Sionnach Rua’s Great Irish Song Book

Sionnach Rua

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Sionnach Rua


Irish traditions, folklore and heritage come together in a lively session.

Experience the vibrant tapestry of Irish music and storytelling with Sionnach Rua’s Great Irish Songbook. Led by the charismatic Irish native and front man, Gallie takes audiences on a riveting journey through Ireland’s rich heritage and storied traditions.

About the concert

Drawing from Gallie’s own upbringing and intertwining it with tales from Irish folklore, embark on a spirited celebration of Celtic music where the soul-stirring songs of legends such as Van Morrison, The Dubliners, Planxty, and The Pogues take centre stage. Be transported to the heart of an Irish bar and take joy in the infectious energy of a lively session. No need to venture all the way to Dingle, this exceptional performance will take you there as it evokes the spirit of an authentic Irish experience. Join us for an extraordinary evening filled with heartfelt music, stories, and the warm embrace of Irish hospitality.

Praise for Sionnach Rua

‘One of the best nights we’ve had in a long time. A night of mysticism and romance – charismatic storytelling at its best! The music was superb and the musicianship flawless.’
Network Ten Television

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Gallie vocals, guitars, bazouki, bodhran
Paddy Montgomery vocals, guitars, mandolin, bazouki
Sam Davies uilleann pipes, thin whistle, low whistle
Ruth Wise vocals, violin


Sionnach Rua’s Great Irish Song Book