Tracy Bruen & Guests @ Going Coastal

Tracy Bruen & Guests @ Going Coastal

Saturday, 18 November 2023, 7.30pm

The Going Coastal festival, an event dedicated to contemporary original music, is set to take place in Galway City from November 15 to 19. This festival, presented by Not Bad & The Black Gate, will span across nine venues, highlighting both emerging and established musical acts from Ireland’s western edge.

A key performance at The Mick Lally Theatre on November 18th, starting at 8 pm with doors opening at 7:30 pm, will feature Tracy Bruen along with guests Rufus Coates & Jess Smith and Rodney Owl. Tickets for the event are priced at €15.

Tracy Bruen, a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, blends various genres in her music. Her debut album, ‘Mirror’, released in 2017, was well-received and featured on national and regional radio. Bruen has toured extensively in Ireland and Europe, performing at various festivals and supporting notable artists.

Rufus Coates & Jess Smith bring a unique style to their performances, drawing from the storytelling traditions of their Irish heritage. Their music, known for its haunting qualities and dynamic vocal range, adds a diverse element to the festival’s lineup.

Rodney Owl, the stage name of Mark McConville, will also be performing. His latest album, ‘Truth Is Broken’, displays his songwriting skills and musical versatility. McConville’s work, influenced by various artists, offers a distinct sound in the Irish music scene.

The Going Coastal festival aims to support and celebrate the independent music scene on Ireland’s western edge. It focuses on fostering an inclusive and sustainable environment for artists, promoters, and music enthusiasts. The festival is funded by the Galway City Council and the Galway City Creative Ireland Programme, with additional support from other local cultural organizations.

For more information about the Going Coastal festival, its lineup, and ticket details, interested parties can visit

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Added by The Journal of Music on 13 November 2023

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