Welcome to our music programme, celebrating music in Galway, including a University tribute to former colleague and friend Mary McPartlan, who brought no end of music to us during her wonderful career, from her beautiful singing to the inspirational NUI Galway Arts in Action Programme, we were all enriched for knowing her and hearing her beautiful voice. Our programme also celebrates the many singers in a wide variety of Galway based choirs who have been struggling during lockdown, the event features videos from favourite performances and  the create way many choirs have used technology to sing during lockdown. Out third offering celebrates the music of the pupils from Galway second level schools, who every year participate in their Schools Musicals, this year the NUI Galway Musical Society, (GUMS), had to cancel their annual awards ceremony so join us for a celebration to announce this years winners. There will be a Zoom Party after each event. Details will be posted to the live stream, also be sure to interact via the chat feature.
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Mary McPartlan

A tribute to Mary from her friends & fellow musicians

Thursday 27th August, 7pm & Saturday 29th August, 6pm

 

Tickets €4 in aid of the Irish Cancer Society 

This sparkling on-line event pays a tribute to our colleague Mary McPartlan (1955-2020). Mary left us in the early days of Lockdown in April, preventing most of us from paying our respects to Paddy Noonan, her husband and to her family.

 

This virtual concert then will be the first since her passing that allows us to come together to honour her work and to remember her. The event will feature verbal tributes from friends and colleagues, a specially composed song in Mary’s honour from Sam Gleaves, master of the Appalachian banjo and song writer, whom Mary met at Berea College, Kentucky, and a special piece from her long time friend Máirtín O’Connor.

 

No tribute could be complete without some songs from Mary herself and these will be accompanied by an animated photo essay, highlighting her very active life and her enormous contribution to the Arts in Galway, Ireland and internationally.

When you purchase a ticket for either concert you will get an email (30 minutes before the stat time) with:

  • a link to log into the website to watch the concert 

  • a zoom link so you can watch the concert on one device and be in an optional zoom watch event at the same time.

BONUS

You will also get a link to view the video until Wed 2nd September at 6pm. You will need a youtube account (attached to the email you use to purchase the ticket). This links will be sent out within one working day. Tickets available to purchase up to 6.50pm on Sat 29th August.

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Galway Choral Concert

Wednesday 26th August at 7pm

Saturday 30th August 8pm

 

Tickets €4
in aid of Galway St Vincent de Paul

Join us for an evening of wonderful choral music from a wide variety of Galway Choirs and singers. Meet the conductors and celebrate the joy of singing even in times of social distancing. The live streamed event will include favourite recordings, new recordings created online and a special performance from the NUI Galway Choral Society recorded specially for the occasion on a Galway hooker.

Featuring music from:

Galway Baroque Singers, Cois Cladaigh, Vox Orbis,

Schola Cantorum, The Testosterones, NUIG Alumni Ensemble, The Sing'n'Tonics, and NUI Galway Choral Society and Musical Society. Solo performances from Eleanor Leadbetter and Dottie Knauwer.

When you purchase a ticket for either concert you will get an email (30 minutes before the stat time) with:

  • a link to log into the website to watch the concert.

  • a zoom link so you can watch the concert on one device and be in an optional zoom watch event at the same time.

BONUS

You will also get a link to view the video until Wed 2nd September at 6pm. You will need a youtube account (attached to the email you use to purchase the ticket). This links will be sent out within one working day.

Tickets available to purchase up to 7.50pm on Sat 29th August.

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Participating Schools: 

Calasanctius - “We Will Rock You”

The Jes - “Little Shop of Horrors”

Gort CS - “We Will Rock You”

St. Jarlaths - “We Will Rock You”

Glenamaddy - “Honk”

St. Bridget’s - “Grease”

Athenry Pres - “High School Musical”

Clarin College - “Mary Poppins”

Salerno - “Back to the 80s”

Merlin College - “Wizard of Oz”

Claregalway - “Grease”

Portumna CS - “The Wiz”

Cuans - “Sister Act”

Seamount - High School Musical”

Oughterard - “All Shook Up”

GUMS Secondary Schools

  Musical Awards

Friday August 28th at 7pm

Click on the link to get access to the youtube video which will go live at 7pm tonight, anyone who has booked a ticket will get an email with the link. You do not need to book a ticket now just go to the link. Good luck everyone

The GUMS Schools Awards celebrates musical theatre involvement in second level education by bringing 15 schools from around Galway County together, and highlighting the outstanding talent that is found within them . This year the NU Galway Musical Society  (GUMS) was to hosts the Awards. in May The Schools Liaison Officers Ana Devaney and Rebecca Long, attended every show. Due to lockdown the event was postponed and it is now coming to you Virtually. 

Join us for an evening to celebrate the amazing talent of the pupils from the many participating second level schools in Galway.

Join us for an evening to celebrate the amazing talent of the pupils from the many participating second level schools in Galway.

Tickets are free but you do need to register by signing up for a free ticket. 

We are also accepting donations for our three festival charities which are also societies in NUI Galway:

Irish Cancer Society: Cancer Society

Medecins Sans Frontiers./Doctors without Borders: Friends of MSF Society

Saint Vincent de Paul Society (West Region): Saint Vincent de Paul Society