Providence-based Seamus Galligan writes songs, plays guitar and sings. He draws inspiration from artists such as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen and John Martyn. For the past several years, Galligan has done what aspiring musicians do – write and play…repeat. He’s spent countless hours working on material until he feels it’s strong enough for him to stand behind, constantly pushing himself to improve on his craft. When he felt ready to share his music, Galligan started frequenting the open-mic scene and taking local gigs wherever he could find them. His hard-work has begun to pay dividends as he recently took home the grand prize at the prestigious Lizard Lounge Challenge Main Event in Cambridge, MA. He has since opened for Ryan Montbleau at the historic Club Passim and performed at both the Sandywoods Folk Festival and the New Bedford Folk Festival. This past May, Galligan embarked on a successful three week “DIY” tour of the UK where he opened for Tom Robinson at Club Karamel in London and performed a set at the prestigious Ruby Sessions in Dublin, IE. He is currently working on his follow-up EP.
Seamus has performed extensively throughout the Northeast at venues including Irish Center for the Arts (NYC), Blue (ME), Sandywoods Center For the Arts (RI), Mediator Stage (RI), The Pour Farm Tavern (MA), The Pit Stop, Martha’s Vineyard, (MA) The Coffee Depot (RI), The Apartment (RI), Sing Out Against Hunger (RI), The Spot (RI), and The Parlour (RI).