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Gospel Rising Music Festival Galway 2018

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From: Fri 18 May 2018 - 19:00

To: Sun 20 May 2018 - 16:00

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Galway City, Galway, County Galway, Ireland

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From: €10.00

Weekend Tickets: €75.00


Ireland's biggest gospel music choral festival returns to Galway City


The ninth annual Gospel Rising Music Festival – Ireland's biggest gospel music and choral festival – returns to Galway City for the second time from the  18th – 20th May 2018.


Leading Irish and international choral experts will facilitate workshops in gospel music, teaching every aspect of this style of music from the performance, to band music and of course singing! These workshops are open to anyone, whether you’re already in a choir or just partial to a song in the shower. Workshops are tailored for every skill and confidence level, so everyone will feel part of the sessions and comfortable to sing along.


Workshops need to be booked ahead of time to ensure you get to do just what you’d like, please visit for all bookings.

Throughout the weekend there are numerous gospel music gigs around Galway to give you a chance to sample the many different styles that our gospel choirs love to sing. Access to all concerts are included in the Weekend Pass (from €75) along with three Saturday workshops of your choice. Individual tickets for events are also available, as listed below:

GOSPEL RISING FESTIVAL GIG @ Black Box 8pm Fri 18th May - Visiting gospel choirs kick off the festival in style!  Tickets €15/€12 from the Black Box

SING ALONG SOCIAL @ Róisín Dubh 11pm Fri 18th May – Sing along with the only ‘zero commitment gospel choir’! €5 on the door, space limited

LUNCHTIME CONCERT @ St Nicholas’ Church 1.30pm Sat 19th May - Gospel choirs bringing a gospel flavour to your lunchtime! €5 on the door

KEVIN DOYLE IS NOT ELVIS @ Monroe’s 8pm Sat 19th May - Kevin Doyle & The Way It Was Orchestra go back to The King’s gospel roots. €15 on the door or

GOSPEL RISING @ GALWAY CATHEDRAL MASS 12.30pm Sun 20th May - Join 300 voices enriching the Sunday celebration at 12.30pm mass. Everyone welcome!

‘THIS IS ME’ FINALE WORKSHOP @ Galway Cathedral 2pm Sun 20th May - The epic group workshop for all voices & all ages! €10 via or on the door


There’s something for everyone over the full weekend. Do join us for some or all of it! Please share this info with anyone you think might also enjoy a great weekend of gospel choir music.

Key event information


  • Family friendly