Eyes on the Horizon
Presented by Galway City Council
Funded by The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media
Local Live Performance Programming Scheme
Galway City | October 2021

Galway City Council presents Eyes on the Horizon a programme of outdoor performances and happenings this October under the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme funded by The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. The funding aims to support local artists, performers, musicians and facilitate outdoor live performances in public spaces.

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted everyday life and cultural expressions around the nation and across the world and this programme aim to provide the people of Galway with the opportunity to experience great art and culture on their doorstep. 

During the month of October, public spaces across the Galway city will be animated with an exciting programme of performances by Galway based musicians, artists and performers.

From October 3 to 17: 
Sunday trad sessions at The Small Crane, Music at The Bandstand, a series of Happenings across the city,  Storytelling at Galway City Museum & Westside Library to two days of live music at the Commercial Boat Club, Woodquay. 

Please be aware bad weather conditions may impact performances. 

For updates and further announcements keep an eye on Galway City Council social media channels.

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Sunday Sessions at The Small Crane

A series of Happenings


The exact time of each performance will not be announced as this is the very nature of a Happening- something that takes place; an incident or occurrence. However, on October 3, if you happen to be in the vicinity of the Claddagh basin, Spanish Arch, Galway Streets and The Prom you are bound to happen upon some wonderful performances from 11 – 5 pm. 

Storytelling with Rab Fulton

Live Music @ The Commercial Boat Club, Woodquay

Over twelve acts will perform on October 16 & 17  outdoors at the Commercial Boat Club, Woodquay in Galway City. Featuring a stellar line-up of Galway’s finest musicians and singer/songwriters. 

Saturday, October 16, Live Music from 12 – 6pm features music by Padraig Jack, COLOHAN, SKAZZ, Derek Ellard & The Future Business Model, Rodney Owl, BackWest, Amazing Apples

A day of Jazz @ at the Commercial Boat Club, Woodquay takes place on October 17 from 12 – 5 pm featuring: Karl Clews, Ring Dem Bells, 4 Men & a Bass, Barbara Vulso Quartet, Galway Bay Jazz Band

Performances are free, family-friendly and non-ticketed. 

All audience members over 18 years of age will be required to display Covid Certification for entry,