Gal­lie back in Ararat

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Ir­ish tal­ent Gal­lie will re­turn to Ararat Ho­tel next week to per­form for not-for-profit mu­sic col­lec­tive Ararat Live along­side multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist Paddy Mont­gomery and dou­ble bassist Tris­tan Court­ney.

Gal­lie last per­formed for Ararat Live in May 2016 as part of the trio A Very Round Robin, with Rosey and Aine Tyrrell.

Ararat Live’s Rob Shea said Gal­lie had en­joyed vis­it­ing Ararat since Novem­ber 2015, when he and Mont­gomery at­tended the ru­ral city as part of a na­tion­wide tour to pro­mote Gal­lie’s de­but al­bum, ‘Oc­co­quan River’.

“Since then, Gal­lie has re­ceived crit­i­cal ac­claim for his de­but al­bum, mak­ing it onto sev­eral of the me­dia’s ‘best al­bums of the year list’,” he said.

“Ararat Live au­di­ences will at­test to the claim of Gal­lie’s rep­u­ta­tion as a pow­er­house per­former and song­writer.

“It’s these per­for­mances that have made him a favourite at many fes­ti­vals over the years, in­clud­ing Queen­scliff Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, Yackan­dan­dah and The Na­tional Celtic Fes­ti­val.” Gal­lie said he had spent many years trav­el­ling the world play­ing mu­sic, es­pe­cially in Ire­land, Eng­land and Europe.

“It’s these years of be­ing on the road, the peo­ple I’ve met, the ex­pe­ri­ences I’ve had, that all creep into the songs,” he said.

Mr Shea said Gal­lie was a nat­u­ral sto­ry­teller and gifted song­writer.

“Ev­ery per­for­mance is dif­fer­ent,” he said.

“Sprin­kled be­tween the songs are sto­ries about grow­ing up in Dublin, his trav­els on the road, the peo­ple and the loves lost and found. These sto­ries are some­times com­i­cal, some­times tragic, but al­ways heart­felt.”

Mr Shea said Gal­lie would per­form new songs from his up­com­ing new record, due for re­lease later this year.

The Ararat show starts at 8pm and en­try is $20.

Peo­ple can call David Ni­chol­son on 0409 848 960 or email [email protected]­me­dia.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

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