Ocean Crest House

Ocean Wave, Salthill, Galway, Ireland
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Street musician in Galway?

by krysiunia

Dear Forum Readers,

I have a question I was hoping someone from Galway might help me with.

I'm trying to identify a street musician I heard in Galway on a Sunday in May 2004.

My Polish musician friend and I listened to a street musician playing on an upright piano. He was playing mostly piano rags while we were listening.

He was on a pedestrian street with many restaurants in what seemed to be the old center of Galway, and brought the piano out of what I think was a restaurant, and played in front of a building made of gray stone, with a beautifully decorated entryway.

He had a hat on and was dressed in black, and had a red jacket as well, and a colorful striped woolen blanket on the ground.

On a photo I have, there is a sign that says that "Buon appetito & Cooke's" cafe and restaurants are around the corner. I don't see the sign of the actual restaurant he was playing in front of.

Does anyone know who this might be? Does he still play? Or the what the restaurant was where he was playing?

We'd like to know because he was our best memory of Galway, and we have a lousy recording of him playing something that we'd like to identify, and we'd like to identify him as well just so we know who he was.

Thanks for your help or ideas.

Greetings from
Christina, Bratislava

Re: Street musician in Galway?

by jayhawk2000

Oddly enough, when we were in York last weekend we saw someone at an upright piano (with most of the wood removed so you could see the workings inside), also playing ragtime. Either there is a club of ragtime street musicians, or he is playing the touristy cities of Europe, in which case I estimate he'll make it to Prague by 2012 ;)

Travel Tips for Galway

Spanish Arch

by Mandy23

History does not clearly indicate whether the arch that still stands here is part of the medieval city wall. It is believed that the arch may well be an extension built in 1584. It was utilised as a lookout post, from which the advance of unwanted buccaneers could be spotted. The 'Spanish Arch' actually consists of two arches. The front of the Arch is part of the historic Fishmarket area, where Claddagh women would traditionally sell freshly-caught fish.

Kylemore Abbey

by Diana_h

Kylemore Abbey is on the Connemara region, 17 km from Clifden.
The place looks like taken from a fairy tale,it's a beautiful place. You can see the Abbey,the memorial church near by and the lake and its surroundings.
The Abbey was built for a rich Englishman but after a few deaths in his family he left the place and now it's a girls school run by the Benedicte nuns.

Nice spot!

by zone_de_guerre about Tig Colin

Nice little traditonal pub with lots of charachter. I especially like the friendly atmosphere where I got talking to the bar staff and a cool guy called Brian from Jamacia! This is how all pubs should be ! Door staff were down to earth too! None

The staple diet of Ireland is what ?

by sourbugger about Couch Potatas

A fairly terrible pun for a name, but this place is great.

As the name suggests it serves mainly filled jacket potatoes, but it also does soups and salads etc.

It has about 30 seats so it often has a crowded atmosphere. Most patrons are young working people or students.

The atmosphere is relaxed within the blue walls and pine tables and the service friendly.

An ideal choice for a lunchtime fill-up, and no need to book. Some of the spicer concoctions are excellent.

This is NOT a commercial...

by John195123

This is NOT a commercial message, but in Galway, well, Galway is famous for one thing, (maybe others) Crystal. Galway Crystal should be bought in Galway, Ireland, the same way as Swiss Army knives should be bought in Switzerland. The stores that sell the crystal have some really neat pieces in them, fairly expensive, but worth the money, especially if you get high-quiality crystal.


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Address: Ocean Wave, Salthill, Galway, Ireland