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This Thursday, 21st June, Sligo is part of love:live music, Ireland's celebration of International Music Day with FREE live music events all over the country. Taking in trad, jazz, baroque, choirs, bands, shopping centres, restaurants, pubs and arts venues, Sligo has a great line up of events in a variety of venues including:

11:30am  Music Generation Sligo Ocean Life - Ocean FM  
4:45pm  Music Generation Sligo
Fred Finn Comhaltas  
Johnston Court Sligo 
5pm Samboeire: A Samba Soiree Sligo Railway Station, Sligo town 
5.30pm Sligo Concert Band   Johnston Court, Sligo town 
6.30pm  Sligo Baroque Orchestra   The Model, Sligo town 
7-9pm 4 Bars Later Barbershop Chorus   Various Venues: The Clarence, Johnston Court & Source 
7.30pm  Jazz with Jim and Felip  Osta Café, Sligo town 
7.30pm  Comhaltas Lavally Monument and Ballintogher Village
8pm Blazing Bows €18/15 (20 free tickets)  Hawk’s Well Theatre  
8.30pm  Musical Tribute to Past Musicians   Ceolaras Coleman, Gurteen 
8.30pm  The Odd Couple  Source, Sligo town 
8pm CCÉ Seisiun   Teach Morrison, Riverstown 
8pm ThisSideUp!  The Swagman, Sligo town 
8pm Fireside Sessions, Song and Music  Barrys Public House, Grange 
9pm Celtric Fringe Festival  Barrys and Morans Pubs, Grange
9pm Traditional Session  McGarrigles, Sligo town 
9.30pm  Traditional Session   Foleys Bar, Sligo town 
9.30pm  Dixi Fried Country Sessions  Fureys Bar, Sligo town
10pm Ruby Ridge  Hargadons, Sligo town 


The Music Generation Sligo team also feature and perform live at 11.30am on Ocean Life - Ocean FM to celebrate the successful Discovering Music Programme 2011-2012. Over 2,500 young people have participated since last November. The Hawk’s Well event is a great trad concert by Blazing Bows: Cathal Hayden, Dezi Donnelly, Tóla Custy, Ed Boyd and John Joe Kelly. The venue is offering 20 free tickets for Sligo loves:live music. To win just send an email to saying what instrument is celebrated in this concert. Look out for evening-time ‘pop up’ appearances by 4 Bars Later Barbershop Chorus at various venues in Sligo town such as The Clarence, Johnston Court Shopping Centre, Source and Hargadons. Comhaltas events will take place in various towns and villages in the County.

Sligo is one of the most musical counties in Ireland, with a vibrant music scene and a love of music performances of different types and we are fortunate to have a wealth of professional and community musicians and organisations who play an important part inSligo’s cultural life. This Thursday, Sligo loves:live music is a day to celebrate our musical tradition and audiences can find out once again just whySligois synonymous with great music and musicians.

A newly developed website will go live this evening. The website is an initiative of musicians, venues and music organisations with the support of Sligo County and Sligo Borough Council Arts Service and Creative Sligo. The site is primarily designed as a live music listings site with profiles and information on Sligo’s music festivals, events, venues and organisations. So if you’re searching for music in Sligo this summer, check out and ‘Set your (musical) spirit free’!

Love:live music is a one-day event co-ordinated at a national level by Music Network, in association with RTÉ Lyric FM, and funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Arts Council. Sligo’s events are hosted by the Sligo Music Sector with support from Sligo Arts Service with special thanks to all venues, musicians and organisers.

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