The Pillar House in Ballinasloe, building on the success of their Live Music Programme and weekly Sunday Trad Session have established “The Pillar House Folk Club” which was launched on Friday Night, 13th June with a fantastic performance by the legendary Sean Keane.  It was a super night and an amazing show to a sold out house of just 80 people, with many people disappointed not to be able to secure tickets.

It’s best selling point is the intimate setting with first class folk artists playing “up close & personal” to a hugely appreciative audience.  Towards the end of the night Sean Keane said “I am delighted to be here for the first night of the Folk Club, it’s a great venue and as a musician it’s great to see venues like this opening up and I wish the Gibbons family the very best of luck with this venture”.

Ray Gibbons said “the feedback from tonight’s audience was fantastic, people loved the intimate setting and they felt that they could actually engage with the perfomer. We were honoured that such a prestigious artist such as Sean Keane was able to launch the Folk Club for us and we wish him continued success with his current tour.

The Folk Club Line up for until the end of the year is as follows:

  • Friday 18th July: Eleanor Shanley
  • Friday 15th August: Mick Hanly
  • Friday 24th October: Charlie McGettigan
  • Friday 14th November: Declan Sinnott

Tickets as for all of the “Folk Club” nights are €20 and limited to just 80 seats, so advance booking is highly recommended.

For further information or to reserve tickets for any of the Folk Club nights please call 087 9046140 / 090 96 43939 or call to The Pillar House.