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Please note

EXPO tickets not valid for any of the Saturday events. 

Saturday 10th September

Join Claus Hessler of Openminded drumming for a Drums Intensive Masterlab.  Saturday the 10th in the Clayton Hotel. This masterclass sessions day has limited availability and you will need to email to register your interest in attending. 

Clauss has a syllabus he will be covering during the day long course, including Moeller technique, openhanded playing, hand technique, foot technique and rudimental studies.  If you are a drummer,  this day is not to be missed!

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Join Ben Alldred UK Percussion (Evans and ProMark) Specialist for his 


Snare Drum tuning and maintenance workshop

As D’Addario UK’s percussion product specialist for Evans Drumheads and Promark Drumsticks, Ben Alldred has worked with many top drumming artists and clinicians including: Anika Nilles, Benny Greb, Kaz Rodriguez, Chris Coleman, Marco Minnemann, Eddie Thrower, Richard Kass, Federico Paulovich and Matt Halpern to name a just few. For over 17 years Ben has worked closely with players of all levels, helping them achieve their own ideal/unique drum sound through head selection, tuning and experimentation.

For the workshop, participants will be encouraged to bring along their own snare drums to the session and Ben will guide the group through basic drum maintenance, re. heading, tuning and setup of snare wires in real time.

Each participant will receive a UV1 batter head and

snare side 300 free of charge as part of the session.

Saturday Night
10th September

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Sat 10th September, 2022 8:00pm 
@ Róisín Dubh
Support: The Rosecaps 
(Featuring Rhythm Drum School's own Emmet Feerick on Drums)
As part of the Galway Drum Show the iconic Roisin Dubh Venue in the heart of Galway City have come on board with GDS22 to host this amazing concert with this Jeremy Hickey, multi-instrumentalist and producer from Kilkeny.


A storm of sound and an eruption of percussion mixed with hypnotic beats! Since its conception in 2007, musical juggernaut ‘Rarely Seen Above Ground’ has taken his tour de force: one man show of sound, visuals and incendiary rhythm, to captured audiences around the world. Known to his friends as Jeremy Hickey, R.S.A.G. has gained a reputation not only as one of Europe's most impressive drummers but as a celebrated producer and a talented showman.

Since the early days when he picked up a Choice Music Prize nomination, he has pressed two celebrated LP's, secured billings on the most enviable festivals in both Europe and America and made multiple international TV appearances along the way. As well as all that Hickey's undeniable talent behind a kit has led to some very impressive collaborations at the request of Justice’s, Grammy Award winning Xavier de Rosnay and Parisian electronic outfit Bot'Ox.

In his onstage vocal and drum performances, R.S.A.G. is set apart from his contemporaries. Combining frenzy with serenity, this human fuelled energy also forms the core of his records.

Hickey brings his show to The Roisin Dubh on the 10th of September with special guest violinist Carl Rochford. Expect sounds from his latest album ‘Chroma’ along with showcasing some new material.


Sunday 11th September


Each exhibitor at The Galway Drum Show will be promoting their latest products at the Drum EXPO. We will have full acoustic, electric and custom kits on display, drumsticks, accessories,  and of course our Galway Drum Show Merch stand. There are plenty of new products to sample and test on the EXPO floor. We will have a selection of local food vendors catering for the event, which means you can stay all day.

This promises to be an amazing, fun filled day for all. 

Special Guest Performances

Renowned drummers Clauss Hessler, and Mikey Sorbello, Conor Guilfoyle, Tom Corcoran and Alex Mey will take to the main stage 

Visit the Special Guests page for more information on who is performing at The Galway Drum Show 2022.

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