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proudly presents

Ireland’s only drumming enthusiast event,

The Galway Drum Show 2022

returns with an exciting programme!

On Saturday the 10th we will have masterclass with Claus Hessler taking place at the Clayton Hotel, as well as our Evans snare tuning and maintenance masterclass. Both have limited availability, and you can register your interest by emailing info@thegalwaydrumshow.com

More info on both these are available on the 


What's On page.


Our EXPO on the 11th September will host a huge array of instruments, equipment and accessories from some of the biggest names in the business. We will have cymbal hammering,  tuning and recording masterclasses. Everything a drummer could ever want. 


On stage at the EXPO on Sunday 11th at Studio@5, we will have performances throughout the day from some of the best drummers on the planet. See our Special Guests page for more information.

Included in your EXPO ticket is the opportunity to sign up for a wide range of educational and training events which will take place in our Experience Rooms on Sept 11th. Spaces are limited so advice is to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Keep a look out here as we add to our growing list of events.

Tickets for the EXPO on the 11th on sale now!



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We at the GDS22 have some very exciting news!

We can confirm that the GDS22 is the first place in Ireland you are going to be able to try and buy BALBEX Drumsticks.

Balbex Drumsticks will be your new home for high quality drumsticks. 

Balbex pride themselves on being a small, independent, family owned business, where since 1997 they’ve produced their very own drumsticks exclusively in-house, from start to finish by their highly experienced team.

Firstly they select the finest and highest quality of materials, and go on to craft drumsticks, employing their tailor made precision tools and machinery that result in offering a pair of drumsticks you can rely on, for optimum weight, balance and endurance.

All sticks from their Premium Hickory range feature their unique ‘DOUBLE GRIP ™’ finish as standard, which gives both greater structural integrity to the wood and also improved grip to reduce potential slippage, when playing for intense and prolonged periods.

Their Premium Hickory sticks are then finally paired with a tolerance of no more than +/- 2g per stick before being stored under strict conditions that offer low air humidity and a constant ambient temperature to prevent any micro deformation prior to being shipped across the world.

Ireland here they come!!!