The Galway Sessions are rolling around fast with just three weeks to go before the annual gathering of friends and country music followers from all over the island of Ireland as well as some who are coming over from England and America. The shows are hosted by this writer, Michael Commins.

This year sees a change of venue and the Clayton Hotel will host the two major shows on Sunday and Monday, 4 and 5 November. Almost 30 entertainers will perform over the two nights with a wonderful mix of artists that makes these shows so different from all the others.