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Traditional Music

Check our Traditional Music Events and other bands playing at The Western Bar throughout the week:

Tuesdays – Open Mic Night

Tuesday night is “Open Mic Night” at The Western Hotel, kicking off at 10pm. Any audience member can perform their favourite song, poem or try out some comedy. We’ll even give you a free pint for having the courage! A great night of entertainment and craic is guaranteed!

Wednesdays – Traditional Ballads

Wednesdays are our new addition to the traditional entertainment that The Western Bar provides every week. Pop in at 9pm to listen to Traditional Irish Ballads. Sing along and sip on glass of Irish Whiskey or one of our many local Craft Beers.

Thursdays Р Fantastic Irish Trad Session

Thursday nights are famous for Galway’s largest open session gathering of traditional musicians, with the music session going long into the night. Audience members are welcome to bring their own instruments and join in. This is a night not to be missed!

Check out these sessions captured on YouTube:

Fridays – Pete Higgins

Acoustic music from the 50′s and 60′s with some contemporary Americana. Ryan Adams etc…

Saturdays – Live Bands

Saturday nights are all about great live music, with Galway’s cover bands providing you with the best entertainment. “The Classics” belong to Galway’s premier cover bands and are performing at The Western Bar every second weekend. We also have “Pete Higgins” our Friday night entertainment gracing our venue Saturday nights once a month. Not Forgetting band “Q2” with their light rock, traditional ballads and bluegrass songs.These lads are guaranteed to entertain you.

Sundays – Jigs and Reels

Some traditional songs and a lot of traditional Jigs and Reels is what we have for you every Sunday night from 9pm

The Western Bar prides itself on offering something for everyone. Live entertainment is what the Western Bar does best taking all tastes into account.