Whiskey tasting and live music galore for Sligo Live 2018

This year's Sligo Live festival kicks off next week, running from the 24th. of October through to the 29th. of October. In conjunction with this year's festival, we put together a full line-up of events in our heritage pub with plenty of great live music to suit all.

Lough Gill Distillery Whiskey Tasting

Thursday 25th - 7:00pm (€15)

On Thursday evening at 7pm we kick off proceedings with a unique whiskey tasting master class from Ollie Alcorn of our local Lough Gill Distillery. Ollie will introduce their whiskey and talk about the history of the distillery here in Hazelwood, Sligo.

On the night the night, the group will be tasting:

  • Annacoona- 14 y/o PX and Olorosso finish single malt
  • Keshcorran- 14 y/o Olorosso finish single malt
  • Knocknerea- 14 y/o Tokaji finish single malt

Tasting tickets cost €15 and places are strictly limited. Booking early is advised to avoid missing out. Tickets available from Eventbrite here.

Eoin Troy & Seamie McGowan (Acoustic)

Thursday 25th - 9:30pm (free)

Following our Whiskey tasting we have the acoustic sounds of Eoin Troy & Seamie McGowan from 21:30 with regular special guest musicians joining for a tune.

Friday Afternoon Swing Jazz

Friday 26th - 5:30pm (free)

As we head into the long weekend, we have a full line-up of live music in our heritage pub. Friday kicks off with a double header of live music. Firstly we have Swing Jazz that you can dance along to at 5:30pm with The Old Market Street Swing Band.

Jarlath McTernan & Friends (Traditional)

Friday 26th - 10:00pm

Our Friday evening music sees the return of uilleann piper Jarlath McTernan & friends for a Irish Traditional music session at 10pm.

Charlie McGettigan, Brendan Emmett & Gerry Grennan (Folk/Bluegrass)

Saturday 27th - 10:00pm (free)

Original members of the group Jargon (Charlie McGettigan, Brendan Emmett & Gerry Grennan re-unite for a night of folk and bluegrass tunes in our heritage pub.

Bank Holiday Sunday Seisiún

Sunday 28th. - 9:30pm (free)

Our Bank holiday Sunday Seisiún brings together some of the best Irish musicians in our region. Led by Leonard Barry, Brian Mc Donagh (Dervish) & Rick Epping (Pumpkinhead/Unwanted).

Bank Holiday Sunday Session

Bank Holiday Monday afternoon Session

Monday 29th - 2:00pm (free)

On Monday afternoon we are very pleased to have the Sligo winners of this years All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil Na hEireann join us for an afternoon traditional session at 2:00pm

Kieran Quinn & Seamie O'Dowd (Trad Fusion)

Monday 29th - 10:00pm (free)

We wrap up our Bank Holiday weekend schedule of live music with one of our most popular nights of live music. Join Kieran Quinn, Seamie O'Dowd and special guests for a night of great music.

Here's to another great music festival in Sligo Live & plenty of great music throughout Sligo town and County. We'll see you over the long weekend for a tune or two and a whiskey to match. Come join us.

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