NUI Galway Societies Societies Orchestra Soc
Orchestra Soc
NUIG's very own orchestra!
Committee Members
Auditor:Julie Holland
Vice-Auditor:Stefan Bigioi
Secretary:Kevin Ryan
OCM:Raymond Conlin
Librarian:Jack Lindey
Treasurer:Erica Li
OCM:Laura Isdell
Player Coordinator:Isabelle Gilmore
Concert Coordinator:Eléa Thuilier
Assistant Conductor:Avril Kneafsey
OCM:Sinead St John
OCM:Mary Duggan
Assistant Librarian:Caron Oty
Safety Officer:Fiona Galeas
1st Year Officer:Ciaran Dillon
Public Relations Officer:Zaïg Morvan
December 7th
Today . Wednesday

Orchestra Soc

NUIG's very own orchestra!

The NUI Galway Concert Orchestra Society is a university-based orchestra that has provided the Galway region with quality musical tutorage, and performances for 20 seasons since being formed. We provide an outlet for all members of the Galway musical community, whether they be complete beginners, or jaded musicians. We also cater to a large number of international students from the university, who we can source and loan instruments to, so that a feeling of inclusion in Irish culture and music is quickly established early on in their visit to the campus. We work closely with the community through collaborating with local music groups and organisations and help connect with and build bridges between all of those with whom we work alongside. Groups and events we have recently worked with include Mike Nielsen, Maírtín O'Connor and the Galway ConTempo String Quartet. We also work closely alongside The Galway Music Residency, and other NUI Galway based performance societies, such as Galway University Musical Society (GUMS). We remain as the only university orchestra in Ireland that is funded independently from any university music department. We therefore rely on the generosity and dedication of our members, the university society office, and our partners to provide our campus and the Galway region with our music and collaborative services.

Membership of the orchestra is open to everybody and new players are more than welcome to join.

We're on Facebook at and Instagram at @nuig_orchestrasoc ! We have a brand new discord server for all things orchestra related, where we'll be hosting little meetups, sharing playlists, and having the craic.


The View, Áras na Mac Léinn.

Usually Tuesday 7:30-9pm, 

Contact Us

The Orchestra are always available through our email:, or our Facebook page:

Feel free to contact us with any questions or queries you may have about the society or music in general around the NUI Galway campus.
We are also open to any inquiries relating to performances and other musical services that we can provide at any time of the year.