Sionnach Rua's Great Irish Songbook
Surrender your heart to Ireland's greatest stories, songs and music.
Sionnach Rua’s Great Irish Song Book brings Ireland's rich and unique culture to the shores of Australia, with a romantic passion that runs deep in Celtic veins.
Sionnach Rua’s Great Irish Song Book is an authentic music and story catalogue from Irish born and raised frontman, Gallie. Interwoven with rich stories from Gallie’s Irish upbringing, with tales of Irish traditions and histories, audiences will be transported back to a lively session in a celebration of Celtic music with songs ranging from Planxty to Van Morrison to the Dubliners.
This stage show will make you feel like you are visiting a lively “session” in an Irish bar without having to travel to Dingle. An assured crowd pleaser.
Joining Gallie [Vocals, acoustic guitar, bodhrán] are acclaimed Australian maestro’s and multi- instrumentalists, Ruth Wise [fiddle] Paddy Montgomery Australian Folk Music Awards 2022 Instrumentalist of the Year [bouzouki, guitar] Sam Davies [uilleann pipes, tin whistle, low whistle].
Touring Australia in 2022 and 2023.
The Sionnach Rua Family comprises the finest multi-instrumentalists. Luke Plumb [mandolin] was a founding member, is still part of the family but incredibly busy with many of his own projects and record producing. He still plays with Sionnach Rua, when he can.