Galway International Arts Festival & Róisín Dubh present

Burt Bacharach | with special guest Paddy Hanna

with special guest Paddy Hanna

Get ready to tap your toes to classics like Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head and Wishin’ and Hopin’ when three–time Academy Award winner and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Burt Bacharach plays this year's Festival.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a fully seated concert. Seating is unassigned and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lauded by Hollywood, Broadway, and just about every institution in the music industry, Mr Bacharach’s eight Grammy Awards include the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award and 1997 Trustees Award with his collaborator Hal David. The ultimate hit-maker, this is a once–in–a–lifetime chance to experience over 50 years of hits from one of the greatest songwriters in modern music.

Mr. Bacharach revolutionised pop music in the 1950s and 1960s, and a dazzling discography beloved by generations of fans includes 48 Top 10 hits and nine No. 1 songs. Just a sampling of that number includes favourites such as Walk On By, I Say A Little Prayer, I’ll Never Fall In Love Again, Alfie, Anyone Who Had a Heart, Arthur’s Theme, Close To You, Do You Know The Way To San Jose, This Guy’s In Love With You, and What The World Needs Now Is Love. His songs have been recorded by legendary artists including Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Barbra Streisand, and Aretha Franklin.

He has collaborated with some of the twentieth century’s biggest stars and his songs have been recorded by legendary artists, including Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Barbra Streisand, The Carpenters, Neil Diamond, Linda Ronstadt, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello REM, Diana Krall, the Stranglers, Perry Como, Cher, Barenaked Ladies, Sheryl Crow, Tom Jones and Wynonna Judd.

With support from Dublin-based singer Paddy Hanna who will open for Mr Bacharach. Drawing praise for 'superb' music that is 'as brilliantly distinctive as they come,' Hanna has been hailed as an unsung hero of the Irish music scene, and his recent album Frankly, I Mutate was named one of the top 10 albums of the year by the Irish Times.

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…a man who launched a thousand hits…. The Independent
  • Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.