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     Galway Guild, is a Celtic Rock band from  Philadelphia, PA. Inspired by the vast  amounts of Celtic music in Galway City  Ireland, Galway Guild packages the  traditional roots of Celtic music with the  modern day essence of Rock and delivers  that sound to the pubs and stages of  America.  Playing a mix of traditional, rebel,  and modern Irish music, the band performs  a fair amount in the North Eastern United  States.  The band also keeps the crowd  engaged with a sizeable catalogue of non-  Irish music. 

     Galway Guild was originally formed in 2010 by Joe Magee after being inspired by the Celtic music he grew up listening to.  The band was named after the musical revelation that Joe experienced while having an extended stay in Galway CityIreland.  Presently an entrepreneur, musician, and publican, he was born and raised an Irish-American in Philadelphia, PA.  After being exposed to the rebel influences of his northern Irish heritage through artists such as Luke Kelly and the Wolfe Tones, Joe started playing music in his early teens in various Rock and Punk bands.

     The band has performed at a number of note worthy festivals throughout the U.S. including the Irish Fall Fest in WildwoodNJ, The Philadelphia Fleadh (where they opened for the Young Dubliners), Smithville Irish Fest, Trenton Mercer Irish Fest, and the Philadelphia Phillies Irish Heritage Night.  They have also performed regularly at a number of large venues such as XFinity Live, Tropicana Casino, Harrah’s Casino, as well as number of national pub chains including Kildares, RiRa, Fado, and Looneys. 




Galway Guild Performing On CBS For 2014 Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade 

Galway Guild Performing "Molly Maguires" 

Galway Guild Performing "Drunken Lullabies" 

  • Venues Played 
  • 60 East Clifton Heights, PA
  • Anglesea Pub North Wildwood, NJ
  • AOH Division 1 Bristol, PA
  • Ashland Pub Glenolden, PA
  •  Atlantic City Irish Block Party Atlantic City, NJ 
  •  Atlantic County Family Irish Festival Atlantic City, NJ 
  • Barnaby's Holmes, PA 
  • Brittingham's Lafayette Hill, PA
  • Carbon County St. Patrick's Day Parade Jim Thorpe, PA 
  • Chickie & Pete's Atlantic City, NJ
  • Citizens Bank Park Philadelphia, PA
  • Con Murphy's Philadelphia, PA
  • Connie's Ric Rac Philadelphia, PA
  • Dubh Linn Square Bordintown, NJ
  • Dubh Linn Square Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Fado Philadelphia, PA
  • Farrell's Steak & Stout Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
  • First Energy Stadium Reading, PA
  • Gloucester County AOH National Park, NJ
  • Green Parrot Newtown, PA
  • Harrah's Chester, PA
  • Harrington's Pub National Harbor, MD 
  • High Street Grill Mount Holly, NJ
  • Jimmy D's Folcroft, PA
  •  Keenan's Wildwood, NJ 
  • Kildare's Philadelphia, PA
  • Kildare's West Chester, PA
  • Lake Como St. Patrick's Day Parade Belmar, NJ
  • Looney's Pub Bel Air, MD
  • Looney's Pub Maple Lawn, MD
  • Marty Magee's Prospect Park, PA
  • McSwiggan's Hoboken, NJ
  • Mercer Irish Festival West Windsor, NJ
  • Molly Maguire's Jim Thorpe, PA
  • Molly Maguire's Phoenixville, PA
  • Ned Divine's Boston, MA
  • Nineteen 19 Havertown, PA
  • Norwood Community Day Norwood, PA
  • Paddy Wacks Philadelphia, PA
  • Philadelphia FLEADH Philadelphia, PA
  • Ri Ra Atlantic City, NJ
  • RP McMurphy's Holmes, PA
  •  Saint Patrick's Day Parade Mount Holly, NJ
  • Saint Patrick's Day Parade Philadelphia, PA
  • Sligo Media, PA
  • Smithville Irish Festival Smithville, NJ
  • Sully's Middletown, DE
  •  The Blockley Philadelphia, PA
  • The Deck At Harbor Pointe Essington, PA
  • The Harp Boston, MA
  • The Irish Pub Atlantic City, NJ
  • The Shannon Hoboken, NJ
  • The Tap Room Morton, PA
  • The Vagabond Atlantic City, NJ
  • The Wharf Wildwood, NJ
  • Tir Na Nog Trenton, NJ
  • Tom & Jerry's Folsom, PA
  • Tucker's Pub Wildwood, NJ
  • Upper Darby Community Day Drexel Hill, PA
  • Wildwood Irish Fall Festival North Wildwood, NJ
  • Xfinity Live Philadelphia, PA