The Saw Doctors Confirm Hometown Concert Date

The Saw Doctors

Exclusive Irish Concert

Hometown Concert Date Confirmed

The Saw Doctors will play an exclusive Irish show this summer in their home town Tuam, on Saturday August 19th in a Big Top marquee in the grounds of St. Jarlath’s College.

Tickets for The Saw Doctors concert, titled ’The West’s Awake’, will go on sale on Friday March 24th at 9.00m from

After a five year break from touring, The Saw Doctors played a series of ‘comeback’ gigs in the UK last winter, selling out London Brixton Academy, Manchester Apollo  and two concerts at the famous Glasgow Barrowlands.

In June The Saw Doctors will play Glastonbury, heading the Acoustic Stage at the  festival on Friday June 23rd. Davy Carton, Leo Moran and the Tuam shams will also headline the Wickham Festival in Hampshire in August and the Moseley Folk & Arts festival in Birmingham in September.

The Saw Doctors scored a surprise chart success when the vinyl release of the band’s debut album “If This Is Rock And Roll, I Want My Old Job Back’ landed at No. 3 in the  Irish Album charts in August 2021. The Saw Doctors debut album was first released in 1991, going straight to No.1 in the Irish Charts with the singles, ‘I Useta Lover’ topping the charts for nine weeks and ’N17’ climbing to No. 2 in the charts.

The Saw Doctors last played Tuam when they sold out the local football Stadium in the glory days of the band’s break out success in September 1991.

“If The Saw Doctors could bottle the sort of bonhomie that can make an entire
concert hall feel better, they would have the medicine show to end them all”.

The Times

“the great Irish Band, The Saw Doctors” 
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

“Born into a repressed, catholic, conservative, small-town, agrarian, angst-ridden
and showband infested society, The Saw Doctors are trying to preserve the positive
elements of our Irish background and marry them to the sounds which have culturally
invaded our milieu through TV, radio, social media, 45’s, fast food restaurants, 24-hour
petrol stations and electric blankets”.

Leo Moran, The Saw Doctors


The Saw Doctors

The Big Top

St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam, Co. Galway

Saturday 19 August 2023

Tickets On sale Friday 24 March 9.00am

From Ticketmaster