Galway Early Music is a not-for-profit voluntarily run arts organisation.

The aim of GEM is to promote both Irish and European music and dance of the 12th-17th centuries.

The objectives are threefold:

  • To bring alive the music and dance of the 12th – 17th centuries in the context of Galway’s medieval heritage through concerts given by international and national performers
  • To increase awareness and interest in this music and dance among youth and the general public through education and participation.
  • To attract an already existing early music audience from outside of Ireland to Galway for The Galway Early Music Festival.