Frances Wilde highlights the great acts heading West this month.
Another month, another month full of great gigs! It can be easy to be distracted by the adverts for the concerts in the 3Arena, forgetting about the whole host of incredible gigs happening elsewherer around the country. This month, I want to show you the deadly gigs happening down in Galway this month. See you there!
 

Who? 

Dermot Kennedy
 

Where?

Róisín Dubh, Saturday 7th
 
Following the success of his EP, Doves and Ravens, Kennedy released his most recent single, "Moments Past", last month. It instantly made the Apple Music New Charts’ A List, sparking excitement, with a singer-songwriter electric sound similar to James Blake. Kennedy has just toured the U.S. and Europe, before making his way around the U.K. He’ll head to Galway before his Dublin dates.
 

Who?

Hudson Taylor
 

Where?

Róisín Dubh, Friday 13th
 
Playing upstairs at the Roisin mid-October, Hudson Taylor are back in Galway. With their second album up-and-coming, this will be an exciting gig for long-term fans, expecting old favourites and some new tunes. Their new single “Feel it Again” is accompanied by a music video, promising a fuller sound to their coming album- moving away from acoustic roots and leaning into their live performative energy.
 

Who?

Taken
 

Where?

Monroe’s, Monday 30th
 
This band crosses pop with rock and promises to hold a great show in Monroe’s. In April, Taken toured around Europe, but have yet to play in Galway. This October tour sets them on the road again, to play quality music, and to offer Meet and Greet tickets too, as part of their V.I.P. deal. Their single “Turn” on Spotify recently hit 60,000 views- head along to hear them sing it live.