No more live music for the Gaelic

Sydney’s Gaelic Hotel has today announced that as of the first week of April, it will no longer host live music.

Situated on Devonshire Street in Surry Hills, the Gaelic has been a staple of the Sydney live music scene for many years and only recently underwent renovations to make it into a “500-capacity, split-level, multi-purpose venue.”

The statement released reads as follows:

It is with heavy hearts as of 1st April 2012 The Gaelic will no longer be hosting live music.

The decision was a difficult one, made after a number of years in a tough climate for live music in Sydney venues. It joins the closure of other much-beloved venues for Sydney music lovers, including the Hopetoun in recent years.

We would like to thank all the bands, promoters, bookers and punters that have supported us over many years .There have been so many memorable shows in The Gaelic’s time, from The Drop Kick Murphies, The Strokes, Silverchair, The Pre Sets, Helmet* to *The Used, Ben Kweller, Bookshade and Henry Rollins spoken word

Venue manager Narissa Mathews said today, “We are sad to be closing the doors of another one of Sydney’s beloved music venues. The decision to do so was not an easy one and we’d like to sincerely thank all the artists, promoters, agents and most importantly – the fans – who have come through our doors over the years.”

The good news is, we still have one more month of great gigs lined up so stop by for a pint to say goodbye, or better yet come and see one of the great gigs we’re hosting, including The Freak and the Show Girl, Urge Overkill, DJ Quik, Spacetribe, The Art and Oscar Mulero.

The Gaelic will continue to trade as a bar and restaurant.