, Lord Edward Street
Sligo
Time: 14:30 - 15:30

Ricky McDowell (singer & guitarist), Jamie Carswell (bass) David Gasgoine (drums)
Location: Johnston Court Shopping Centre, 7 O'Connell Street,
Sligo
Time: 15:00 - 16:00

Music, Song & Dance Session
Location: Coleman Traditional Music Centre, Gurteen
Co. Sligo
Time: 15:00 - TBC:00

Bandcamp Sligo
Location: Johnston Court Shopping Centre, 7 O'Connell Street,
Sligo
Time: 16:00 - 19:00

Bandcamp Sligo
Location: Quayside Shopping Centre, Wine Street,
Sligo
Time: 16:00 - 19:00

Sligo Concert Band
Location: Johnston Court Shopping Centre Steps, Wine Street Car Park
Sligo
Time: 17:30 - 18:30

Own A Chord Harmony Quartet
Location: VARIOUS, VARIOUS
Time: 18:00 - TBC:00

Con Brio presents Horror & Elegance with Hugh Tinney
Location: The Model, The Mall,
Sligo
Time: 20:00 - TBC:00

Co. Sligo Golf Club Male Voice Choir
Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Ballincar
Co. Sligo
Time: 20:00 - TBC:00

Steve Wickham, Anna Houston, Eddie Lee & Kieran Quinn
Location: Source Sligo, 1/2 John St., Sligo
Time: 20:00 - TBC:00

Gra & Kev duo
Location: Fureys, Bridge Street
Sligo
Time: 21:30 - 24:00

JPTrio
Location: Shoot the Crows, Castle Street,
Sligo
Time: 21:30 - TBC:00

Dartry Ceili Band/Trad Disco
Location: Velvet Room Nightclub, Kempten Promenade,
Sligo
Time: 21:30 - TBC:00

The Swing and Soul Revue
Location: Hargadons Pub, 4/5 O'Connell St.,
Sligo
Time: 22:00 - TBC:00

Traditional Live Music Session
Location: Barrys Public House, Grange, Co. Sligo
Time: 22:00 - TBC:00

Traditional Live Music Session
Location: Foleys Bar, Castle Street, Sligo
Time: 22:00 - TBC:00

Comhaltas Traditional Session
Location: Nathys Pub, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo
Time: 22:00 - TBC:00

Blues N Roots
Location: McGarrigles Pub, O'Connell Street, Sligo
Time: 22:00 - TBC:00

D.J Cliff McCullagh
Location: McHughs Bar, Castle Street,
Sligo
Time: 22:00 - TBC:00

Live Jazz @ Osta Cafe
Location: Osta Cafe and Wine Bar, off Stephen Street
Sligo
Time: TBC

Sligo Loves Live Music

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