‘In Full Time’ CD Launch
by Pádraic Keane

Friday March 25th, Doors 8.30pm.  Adm. Free

In Full Tune is the debut solo piping album by Galway piper Pádraic Keane. The music featured on the album is a mix of both popular and lesser-heard tunes from the traditional repertoire. Inspiration is drawn from the music which he learnt growing up, as well as from the piping tradition of the last two centuries. The music is performed on three sets of uilleann pipes made in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, which are detailed in the album notes along with insightful information on the tunes.

About Pádraic Keane

Uilleann piper Pádraic Keane hails from Maree, Co. Galway and was born into a great musical family. He is a tutor at many music festivals in Ireland and abroad. In 2011 he was awarded TG4 Young Musician of the Year. He has toured America as a soloist with The Irish Chamber Orchestra and has collaborated with Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, The RTE Concert and Symphony Orchestras as well as various string quartets. He has also toured Europe with Ragús and worked with Galway’s Irish language theatre group – An Taibhdhearc. He has featured on a number of albums including “The Rolling Wave” – a CD of young pipers issued by Na Píobairí Uilleann, “Tunes in the Church” and “Rogha Raelach” issued by Raelach Records. He has also performed at The Masters of Tradition festival held in Bantry House and curated by Martin Hayes.  

Welcome to the Crane Bar

The Crane Bar on Sea Road is one of Galway’s best known traditional music pubs. It has long been a haunt of those who love to play and those who love to listen to them. Situated in the ‘Small Crane’ Square, The Crane Bar offers music nightly both upstairs and down.

Upstairs at The Crane Bar is a much loved venue, seating 70 in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere remarked on by both performers and audiences alike.

Concerts here range from singer/songwriters to traditional to roots music. Known far and wide as ‘The Listeners Club’, upstairs at The Crane Bar has been played in by the best known artists in the business as well as up and coming new talents.

This year The Crane Bar’s Listeners Club has hosted more gigs than ever before and there’s an exciting programme in the offing for the coming year…

Live Traditional Irish Music Every Night at the Crane Bar

Downstairs at The Crane Bar is the ‘local’, one of the few remaining authentic traditional bars with live sessions nightly, and an atmosphere only an Irish ‘local’ can create. Try real tradition at The Crane Bar.

Venue holds between 50 and 70 normally. The room is wide with the stage and mix positions at opposite sides of the main part of the room (short sides).

The CraneBar, 2 Sea Road, Galway.    Tel: 353 91 587419     Email: info@thecranebar.com