Gallie back in Ararat
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.
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