The Opacas to release 10th single at gig in Monroe’s on Friday evening

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Galway band The Opacas are releasing their tenth single ‘Shine On’ with a live show at Monroe’s on Friday evening, 26 May.

The double A-Side release features a full studio production as well as a live version recorded in St Nicholas Collegiate Church earlier this year.

The song is a tribute to a work colleague who passed away unexpectedly, and features the talents of the Moycullen Musical Society who provided a choral element to the song.

The process of writing, recording, and performing ‘Shine On; was captured by Greta Thornton in a documentary which has been submitted to the Galway Film Fleadh. The song will be available on Spotify and all streaming platforms.

The gig, at 8pm in Monroe’s in Galway City, is a triple bill of local talent.

First up is Tomás Ó Cáinte who will be performing songs from his upcoming album Late To The Party. Tomás is the musical director of Moycullen Musical Society and the collaboration with The Opacas came about after attending one of their gigs in Salthill last year.

His song ‘Birdwatching’ is one of the highlights of the album and his performance is eagerly anticipated.

Also appearing will be the amazing, Galway based, three-part harmony vocal group, KaRoSal.

They sing both acapella and with guitar accompaniment. Their music mixes bluegrass, gospel, contemporary, and folk.

KaRoSal’s name is derived from their own names: Kara Donohoe, Róna O’Riordan and Sarah Toomey. Their debut EP, KaRoSal – Songs in 3 Part Harmony, is on Spotify and features ‘Tears of Stone’, a song written by Seán McGrath from Moycullen.

Tickets are €10 are available here.