Local musicians record songs at iconic locations for new film

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Field Trip at Bell, Book & Candle. Photography by David Boland a.k.a New Pope

Local musicians have recorded a range of beloved Galway songs at iconic locations across the city for an unmissable film which will premier next weekend.

Amhráin, a series of performances filmed at locations such as The Cornstore, Bell, Book & Candle and Salthill Bandstand, will be shown on the Black Gate’s YouTube channel at 9pm on Saturday, April 17th.

The project came about when members of the Citóg Records music collective were asked last month to create new versions of local songs by artists past and present.

Jack Lee at The Cornstore. Photography by David Boland a.k.a New Pope

Featuring talented local musicians, Amhráin will take people on a nostalgic yet eye-opening tour of Galway’s public spaces, venues, independent stores and scenic outdoor locations.

The show will feature magical performances from Citóg Records members Katie O’Connor, Eoin Dolan, Tracy Bruen, Field Trip and many more, as they reimagine their favourite local songs.

Katie O’Connor at The Blue Note

Citóg Records organises sweet gigs, releases an annual compilation of songs and has fundraisers for local groups and charities such as The Melting Pot Luck, COPE Galway, Amach LGBT, Let’s Get Talking and Galway Simon Community.

The Citóg Records family currently includes New Pope, Eoin Dolan, Emma Lohan, Majestic Bears, Field Trip, Steven Sharpe, Tracy Bruen, Dylan Murphy, Katie O’Connor, Kieran O’Brien, The Curly Organ, Pa Reidy, To Gaze Upon Us, Jack Lee and Theo-touché. 

Amhráin will premier on the Black Gate’s YouTube channel at 9pm on Saturday, April 17th. Click HERE to subscribe.