The Big Gig, Cairde Seán Henry

6th October 2019 6:00 am - 11:00 pm Clayton Hotel, Galway

Come along for a night celebrating friendship and life, with Ireland’s greatest traditional musicians and singers.

Date: Sunday, October 6th

Time: 4pm

Location: Clayton Hotel, Galway

Tickets: €25 pp, available here.

This event has been organised in memory of Portumna publican, Seán Henry, and will feature performances from some of Ireland’s greatest traditional musicians such as: Frankie Gavin, Joanie Madden and Cherish the Ladies, Seán Keane, Matt Keane, Mary Bergin, Jimmy Crowley, Eileen O’Brien, Anne Conroy, Seán Gavin, John Faulkner, and many more. The event will also be relaunching a CD originally released by Seán in 2002 which includes some of Ireland’s finest performers, all friends of Seán.

Traditional music was a huge part of Seán’s life and this concert is a continuation of his unrelenting support of the West. Sadly, Seán was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1998. He survived the cancer and non- Hodgkin’s lymphoma during the following 18 years, but the treatment damaged his heart, leading to heart failure. Seán passed away five days after open heart surgery in Galway in November 2017.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to Croí Heart and Stroke Charity and Cancer Care West, raising much needed funds to lead the fight against heart disease and cancer in the West of Ireland.

Croí is honoured to be a part of this event. Please come along to show your support.

Tickets can be purchased here and also in the following locations:

  • Croí House
  • Cancer Care West
  • The Clayton Hotel
  • Tig Coilí’s
  • Taaffes Bar
  • Curley’s Bar, Portumna
  • O’Meara’s Supervalu, Portumna
Sean Henry - Portrait by Helene Cunniffe
The Big Gig Cairde Seán Henry